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Today was very windy outside we are at sea all day so the pools and shops and restaurants are packed with people, good job we have our secluded area where there are very few people, Lexie found the waterslide and I found the shops yay! she didn't stay too long because she said it got too crowded so we went up top to the One Pool (yacht club only) and her and Margot spent all day in the pool (salt water) and jacuzzi, I went shopping and kept getting lost, Mal sat with Jonathan and David, they are very nice. We looked after Margot while they went off to the spa to have a rest. We went to the talent quest, they run a children's programme while at sea, then we played mini bowling and went ... read more
Our pool area
Water slide
The water slide

Oceans and Seas » Mediterranean » Balearic Sea March 31st 2015

From the "don't believe what you read department". The seas are calm according to the ship's TV. As I look out my windows the swells are at least fifteen feet with white caps are far as I can see. The spray is blowing in all directions off the swells. The winds are force 9. This is by far the roughest the seas have been since Florida and we're in the Med. Since I love it, I can't complain but it means packing is a bit of a challenge. Yesterday I went ashore in Cartagena. It was another adventure. We walked from the ship to the center of town. All around the banners were out to support the clubs who will be marching all week. It was a beautiful sunny day and once in town, the shade ... read more
The Legion patrols

Oceans and Seas » Mediterranean » Ionian Sea August 5th 2014

Today was our first day on board the ship. The Refection is a beautiful ship, only about 1 year old. This ship has 3 swimming schools, 15 stories, and wonderful restaurants and clubs. Entertainment and food is available 24 hours a day. We left Rome on Monday August Fourth and on August fifth we were at sea all day. We are landing at Santorini, Geece on Wednesday August sixth at 2:00 pm. Attached are some pictures of the ship. We're having a great time and wish you all well.... read more
Found a chair for Nalynn...

Oceans and Seas » Mediterranean January 31st 2013

Enjoying the sunny weather and clear beaches here at Ibiza. Its so peaceful that we dont even see more than 500 people during our stay. Its probably we come at the wrong time, though theres so many shops and restaurants, 90% of them arent open at this season. Really wana feel the real Ibiza and its Hippy market. We just feel like staying at a lonely planet here. "QUIET but PEACEFUL"... read more

Oceans and Seas » Mediterranean » Aegean Sea November 13th 2012

Col and I have been a tad slack the last couple of days as I noticed we haven't blogged since Montenegro. We have had a wonderful time we have been to Brindisi in Italy, Corfu and today Katakalon in Greece. I will update my blog sometime maybe now when we get home and I will down load some photos also. Tomorrow morning we arrive in Athens and will catch our flight to Dubai, we will be there a couple of nights and then homeward bound. We have had a marvellous time, today we spent time at the Ancient site of the Olympics which was fascinating we saw where they light the flame each Olympics and many of the ruins are still very visible. Col and I continue to pinch ourselves we are so fortunate to be ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Mediterranean » Adriatic Sea November 10th 2012

Evening everyone, we have had another wonderful day here on the Adriatic Sea, we awoke this morning to find that we had land in view out of the window and the sun shining it was a glorious day already. As we sailed in we were priviledged to experience the wonderful fjords that welcomed us as we travelled through them into Kotor that is a true gem within the Adriatic Sea. The Captain explained to us re these Fjords and very nicely provided us with a view of this beautiful church that is on an island and is in fact the only thing on that island, it was very quaint and beautiful and I said to Col imagine going to church on a Sunday by boat. We travelled out of that fjord onto another waterway, the water ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Mediterranean » Adriatic Sea November 9th 2012

Well yesterday I said that Split was beautiful well tonight I have to tell you that Dubrovnik is amazing lots of wow moments again today.. and I was told at dinner time by one of the senior staff on board that tomorrow is another amazing day. Col and I awoke as the ship backed into its parking spot at the pier beside a massive suspension bridge which was most impressive as a first glance out of the window at 8.30am as well as being in front of two other cruise liners... mmm first time we have arrived into a port where there have been two other cruise ships already docked and I wondered what the city was going to be like with so many people trying to get around however I think they must have been ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Mediterranean » Adriatic Sea November 8th 2012

Well I don't know about Col but I had an amazing sleep last night and even better as we had a sleep in this morning as our boat wasn't docking until 10am this morning so the tour couldn't start until 10.30am. Our breakfast was bought up to us and we decided we would eat it on our balcony, very posh..... the sun was shining the sea was sparkling and we could see the many islands that make up this area as we slowly moved forwards towards Split. A wonderful way to start the day I could get use to this... Having docked we got onto our bus for a trip to the old city of Split, the town of Trogir and then onto a little village for some traditional food, wine and music... I have to ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Mediterranean » Adriatic Sea November 7th 2012

Well what a few days it has been, we are not able to connect through our facebook or email system so this is the only contact we have to home so if there are any messages please connect them through here. Well we left venice on........ what day is it today??? I think it was Monday night it was great to stand at the front of the ship and watch the ship sail out of the port, I must admit I was sad to be leaving Venice I so enjoyed being there it was very relaxed. Well Col and I have a stateroom with a balcony and a gorgeous queen bed, yummy breakfast is brought to us each morning and we have such a choice, how will I ever settle back into home again one wonders ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Mediterranean » Adriatic Sea November 7th 2012

This morning we docked in Ravenna in Italy about 7.30am and Col and I were off the ship by about 8.30am for our tour. We were off to San Marino a medieval township which is an independant Republic and sits on the top of a mountain top. It was about 1.5hrs drive by bus from the township of Ravenna, it was wonderful as we drove up the hillside to see the turrets of the township sitting on top of the mountain. It was like walking around a town that was in a timewarp, I loved every moment of it, this little republic is the 3rd smallest in the world and has their own coins and holds elections every four years to appoint their political decisionmakers, and if they dont like what they do they can change ... read more

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