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Apr 27, 2016 - TIANJIN CHINA

Left Beijing 26th did not have a hotel booked as the wifi at the hostel was not working well. Came on the fast train only took 30 min I will miss those trains, when I got to the station there was seven exits so chose exit seven. First hotel said they did not have a room or I think that is what they said. Next one had three girls behind the desk but not one spoke English so with dificulty I worked out they had a room and it would be 240Y per night.Thats $48 Aus all good. Then they told me I would have to pay 900Y deposit after a bit of...

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Apr 20, 2015 - Tianjin (for Beijing)

From Shanghai we sailed at 2.am, but were held up for several hours due to thick fog. Once it lifted we sailed north out of the South China Sea into the Yellow sea heading for the port city of Tanggu that is the gateway to Beijing. It is 160 km to Beijing from the port and would take up to three hours to get there. As we have spent some time in Beijing we decided to make our way by train to the city of Tianjin. There was a 25 minute shuttle from the ship to the railway station then a 45 minute journey on the above ground subway into...

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Sep 10, 2014 - Tianjin, China

Pete checked in from Tianjin and things were going just fine. It was a turnaround day for the ship and the last time Pete will visit the Tianjin port, which is fine with him! This week, after making stops in South Korea and Japan, they will make Hong Kong their home port for several weeks. Pete said he is feeling well and that, except for a cold he had when he first joined the ship, he has not had any health issues.

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Sep 6, 2014 - Tianjin, China

Peter had a routine visit in Tianjin today. It was a turnaround day so his schedule was busy with safety drill and welcome aboard performances. Things are going well. He has not yet had confirmation about his extension or his subsequent contract but does not have any reason to think anything about the verbal plans will change.

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Aug 28, 2014 - Tianjin, China

It was turnaround day for the ship and things are going well. Pete has not received any official notification about his extension or his next contract but the plans are in place. He is still not sure about the length of his vacation so does not know for sure when he will go back after the dry dock time. As of today, Pete has traveled 60,362 miles since he left Indianapolis 25 weeks ago.

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Aug 22, 2014 - Tianjin, China

Pete checked in from Tianjin and things were fine. He talked a little about his schedule for the future. He said the ship will be in dry dock for 6 weeks and, because of the way the contracts were working out, there would only be 3 musicians on the ship for the dry dock, including the music director. Pete suspects that his vacation may be limited to the time of the dry dock and that he will end up back on the ship when it takes its first cruise after the renovation. None of this is certain yet, as he has not seen a contract or had any...

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Aug 11, 2014 - Tianjin, China

Pete called from Tianjin and things are going well. It was a turn-around day and he had a busy schedule but nothing really out of the ordinary. He has not yet heard about his next contract. His friend, Holbrook, has had his contract extended a couple of weeks so that he will remain on the ship until it goes into drydock in the middle of October. We will not be surprised if Pete is asked to do that same extension but he hasn't heard anything about it yet. He did say that Royal Caribbean operates in kind of a "last-minute" manner in some...

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Aug 7, 2014 - Tianjin, China

Pete had a turn-around day in Tianjin today and everything was fine. The new trumpet player is in place now and seems to be very good. Pete had communicated with Hannah who arrived in Toronto safely and would be boarding her new ship to Alaska in a couple of days. The performance schedule was changed slightly to accommodate injuries to a couple of performers, including the lead male singer who fell and knocked his front tooth out! Pete sent some pictures from a crew party that appears to have had an animal theme.

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Aug 1, 2014 - Tianjin, China

Peter called from Tianjin and he was preparing for a turn-around day with his usual responsibilities involving life-boat drills and production shows. He was not planning to leave the ship. As of today, Pete has traveled 52,784 miles since he left Indianapolis 21 weeks ago. P.S. We have added some additional pictures to the "P & H Party" entry.

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Jul 26, 2014 - Tianjin, China

Today was turn-around day on the Voyager and everything was going fine for Pete. He was expecting a fairly quiet day as he was not planning to leave the ship. He was participating in a life boat drill, as well as playing for "Welcome Aboard" shows in the evening.

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Jul 21, 2014 - Tianjin, China

Pete called from Tianjin and things were fine. This was a turnaround day and he did not plan to leave the ship. He did mention that there had been a personnel change in the band - a new guitar player arrived to replace the one who was not performing satisfactorily. The new musician, who is from Ukraine, seemed to be doing well so far. We also received an email with some more information about possible future cruise schedules for Pete but nothing definite yet.

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Jul 17, 2014 - Tianjin, China

Today was a turnaround day for Pete with extra shows scheduled, including a parade and a welcome aboard show, as well as lifeboat drill. He was not planning to leave the ship because the port at Tianjin is a freighter port with no amenities for visitors and the trip into Beijing is pretty long.

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