Arabian Sea

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  • Day24

    Seetag auf dem arabischen Meer

    March 6, Arabian Sea ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Ein weiterer Seetag, die Häfen tun aber auch kompliziert🤨
    Für morgen ist, zumindest ein technischer, Halt geplant. Der Treibstoff geht bald aus. Wir sind seit gestern Nacht langsamer unterwegs😱 dass es länger langt.
    Das Essen langt scheinbar auch nicht mehr lange sagen sie. Und der Frischwassertank ist leer. Gibt nur noch aufbereitetes Wasser.
    Aber alles gut hier😊
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  • Day32

    Heute Seetag

    March 14, Arabian Sea ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Ein weiterer ungeplanter Seetag ist heute auf dem Programm. Es werden wohl noch viele folgen. Wir dürfen bis auf weiteres nirgends mehr anlegen.
    Ich weiss ehrlich gesagt nicht mal genau wo wir sind😳 es bleibt spannend.
    Wir haben es gut auf dem Schiff, alle gesund, alle Bars, Disco, Restaurants, Läden und Pools sind geöffnet👍🏻😊
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  • Day96

    A chaque jour sa surprise

    April 9, Arabian Sea ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Avant la surprise, un bref retour sur la soirée d'hier. C'était donc la soirée des passagers.

    Après les répétitions, nous étions un peu dubitatifs quant à la qualité de ce qui allait être présenté. On avait tout faux car l'ensemble des participants, quinze, a mis le turbo pour que le spectacle soit de qualité. Il faut dire que dans ces cas là, personne n'a envie de passer pour un clown... sauf sans doute, celui qui a fait le clown.
    Certes il y eu bien quelques faussetés, mais le public, acquis d'avance, était très indulgent et a bien joué le jeu, d'où une standing ovation à la fin.

    Alors, la surprise. Nouvelle note du commandant. De ce matin à dimanche matin, nous naviguons à travers une zone considérée à « risque de piraterie »! D'où, et je vous assure que ce n'est pas une blague:
    Fermeture de la plupart des ponts promenade, en particulier le 7 car le plus facilement accessible en cas d'abordage, extinction de toutes les lumières extérieures pendant la nuit avec fermeture de tous les rideaux, ... Le but étant que le bateau soit le plus discret possible. C'est sûr que 300 m de long, 35 m de haut, tout blanc, on va passer inaperçu. Mais on ne va pas parler trop fort!

    Mais, pas de panique, on nous surveille. En effet, au cours de notre progression dans « le corridor de transit de sécurité maritime », nous sommes sous la protection de la capitainerie italienne, du centre de sécurité maritime de la corne d'Afrique et des opérations commerciales maritimes britanniques.

    Il n'est pas impossible qu'il y ait d'autres trucs, mais je vous en parlerais quand j'en aurais la confirmation.

    A part ce détail, la date de débarquement étant dans le viseur, chacun cherche maintenant à trouver un moyen de rentrer chez soi. Il faut dire que MSC est plutôt avare d'explications sur le sujet. Mais on va se débrouiller.

    Prenez soin de vous.
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  • Day33

    Im Suezkanal auf dem arabischen Meer

    March 15, Arabian Sea ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Unsere Fahrt ins Ungewisse geht weiter. Hier an Bord alles wie immer ohne Einschränkungen
    🥂🏋️‍♀️💪🏻🎉🏃‍♀️👯‍♀️🏊‍♀️🎼🎹♟

  • Day29

    4 Sea days

    March 6, Arabian Sea ⋅ 🌙 73 °F

    We are out in the Indian Ocean. We have 3 more sea days..thus very limited email WiFi opportunity.

    Today, we attended a lecture on “trade routes in the Indian Ocean”. Very interesting.

    We are fortunate that we have Fox news. Plus MSNBC. We also get several BBC stations too which is covering the Coronavirus. So we are staying “home”, like the media is suggesting, right here in cabin 6003. We are enjoying our time on NCL Spirit. Our next stop will be Seychelles island on Tuesday and Wednesday. Remember we are 12 hours ahead of you. When it’s 6am Dallas time, it is 6pm where we are.

    We also attended a Cruise Critic gathering and met the officers.
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  • Day285

