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Oceans and Seas » Pacific March 18th 2014

Today we are on our way back to Australia. It is a two-day cruise back and provided us with a nice restful time to relax and enjoy the sway of the ship as it moved over the waves. Actually, the Tasman Sea has a reputation for being a bit rough sometimes (contrary to what we experienced at the start of our cruise), and we did hit some bumps in the sea today, especially during the morning. There must be some remnants around somewhere of the storm that was blowing the past couple of days. By mid-morning the sky was clear and the temperature up to mid-60’s – just breezy. See the pictures of waves in the pool today. Today we slept in fairly late for us. We didn’t get up until almost 8:30. We had a ... read more
Water flowing back into the pool
Cooking Demonstration
Parade of Baked Alaska

Oceans and Seas » Pacific » Tasman Sea March 9th 2014

Hello following another restful Sunday sailing on the Tasman Sea. The low today was supposed to have been 66 and the high was 76. It was cloudy early in the morning, but mostly sunny the rest of the day. This was fairly low key day today. We had breakfast at the buffet and then went to a few of the shipboard activities. Janet spent part of the morning with her Knitters and Natters friends. She brought along two different projects, so today she worked on the second one with her friends. David went to watch the Fruit Carving demonstration and then stayed for the Martini Demonstration. Both of these were held on the steps of the Grand Piazza and David was able to get a nice close place to view from. Unfortunately he did not get ... read more
Another Fruit Carving
Pyramid of Martinis
Janet & David

Oceans and Seas » Pacific » Tasman Sea March 8th 2014

This morning we woke up to the sound of the ship’s horn booming about 6:20. We’re not sure why they did that, but it was a very effective alarm clock. It did follow a good night’s sleep though, so we declare ourselves fully adjusted to the time zone changes. We rested a little longer and then got up for a fresh day at sea. We went to the Regency Dining Room for their sit-down breakfast, instead of the buffet we will probably have during most of our days in port. Janet had found out on the last day of our Baltic cruise that she could have ordered Eggs Benedict any day in the dining room and she didn’t have to wait for it to appear as the “special” on the morning menu. It turns out to ... read more
Pool Area
Internet Cafe
Janet at High Tea

Oceans and Seas » Pacific » Tasman Sea March 8th 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014 This will be my last blog entry for our cruise to the South Pacific. On Sunday, we disembark and fly home to Houston. In typical fashion, I was woke up super early this morning, not to run, but to work on my blog in the Royal Promenade. There are a few other crazy people on the ship that are also up early. Cindy also was up early, however not until 6:15am. I truly enjoyed sitting in the lovely Royal Promenade in front of the Irish bar each morning, drinking a cup of coffee, and writing about how much fun we are having on our trip. We are very fortunate to be able to experience this. Cindy and I ate breakfast in the dining room this morning. The food is much ... read more
Cindy and I on the ship
Cindy and I posing in front of a car located in the Royal Promenade
Cindy and I when we first boarded the ship

Oceans and Seas » Pacific » Coral Sea March 7th 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014 Today is the second of three sea days on our way back to Australia. Today we wanted to explore a few new areas that we have not seen since boarding the ship. We ate breakfast in the dining room this morning. Each day we have gone to the dining room for breakfast, they put Cindy and I at a table for 10 people. Today, all our table mates were from Australia. This is exciting because we get meet new people. Breakfast was pretty much the same as prior days, Todd ate Eggs Benedict and Cindy had an open face veggie omelet. Cindy and I both ate fruit flavored yogurt with granola. After breakfast, we headed to the High notes bar to work on the Internet to start using up our ... read more
Our Bingo card
Todd getting ready for our Bingo game
19th Hole bar


Oceans and Seas » Pacific » Coral Sea March 6th 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014 Today is the first of three days at sea as head back to Sydney, Australia to end our cruise, L. Cindy and I were up fairly early this morning, you think being a sea day we would sleep in more, not today. We ate in the dining room this morning. The last few days we ate in the Windjammer buffet. Cindy and I ate the ham/cheese omelet. One thing I have done a lot of during the cruise is eat a lot bread. This morning I ate a croissant. Our table mates for breakfast were all from Austrulia. I believe I mentioned in a prior blog entry that a majority of the cruise is from Australia. One of our table mates was two older Australian ladies and they were here ... read more
Quilt display on the ship
19th hole bar
19th hole bar

Oceans and Seas » Pacific March 1st 2014

Saturday, March 01, 2014 Today is our second day at sea. We had no big plans for today. Today’s blog entry will be fairly short. I was up early and back to his normal morning hours, 5:00am. I found a prefect place this morning to sit and write blog entries. It is located in the Royal Promenade, outside the Irish café and it has an 110V plug, many of the plugs, outside our room are 220V. From 5:00 until 7:00am I sat in the same spot. I must have had 3 coffees and into between writing I spoke briefly to some of the other early morning risers. No running today, I need to get back into the routine of running, however it real tricky with the sea being so rough and trying to keep ... read more
Three story dining room, La Boheme
Music trivia with our table mate, Rob and Liz

Oceans and Seas » Pacific February 28th 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014 Today is our first of many sea days. To our surprise, Cindy and I slept in until 7:00ish. This is huge for me, Mr. up early in the morning. We cleaned up, got dressed, and then headed to breakfast. We did not want to eat upstairs in the Windjammer, instead in the dining room. It is nice to be served to instead of preparing you on meal. We arrived a breakfast just before 7:45am. The dining room staff seats you, just like we are used to on other ships. The only difference is they wait for a group of 10 people and bring you to a table. We sat with a table full of Australian ladies. They were super funny and seemed to be traveling on their own. They had ... read more
Royal Promenade
Cindy and I having a Martini in the High Notes Lounge
Cindy and I posing during our first formal night

Oceans and Seas » Pacific January 31st 2014

EN ROUTE TO SAN FRANCISCO 31stJanuary 2014 Just to let everybody know, we are slightly behind with the blog. Currently sailing NNW up the west coast of Mexico to arrive in San Francisco. As I write this at 1600 hrs its 80°F, calm seas and no wind, Hopefully I’ll get caught up before San Francisco. BLOGS to come Limon, Costa Rica Panama Canal - AMAZING Puntarenas, Costa Rica... read more

Oceans and Seas » Pacific January 14th 2014

Aw...gotta love the day at sea. Truthfully, we did not have cheeseburgers the entire time...I guess I thought it would be a cuter title than "Day Two" ... then again I guess I could quote another Jimmy Buffet song "It's 5'Oclock somewhere" as a catchy, yet, cliche title. Anyway, I did not realize until we had gotten back that I did not take any aerial view type photos of the ship. No pics of the decks or pool or pool well. I think Im trying to get away from the era of "take a pic of anything" type days just to document my entire second on earth... Plus I think in the grand scheme of things, some people do not want to scroll through 1,000 pics of mine to look at a trip they did ... read more
Getting Ready
Wine in the Piano Room

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