Blogs from Caribbean, Oceans and Seas - page 7


Oceans and Seas » Caribbean November 8th 2014

Slept in later after a good night out. My cough was a little better after asking to have the AC disconnected in the room but Alex decided I should go to the onboard doctor rather than have to see one at great expense in the US. The South African doctor needed to work on nis bedside manner, maybe with so many unfit, overweight people onboard he had had his fill of sick passengers. Anyway after grilling me for taking my own antibiotics that I had with me and making me read an info sheet on antibiotic misuse, he begrudglingly gave me some medication and sent me on my way. Grabbed breakfast before they closed and spent a couple of hours at Posh before going to see the International Epic Crew show in the theatre where a ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean November 7th 2014

Spent the day at Posh doing even more relaxing and sunbathing. Still struggling with the internet so was unable to update the blog. Had a late lunch as tonigt was the main night onboard, the White Hot party night, everyone dresses in white and the crew weat white angel wings. I decided to avoid dinner and Alex grabbed something from the buffet. Met up with Kellie and Ben and joined in the dancing and fun drinking Cherry lime aid cocktails which are bright pink, not really a suitable choice when wearing an all white dress! Managed to avoid. pouring it down me anyway! The music was somewhat mixed and seemed to be mostly enjoyed by the friends of Dorothy crowd onboard who had a whale of a time! The evening was a great success and we ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean November 5th 2014

Land ahoy First time on land today as we arrived at St Maarten in the Dutch Antilles. Weather was glorious and we went ashore to meet up with Kelly and Ben to go off on a tour to a popular beach where the airplanes come on in so low you can almost touch them. Arrived at the beach, it was unbelievably crowded and very narrow. Found ouselves a tiny spot, put our towels down and our bags and a second later a huge wave washed up the beach soaking our new towels, our clothes, bag and nearly taking my flip flops! Total disaster, nowhere to sit, nothing to dry ourselves with and surrounded by people. Watching the aircraft was exciting but we wrote the rest off the morning off and headed to the bar to drown ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean May 14th 2014

While, it has been awhile since our last entry our lives have not been short on adventure. We have gotten ourselves into world of boating, so now we get to travel...and get paid. We have got to enjoy the Island life and fit not surprisingly very well. Most of our time has been spent living in the Virgin Islands where Stacy met the love of her life and newest member of our travel blog Chris. Next week he and I are off to tackle South America.... read more
Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean » Gulf of Mexico April 28th 2014

Day 2 - DAY AT SEA So this day Avi and I woke up feeling pretty refreshed. I believe we slept in a little bit, around 8:30 or 9 or so . We got our bathing suits on I got my little pool bag packed with a book and our sunblock, etc. The book of choice on this trip was Eat, Pray, Love. I've seen the movie about a MILLION times, and I tried reading the book once, but don't even think I got 100 pages in before I had other priorities and abandoned ship (no pun intended). But I wanted to actually finish it this time, and what better time to read about traveling adventures, than when I'm actually on my own travel adventure myself. I didn't even really bother to put sunscreen on this ... read more
The Miami Vice!
Avi with a Miami Vice
Afternoon Snack

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean March 27th 2014

Last Blog for this voyage! It’s hard to believe but this 49-day journey ends tomorrow morning in Ft. Lauderdale. The Captain in his midday announcements stated that he expected to pick up the harbour pilot tomorrow morning at 4:15 and that we would be at the pier by 5:30. Our disembarkation time is set for 08:15am and a short trip over to the airport for a 11:51am flight home. We expect to be back to the house by early evening. You will see that the following notes cover a full week of days at sea and shore excursions. Our internet connectivity has been intermittent, especially in areas close to the equator and a number of island ports. It was explained in one of the daily “Today On Location” bulletins as follows: Possible ... read more
Looking back!
Pilot boat and floating plant mass
Animal Towel Zoo

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean » Gulf of Mexico March 8th 2014

Most Carnival guests are aware that behind the scenes of a cruise vacation there’s a bustle of activity to deliver fun memorable vacation experiences, but few have gotten an up close look at these inner workings. The ship tour was an exclusive opportunity to experience an array of ‘back house areas’ that are vital to a ship’s daily operations. We were to be given a unique opportunity to explore way beyond the public areas with visits to the ships Bridge, engine control room, main galley, staff dining areas, storerooms, laundry and other spaces for a rare insider’s view of many areas typically seen only by the ship’s crew. The tour was extremely exclusive, it was only offered once during the cruise, on the last day, and only to the first paying 16 passengers. The group was ... read more
Tour group at front of ship with our guide

We spent the day at sea today whilst the boat slowly sailed, manoeuvred and meandered back to Miami, Florida. This was one of the days that we were slightly worried about again, but the time just flew by. Our worries were needless. Whenever a ship is at sea for the day, there is a major entertainment and dinning programme in place to prevent any chance of boredom at all. Following our ship tour (shown on a separate blog), George went for another special upper back massage which took in 90 minutes. These treatments do seem to have helped reduce the Sciatica pain. Theresa completed the packing alongside some chilling / personal time and relaxation. We have had all our detailed dismemberment information through in some detail, and it sounds like the easiest option is to leave ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean » Gulf of Mexico March 3rd 2014

Today was the day that we were not really looking forward to as we were not sure how it would feel being confined to the ship. As it turned out, the time was gone before we knew it. We had a small lay in to be rid of any remaining jet lag following our three days of travelling, but were excited to get on with whatever the day had to offer. We had a walk around the ship and tried to familiarize ourselves with the vast layout. We found it would be initially easier to just use a map when we wanted to go anywhere. It was very easy to get lost on board. We made a visit to the Guest Services desk to find out how the internet works in case we need it and ... read more
We are out enjoying the ship
Many people enjoying themselves - Aft end
Dress code advise for restaurant

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean February 14th 2014

Days 9-11 – The “ABC” Islands Its hard to believe that it was one week ago today that we set sail from Ft. Lauderdale and here we are tied up to the dock in Kralendijk, Bonaire. This is the third island in the famous “ABC” islands which originally part of the Dutch overseas empire. Our visit to the islands started with Oranjestad, Aruba on Wednesday; Willemstad, Curacao on Thursday and Kralendijk, Bonaire today. The islands are close enough to each other and the Venezuelan coast that in reality it really doesn’t take all night to get from one to another. It takes only 15 to 20 minutes to fly between Aruba and Curacao, a fact that one of our tour guides pointed out. Since our arrival in Aruba wasn’t scheduled until 1:00 p.m. it gave us ... read more
Shopping area
Fancy staircase
Iguana in town

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