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Friday, September 27, 2013

Sailing Out of Port Canaveral

Good morning,

Here we are at the beginning of another week long cruise aboard Freedom of the Seas sailing out of Port Canaveral, Florida.
This view is looking down the starboard side of the ship of the cruise terminal we have just left.

Ahead is the opening of the channel into the Atlantic Ocean. 
 Also in port is our sister ship, Grandeur of the Seas.
 Other traffic keeps a safe distance.  :)
 It is fun to be able to see other Royal Caribbean ships from this angle.
 Grandeur is a Vision Class ship.  We spent a great deal of time on board Splendour of the Seas, a ship of the same class.

 As a friendly greeting as we pass we blow our horn three times, Grandeur responds in kind, then each ship blows her horn one more time.
 There are plenty of waves as we each go off to our next port of call.

 We also exchange waves with people lined up to say goodbye.
 We pass dredging equipment as we leave the port.  Port Canaveral is enlarging to be able to accommodate Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, our sisters and the only ships in the world larger than the on on which I am standing to take these images.
 Good bye, Port Canaveral!  See you next Sunday!

If you would like to watch us on web cam while we are in port on Sundays, there is a link in my right side bar.



Montanagirl said...

Very nice photos, Lois! Exactly how many cruises do you actually take in a year's time?? I guess I've not kept track of that. Oh, and the little Lady Bug knit outfit is now in the hands of Mandy in Alaska. I'll have her take a couple photos of the baby in it when she grows into it! She LOVES it !!

MarkD60 said...

Great shots! I don't think those ships "set sail" I think they "get underway"

TexWisGirl said...

such behemoth crafts!

Lois Evensen said...

Montanagirl: I'm so delighted to know the Lady Bug Baby outfit has found the perfect home. :)

Mark: We actually do refer to leaving port as "sailing." You're right, there are no sails involved.

Thanks, everyone, for stopping by and for your very kind comments.

All the best,

Michelle said...

Your cruises always look so inviting!

Brigid said...

Thanks for the lnk! Have a wonderful day!

Elaine said...

Everything else around is really dwarfed. Nice set of photos.