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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tender to Coco Cay, Bahamas

Good morning,

I took today's pictures from a window in our suite aboard Freedom of the Seas.  That little boat out there is tendering guests from Freedom to the private island of Coco Cay, Bahamas.
Viewed from the ship it doesn't appear much is going on over there, but don't miss it if you take a cruise that stops here.

There's a water park, snorkeling, diving, picnic lunch, bars, swimming and sun bathing on a white sand beach, and so much more.  There is also a special area for iguanas who just love to hold still for their pictures to be taken.

Enjoy!

Lois

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sunrise

Good morning,

We are blessed with another beautiful day. 

I hope yours is as beautiful as mine.

All the best,
Lois

Monday, November 24, 2014

Allure of the Seas Departure from Cozumel, Mexico

Good morning,

As the time neared for Allure of the Seas to depart Cozumel, Mexico, I went out on the deck of Freedom of the Seas one more time to take pictures of her.
These ships are huge! 
I love this picture.  I took it from the bow of Freedom of the Seas.  Until Allure of the Seas (right) and her sister Oasis of the Seas were launched, Freedom of the Seas (left and where I am standing to take this image) was the largest cruise ship in the world. 
This is the view of Freedom's bridge from the bow.

 The final two images were taken from our stateroom of Allure as she was preparing for departure to sail off into the sunset.

Gorgeous!

Enjoy,
Lois

Cozumel, Mexico

Good morning,

I took these images while taking a stroll around the outer decks of Freedom of the Seas while we were tied up in Cozumel, Mexico.
Of course, Senor Frog is right here at the port.
There are also many hotels where you can come and stay longer than just one day. 
I'm happy with just a daily visit once in awhile, though.
 Down the shore line to the left is downtown.  Here at the port you can take a taxi downtown.  The last time we did it, it was $5 per person.
 As I walked around the outside deck of Freedom, I spotted a crew member pausing to look at the huge Allure of the Seas tied up beside us.
 People were going ashore from both ships.  That's quite a large influx of shoppers and tourists all at one time to this port!
 Of course, you can stop and get your picture taken by the ship photographers.  ;)
 Enjoy!

Lois

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Splash Area - Flow Rider

Good morning,

This is one of the entrances to the Splash Area on board Freedom of the Seas where you will find the Flow Rider.
This is located on the Sports Deck. 
You can safely ride the waves, get exercise, and have lots of laughs as you challenge the fast moving water.  The water usually wins!
This is the view from the top side. 

Lots of fun!

Enjoy,
Lois

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Glass Art in Boleros

Good morning,

I walked through Bolerlos Lounge on board Freedom of the Seas when there was no one else there so I took the chance to take this picture of the glass art on the wall.  There are three other walls in this huge area with similar art.  Those are three dimensional glass flowers.  Just Gorgeous!

Although the glare from the outside light didn't help the quality of the picture, the image still gives you the feeling for the size and beauty of the art.

This cruise ship is just incredible!

Enjoy,
Lois

Friday, November 21, 2014

Celebrity Ship in St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies

Good morning,

While in St. Maarten, Dutch West Indies, aboard Freedom of the Seas, one of our sister company ships was in port with us.
Celebrity Cruise Lines is owned by Royal Caribbean and operated as a separate brand. 

Our two ships were the only ships in St. Maarten this day.  Very nice!

All the best,
Lois