Blogs from Caribbean, Oceans and Seas - page 7


Oceans and Seas » Caribbean June 6th 2009

I am sitting in the airport waiting to go home. And I can't believe that I am actually off the ship and finished my contract. But it was nice final cruise. Greg, my replacement director, is awesome and so much fun. So even when I was working, it was a good time. I made myself get off the ship in each port, but the weather was really not cooperating. In Grand Turk, I went with Ana and Alycia to a bar along the beach that for the most part only crew members go to. We just used the internet and I'd intended on getting some sunshine. But it was cloudly and then as we walked along the beach back towards the ship, the skies opened and we got drenched! So much for a lovely beach day. ... read more
The Beach at Half Moon Cay
Me & Ana
Ana Underwater!

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean April 26th 2009

After waiting for 6 LONG months, the time had finally come for the Shazam West Coast Swing Dance Cruise!! ( With an all-star staff of some of THE top pros: Jordan Frisbee and Tatiana Mollman, Kyle Redd and Sarah Vann Drake, Parker Dearborn and Jessica Cox, Arjay Centeno and Melissa Rutz, and Ronnie Debenedetta.. it was a dream trip! The Itinerary: Sun. Tampa, FL (Depart 4pm) Mon. - At Sea Tues. Cozumel, Mexico (7am-5pm) Wed. Belize City, Belize (8am-5pm) Thurs. Roatan, Honduras (7am-3pm ) Fri. - Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (10am-6pm ) Sat. - At Sea Sun. Tampa, Fl (Arrive 8am) I won’t talk much about the ports in this entry.. they each have their own entries!!! ... read more
Emergency drill with Jason
Fruit Display
There was a medical emergency evacuation

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean March 29th 2009

Ah, the warm, sweet waters of the Caribbean Sea. It's good to be back! This is just a sum-up blog of the Atlantico Project, with random pictures from Brazil, Tobago, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia and Martinique. I finally disembarked from "Strega", the yacht I had been sailing on since Australia while on an Around-the-World sailing rally. We came in 2nd over the finish line in St. Lucia. Wish me luck - as you head this, I am sailing westward once again. This is the final passage of the adventure and the next time I see land, it will be a shore I have seen before. I'm headed to where it all began in December 2007 - the San Blas of Panama! (Remember Mola Madness?) After a short stay to stock up on ... read more
Everyone Loves Ice Cream
Clocking River Miles

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean March 20th 2009

Well on arrival in St Kitts we had a look around the Town and then decided we would negotiate with the local taxi drivers to get an open sided bus to do a short tour of the highlights of the island and then go to a beach. We found Michael, a big local who had huge elton john type glasses in yellow and a yellow wig, with a bus called the 'big banana'. We agreed a price and this included a drink of the local rum and coke and set off. Guys and gals, those of you who have kids with the big speaker syestems in the cars (Jacki you spring to mind with Michael) have nothing compared to the sub woofer and sound system on this. Joyce had to move seats as she couldn't breath ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean March 13th 2009

Castaway Cay. Now, this, this is a beautiful, beautiful island. This was actually my favorite day from the entire trip. It was relaxing, no gruelling scheduling, lots of food, and best of all....NO kids!! We had both been on a Disney cruise before and knew we'd use the adults only beach as soon as the ship docked. Once we got off the ship we went to get our yummy BBQ lunch on the island and choose a seat in a covered seating section. Boy, there was a lot of food!! Our only agenda for the day was to get the the adults only beach and lay on lawn chairs ordering pina coladas, relaxing, and listening to our I-pods. After we finished eating we caught site of a "crab race" which was kind of cute. Some kids ... read more
bathing suit


Oceans and Seas » Caribbean » Gulf of Mexico March 12th 2009

Wonderful day at sea. This was the most relaxing day of the trip. We slept in, had breakfast, I sat out on a lawn chair reading. It was so windy out though and my cutsie cowboy hat that I bought for $1 kept blowing away! poop. We used the hot tub and pool for a bit. of course, thoughts of "this is life" entertained my mind. And I ate. Ate ate ate. Food is available on the ship every second of the day, pretty much. Pizza, hot dogs, and hamburgers for lunch. I had my fair share of a billion cups of ice cream. And I remember we played basketball on the back of the ship. I was fortunate enough to see a nice sunset as we sat on the back of the ship looking out ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean March 10th 2009

I’m on the Destiny now, the third ship in the last 9 weeks. I’m so exhausted. Whenever I’m not working, I’ve been sleeping. And there’s lots of work to do. There always is when you first arrive on a new ship. I’ve gotten used to signing onto a new ship and knowing so many people from previous contracts. But this time it’s strange, there’s very few people that I know here. I don’t know why that is. Maybe because I’ve been here, everyone’s now scattered elsewhere? I don’t know. It’s strange being back on a ship I’ve been on before. The ship went through dry dock (renovations) last fall, so some things are dramatically different - such as my club. The Destiny and Triumph are sister ships, and both had the same renovations in recent months. ... read more
In the Club
My Teens
My Teens

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean » Gulf of Mexico February 7th 2009

It has been a busy cruise. A new director came on this week, so I’ve been training her. She’s great though and I’m actually excited to leave and let her do her thing now. And while I am very much looking forward to heading to the Triumph and seeing people there, I’m leaving great people behind here. One of the best parts of doing multiple contracts are meeting up with friends you know from previous ships. I’ve been able to spend some great time here with my friend Jason, who I know from the Destiny. It’s also been so good to see Moira and Dana again. The Camp Carnival team here is super, such sweet girls. I’ll miss them. Though it’s only been a few weeks that I’ve known them, I’ve spent a lot of time ... read more
Late Night in the Mess
With Hope
Niagara Kids

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean January 28th 2009

We're back home now. Showed up in Columbus with 24 degrees and several inches of snow on the ground wearing almost nothing. Wandering around the long term lot at Columbus Airport trying to find the car, then finding it after 5 minutes of walking around, Jennifer an icicle. The thing was covered in a 4 inch layer of snow and half inch of ice. No scraper, umbrella handle had to do. Rear wheel drive, she would not come out of the space, some chiseling with the umbrella handle got us out. Ohio is great. We get back to the house. I geared up and shoveled snow for a half hour, got the car in the garage. Ohio is great. Welcome back. Just got Tama's message, too late, we had already flown back. New photos, videos and ... read more
Toalla Monkey
Silver Medalist Team

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean January 26th 2009

Saturday, November 22, 2008 You know those stories you hear from people and you ask yourself, “How does that even happen? How dumb can you be?” Well, after yesterday, I will no longer be asking myself that. It happens . . . Sean and I are supposed to be on a cruise ship right now approaching Haiti, and instead we are currently at Newark Airport waiting for our flight to the Dominican Republic - yes, in order to catch up to our cruise ship. The good news - we are currently laughing about it and believe it or not, there were very few tears because seriously, how dumb can we be? Yesterday was Friday, Nov. 21. Sean spent the day working at home, and I spent the day running errands and cleaning the apartment for our ... read more

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