Wednesday 12/26 – St. Croix, USVI

A few lights are finally visible on the horizon this morning. You can cover a lot of distance traveling 24 hours a day. So, I’ve experienced Christmas on a cruise now, and it was pretty cool actually. For the most part it was a normal cruise day and the majority of passengers, me included, wanted…

Christmas 12/25 Sea Day

I proved to myself once again yesterday that I can’t eat like I once did. The food has been so good, and typically I let myself go nuts on a cruise and eat whatever. But I might not survive 12 days of that behavior. Last night reminded me of the extent to which my state…

Monday 12/24 – Sea Day

Set the clocks forward last night to Atlantic time, so there was even less activity here at 5:30 than usual. I was first to the coffee shop once he opened as will be customary by the end of the cruise I imagine. Sailing east, I expected sun rise to be a little earlier but I…

Sunday 12/23 – Sea Day

First sea day sunrise is a magical time. Still a but chilly this morning so, I’m holed up in the Solarium writing. It’s a beautiful place and I’m certain this seat will be highly coveted later. I wasn’t up until after 6 today, probably due to yesterday being as nuts as it was. We actually…

Friday – Maryland

Well, look where we ended up tonight, Frederick, Maryland. After much discussion, we decided this afternoon to bail and head east early. Probably a wise move considering the forecasts.  Its been a nice evening plus it saved me a lot of worry about a last minute road trip. Crossing the mountains of eastern West Virginia…

Carnival Horizon Day by Day

Slayer Day 2018 June 9, 2018 June 9th is finally here and though I was encouraged to sleep in for what will no doubt be a late night, I was still up at 5:30. We’ll head to Pittsburgh in a couple hours for lunch and some Guitar Center time for Colton. This adventure has been…

NYC and Home

I didn’t write this morning for a couple of reasons.  The first is that it was raining so I didn’t sit in one place too long.  The second is that we were already sailing up the Hudson past Lower Manhattan by 5am.  Combine the weather, location, scenery and the fact it was debarkation day and…

Last Leg

I would typically say this sucks, but it’s not so bad. If I don’t wrap up this one, the next one won’t arrive. Yesterday was a great day. We didn’t do much of anything other than hang around Havana. In what might be a record for us, I was down here around 7 and we…

Northbound

Still two sea days left before the real world smacks us around Thursday. Regardless, once the ship heads north, it seems about over. Amber Cove was nice, but not a place we’re likely to spend much time short of doing an official excursion. Shops, bars and pools are nice enough, but knowing it’s just an…