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  • Day4

    Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    December 18, 2014 in the United States

    For those of you who know us, you will remember we set out just about 19 years ago to go around the world on our 38 foot sailboat Phantasie. We left from San Francisco and headed south to Mexico. When we arrived at Bahia de Navidad (the usual hopping off spot for those crossing the Pacific) we realized that we were going much too slow to go around the world in the two years that we had allowed. We knew that we couldn't speed up without ruining the great experience we were having so far. We decided to put it off until we went cruising again.
    Well, times have changed. The Indian Ocean is not really safe for cruisers and we really want to spend time in the Med but the nagging wonder of what was out there and what we would have seen persists.
    A little over a year ago we found a cruise line and a particular itinerary that really interested us. We also convinced (with very little prodding) some great friends to go with us. So began the odyssey we just labeled "The World Cruise".
    From Woodstock, VA we set out to go around the world without flying. Our journey begins on water here in Ft. Lauderdale.
    Today we will board the Silver Whisper and travel for 4.5 months until we arrive back at Ft. Lauderdale. We will see some 50+ countries and make around 120 ports. We, and our traveling companions Jeff and Ali Carithers, will bring you the highlights here.
    To start here is a shot of South Beach, Miami. Beautiful weather, scenery and art deco buildings made a great pre-cruise vacation even better.
    See you along the way.

    Jim
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  • Day5

    Lago Mar, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    December 19, 2014 in the United States

    We stayed in Lago Mar on the beach in Fort Lauderdale with our good friends Jane and Mike Beasley. They came to see us off. We waved at them from the ship. They were sitting on the rocks waving their iPhones on flashlight so we could see them. They swore they had no liquor with them but we were doubtful. There was certainly liqour involved onboard as we toasted the trip with the signature drink of the cruise line the "Silver Spirit". It is basically all booze except for the squeeze of lime they use at the end. We call that "the mixer".
    We had a great first dinner after unpacking and figuring out where to stow all the luggage (under the bed). More drinks and a show and we are feeling very "at home" on board.
    Mike and Jane also helped shuttle the MaxMobile to the Kozy Kamper motorhome park for winter storage. It is a nice place and other then maybe having a low battery when we get back it should be fine.
    It was really great to have such a send off. Thank you Jane and Mike.
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  • Day116

    Fort Lauderdale Everglades Port

    March 4 in the United States

    Nun definitiv goodbye... Sind nun im Hafen und warten aufs Einschiffen mit gaaaanz vielen anderen... Der Lifter war noch so schwer mit Gepäck.. Obwohl wir Andrea schon einiges mitgegeben haben... Nun auf für 19 Tage auf Wasser mit einigen Stopps in der Karibik, auf Teneriffa und Spanien und in Savona gehts mit dem Zug nach Hause am 23.3.Read more

  • Day1

    Ahoi

    November 11 in the United States

    Wie aufregend, unsere erste Kreuzfahrt. Am Hafen angekommen ging es in eine riesige Halle zum Check in. Nach dem unsere Unterlagen und Pässe geprüft wurden, mussten wir warten bis unsere Nummer zum Boarding aufgerufen wurde. Danach war es soweit, wir durften auf das Schiff. Riesig und so viele Menschen!

    Kurz das Zimmer gecheckt und auf ging’s zur Essenssuche. Nach der Sicherheitseinweisung ging es quasi direkt schon hoch auf Deck um auf das Ablegen zu warten. Nach und nach haben die Kreuzfahrtschiffe abgelegt. Wir waren als vorletztes Schiff an der Reihe.

    Nach einer weiteren Erkundungstour ging es zum Abendessen und früh ins Bett.
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  • Day87

    It's the little things

    April 29, 2014 in the United States

    It's the little things that make it special.
    Such as being a little able to have lunch freshly prepared for you in the concierge lounge, and having the added bonus of free beer or wine.
    This is the kind of thing that is missing from the loyalty program on all the other Royal ships.
    I've said for a while now, that the loyalty program has been slipping, and that by being "loyal to royal " you weren't being made feel special or valued.
    But on here even though the size of the ship makes things a little impersonal, things like this do make you feel valued.
    Anyway, enough of all that...
    This morning we had breakfast in Johnny Rockets which is just one of the many places on board where you can get breakfast.
    Then last night we went to the Aqua Theatre and the show was amazing, with some spectacular high divers and brilliant acrobatics.
    I would definitely recommend it as a not to be missed show.
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  • Day10

    Getting Off And Getting On

    January 20 in the United States

    There were some crowds disembarking from the Harmony but it was not as chaotic as we thought it might be. Our car service picked us up at the Ft Lauderdale Port and drove us to the Port of Miami.
    When we arrived at our Regent ship we were surprised to see that the area was empty. We waited about one half hour to board in a comfortable lounge with snacks and drinks. As we boarded the Seven Seas Explorer we were greeted with champagne and then had lunch.
    This was the first time we booked an aft suite. It is very comfortable and we really enjoy our deck and the views.
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  • Day1

    Boarding the Ship

    April 25, 2015 in the United States

    When we arrived at the Fort Lauderdale airport, a shuttle bus took us the short distance to the ship. A twenty-minute bus ride brought us to the cruise ship terminal. Luggage was delayed until after supper, but then we secured all our baggage and got the room squared away.Standing for just a moment in the hot sun before we took the elevator up to check into the ship was merciless. I had brought my hat and a sport coat, and in the sun, the heat was nearly unbearable. However, the discomfort did not last long. Princess showed its usual efficiency in getting us checked in. Once on the ship, they treated us like royalty. When we boarded, our room was not yet ready, so we had to wait in the atrium. There were several couples dancing to recorded music. We did not realize that certain ships are known for certain types of activities. The Royal Princess is known as a ship that welcomes people who enjoy dancing. I had prime rib for supper and Glenda had Mexican.Read more

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