About this Blog: Bread making recipes, knit and crochet projects, gardening, digital imaging, travel, cruise ships, Labrador Retrievers, and more....

About the Header Image: Royal Caribbean International's Private Destination, Labadee, Haiti

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Waves from the Bridge

Good morning,

Captain Toni is fantastic!  He's new to Freedom of the Seas just a few weeks ago and has brought such a wonderful spirit to the ship.  He is highly competent, of course, but also so much fun.

Here he has asked his senior officers and hotel personnel to wave turn and wave so everyone who wants to do so can take pictures. 

All the best,

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Children's Water Park - Freedom of the Seas

Good morning,

This is the children's water park area aboard Freedom of the Seas.

What I love about this area is that parents can bring their little ones to a pool away from the more active pool areas for some fun in the sun and water.  There is a designated area for very tiny children, seen in the lower center of this area.  With just a few inches of water and under the supervision of their parents, children can enjoy themselves safely.

I just love Freedom of the Seas.  This is such a wonderful ship for all ages.


Friday, May 27, 2016

Moonshine Still at Sea?

Good morning,

This structure to the right of the funnel on the Freedom of the Seas has been under construction for some time.
I overheard the Captain explaining what this is to a guest the other day. 
The Captain said, "That's the Chief Engineer's new Moonshine Still." 

Uh, no, The Chief Engineer isn't making white lightening.  That is a scrubber system for the exhaust gasses from the funnel.  The new equipment will eventually be enclosed and become a part of the funnel system.



Thursday, May 26, 2016

Main Pool - Freedom of the Seas

Good morning,

This is the main pool complex aboard Freedom of the Seas.  Included are several hot tubs and that huge screen TV. 

The wood walk way/deck in the center of the two larger pools is often used for entertainment. 

This area is for the entire family, but no life guards are on duty so parents are responsible for watching their children carefully.

What a beautiful place to relax.



Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Jogging/Walking Track - Freedom of the Seas

Good morning,

Yes, this is the Jogging/Walking Track aboard Freedom of the Seas.

Yes, I should spend more time here.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Solarium Pool - Freedom of the Seas

Good morning,

This cozy pool aboard Freedom of the Seas is in the Solarium.
You can find sun or shade here, but you won't find children. 

This pool is for adults only.  ;)



Monday, May 23, 2016

Preserving the Memories - Formal Portraits at Sea

Good morning,

One of the lovely things you can do at sea is have professional formal portraits taken, especially on formal nights when you are all dressed up. 

The images are taken without the commitment to purchase.  If you like them, you can purchase them. If not, you are not obligated.

I'm so glad we have done this over the years.  We have a lovely collection of images to go with some fantastic memories.