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Oceans and Seas » Atlantic January 30th 2015

We have had a great time on this cruise🚢. I think we could have a great time on any cruise...even if it were on a shrimp boat 🚣; especially if Sam & Sandy were along for the ride. It gets more and more difficult for me to do everything we are experiencing and then try to record it for the blog. My mind become boggled keeping it all straight. 😶 I am now trying to figure out the remainder of this wonderland on water using my photos. If it seems confusing and jumbled....sorry.....just try and go with it best you can. As I sometimes say to Cory "Suck It Up!" 😜 Some of the photos displayed in this blog depict topics I covered in the previous blog. Hope your memory is photographic memory has run ... read more
Elaborate Top Deck
Fancy Stuff
Last Supper

Oceans and Seas » Atlantic January 27th 2015

A few changes in the cruise schedule. Because of the strong wind and rough seas, the Captain said there would not be any stopping at Coco-Cay. This is a private island located before Nassau that Royal Caribbean Lines owns. It was to be a beach day with a Bar-B-Que and entertainment. We weren't disappointed because we had already decided to stay on the ship and have just a relaxing day. I'm sure there were many disappointed passengers who were looking forward to this island experience. A good reason for another cruise, would you say? This is getting tricky keeping up with blog. We are on the go from early morning until late at night. None of it is really strenuous but by lights out, we are pooped. It really doesn't take a lot of good stamina ... read more
Back on the Crap Table

Oceans and Seas » Pacific » Tasman Sea January 18th 2015

The South Island Welcome to the South Island. The island of extreme sports. Skydiving, Jetboats, Bungy jumps, reverse bungy, Canyon swings, you name it they’ll more than likely strap you in and send you the air or water or barreling down some hill. Arriving in Picton we get in the car and drive off the ferry. (Pic of ferry and Picton) Off we go to the Abel Tasman region. We pull into our accommodation another backpackers lodge in the wilderness called “Old MacDonalds farm”. No lie. Great place camp wise. It s becoming quickly apparent these “backpackers” places some once called hostels are not just full of kids on gap years “finding themselves” while on a gap year, giving deodorant and personal grooming up for a year or so, traveling around as cheap as possible while ... read more
Inside  Ferry
Entering Picton
Welcome to Picton

Oceans and Seas » Pacific January 14th 2015

On one of the warmest days in months we boarded the Silver Whisper in Los Angeles to begin our world cruise. It was somewhat of a mad dash to get ready for this cruise with taking care of our house and boat and all the other details that crop up when leaving home for half a year. Our cruise is four months and we plan to stay in Florida for an additional two months before returning home to California in July. This 2015 cruise began with seven days at sea which is a great way to settle into life on board the ship. Leaving Los Angeles on a balmy night with a full moon rising was a pretty spectacular send-off. And the next night we saw a stunning green flash at sunset. Nature is always full ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean January 12th 2015

Having a great time on the cruise. Movies, food and mickey and new friends.... read more
Captain of the Fantasy
Brisa,Sarah,Kasie and Abril

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean January 11th 2015

Out at sea on the Disney Fantasy.... read more
KC cool girl, Pedro and Sarahrah

Oceans and Seas » Pacific January 11th 2015

I think it’s definitely a rite of passage for Bermudians to travel. When you live on one of most isolated and smallest islands in the world, “getting of the rock” is a necessity to keep ones sanity. Trips with empty suitcases for a short hop to the US for shopping are common and become as routine as a bus ride. Some venture further and rather than fill up my bags with purchases I m looking to fill my time with experience. It only takes a trip a bit further to realize that in a few plane rides over a day you can get to the other side of the world. A twelve or 14 hour flight may seem daunting at first, but with today’s range of devices it s pretty easy pull up an entire season ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Caribbean November 20th 2014

It has taken me an extra day to get around to writing about my time in Salvador because I’ve been getting all sentimental about only having a few more weeks on the ship; but I’ll leave that until the end of the post. I enjoyed the small part of Salvador I got to experience. I didn’t arrive at the ship from the airport until almost 7 pm because we decided to take the local bus instead of taking a taxi. Two hours after getting on the bus we got off and still ended up taking a taxi from the bus stop to the ship! Needless to say I was tired from traveling and didn’t feel like going out that night. The following morning I decided to go out to a market my roommate had told me ... read more

Oceans and Seas » Pacific » Coral Sea November 13th 2014

“We clear the harbor and the wind catches her sails and my beautiful ship leans over ever so gracefully, and her elegant bow cuts cleanly into the increasing chop of the waves. I take a deep breath and my chest expands and my heart starts thumping so strongly I fear the others might see it beat through the cloth of my jacket. I face the wind and my lips peel back from my teeth in a grin of pure joy.” ― L.A. Meyer, Under the Jolly Roger: Being an Account of the Further Nautical Adventures of Jacky Faber My ship may not 'hoist the mainsail and scuttle the jib' but when I am onboard all things are equal. I am on the ocean, I feel the wind, I smell the sea, I hear the cry of ... read more

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

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