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Feb 28, 2018 - Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman was the first stop of the cruise. We disembarked in the capital, Georgetown. We were greeted at the dock by a pirate, and I took the opportunity to take a picture of him and a huge cruise ship. Georgetown is a pleasant small city, much in the vogue of Caribbean cities and towns. By that I mean homes and businesses have multi-colored buildings, most of which are pleasing to the eye. The people Sandy and I met were uniformly pleasant, and the weather was sunny and balmy. We decided to take a tour of the island, and our tour...

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Feb 27, 2018 - Sea Day 1

We spent our sea day relaxing, sunning ourselves, visiting with Tony and Marsha. Giving myself credit where it's due, I did walk 4 miles around the upper deck. Given the somewhat later morning hour, it was rather crowded with sun worshipers. Topping off the evening, there was a good show starring the entertainer who played Frankie Valle in the show Jersey Boys. The guy had a good voice and did not confine his selection only to those from the Jersey Boys show. Tomorrow, it is onto to Grand Cayman. Thanks for reading.

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Jan 26, 2018 - Last Sea day

Jan 26 our last sea day. This cruise was the Miracle’s last cruise from Long Beach and it will now be based in Tampa. We disembark tomorrow. It was another rough day with 53 plus mph winds. The boat was very rocky. They said it was supposed to get better by late afternoon. It was still rough, but not as bad. There was a pretty sunrise and then it was cloudy most of the morning. It was a little cooler without the sun, but we used the pool and whirlpool anyways. I made my last trip to the gym this morning. We sent laundry down so I'd have...

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Jan 25, 2018 - Georgetown, Grand Cayman

Jan 25 Grand Cayman today. It is home of 7 Mile Beach, known for its coral sands. We were able to get off the boat quickly due to our priority status. We tendered to shore as the pier was being worked on. Grand Cayman has great shopping up and down Harbour Drive and side and back streets. We shopped and walked around for a while. We returned to the ship and enjoyed the hot tub and pool while it was not crowded. It was quite warm today. After dinner we went to see comedian, Larry Omaha and then Jeff Taveggia a comedy juggler. One more sea...

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May 8, 2017 - Cayman - To Hell and Back!

We have had an adventurous day. I was up early and went down to the devotion time and had breakfast. Christine got up at her usual time and had breakfast left over from yesterday. I came to the room and we got our things together for the out trip. We went down to the appointed place and were soon on our way to the tender. These were hired boats and not the ship's lifeboats as we have usually experienced. We went right onto the boat and it only took a few minutes to cross the bay and unload onto the dock. Then the waiting started. We knew we...

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Apr 21, 2017 - Dive, dive,dive

Our next stop is Grand Cayman. We are going to go on an Atlantas Submarine here and Ian is very excited. He keeps making a sonar ping noise and shouting "fire 1, fire 2". He's remembering all the old films about submarines! Our first impression of Grand Cayman is very good. A fairly flat island, colourful houses and gorgeous white beaches. It has a lot of high end designer shops selling duty free goods but still expensive. We spend a couple of hours looking around the town before walking to the pier for our trip, We board a small ferry that...

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Feb 13, 2017 - Grand Cayman

We arrived at Grand Cayman 7:30 and last tender from the pier was at 2:15. This is a beautiful island with lots of shops. There is a beach called 7 mile beach. We had been here before so we just walked around and did some shopping. Tonight the show was Getaway Island again. The tender ride is very short here.

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Sep 6, 2016 - Georgetown, The Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman is completely flat but that is its only negative! Extremely smart and clean with a stunning coast it is still owned by Britain as a tax haven. We headed out on a slightly overloaded boat to a sandbar about thirty minutes out to sea. In chest deep warm water we stood (with a fair few other people!) as lots and lots of stingrays swam around and under us- a little too close for my liking! They were actually friendly but I kept remembering the crocodile hunter's fate!! A snorkelling stop for more amazing tropical fish and then back...

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Our Year Out

Dec 22, 2015 - Grand Caymans

Took a snorkeling trip today. Decided not to do the traditional "swimming with the stingrays" at Stingray City fearing Sally might have difficulty getting off/on the boats used. The one we took didn't have the walk up ramp we were told. The ladders were a challenge returning, but Sally did get back aboard. No underwater camera so no fish photos.

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Dec 4, 2014 - Sea Days

We had two sea days on the way back to New Orleans. Dinner on the first night was great and I've included the pictures of our servers dancing. This is the Fun Ship afterall. The second sea day had us off loading a passenger at sea that had a serious medical problem. After they got this guy, they had to come back later (after I thought they were all done) for a second passenger that had a problem a short time later. My pictures are only of the first rescue. They did this when we were close to New Orleans and the ship had cruised at full...

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Travel 2014

Jan 7, 2013 - Finally underway

It’s great to be on board and underway. We found two of our favorite crew people on board – the ship’s hostess (culinary and other events) and the Cellar Master (always a good friend to have). Yesterday was a typical day at sea. We started by going to a short welcome discussion with the Cruise director. That was followed by a Bridge lesson – not the road kind, but the card kind… In the afternoon we played bridge for the first time and did so-so. Oh well, we’ll have more chances to sharpen up. Later today we dock at Georgetown, Cayman...

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Mar 6, 2012 - Georgetown

Last night the dour Norwegian captain got on the PA and fretted about the high winds and consequent waves that lay ahead. Grand Cayman the next port, has no dock facilities and all ships that visit drop anchors and send their passengers to shore in smaller boats. This is called tendering and can take forever. And if the waves are high enough, it will not happen at all. Our latest experience in Grand Cayman told us that we would probably be able to visit the island, but our snorkeling excursion would be cancelled. We were sorry we were...

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