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…

San Juan

As usual with San Juan we just walked around the city rather than taking a formal tour. It was super hot, but that just made us appreciate lunch more once back on board. We took a new route to El Morro. It still involved a blazing hot walk across the field, just from the south…

Grand Turk

Out at 5:20 this morning. It’s probably the first morning I’ve been here well before sunrise. We’re supposed to be there around 7 or so. The comedian Al Ernst was fantastic. So good in fact that I would attend the “adult” show tonight, but they tell me Colton isn’t allowed. Carnival sure is collecting a…

Second Sea Day

Five thirty am on a cruise ship is a weird place. Some have been up all night and some are just groggily searching for morning coffee. In the real world these cultures don’t often cross paths. I’m sure the night owls feel the same about their early morning hours, but I wouldn’t trade these early…

Sea Day

Wonderful morning out by Havana pool. It turns out Steph was right about those beds out there. Very comfy and shaded enough to still be tolerable to us pale folks. For all the complaining I’ve been doing, this ship does have more than its share of good things too. Today we found Sky Fitness which…

Here we go

Good morning! You may have seen from yesterday’s post that the day had me wound up about every little thing. As expected though, at 6:28 and three coffees in, its just fine. I do honestly wonder if Carnival is for me these days. They seem to cater their product to first timers and young people….

Adaptation

I think a good reason for cruising more frequently than twice a year would be to lessen these first day grumpies. Bitch, bitch, bitch. All day long. I admit it. Countless little things have irritated me to no end today. At one point I even came to the conclusion Carnival just wasn’t for me anymore….