Gulf of Aden

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  • Day11

    Am dritten Seetag in Folge haben wir den Golf von Aden erreicht ohne Piraten zu sehen.

    Heute haben wir 28 Grad Lufttemperatur und 30 Grad Wassertemperatur. Wir liegen den ganzen Tag faul in der Sonne. An so ein Wetter könnte man sich gewöhnen.

    Das Schiff ist mittlerweile auch weihnachtlich geschmückt und gestern Abend hatten wir eine Flasche Sekt als Honeymoon-Gruß auf der Kabine.

  • Day119

    Thus far on day 119 of our 141 day world cruise, here are some consumption totals for a ship of 1300 persons, both passengers and crew.

    26,456 pounds of bananas
    200,000 eggs
    166,000 pounds of beef
    89,000 pounds fresh fish
    10, 303 gallons of milk
    25,000 containers of yogurt
    18,740 pounds of French fries
    17,737 pounds of rice
    56,000 pounds of potatoes
    4,189 pounds of strawberries
    300,000 bottles of water
    55,000 rolls of toilet paper

    AND ......

    80,000 bottles of wine

    Lord only knows how much coffee, poultry, sugar and liquor have been consumed.

    Now I know why all of us have clothes that seem to be shrinking a bit. I’m guessing that the damp, salty ocean air causes cloth to shrink. That must be it, because no one onboard is overeating.

    God bless the provisions team that plans, orders and loads all of the supplies needed to run the Viking Sun. This team has to deal with customs officials, and consumption levels must be constantly monitored as well as availability of items in our ports of call around the world. Quality control and delivery logistics in addition to the cost of these items keeps this team quite busy. They also work closely with the executive chefs and the culinary team to make sure that all the ingredients needed for the world cruise menus are available. The provisions team is also responsible for sourcing and maintaining an inventory of wines, other beverages, toiletries, chemicals for the laundry, bed linens, glassware, plates . . . the list is exhausting. And they labor out of sight below the decks and under the water line. Truly they are the backbone of the ship.
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  • Day58

    Tage auf See :)

    March 30, 2017

    Halloooo :) ich mal wieder :) da wir uns hier auf einer Transreise befinden ( das heißt überfährt ins Mittelmeer von Dubai nach Mallorca ) haben wir sehr viele Seetage ..
    im Moment fahren wir irgendwo zwischen Salalah und Jordanien, wo wir das nächste mal anlegen.
    Für uns heißt das alle Leute an Bord und volles Programm.
    Aber das arbeiten macht Spaß und ist obwohl wir von 8-20 arbeiten sehr kurzweilig. Kurse in größeren Gruppen geben wird immer mehr normal und auch ich kann jetzt Sauna Aufgüsse machen :D
    In meiner Mittagspause leg ich mich immer aufs Pooldeck und genieße die Sonne;)
    Mir geht's schon viel besser - das fühlt sich gut an. Klar muss ich noch meinen Platz hier finden aber wird :P nach Feierabend finden auf Deck immer Partys statt oder ich geh ins Theater..
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  • Day97

    12.4. seetag

    April 12, 2017

    heisser tag bei ruh. see. einzig der fahrtwind kühlt ab. priska ist schon ganz in vorbereitung auf das familienfest.
    spa-anwendungen, gesichts- und körpermassagen mit orientalischen wunderölen, cremes etc., Friseur, mani- und pediküre
    bis hin zur persönl. Stilberatung - ich kann es als fast kaum glauben, wie die Reise mein liebes, fleissiges Frauchen ver-
    wandelt hat.
    piratenabwehrmassnahmen sollen bis Ausfahrt suezkanal aufrecht erhalten werden. was nützt mir jetzt der teure Fenster- Platz im Speisesaal, wenn alle vorhänge zugezogen sind?
    heute am nachmittag dann sowohl arab. als auch afrik. küsten in Sichtweite.

