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Oceans and Seas » Caribbean » Gulf of Mexico February 23rd 2017

No rest for the weary. We still have more places to go and more things to do on this wonderful cruise. Tuesday, we are reflecting back upon our second port of call: Falmouth, Jamaica. Get up and get ready to disembark into this interesting town. It's an easy jaunt from the ship to the town. Beauty surrounds us. Our ship is docked adjacent to the "tourist" part of this town. You can see it towering over the various markets. We wandered in and out of the shops: jewelry, liquor, t-shirts and then repeat that over and over again. Lulu was gleeful to get some of her beauty shots in. We found a small Margaritaville where Cory and Lulu posed for my continuous snapshot-shooting. The funny fellow seated in the painted chair next to Cory had been ... read more
Our ship towers over the marketplace
Shopping galore
Nice shops...many similar

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean » Gulf of Mexico February 22nd 2017

All aboard! Last call. Reflecting back to last Monday, we are still cruising on the Harmony of the Seas. Sunday was a day at sea so we could prowl this massive boat. It will take days to see it all and even then, I think we will not be able to do it all. Hope you enjoyed the photos of this luxury liner that I have already shared with you. Now, we are going into our first port and investigate the small peninsula of Labadee, Haiti. It is located on the north coast of Hispaniola. Christopher Columbus was the first European to set foot on this peninsula of Hispaniola in 1492, when the Santa Maria ran aground off the coast on Christmas Day. Now, Royal Caribbean has transformed this secluded paradise into its own private retreat. ... read more
Coming into port
Our ship in port & Sandy
Beautiful Butterflies

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean » Gulf of Mexico February 21st 2017

Aaaaahhhhh. What a week! We've been home four days from our wonderful cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas. This cruise ship is the largest one on the seas....for now, anyway. How can one be exhausted from living the high life of being waited on hand and foot? I don't know, but we are! Hope you all are back on schedule and settled into your regular routine. Remember: we left Kissimmee on Saturday, Feb. 11th. Cory drove Sandy, Sam and me to Fort Lauderdale/Port Everglades to board this glorious ship. It holds just under 6,000 passengers and 2,000 crew members. It is twice the height of the Washington Monument. I have not been on-line for this entire week so that's why you thought we had fallen off the edge of the earth. Of course, those ... read more
Port Everglades dock
Our room
Opposite view of our room

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean » Gulf of Mexico January 16th 2017

January 14, 2017 We are arriving at Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas, HAL's island in the sun. The sky is overcast and the temp is 73. I am enjoying my morning coffee in the cabin whilst ML is working hand at exercise class. While waiting for the port shuttle we chatted up a Canadian couple who had been in baggage claim at FLL when the shooting started.. They saw people running in all directions, seniors in wheel chairs unable to move and bodies covered with blankets. It was a horrendous scene and being Canadians they helped where they could. The were trapped in the airport for 13 hours and the car rental agencies were closed. They took the shuttle to our hotel but there were no rooms so they slept in the lobby. Then they ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean » Gulf of Mexico December 22nd 2016

Geo: 25.8118, -87.2492 We started the day with Disney Trivia in the Promenade. After trivia, we had a little down time before we headed to Palo for Brunch. Ashlie was our server again and he was great as usual. We had a nice, leisurely brunch and then went to see Jack-Jack’s Incredible Diaper Dash. Three babies competed to see who could crawl across the finish line first. Then we headed back to pack a little. The girls and I went to a presentation of Disney Innovations: Theme Parks where we learned about the 10 innovations that were created by Disney. Things like: the Theme Park, audio animatronics, single entrance gate, a destination resort, specific ride vehicles, hub and spoke system. After the presentation, we just chilled on the verandah for the rest of the afternoon. (And ... read more
Kelsie and Nikki at Palo
Ric and Regan at Palo
Kelsie and Regan at Palo

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean » Gulf of Mexico December 17th 2016

