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Oceans and Seas » Caribbean February 7th 2014

On a last minute deal, Ron and I booked an inside cabin on the Jewel of the Seas, a ship that does a Caribbean cruise starting and ending in Puerto Rico. It was about 250 pounds each for the week including accommodation and food; I couldn’t say no to that. Even if it was a cruise. And cruises are for old people. Or so I thought... All the best adventures begin when Plan A doesn’t quite go as expected. While the initial plan was simply to get to our cruise departure point, the alternative was much more exciting. Turns out even a cruise can turn into an adventure. Halfway across the Atlantic, our pilot gave a long winded explanation as to why we were no longer landing at JFK airport, but diverting to Detroit. Snow. In ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean February 7th 2014

Let's make the very most of these last two days. Not going to let one piece of this high life pass us by, we ordered room service again for the pre-breakfast. What a way to greet the beautiful morning: enjoying the company of our good friends on our balconies over looking the majestic Atlantic Ocean. I've died; I know it! Okay, enough snacking...the main dining room beckons us for the biggie breakfast. Today, I selected "Crab Cake Eggs Benedict" plus a chocolate drizzled croissant. Don't say it....I already know I am heading to become a participant on the "Greatest Loser" show. Our daily ritual after breakfast is to go to the casino and check the lottery tickets where Sam & Cory have put their hopes and dreams. Cory won a Casino T-shirt for his winning points ... read more
Towel Folding Lesson
Cake Decorating Class
Back Stage Tour

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean February 6th 2014

Yahooooo - Wake up......another fabulous day is calling. Today we are back sailing....time to begin the seafaring journey home. Not wanting to miss out on any of this opulent luxury, we ordered a light breakfast from room service. Here the four of sat on our adjoining balconies, sipping our coffee, snacking on pastries, laughing from our hearts as the world floated by under us. Can this truly be real or am I still asleep in that heavenly bed? We are a very happy foursome with so much to appreciate. My mind and eyes are having a difficult time taking all of this in. It is truly sensory overload. We have been taken to a new world that never existed for us before. It has been overwhelming. We are in awe of it all and so grateful ... read more
Promenade Parade
Promenade Parade

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean February 5th 2014

Ring, Ring....Wake's breakfast time again. We ordered room service (living large 100%)not realizing we should debark the ship earlier than planned for our next island visit. Actually, we thought today was going to be another cruising day but surprise: put on the old hiking shoes and get moving: we are docked at St. Maarten. Left a note on our door "Thanks but No Thanks" for the room service and off we sped to the dining room for our sit-down breakfast service. I'm loving this ALOT and not quite sure how I am going to return to the real world. It won't be easy or pretty. Sated, we rolled off the ship and into another wonderful, fantasy land. The Island of St. Maarten is part French and part Dutch. It looks similar to St. Thomas with ... read more
Oasis of the Seas
Welcome to St. Maarten
Cory & Policeman

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean February 4th 2014

Morning brought our arrival to the dock of St. Thomas Island. What a gorgeous picture it made....postcard pretty. Ooooooo, Ahhhhhhh. Enough beauty ogling. I still think it is terrific how we go to sleep in one location and wake in another. What a way to travel and see the world...or at least a part of it. But now it's the breakfast hour which we must attend in order to provide us with stamina for the busy day ahead. Once we debarked and set foot on the island, we found our way to the taxi station. These are not the usual yellow cabs. Although, there is a lot of yelling and hollering for cabs as in any city. The "cabs" have a front end of a pick up truck with what might look like a safari wagon ... read more
Lulu on her ass + taxi cabs
Load 'er Up. Matey
Rum to Resting Spots

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean February 3rd 2014

Another wonderful day in paradise. Breakfast was at the Windjammer Cafe. So tasty and sooooo filling. Enough food's making me sick. I thought a brief seminar about the upcoming 2 islands would be interesting and helpful. Sam said no one wants to hear it so he opted to go watch a movie. We should have listened to him because it was just a sales pitch on buying diamonds and jewels on these next two islands. Cory sat with us for about 15 minutes ....then he had enough and went on to the casino. Since I am not a big gem connoisseur, Sandy & I quickly followed in his path. We thought we would check out a presentation on digital photography but left before it even was about helmet cams which is not on our ... read more
Two Cupcakes
At the Aquatheatre
The Show Begins

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean February 2nd 2014

Already, I'm finding it challenging to keep steadfast to this blog. You have been faithful to me and my ramblings so I must stay steady. So many things to do and see limits my blogging time. My memory isn't as sharp as it used to be plus I am faced with sensory overload while on this jubulient, floating castle. I've now resorted to old fashion note taking to use in preparing my blog. Housekeeping note: remember I am writing this blog while on our journey but not publishing it until we get home (no Internet service on the boat unless I want to pay $10 for 1/2 hour).... You're worth it but I'm not sure my blog is. So, today is actually Super Bowl Sunday (and we are back in the real world in our RV) ... read more
Our Cruise Ship
We've Arrived!
Lulu Loves Pirates

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean » Gulf of Mexico October 14th 2013

We love to cruise! You can't beat the bang-for-buck and the ability to wake up every day and be some place new. 13 of us all got together and decided to take a fun 5 day cruise to Cozumel and Progreso, Mexico on Carnival's Elation. Jason and I cruised with: Greg & Mel (first time!), Laurie & Devin, Alvie & Kristie (First time!), Megan & Jeremy (First time!), Dana & Ryan H, and Ryan T. Elation is a smaller ship compared to some of the monsters out there, but she's a fun ship nonetheless. I've been on her sisters: Sensation, Fascination, and maybe one other? We decided to cruise out of New Orleans because of the price, and also to stay an extra day afterwards. (There will be a separate entry on that later!) The Itinerary: ... read more
Jason & Me - Carnival Elation
Carnival Elation

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean » Gulf of Gonâve July 20th 2013

My dreams come true when our youngest son bought us an exotic 7 days Caribbean cruise aboard the Carnival Liberty cruise ship. I was impressed by the customer services that the crew members provide. Our stateroom was large enough for me and my husband. They clean our room twice a day. Foods are excellent, from the buffet foods they offer if you just want to eat casually on a very relaxing atmosphere at the 9th deck overlooking the ocean or you can select to eat your dinner in a formal dining setting in the third and fourth silver deck where they catered to your desire. Food service staffs were all efficient and friendly. There are lots of thing to do in the ship, from casino, listening to live bands playing 70s, 80to and incurrent upbeat music. ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean January 2nd 2013

Bonne Année 2013 à tous Saison d’hiver 2012-2013 Bonjour à tous, Bienvenue sur notre blogue de voyage pour l’année 2012-2013. Encore cette saison nous voyagerons sur notre voilier Grand Style dans les îles Vierges et surtout nous ferons le voyage jusqu’à Grenade ou nous y laisserons le bateau à la mi-avril pour la saison d’été. Vous vous souviendrez dans nos blogues précédents je vous donnais des nouvelles de ma sœur Louise qui avait le cancer et bien elle a perdu son combat le 14 octobre dernier. Elle s’est éteinte tranquillement à la maison de soins palliatifs Victor-Gadbois de Beloeil. Triste réalité…. Entendre et vivre ces épreuves nous motive à profiter de la vie le plus possible. Et bien, pour nous c’est une nouvelle saison qui commence, ce sera la septième. C’était notre deuxième mise à l’eau ... read more
Installation de la trappe d'accès
Ça brille comme un sou neuf
Mon jardinier en vacances également

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