Monthly Archives: April 2012

Apr 27th, At Sea

Today is our last full day before we disembark in Fort Lauderdale. There are many things I could blog about today, the last wine tasting, but I am sure you have had enough of that. I could blog about the … Continue reading

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Apr 26th, Giving Caring Passengers

Once before during this cruise, I posted about the knitters on board. This group of passengers have met most sea days and visited with one another and knitted or crochet hundreds of  7” X 7” squares. All for Project Linus. … Continue reading

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Apr 25th, At Sea

Today was the guest Talent Show and it was pretty good. The talent was, a couple that did a very cute spoof on the cruise with lyrics they wrote themselves to a well know sound track: The lady below had … Continue reading

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Apr 24th, At Sea

After dinner this evening they had a Dessert Extravaganza out by the Lido pool: Bread Art, Ice Carvings, Chocolates, Cakes, Pies, Oh My

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Apr 23rd, At Sea

Wine, Models and Mystery. The 6th in the wine tasting series of the “The Glory Seven” was today. Right after was a fashion demo where I took picture of Christel “Guest Service Manager” and Jennifer “Back office staff play model … Continue reading

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Apr 22nd, At sea

Tonight was the Mariner Society Cocktail Reception, both of us received our 500 da medals and had our picture taken with the captain and hotel manager. If we get a copy I will scan it and post it later. The … Continue reading

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Apr 21st, At Sea

Yet another premium wine tasting, all good:

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Apr 20th, Madeira Portugal

Arrive at 8:00 a.m. and we were off the ship and on our way to tour the west coast of Madeira:

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Apr 18th, Cadiz Spain

We arrived early and will stay until 10:30 p.m. and took the Hop-on Hop-off bus around the new and old parts of the city of Cadiz. Here again are the pictures of views from the ship: Cadiz, Spain views from … Continue reading

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Apr 18th, Last night

We are about to arrive in Cadiz Spain and my next blog will be all about that. But I must tell you about last night first. Our third Mystery Dinner this Voyage was the best so far, the food the … Continue reading

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Apr 17th, At sea

Last night was our dinner at the Chef’s Table with Executive Chef Bernie Rius. We had done this dinner before. It is normally prepared for 6 guests (7 this time) and served at a table in the heart of the … Continue reading

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Apr 16th, Barcelona

Day two and another hop-on hop-off route. We took the red line to the blue line and got to see the outside of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) Church: Gaudi’s influence was also seen in many other structures: Other interesting … Continue reading

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Apr 15th, Barcelona

Arrived at 11 a.m. and took a local transfer to Columbus Circle $3.50 Euros and then got a ticket for two days on the Barcelona Bus Turistic and took the red route as shown in the map below: The red … Continue reading

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Apr 14th Ajaccio, Corsica, France

We arrived in this the birth place of Napoleon Bonaparte. We took the local scenic bus tour and enjoyed the ride and views, here is some of what we saw:

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Apr 13th, Naples and the Amafi Coast

We arrived at Naples on time and went out and joined the tour to the Amafi Coast. The Amalfi Coast (Italian: Costiera Amalfitana) is a stretch of coastline on the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula in the Province of … Continue reading

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Apr 12th, Messina Italy

Wow just the sail in was worth the stop here. We navigated the Strait of Messina between the Northeast part of Sicily and the toe of Southern Italy. Views from the ship were spectacular:

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Apr 11th, Katakolon, Olympia, Greece

What a pleasant village to stop at, we walked the village and sea side cafes. Then took the Katakolo Train over the hill to view the sea shore there, here is all you can see in this lovely little village: … Continue reading

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Apr 10th, Athens Day 2

We took a tour with Cruise Critic friends to Athens and visited “The Acropolis, The New Acropolis Museum, The Temple of Zeus, The Panathenaic Stadium (the original stadium built in the 1863 for the first modern Olympic games in 1896), … Continue reading

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Apr 9th, Athens Hop on, Hop off

After breakfast we headed out and found the Hop on, Hop off buses to Athens and Pireaus: Here are just a few of the things we saw today:

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Apr 9th, Athens Hop on, Hop off

After breakfast we headed out and found the Hop on, Hop off buses to Athens and Pireaus: Here are just a few of the things we saw today:

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