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Feb 28, 2015 - from the sea
Before we left this area we stopped at the Wild Ocean market to buy some local seafood. They sold many varieties of fresh shrimp as well as other flat fish. As we asked the dumb questions a landlubber asks, the clerk encouraged us to take the tour of their facility in Port Canaveral to learn more about the fish business, shrimp in particular. It was a good tour to take on a cool, rainy day and prevented us from dwelling on the fact that we had looked forward to a final bike ride, round of golf, or some other outdoor activity. But not in the...Jump to full entry
Jan 13, 2014 - Jetty Park - Port Canaveral, FL
Hello Everyone, Well, today we continued our travels further up the Florida east coast to Jetty Park in Port Canaveral, about 1 hour south of Daytona. We picked this campground because its right on the ocean, and on a long Canal that the Cruise lines use to dock their ships in Port Canaveral. Then, almost every night around 5PM, the huge Cruise ships leave port and sail past the campground on their way out into the ocean! All the campers get their chairs and watch and wave! Being such a spectacular sight, I took to the air with my DJI...Jump to full entry
Sep 8, 2013 - Storing the Rig for a Week!
Shortly after we booked our cruise, Brad researched parking for our RV on the internet. He found Park Port Canaveral by Radisson to be the most economical and very close to Port Canaveral. We had two concerns: the refrigerator and my plant. We asked the rvusa.com forum about the refrigerator and were assured that it would run for a week on propane as long as everything was unplugged so that there would be no drain on the coach battery which is needed to turn the fridge on & off so it could use the propane to stay cold. Brad located the...Jump to full entry
Jan 26, 2013 - Cruise Critters
One of the expected highlights of a cruise, from what we've been told, is the daily "Towel Critter" on your bed when you return from dinner. We had great fun checking these critters out ... and anticipated a new one every evening. Our Cabin Steward, Apollo, did an excellent job designing these, as well as providing extremely friendly and high quality service. Remember my earlier note of how rich we need to consider ourselves??? ... I suspect there are a few residents of Roatan or Belize who may be lucky to have one towel to share for the...Jump to full entry
Jan 19, 2013 - Our First Cruise
Our friends Mark & Gay Meinke have been after us for years to go on a cruise with them. It finally happened ... a seven day trip into the western Caribbean. We had a blast. Here's our accommodations for the week ... following few entries will document where we went and what we did.Jump to full entry
Jun 30, 2012 - Home again
Because we had early seating our time in the dining room was from 6:30 to 7:30. We decided to eat in Cabanas, the buffet restaurant instead and we could go later. We still had to be off the ship by 9:00. Everything went smoothly until Andy and Richard couldn't remember where they parked the car. Jim parked next to us, he remembered where, thought we had left and started off. So we had to meet in a McDonald's parking lot to say our final goodbyes. We had lunch with Andy and his family and dropped them at the airport. And we came home. What...Jump to full entry
Jun 23, 2012 - Let the cruise begin!
Our Pilot was loaded with suitcases and people. We met Jim and family on 417 and it was on to Port Canaveral. The Fantasy is an awesome ship. Of course we had to have photos taken with Mickey before boarding. And the parents got their children registered for the Oceaneer Club. As we boarded the ship and walked into the Atrium, a crew member announced: "Welcome to the Walter Family" and the other crew members there clapped and cheered. By the time we finished lunch, the cabins were ready. Some of us had our luggage, some didn't but the...Jump to full entry
Apr 23, 2010 - Monarch of the Seas! Off to the Bahamas!
Made it to Port Canaveral about noon. Driving around making our way to the Port we finally got to the point we thought was the entrance to the Port. Only to have two guys tell us it was the airport and the next flight out was in a half hour. Turns out they were only joking. Said they did that to put some excitement into their day! Got a great parking spot right up front. Sorted through our luggage making sure we had everything we needed. Fifteen steps and we were handing the porters our luggage! How great was that! Then maybe 20 minutes in...Jump to full entry
Dec 12, 2009 - First Day
Hey everybody it's my first real day of vacation. Yesterday was just a long day of airplanes. It was so funny this lady on one of the planes asked if i was 17 or 19 i was like no 14. It was funny, my mom almost didn't get her luggage but they found it today it was still in toronto. Today we went to Kennedy space center it was so cool. We saw tones of space shuttles. I found this really nice jacket but it was really expensive so i didn't buy it but i loved it. Oh well. OMG i almost forgot that i saw a gator today it was so cool actually we...Jump to full entry
Jul 9, 2009 - Cruisin' the Bahamas....
Our Cruise to the Bahamas We decided several months ago that it was time to take a cruise. We decided to take one during the Fourth of July holiday. Our cruise started out at Port Canaveral, Florida. We would leave port in the evening and sail through the night to reach Nassau in the morning. The Monarch of the Seas was our ship. Our suite was on Deck 10. It was a nice suite with a balcony. The ship had lots of lounges, bars, dining rooms, and plenty of areas to find any kind of entertainment. We went to the karaoke club one night. One...Jump to full entry
May 31, 2009 - Leaving To Get on Cruise Ship
Woke up this morning at 7:30 AM im just so excited to be boarding the biggest ship in the world and meeting new people and i just cant wait evrybodys up but are still laying in bed our shuttle that takes us over to the ship is leaving at 11:30 AM so we have to be down there by 11:15 AM.Jump to full entry
Nov 20, 2008 - Back at Port Canaveral - Heading Home.....
Leaving the ship was very organized. You eat breakfast in the diningroom where you had dinner the night before, so in our case Animator's Palate. We said good-bye to our tablemates and then it was time to disembark the ship. Joe was once again stopped at Immigration but it was a brief inspection this time. They asked him a few questions and sent us on our way. Heading back to Toronto we hit some heavy snow a few times but made it safely back. FINAL THOUGHTS This journal was obviously written from an adult-only perspective so I can't comment...Jump to full entry