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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Freedom of the Seas spent most of January this year in dry dock undergoing mechanical work as well as complete make-overs of some of the areas of the ship. This new Star Lounge was once the Pharaoh's Lounge. I like the new clean lines and decor.
More images to the newly revitalized Freedom to come!
Monday, March 30, 2015
I've been out roaming around Freedom of the Seas with my camera.
Today's images are two views of the Royal Promenade from a balcony at the forward end of the ship. The promenade is design to resemble a village street.
The first image was taken from deck seven...
I took both images without flash. There is sunlight streaming from windows just about above where I am standing. The rest of the promenade is lit in a manner that appears to be sunlight.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
For some time I have shown you and reported on the wonderful food available in Portofino, a special restaurant aboard Freedom of the Seas.
Freedom has gone through a renovation and Portofino has been replaced with Giovanni's Table, also an Italian Restaurant.
We have been here once and it has been fabulous! Images are to come of some of the great menu items here.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
I took the image above from Deck 11 of Freedom of the Seas, through the window of the Windjammer Restaurant.
The ship in the image is Navigator of the Seas, a slightly smaller version of Freedom. It is so much fun to see sister ships while we are at sea.
Both Navigator and Freedom were at anchor (actually Digital Positioning with no anchor) off the coast of Grand Cayman while guests tendered ashore.
Friday, March 27, 2015
There is something wonderful about being on a cruise ship where you can graze from one food venue to another and find wonderful treats!
These are shrimp rolls. They're on a little larger roll than they were previously. Yum!
Thursday, March 26, 2015
It's that time again for another Needlework Update sharing what I've made in the past month since the last update.
Above is a custom order sweater in gorgeous sea colors. It's a special very soft yarn that has a silky feel to it. Lovely. It has gone to live in Michigan to keep a very sweet lady warm in this cold weather.
Now I'm working on afghan blankets for special orders and to restock the shop. Many of the items in this update and more will be available in the shop in early May. If you'd like to reserve any item before then, just let me know.
We now return to our regularly scheduled blogging. ;)
All the best,
Hand Crafted Original and Traditional Designs
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Above is Sabor, a new restaurant aboard Freedom of the Seas. It is Modern Mexican cuisine. We haven't tried it yet. I'll let you know more about it when we do.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
I make a point to get outside and soak up some Vitamin D while we are at sea. This jogging track around the top of Deck 12 is also where you can stand to watch...
Monday, March 23, 2015
Ready for coffee? The pup pictured above is part of the artwork on board Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas. This pup artwork is "parked" just outside the Cafe Promenade.
A group of real service dogs will be on board Freedom for the January 31, 2016, cruise. They are all part of a fabulous organization PAWS with a Cause. Click the link to visit their web site to see the wonderful work that they do.
Information is here for the PAWS With a Cause cruise. This group has been on board before and their president is a good friend of mine. They do incredibly important work.
Over to the right in the picture below is the counter where you can order (for a charge) your Starbuck's Coffee.
You can also get pastries and sandwiches here (no charge).
I'll be here for the January 31, 2016, cruise. I look forward to seeing the PAWS with a Cause service dogs at work here once again.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Saturday, March 21, 2015
These are a few more pictures from the Jetty Park in Port Canaveral, Florida.
Friday, March 20, 2015
We've been sailing out of Port Canaveral aboard Freedom of the Seas for five years now.
More images of the Jetty Park to come!