    In Oman with Arman

    February 4, Arabian Sea ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Traveling in Oman was quite a surprise for me, nit knowing what to expect but surely Sand only. But shortly after being in the country the scenery changed to rocky mountain with some trees and fresh greenery. Several times on these mountain roads we traversed small rivers spilling over the road. People were having picnics and playing in the water.
    I could fully enjoy the scenery was it the first time for the last 35 000km I was having the luxury of sitting on the passenger seat, with Arman driving.
    The lives in the towns changed, there were no women to be seen on the streets. We visited a department store to do some purchases: there were lots of men, doing the groceries and buying even women’s clothes. The only women I could see apart from me was working at the checkout.
    Some women doing groceries or were buying fast food stopped their cars in front of the shops, honked, waited for an attendant to appear, I assume they gave them their order which he would pick, they paid and drove off again.
    But not only women ordered their stuff that way, many Omanis just honk in front of shops and do their business like that.
    Driving through the country there were huge mansions everywhere, one bigger than the other. We wondered, where all the Pakistanis and Indian live as we did not see any small housing. Do they live behind their shops? If working as domestics they will live within the compound of their employers, I guess.
    We drove to Muscat, picked up my Iranian friend Hojat and drove together to the Sugar Dunes, dunes, as the name implies, white as sugar. Very impressive, the white sand against the blue sea. It was a bit tight in my little van, but as we Germans say, where there is a want there is a way. At the dunes we met another German overlander couple who had a spare tent which they offered to Hojat, so he had a home for the two nights we spent there.
    I would have loved to stay a bit longer but we needed to get back to Dubai for Arman to catch his flight back.
    Trouble again on the border into UAE: after all the border checks I still had to see a veterinarian to check on the dog, so we were guided to the "Office of Camel Identifiers" to get the paperwork sorted. But apparently, we did not have an import certificate which costs AU$400 and an export ??? certificate which would have cost another $125. We showed him all the paperwork we had, then there were lots of discussions. This guy was really sleezy, I could not stand him, I was close to losing my cool. So I left it all to Arman. He’s a bit better the me in these situations. Lots of discussions, to get rid of is help wanted to persuade is to return too the border entry where we came into Oman, which was a few hundred kms away. At the end he brought us to some other official who kind of waved the hand at us indicating we could go.
    Arman and I we were quite sure the “veterinarian” just wanted some bakshish. I later heard of some Germans who had the same problem, they tried a few times without success and were considering flying the dog over from Muscat to Dubai. Don’t know what became of them. So, I was lucky again!!
    And now Arman is gone again. I miss him terribly. the time was too short! Over the days we had become a good team, we learned again how each of us ticks, the getting up and go in the morning became really smooth, once he knew what goes where and what needs to be done to get back on the road. Rex appreciated him being with us as well, did Arman take him for near daily jogs; he accompanied him initially really hesitantly but at the end Rexby came without a leash. And I did for once not need to take him for a walk. Hurray! I just could pull out a chair and read! And Rex gave up his allocated seat without a lot of fuss!!! That really surprised me was he normally fiercely defending his throne against passengers. And that I appreciate him anyway goes without saying!
    But now it was time to get ready to figure out how to move from there. Do I return to Iran and continue from there or do I try to get into Saudi Arabia even though I was informed by the Saudi Customs Authority and the Saudi Automobil Club that Right Hand drive is forbidden to drive on Saudi roads. And once in Saudi, how will I continue from there with Egypt, Israel, Jordan being a cal du sac. Lets wait and see. Inshallah, a way will show itself upon time.
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  • Day28

    Auf dem Weg nach Mumbai/Indien

    November 15, 2019, Arabian Sea ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Mit 14 Knoten, das entspricht knapp 26 Kilometer pro Stunde sind wir nun Richtung Osten unterwegs und werden morgen früh Mumbai erreichen. Das Schiff gleitet ruhig durch das Meer bei einer Außentemperatur von 27 Grad schon morgens um 9.30 Uhr.

    Jeden Tag um 12 Uhr bekommen wir ein Update vom Kapitän über jegliche nautische Daten. Heute zum Beispiel erzählt er uns, dass wir seit Maskat 650 km gefahren sind und noch 280 km vor uns haben bis Mumbai. Das Arabische Meer hier ist 2000 m tief und bei 360 Grad Rundblick kein ist Land in Sicht.

    Thomas hat heute eine Schnitzeljagd im Team auf dem Schiff mitgemacht und sein Team hat natürlich gewonnen: Prämie ist ein Seabourn Bär!
    Thema heute im Kunstkurs mit Kitty war Indien. Die Farben, die Folklore, die typischen Tiere, die typische Malerei sollen uns inspirieren. Ich entscheide mich, die farbenfrohen Stoffe und Muster mit Aquarell Farben zu malen. Dazu braucht man eine ruhige ✋...
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  • Day27

    Fahrt durch das Arabische Meer

    November 14, 2019, Arabian Sea ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Von gestern auf heute "verlieren" wir 1,5 Stunden Zeit, das heißt, dass der Zeitunterschied zu Deutschland nun 4,5 Stunden beträgt. Bei stahlblauen Himmel und ruhiger See fahren wir vom Arabischen Meer in den Indischen Ozean. Wir besuchen wieder verschiedene Veranstaltungen an Bord: der Kunstkurs mit Kitty läuft an Seetagen und eine Kochvorführung des Chefkochs, der ein Hummer-Risotto auf der Bühne kocht, live Musik und Halligalli findet am Pooldeck statt. Und wenn man seine Ruhe haben will, setzt man sich auf den Balkon und hört dem Wellenrauschen zu.
    Ein traumhafter Sonnenuntergang im Meer begeistert uns immer wieder aufs Neue.
    Abends nehmen wir zum ersten Mal unser Abendessen auf dem offenen 9. Deck ein, das arabisches Buffet hat uns interessiert.
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  • Day2

    Entre Doha et Sydney

    October 9, 2019, Arabian Sea ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    On est bien arrivé à Doha.
    L'escale s'est bien passé et là on est dans l'avion pour Sydney.
    Actuellement à 30997 FT d'altitude en train de manger un brunch

    Bisous à vous 😁

You might also know this place by the following names:

Arabian Sea, Arabisches Meer, Bahr al ‘Arab, Erythra Thalassa, Mare Arabico, Mer d’ Arabie, Rubrum Mare, Аравийское море, Аравійське море

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