Yup photo documenting this trip from beginning to end
On the road again leaving Casa Grande Arizona
Love a good road trip...this time to L.A. to the ship dock
Can start a road trip without the magical drink we call Diet Coke!!
A good night sleep in Los Angeles and a hearty breakfast before we enbark on the cruise
Tanya has just finished her caffeine for the morning Mmmmm...delicious
A full tummy, doubled checked the boarding passes JT is rearing to go
Anxiously awaiting the taxi cab now
One last sip and we are on our way
Nice view from the back of the taxi
JT as we arrive at the dock
Oh yes the cattle line of people awaiting to board
JT waiting his turn to load our luggage onto the trolley racks
Thats alot of luggage...imagine if a cruise ship started charging for each piece just like the airlines; They'd be RICH!
rounding the bend and there is the Mariner of the Sea
Geez JT is a good man...carrying that pink bag for Tanya
Our stateroom on the ship
The royal pommenade shopping on the ship is beautiful
lit up staircases
Our view while still tethered to the dock in L.A.
We grab a quick snack till all have boarded and we can get this ship underway
We are looking forward to a fun week
We made quick friends with a couple of ladies visiting from England
A blurry pic of the Lotus Lounge where all the singing will take place
Hmmm where should we go next?
JT is discussing the schedule for the week both work & funtime
more pics of the Lotus Lounge
getting things set up for tonights performance
A little run through for JT
Lounge is starting to fill to capacity
Entrance to the Casino on the ship
JT needing a little hot tea for his throat
This is the Savoy Theather
Another pic of the shopping area on the ship (all light up)
Beautiful two tier theather Cant use flash photography during the shows so must get pics before all the action starts!
JT meeting up with the folks on board for entertainment
A little dress rehearsal and let the show begin!
1:00 AM...The first big show at the Savoy is complete, it was spectacular AND the tropical storm Georgette has met up with our ship. My oh my!!!
A ROCKY first day comes to an end
Day 2; as the Tropical Storm continues Tanya attempts to hold her head still without rocking
Regardless of the wheather outside the food inside is FANTASTIC
JT picks at his breakfast
Coul;d this be??? the storm has ended?! (only a break in the clouds..the best is yet to come!)
Relaxing on the 14th deck overlooking the sea
Tanya is making plans for tonights activities
Where else but at the skating rink of course! Yup a real skating rink on the ship!
A few of the spectator awaiting a show
One of those creative towel animals awaiting our arrival each evening in our cabin
Tonight is formal night in the Dining room. Here is Allison, John & Mora our tablemates from Scotland
JT relaxing with a little Toddy for the Body before dinner
Allison & Mora will toast to that!
Tanya taking a pose with JT
Our dining room entrance
3 teirs in the dining room We are located on the bottom floor next to the captins table
Stairway to the other floors
Crystal lights are everywhere
JT at our Table
Tanya making small talk
The table is dressed to the nines as well
Our other tablemates arrive; they are from England
The Scots arrive and our dinner table is complete
Rachel, Mel & Jamie
A quick break in the tropcal Hurricane Georgette.
We scurry to the deck to take a few pics while we can
Adventure Ocean doesnt begin to describle the rock'n & rollin' going on last night!
A wet & moving deck keeps up hanging on the rails tightly
No outdoor activities today
Wind was brisk
JT feels raindrops again
Looking toward the front of the ship at more clouds rolling in
A quick pose before it pours
well at least we always have the food to keep us occupied Mmm
and more food....
Tanya takes a break to download pics
look even more food!
Tanya poses for a gangster style pic of the 3rd day at sea
JT attempts a ganster sytle doesnt quite cut it...how about...
The boyscout style of flashing a 3
Oh well; regardless of what day it is... there's always more food
Our view out the windows,,Rain/fog
The Lotus Lounge is Rock & Rolling LITERALLY
Tanya enjoys the entertainment
A drawing is about to take place for those that attended this event..
This is the LUCKY Ticket...Tanya won a $450.00 Diamond & Shaphire Necklace in the drawing!!! Yipee
Onward to other pleasures while we ride out this storm
A game of farkle in the Schooner Lounge fits the bill
concentrating on getting those high scores
Heres a live radar update of the storm we are in
See the path of the storm> That big red swirl is exactly where we are right now!!
Heres the projected path of the storm.
We are unable to make land in Cabo San Lucas so must cruise onto Puerto Villera instead
Breaktime for JT in the Savoy Theather Diet Coke hits the spot
enjoying out breaktime together
Almost time for the show to begin
On our way to dinner after a great performance
JT is Feelin' pretty great about the day
The wait staff sings to the guest on the stairway
All eyes are forward as they sing to us
People are looking over on all the teirs trying to get a good look at whats going on
Our table was the rowdiest in the dining room You go girls!
Its been almost 3 hours since we ate Thank goodness there is a pool side buffet at 1AM
Rain has stopped for a bit
The music fills the air
The Dragon Lair opens up for dancing at 1:00am until early morning arrives
and really loud dance music!
we are off to find quieter digs
Ahhh the Lotus Lounge will do nicely