Eastern Mediterranean

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  • Day7

    Zurück in Tel Aviv

    April 22, Eastern Mediterranean

    Wir waren wieder zurück in Tel Aviv und von den letzten beiden Tagen ein wenig geschafft. Daher ließen wir den Tag ruhig angehen und schliefen erst einmal aus. Nach einem ausgiebigen Frühstück machten wir uns auf den Weg durch die Stadt, wo wir uns noch ein paar neue Ecken anschauten und das entspannte Gefühl dieser Stadt auf uns wirken ließen. Wir gingen durch den Carmel Market und den modernen Einkaufsstraßen bis zum Strand, wo wir die Sonne und den zarten Wind genossen. Wir entspannten uns weiter an der Promenade, an der wir unsere Bücher lasen und ein kleines Nickerchen nahmen. Gegen Abend machten wir uns dann wieder auf den Weg zurück, aßen etwas und gingen dann auch schon zu Bett. Am Ende sind wir doch wieder viel mehr gegangen als geplant. Morgen fahren wir mit den Zug nach Haifa und Akko in den Norden Israels.Read more

  • Day4

    Athen => Cypern

    October 14, Eastern Mediterranean

    2018-10-14 söndag

    Vi började dagen med frukostbuffé-exkursion så att vi vet vilka komponenter vi ska testa de närmaste dagarna.
    Till min glädje hittade jag Swiss Müsli, också benämnd Bircher-müsli. Det är havregryn som blötlagts i mjölk över natten och på morgonen tillsätter man grovrivet äpple och russin. En god och nyttig geggamoja.

    Brödet här är märkligt men troligen i de amerikanska gästernas smak. Däremot finns färskpressad apelsinjuice (Kerstin - visst är det en viktig parameter i rankningen av hotellfrukostar) och man behöver inte pressa den själv. Jag började frukosten med en ingefärs-shot som är bra för många olika åkommor.

    Pia hade en genomgång med oss så nu vet vi allt om vad som sker under de närmaste veckorna.
    Vi får information hela tiden. Var kväll får vi en fyrsidig pamflett med info om kommande dag och minst ett ytterligare infoblad.

    I går fick vi Important Information om farorna i Adenviken. Det finns pirater där och de är aktiva. Kaptenen m stab håller kontinuerlig koll på läget och planerar efter det. Små fiskebåtar som cirkulerar runt vårt skepp anmodas att försvinna och ibland gör båten snabba svängar för att avskräcka dem. Om - vi säger om - fara uppstår ska vi förflytta oss mot mitten av båten och göra som besättningen säger. Vi kommer också att ha en piratövning när vi närmar oss de farofyllda farvattnen. Kaptenen har ett särskilt kodord som han använder om fara uppstår.
    Risken är dock liten då säkerheten är stor ombord och det dessutom är svårt att ta sig ombord på en så här hög båt från en fiskebåt.

    Efter lunch deltog jag i en liten akvarellkurs. Jag satt tillsammans med två amerikanska kvinnor som båda två hade varit i Stockholm. Vi hade svårt att höra vad fröken sa så vi försökte så gott vi kunde. Det fanns bilder som vi skulle använda som inspiration men jag försökte få till ett skånskt landskap m blommande raps. Resultatet (se bild) blev inte alltför imponerande. Det ska bli en fortsättningskurs senare men jag vet inte om jag ska gå den. Vi hade trevligt tillsammans och jag gjorde reklam för Lars Lerin.
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  • Day129

    Arabian Night

    April 22, Eastern Mediterranean

    Tonight was Arabian night as we sail toward Valletta, Malta. I wore the dishdasha I picked up in Oman. Coffee in the sunroom will never be the same. Glenda says that these Arabic women are onto something. With the scarf you don’t have to spend time fixing your hair.

  • Day9

    Twisting by the Pool

    August 25, Eastern Mediterranean

    A day at sea again, ship is full of new comers, it was us last week, weather is hot hot hot

    So today the girls bit the bullet and joined the teens club, they had a table tennis tournament a water bomb fright and hang out in the “hideout” in the evening..... I think they enjoyed it however as they only communicate when it is absolutely necessary (need money a lift or food or clothes) then it is hard to know for sure.

    So we set up camp on sun beds near the pool, only 4 needed as Lillian spends the whole day in the pool. Usual day of poolside games quizzes a paella demonstration (quite nice but not as good as mine)

    In the afternoon Lillian had kids club

    So it was the last dress up night so back to the room fairly early to shower and put on all the clobber, Cheryl got to wear her wedding dress for the 3rd time ! Me looking much like James Bond the girls like looking very glam, even Maisie finishing off her outfit with trainers !

