Steadfast ahead, Captian.. Me thinks we see land..
Trip Start Apr 26, 2008
9Trip End May 14, 2008
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Where I stayed
Several Nautical miles off the coast
However, our cruise entertainment committee and our cruise director have done a wonderful job of keeping us very busy with unforgettable Broadway style shows, top act comedy shows and musical entertainers each night. While during the day, we get involved in daily events such as basketball tournaments, mini golf, bingo, dance lessons, Casino action, fitness center and Italian lessons...yes.. free Italian lessons... FANTASTICO.
Speaking about fantastic, our weather has been unbeatable averaging around 82 degrees and sunny every day. We also have had a very smooth sailing as well. I really have to tell you that I thought the waters would have gotten a little rough along the way but I was way off course on that one
Speaking of course, our Captain is right on course and will arrive two hours early into Portugal. I can not wait to show you the pictures on Funchal.
Now, I have been on several cruises before and there is one thing I have never done on a cruise ship and that is to use their many swimming pools. Well, not only have I tried their pools on this ship, I also tried the Jacuzzis and Carnival's famous water slides. The Freedom's slide is a 214 foot spiral water slide. Now, let me tell you, we have all seen kids at water parks running up the stairs to then slide down the water slide but until you seen a 90 year old male with a walking cane do it, you have seen nothing yet!! The crowd on this ship is, as you might have guessed, well over their fifties (this will come as no shock to my brother Neil as he has been on several trips of mine in the past and I have a particular knack (call it a skill) in finding an older crowd on cruise ships).
Yesterday, Katty and I met this wonderful gay couple on their very first cruise and also there very first trip to Europe. They have been partner's for forty five years and I had to ask them what their secret was for staying together so long because I was ready to toss my wife to the sharks in the Atlantic. They responded by saying that as you get older, your hearing starts to go and you hear less and less complaints each passing moment. So, they told Katty that each day I will become more bearable :)
Well, sorry to say that it is time to say good bye. I have to get ready for dinner tonight as it is prime rib night and toasted salmon as well. I have added a few more pictures of our days at sea.