Category Archives: Cruising

West to LA

  Friday, October 20  Miami, FL  5:00pm Saturday, October 21 At Sea Sunday, October 22 At Sea Monday, October 23 Cartagena, Colombia Tuesday, October 24 Panama Canal (Full Transit) Wednesday, October 25 At Sea Thursday, October 26 Puntarenas, Costa Rica Friday, October 27  Corinto, Nicaragua Saturday, … Continue reading

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East to Miami

Here is what is planned: (and would you believe I can’t find the photo?) The ship is the NCL Sun…..     Date  Port  Arrive  Depart Thursday, October 5 San Francisco, CA                   … Continue reading

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and through the Suez Canal

We may have picked up the pilot around 2300 last night but I certainly didn’t stay awake to find out. This morning was another matter. That is, if you define morning as anytime after midnight. We pulled anchor about 0345 … Continue reading

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Toward the Suez

You should have heard the complaints all morning when there wasn’t any internet. I mean, seriously? Is it really a crisis if you can’t read a newspaper on a Sunday or play on line poker? Jill and I just shook … Continue reading

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Sandstorm

About 2000 the Middle East decided to assert its authority. The winds came up and along with it came lower temperatures and sand. Sand on balconies and the outer deck, and, as it turns out, sand in the communications apparatus. … Continue reading

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HOA & Djibouti

Watching the map this morning as we w\sailed through the narrowest part of the straights (which I am sure was planned for daylight) I was reminded of how little I miss the Arab Middle East. Or HOA (Horn of Africa) … Continue reading

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Sailing the Gulf of Aden

Last night started the overnight blackout period with Decks 4 & 10 off limits. Deck 9 remains open but the lighting is limited. Same with any of the lounges with windows that can’t be completely covered. It is not that … Continue reading

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Formal Night

Bitter Chocolate soufflé (which my spellchecker doesn’t recognize)- what can I say? It was wonderful and lasted all of a few minutes. One of those food items which falls into the category of “only the temperature impedes devouring it in 10 seconds … Continue reading

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Legend – her last cruise

      When we arrive in Barcelona, the Legend will be leaving RCCL and going to Thompson/Tui.  We will be setting sail in the evening. I am hoping for the Suez during the day since one can never have … Continue reading

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Joys of food

Since it had been a number of years since I have been on the Legend, ok – two and a half – Fall TA in 2014, it seemed like a good idea to do another galley tour. Plus with the … Continue reading

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Creepy Critters

Imagine my shock when coming back from upstairs. I had headed up to a reception which I found was called on account of wind. Not unexpected, I have no clue why the ship’s crew thought that a reception on a … Continue reading

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Mumbai

I’m starting to think of him as my personal chef. If he isn’t answering the phone at room service, the minute anyone recognizes that it is me calling they go and get him. He is from Mumbai and tells me … Continue reading

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Back to Sea

The owl and the pussy cat went to sea in their beautiful pea green boat…   Well, I only have the owls on one scarf and there are absolutely no cats in sight. If I want cats, I have to … Continue reading

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The Cochin I didn’t sea.

As we sailed in, I sat and watched as first the industrial area went by, some lovely houses with fishing vessels and then the new city at a distance. Rather than dock at the city proper, we docked at one … Continue reading

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Amazing Service

There we were, Jill and I happily sitting in my cabin and working on our respective cross-stitches when a knock came at the door. Answering, it was a nice young man from room service who dropped off a tray with … Continue reading

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Legend of the Seas – 3 March

To the usual format, may I add …..  boarding today for 10 days of doing nothing but cross-stitch, knitting and dealing with a lot of computer files. Harborfront is not that far of a walk but since I have two … Continue reading

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The hat saga

talking about the Exeter Hat for Bill took me back to when I started this whole, perhaps has not silly, knitting hats for fellow cruisers. The year was 2013 and I had been back cruising on Royal Caribbean for a … Continue reading

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Day 8 – the final day

Now doesn’t that sound completely dreary? Depressing? Needing a bit of a bracing wind and some sun perhaps? I spent a goodly portion of today outside on Deck 4. It is the Promenade Deck (as apposed to the Promenade) where … Continue reading

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Breakfast

and not much else. Sea day. Talked with a few people. Didn’t get a galley tour. It was scheduled at 0930 and the Breakfast with an Officer @ 0900. Bit of a time conflict you think?

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St Kitts x ?

I think this might have been my fourth, more likely the fifth time I have docked in St Kitts. Since I decided the price to ride the train was outrageous, I elected to do nothing. The train dates from those days … Continue reading

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