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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Port Canaveral

Good morning,

Today's images were taken from Deck 4, Freedom of the Seas, while I was waiting to leave the ship to go through U.S. Immigration in Port Canaveral.
Those buses out there are waiting to transport guests to the airport or elsewhere.  Soon they will return with other guests for the next cruise.
We can also see the large trucks arriving to bring supplies for the next cruise.
Near the top of the above image you can see a portion of the parking lot for cruise guests.  There is also a large garage at the port so there is plenty of parking space for those who drive.
The ship is stocked for the week in Port Canaveral so there is a great deal of activity getting supplies for more than 5,000 people on board in just a few hours.

I'll be going off of the ship to go through Immigration, then will shop for an hour or two for our own supplies (shampoo, toothpaste, etc.) before returning for the next cruise.  It's so convenient to have our car at the port.

And so another week at sea ends and then begins in just a couple of hours.

 All the best,
Lois

6 comments:

Montanagirl said...

So much to see and do! I'm not sure I'd want to be away from home so much, but I imagine you're used to it.

TexWisGirl said...

that is pretty cool that you get to drive around for your own supplies. :)

Rose said...

Does it feel good to get out and be on land--or are you just as satisfied on the ship? I have a feeling that it is just home to you.

Lois Evensen said...

Hello ladies,

Yes, it's pretty cool that I can get out and do some shopping for a couple of hours each week. The problem is that I am only there on Sunday mornings and there isn't much open, much less nearby, at that time. Without access to our car, I wouldn't be able to leave the port. I really like Walmart (about 15 minutes away by car) for all the necessary items (shampoo, etc.) that we need under one roof. I can also get to a Walgreens. There is a shopping center a little further away, but it doesn't open until later on Sundays. I have to be back to the ship by the time it opens.

When we were on board ships in Europe for 14 weeks at a time, shopping was quite difficult. I remember looking for mouth wash in Malta.... ;)

Yes, we do feel the ship is home and we have a special "family" here. It is just a different life style. But, of course, there is no place like home.

Thank you so much for stopping by and or your kind comments.

All the best,
Lois

Sherry said...

I just can't imagine loading the ship with food and supplies for 5000 people for a week! Amazing!

Elaine said...

The logistics to prepare the ship for each new cruise are staggering. The amount of people required to make it happen must be huge. I would hate to be in charge of all that--just thinking about it gives me a headache!