    We had booked the surf and turf restaurant on deck 11 an amazing meal of steak and lobster with enough side dishes to sink the ship, and it finished us off no deserts today !

    Lillian had spaghetti

    Anyway after a grumpy moment from me as the girls wanted to rush the rest of their dinner to get to that evenings show that night I bit my lip and and they rushed off to reserve our seats and we all made it in time for the show based on the musicals. Which was spectacular as always

    Mummy, Daddy and Lillian all in bed by just gone 10 it had been a relaxing but hot day which I think took it out of us, we don’t know what time the girls got back from their teens club but they certainly were not bright as a daisy the next morning...... sailing into the beautiful Santorini in the morning
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  • Day21

    Katakalon

    May 4, Eastern Mediterranean

    A quiet day today. Most people go to Olympia - the birthplace of the Olympic Games where they light the Olympic torch before every games, and also the temple of Zeus. As we visited this place several years ago we just stayed in the town of Katakolon and looked through the shops. They had some nice things from unique ceramic pieces, wooden and glass artworks and various sculptures and paintings, as well as the usual assortment of souvenirs.

    Brad practised some artistic shots with his camera while a caught up on my blog, spoke to one of the boys who happened to be online at the time, and checked out some photos of Layla that May sent through. Overall, a relaxing day...a change from yet another 'old town'.
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  • Day9

    Pinnacles Lunch

    March 21, 2017, Eastern Mediterranean

    What a special treat that was. As usual Peter arranged something completely different for the last ever pinnacles lunch, on board Legend of the seas.
    Firstly we were issued with commemorative T-shirts, and had a group photo in the centrum, this was followed by an authentic Arabic buffet, prepared by one of the Egyptian chefs. We had this sitting outside on deck in a restricted area of the ship where passengers are not normally allowed, all while sailing down the Suez Canal.
    It was a great meal with some fab wine and the whole experience added to the memorability of this the last cruise of this wonderful old ship. At least it's last cruise as Legend of the seas, as when she transfers to Thomson, she will be refitted and renamed Discovery 2.
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  • Day6

    Turkish airlines

    February 27, 2016, Eastern Mediterranean

    Y esta es la comida que nos han servido en el avión con destino a Turquía. La verdad es que estaba muy bueno, sobre todo la mousse de chocolate. Mientras, voy viendo una película de mision imposible que no había visto aún, nación fantasma. Curioso que JJ Abrams continúe con su aportación a la saga. A ver que tal es... La otra foto es de un caramelo, supongo que típico, de pistacho con azúcar que nos dieron antes de la comida. Muy rico también.Read more

  • Day45

    The Quest

    November 11, 2011, Eastern Mediterranean

    We all took part in the Quest last night.
    For those who don't know it's a crazy game show where a lot of drunks do strange things such as men wearing women's underwear etc.
    We won...woo hoo.
    It was a great laugh (at the time) lol.
    It was all filmed and will be shown on the cruise video, so I may regret taking my trousers off and wearing Drena's bra, which she took off at the table.
    Later in the contest one woman from each team had to show the host her bra and as I was wearing Drena's as I said, she promptly lifted her blouse up to show him her bare boob's... As Kenny Everett would of said " It was all in the best possible taste " yeah right..... LOLRead more

  • Day46

    The Lost Day

    November 12, 2011, Eastern Mediterranean

    It all started two day's ago.
    We went to the theatre with John and Drena to see the Rat Pack tribute group.
    Sheila and I had seen them with Ken and Denise on the first leg of the cruise.
    Sheila had ended up on stage with Dean Martin last time and she was adamant she was not getting on stage this time.... Yeah right!
    As soon as he came by her she sprinted past him and was on the stage before him.... Lol... That may be a slight exaggeration but only a slight one.. Lol.
    Anyway the upshot was we saw the guys in the bar on our way to bed and stopped for a quick chat, so Sheila could take in all the adulation from them.
    They were telling her how she made the show that night etc, etc.
    That was the first mistake, the second being staying for a quick drink with them and Simeon, the cruise director, who had joined us by this time.
    The third and on my part the most fatal mistake was me drinking another bottle of red wine.... Hence the title The Lost Day.
    I did spend the next day and night in the cabin recovering...... But I'm fine now so onward and upward as the bard said (I think he said it) lol
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