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  • Day7

    It's been a nice uneventful trip, and as usual we've made new friends and met a lot of old ones.
    Joe's been a star and everyone loves him.
    Not been anymore complaints about him being in the lounge but as I say he's allowed in and he has been very well behaved. Speaking of the lounges, the ships management have got the diamond free drinks time very well organised. With there being so many diamonds and above on board, they have opened the Viking Crown lounge and the card rooms as well as the diamond lounge its self, just for the members, which is brilliant. But when you show your card in Boleros, and the Schooner Bar during the free drinks time, you can get unlimited drinks in there also. As well as 4 drinks each night in any of the other bars and restaurants during this time. This is the first time I have experienced this on any ship, when there are so many members on board.
    Well done the Mariner staff.
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  • Day17

    Will I never learn

    May 25, 2015

    Well Saturday morning started as normal having breakfast with Sheila, Sue and Maz.
    Then at 12.15pm we had our lunch with an officer, which is one of the diamond plus benefits when you reach 350+ cruise points, there where five or six tables with six or so passengers to each table, we had Ken Rush, the cruise director and a junior officer on our table.
    The meal and the company where excellent, the problem was, well I should say my problem was, the wine, it flowed very freely, and it would have been rude to refuse. Lol.
    Anyway almost immediately after the meal, a group of us went up to the concierge lounge to set up a small party for Doreen and Eric, two friends of ours who turned pinnacle on this cruise.
    And of course we all brought a bottle of wine, it would have been rude not to, lol.
    Well by the time the party finished, it was 4.30pm.
    Just enough time time to clear every thing away ready for the 5pm drinks.
    When Ike the waiter came around for the order, I ordered another glass of wine, it would have been rude not to.
    Btw, can you see a pattern appearing here? Lol.
    8.30pm and we're all booked in the Grand restaurant for dinner, and once again
    We had wine with the meal, needless to say, I don't remember going to bed.
    So for the following two days Sheila and I both abstained from alcohol, and on the first day we only left the cabin to grab some food on a couple of occasions.
    Maybe one day I'll learn, but don't hold your breath lol.
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  • Day96

    seetag 11.4.

    April 11, 2017

    ruhige See, leichte brise, Luft 33 c, Wasser 30 c. die piratenabwehrmassnahmen müssen weiter beachtet werden.
    morgens vortrag vorislamische arab. Kulturen, ansonsten schlampertag. gala-abend mal wieder teilgenommen
    (smoking passt immer noch), dafür aber kapitänsempfang geschwänzt. fahren jetzt in den Golf von Aden ein,
    um dann um das Horn von Afrika ins rote Meer zu gelangen.


  • Day15

    Since we came out of the Suez Canal all the news channels have mysteriously disappeared from the TV.
    This could be due to the loss of the satellite signal, but, the more cynical amongst us, me included reckon that the ship has blocked them, due to all the bad terrorism news we've had recently.
    This part of the trip, from the end of the Red Sea, into the Gulf of Aden is where the possibility of pirate attacks is, so the ship has armed security, a night time blackout and an open deck lockdown, where passengers are not allowed on the open decks during the hours of darkness.
    This is the norm on Suez Canal trips, so those of us who have done it before are not overly worried.
    But there are a few passengers who are quite scared, and a bit worried.
    So I suppose seeing news about terrorists etc would not help.
    Ergo the lack of news channels.
    That's my theory anyway.
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  • Day20

    Sue and Maz had a meal with the Captain the other day, and during the meal, Sue told the Captain my old joke about the Somali pirates.
    The one about the safest place on the ship if the pirates get on board, being the concierge lounge, as the pirates would be first time cruisers and not have a card to get in.
    Later on that night the Captain came to the concierge lounge just for a chat with people, and Sue told him that the joke she told him was mine.
    The Captain does no more than ask if he can use it sometime.
    So obviously I say yes of course.
    Well at the end of the next days security announcement he actually used the joke, I was gob smacked, as I didn't actually think he would.
    The only thing is that only a couple of people know that the joke was mine, so it's not really fame at last... Just sort of... Lol
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Gulf of Aden, Golf von Aden, Adeno įlanka, Al Baḩr al Aḩmar, Badyarada Cadmeed, Golfo de Adem, Golfo de Áden, Golfo di Aden, Gulfe d’Aden, Khalīj ‘Adan, Khalīj al Barbari, Khooriga Cadmeed

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