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Oceans and Seas » Pacific March 21st 2009

Eleanor and I are now back in Sydney after three weeks away, sixteen nights on the QM2, one night in Singapore, three nights in Phuket and one night flying back home. The QM2 was an experience, with two and half thousand passengers and over one thousand crew it's got a population bigger than many country towns, but the only time we felt crowded was when we embarked in Sydney and disembarked in Singapore. It's a very big ocean liner, one lap around deck seven was about 600 metres. Even in heavy seas the QM2 is very stable, a no point did we feel sea sick and I didn't hear of any others on the ship getting sea sick. Eleanor and I were amongst the "young guns" on the ship, the average age was probably sixty plus ... read more
Chris and Glen
The QM2
The Corridor

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 March 19th 2009

I mentioned in my blog on Auckland that i had to catch my shuttle to the airport at 3:30am which i did but when i arrived around 4:30am i was told that i wasn't meant to be flying out until the next day!!! Now before you start thinking how stupid i am it said on all the paper work i had on me that i was leaving Auckland on the 18th but because the company i was flying out with stopped doing flights to and from New Zealand they had arrange some alternative flights for me and they booked them for the 19th. So i had to head back to my hostel which cost me twice as much as the shuttle to the airport as i hadn't pre booked it, then i had to check back ... read more
Outdoor Beanbags
Inflatable Screen
Free Popcorn

Oceans and Seas » Atlantic March 18th 2009

Put your finger on a map in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Go ahead, do it, I'll wait. K, did you find it? The farthest point from any piece of land that is around? Good. That's where I am right now. The middle of Nowhere. After three days at sea, I can safely say that I prefer land over water anyday. I look out the window and what do I see? Water. No coast. No other ships. No buildings. Nope. Just water. Because of this fact, I try to sleep as much as I can to help the hours click by faster. I found myself in my room thinking about home and missing everyone terribly. So today, I decided to change that. I woke up early, got breakfast, and began getting busy. I signed up ... read more

Oceans and Seas March 17th 2009

Cruising the Tasman sea to Australia Ship is comfortable, bigger than our Prinsendam of the World Cruise 2006 and the Baltic, summer of 2007 ... 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 » Indian March 12th 2009

Sorry, it's been a while. I've had this miserable cold for the past week and haven't felt like doing much at all. Luckily, we've been "At sea" since last Thursday. So I'll try to catch things up. Freemantle was lovely. An old fashioned city just an easy walk from the ship. We arrived very late in the afternoon (the first time we have been late!) so I was only able to walk into town and wander around for a while. They have lots of nice shops and one very good department store, Myer. Another Target, too. The next morning mom and I took the shuttle bus to the train station and took the train up to Perth, about 15 miles away. It was a beautiful sunny day, about 80 degrees. The Perth station is right in ... read more

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 » Pacific February 28th 2009

Just a quick update cuz I got lots to do: Tomorrow when I arrive in San Diego, I may not be allowed off the ship at all. Due to our Code Red status with the GI virus, I have to scrub down my entire rack and have it inspected by members of the CDC way early in the morning. Depending on when I'm cleared, I may only have a few hours off the ship, or it could work out that I'm not allowed off at all. If this is the case, I won't obviously be making my phone calls, so I appologize in advance if you all don't hear from me. The GI Virus has spread rapidly throughout the ship. The first day, we had a reported 10 passengers inflicted, and within 3 hours, the number ... read more

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