Day 4 with 7 more to go!
04.14.2012 - 04.17.2012 64 °F
Ahoy family and friends its day 4 having left Miami on 4/14 at around 5pm its now 4/17. The ship is amazing and lucky for everyone its only half full so its like a Celebrity Cruise with on crew or each passenger. The crew is very friendly and accommodating and that makes all the difference in the world (right Rick, not like Destiny!). Have met some nice folks and my little blender is making some great cocktails thus avoiding the $8.00-$10.00 drink prices Woo Woo!
The seas were like glass until yesterday and I have a mild sunburn even with 30SPF. The ship diverted course and we tendered a stroke victim (rumor) off the ship at Bermuda which was nice to see the island and turns out the patient is doing well now. Yesterday around Bermuda we started into some rougher and winder weather and the boat is really rocking today with 8-10 ft swells and winds gusting to 30 mph- But not sea sick. Yeah!
I bought a spa pass when I boarded for the 11 days. It’s the largest spa at sea like some many others largest on this ship and the spa is pure bliss. Sauna’s, Steam, huge gym, and therapy pool that I will have to show in pictures to describe. Trust me, it was well worth the cost. Have been working out and running and feeling great (think its also the great sea air). Saw Blue Man Group, and Comedy Magician show eat Sushi and lobster already. This is such an incredible way to travel as we travel the 2600 miles across the Atlantic clicking one hour ahead in time zones each day. I have my hammock strung on my deck and everyone is very jealous and I can’t blame them as is rocks me to my afternoon naps and the night sky is so incredible with Orion, Venus (so bright is reflects off the ocean) and a new moon so stars are bright! I love the ocean so much and forgot just how much I missed it. Have seen whales and porpoise but absolutely no birds and all you can see is ocean. Hope no one gets ill now as it will be impossible to get them to shore quickly.
Internet is a $1.00 a minute so that is way I have not been able to post (the Scot in me!). And forget pictures until I get to Barcelona because of the long upload times. I will now try to post daily in the mornings and check for your messages back to me which I always love and appreciate. Tonight is Legends in Concert which should be fun. Please share my blog address with other family and friends if you would because I didn’t get that to very many of you before I left.
So long until tomorrow and Rick, I miss you and family and hope you are ok and getting that Kegerator working so you can enjoy some great draft beer. Remember if there is an emergency call NCL and they will tell you how to reach me quickly. I’m in cabin 12310 so no calls the better. I will call some of you when I get to Ponta Delgrada, Azores in a few days. Current ship position is 34 deg’s 08.29’N Latitude and 58 degs 43.78’W Longitude. Temp is 66.4 f, 69% humidity and winds at 43 knots from 280 degs. Adios Amigos!