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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
A few days ago I published images from the inside of the Wing Bridge aboard Freedom of the Seas.
Today's image is the view from the outside, ten decks above the seas.
If you take a closer look you will see a man with a high level job. He is washing the outside of the windows on deck eleven. Yes, he is wearing a safety harness.
Monday, May 30, 2016
Sunday, May 29, 2016
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
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
This structure to the right of the funnel on the Freedom of the Seas has been under construction for some time.
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
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
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
This cozy pool aboard Freedom of the Seas is in the Solarium.
This pool is for adults only. ;)
Monday, May 23, 2016
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.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Today is National Maritime Day in the United States.
The following is from Wikipedia:
National Maritime Day is a United States holiday created to recognize the maritime industry. It is observed on May 22, the date in 1819 that the American steamship Savannah set sail from Savannah, Georgia on the first ever transoceanic voyage under steam power. The holiday was created by the United States Congress on May 20, 1933.
On May 22,2002, the Military Sealift Command observed National Maritime Day with a memorial service held in Washington, DC. Rear Adm. David L. Brewer III, Commander, Military Sealift Command, and the Honorable Gordon R. England, Secretary of the Navy, tossed a wreath into the Anacostia River at the Washington Navy Yard in honor of fallen mariners.
In 2013, National Maritime Day was celebrated with family picnics and boat tours at the Port of San Diego, and with maritime career fairs in Seattle and the Port of Baltimore, as well as with traditional memorial ceremonies.
Hug a seaman today! I hug one every day.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
It's time for another picture of food. ;) The fruit, granola, and yogurt pictured above were served at the Pinnacle and Diamond Breakfast aboard Freedom of the Seas.
Friday, May 20, 2016
These images are taken inside the Bull & Bear Pub aboard Freedom of the Seas.
This is one hoppin' spot at night - so I'm told. ;)
Thursday, May 19, 2016
In case of emergencies, especially medial emergencies, Freedom of the Seas has a helipad.
The week I took this image we did have a helicopter evacuation, but it was from our stop at Coco Cay, Royal Caribbean's private island. For that evacuation, the helicopter landed on the island to remove the guest for medical attention.
The ship has a medical facility staffed with two doctors and three nurses to provide care on board. Only guests and crew who need additional care are evacuated during a cruise.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Another part of the All Access Tour aboard Freedom of the Seas is a visit to the Bridge. All visitors must pass security and sign in for both the Bridge and Engine Control Room portions of the tour.
If you cruise on a ship where there is an All Access Tour, you may find it very interesting. There is a charge for the tour and the tours fill up quickly, so be sure to sign up as soon as you get on board.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
I took today's images from the wing bridge of Freedom of the Seas. The ship docked next to us is our sister, Liberty of the Seas.
What a beautiful sight!
Monday, May 16, 2016
One of the tours you can take while aboard many of the Royal Caribbean ships is an All Access Tour.
The lady in this image is former military so was especially interested in what she saw here.
More to come on these tours....
Sunday, May 15, 2016
We enjoy eating lunch in the Windjammer aboard Freedom of the Seas.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
There are many ways to get to the Casino Royale on board Freedom of the Seas.
This is the top of the stairway on Deck 5 that leads to the center of the Casino Royale on the deck below. Of course, you can hear the casino sounds from Deck 5, too. :)
Friday, May 13, 2016
As I've shown you before, each week there is an event called "Captain's Corner" aboard Freedom of the Seas.
The entire Executive Committee, including the Captain, Staff Captain, Hotel Director, Chief Engineer (with microphone), and Human Resources Director are here to answer questions about the ship and ship life.
This was a very enjoyable, special week at Captain's Corner. These young men will go far.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Although I drink much more coffee than I do anything else, the image above is of the Bull & Bear, a great place to meet for a brew when you are on board Freedom of the Seas.
This establishment is designed as a British Pub and features many different brews from around the world.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
It has been a busy month of knitting, crocheting, and wood working once again. This month's update includes sweaters, afghan blankets, wood boxes and more.
The pink Baskets Braids and Bobbles sweater is an original design custom order that has been delivered.
These gray toilet tissue covers were a custom order that has been delivered...
So, that's what we've been up to since last month's Needlework and Wood Update. I hope you enjoy seeing what is new flowing from the needles, hooks, and out of the wood workshop.
All the very best,
Original and Traditional Designs