Geo: 23.2131, -92.2919 Both Regan and I had spa treatments first thing in the morning and Kelsie wanted to work out and spend time in the Rainforest so breakfast was on our own. Nikki and I met up for the DVC Member Gathering and then we all went to Anyone Can Cook and learned to make lobster ravioli. Lunch was on the pool deck and we all grabbed things from different quick serve locations. We also played (and won) Disney Tunes Trivia and then we played Movie Quotes Trivia (we came in second). Dinner was in Animators Palate. After dinner we went to see The Golden Mickey’s and then to Majority Rules and Match Your Mate before turning in.... read more
Kelsie at Trivia
Twist and Spout and Kids Pool

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean November 8th 2016

A beautiful Caribbean sunrise greeted us this morning and I decided to make the most of it with a run on the jogging track. Bearing in mind it was 7am I was shocked to find it full of walkers, more kind of made running impossible as there were so many going back and forth, it kept slowing me down (not that I am fast by any stretch of the imagination!) so I gave up and decided to go to the gym. Again it was so busy, out of about 15 or more treadmills and bikes, they were all taken. I knew there was an early abs class so decided to give that a try and found that also full!! I have no idea where all the fitness freaks came from! Certainly not from the garden café ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean » Gulf of Mexico June 30th 2016

May thang truoc toi di xa A Chau va Phi Chau va may thang summer toi dinh di gan vi di gan gia may bay tuong doi re hon di xa vao 3 thang he 6,7,8. Do do toi co chuong trinh di gan cho 3 thang he nay. Thang 6 toi di Puerto Rico va tu day toi se di 3 dao Guadelupe, Saint Martin, Sint Maartin va Anguilla. Saint Martin and Sint Maartin cung nam tren mot hon dao va Anguilla nam ben canh , di bang thuyen tu Saint Martin. Day la nhung hon dao con lai o vung Nam Caribbean ma toi chua di den. Nam 7-2015 toi da di Trinidad, Tabago, Grenada, St Lucia, St Vincent. Thang 12-2015 toi di St Thomas, Antigua,Domica, Martinique, St Croix, Grand Turk. Thang 3-2009 toi ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean » Gulf of Mexico June 30th 2016

Saint Maarten island Dao nay nho nhung chia lam 2, mot ben thuoc ve Phap duoc goi la Saint Martin va mot ben cua Dutch goi la Sint Maarten. Dao rat nho khoang 87km2 toan dao voi 77,000 dan da so la da den. Phan thuoc ve Phap St Martin rong 53km2 thu do la Marigot voi 5,700 dan. Con Sint Maarten thuoc Netherlands rong 34km2 va thu do la Philipsburg voi 8,100 dan. 60% dat thuoc ve Phap, 40% thuoc ve Dutch. Phia Phap co 36,000 dan phia Dutch co 40,000 dan. Columbus kham pha dao nay nam 1493 trong ngay le Saint Martin nen dat dao nay la Saint Martin voi Saint martin la tieng Phap va Sint Maarten la tieng Dutch. Khoi thuy Dutch den lam muoi o dao nay nam 1620. Phap ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean » Gulf of Mexico June 30th 2016

6-19-2016 Saba Island Saba la island thuoc Netherlands co dan so la 1800 nguoi. Da so la dan da den song o day. Dao co hinh dang nhu tron ma duong linh khoang 2.5km. Dao nay thay doi chu muoi may lan giua Irish va England nhung sau cung lai roi vao tay Holland cho den 2005 nhung sau do tro lai Holland 2008. O dao nay co nui lua Mt Scenery cao nhat tai day. Cruise ships khong den day. Du khach muon tham dao nay phai den Sint Maarten. Thu do nua nay la The Bottom tai vi thanh pho nay nam duoi bottom cua nui lua Scenery. O dao Saba co phi truong voi 1 phi dao duy nhat va ngan nhat the gioi voi 400m runway do do phi cong nao muon ... read more

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