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Oceans and Seas » Indian » Andaman Sea May 15th 2019

We had hoped to do the Galley Brunch yesterday for George´s birthday, but it still felt like a bit of a celebration today. When we arrived in the main the dining room, we were really surprised at how many people were doing the brunch. We were thinking there would be a group of 10 or 20 and there were about 150. They split us into groups of about 15 to take us around a small area of the galley and explain how the different sections and areas worked. Seems like most cruise ships are the same. You can tell this is a new ship as everything is still looking pristine. After the tour, we were given bottomless sparkling wine, or in George´s case orange juice, and it was constantly replaced. It was a bit too early ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Indian » Andaman Sea May 14th 2019

George decided that he did not want to do anything special today. As we have an early brunch booked for tomorrow, he is not keen on going out for special meal either. So today was very much like the last few days with a few hours in the sun and some relaxation... read more

Oceans and Seas » Indian » Andaman Sea May 13th 2019

Having a really relaxing time. All these sea days in a row with nothing to do. Perfect for us. We have looked through the RCCL Cruise Compass each day but have not yet found anything to interest us during the day. Another day of sun bathing it is then. Not really happy with Royal Caribbean - Our close circle of friends know exactly why. We are currently crossing the Andaman Sea which is prime Tsunami territory.... read more

Oceans and Seas » Indian » Andaman Sea April 8th 2012

Easter Sunday, 8th April 2022: There’s very little to say today and that’s because we’ve done very little today. We are way out in the Indian Ocean, it’s very hot and very sunny so a very early gym session was followed by a long, leisurely breakfast. Then a bit of work on our scrapbook was followed by a long, leisurely lunch. And that was followed by a very long and very leisurely session next to, and in, the swimming pool. The wildlife count kicked back in today with one flying fish and another of the magnificent mega pods of dolphins. But sorry – the dolphins did their thing while we were at lunch so we didn’t have our cameras to hand. We’re off to a cocktail party this evening – which is just a ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Indian » Andaman Sea March 13th 2012

CRUISING AT SEA EN ROUTE FROM PORT BLAIR TO KOCHI, INDIA. Tuesday 13 to Thursday 15 March, 2012. This is our longest stretch of time at sea so only have information on ship activities. M went to the craft group on Tuesday morning and produced 6 paintings on silk and followed up with the art class after lunch where she painted a watercolour of an oasis in Egypt. Tuesday's show was a cabaret by Harry Smith (one of the ship's theatre company) where he performed songs from well known musicals. It was ok but we both thought that he should have sung songs that were as well known as the musicals from which they came. Most of them were very obscure. On Tuesday night we received a notification in our cabin about the ship's impending transit ... read more
Barbed Wire on the Stern
Marcia John M and D
Hoses at the Ready!

Oceans and Seas » Indian » Andaman Sea March 11th 2012

CRUISING THE ANDAMAN SEA. Sunday 11 March, 2012. Another day at sea so not a lot to report. M went to the craft class in the morning and made a bracelet with a funky heart and arrow clasp. D went to the lectures. We both then went for lunch in the restaurant. After lunch M went to the Art Class and painted a fort scene in watercolour. We had a good dinner with good company.... read more
M's Fort Scene in Watercolour
Funky Clasp

Oceans and Seas » Indian » Andaman Sea June 20th 2009

Our first day in the beautiful Phi Phi Islands was spent scuba diving. Diving was the primary reason for our travel here, and we had planned to join in on some local dives around the islands. Upon our arrival we were informed that for the last nine days, divers had sighted both whale sharks and manta rays at a dive site far offshore. It was two hours out into the open ocean by speed boat, and therefore the trip had a significantly higher cost; and there was no guarentee of a sighting, but chances were good. What an exciting possibility! We decided it was too good of an opportunity to pass up, and joined the trip. After arriving an hour early because we forgot to change our alarm clock to the correct time zone, seven o'clock ... read more
Manta Ray
Whale Shark

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