Saturday, July 15, 2006

Royal Caribbean

Since my cruise is less than a month away, I was looking on Royal Caribbean's website tonight.  I am so excitied about this upcoming event and have been going over all the details of my "home away from home" for the week of August 11th thru August 18th.  Here's the description of the ship from Royal Caribbean;

"The multilevel Centrum is the hub of this ship. It's an airy, light-filled atrium with gliding glass elevators, palm trees, panoramic windows, gleaming brass, and chairs and low tables placed in cozy groupings. Most passengers gather here for a pre-dinner cocktail as live music plays in the background. Other popular spots include the convivial Schooner Bar, the elegant champagne bar and the Solarium, a serene, glass-enclosed pool area with a retractable ceiling. The Viking Crown Lounge is a Royal Caribbean signature; floating 11 decks above the ocean, it's an observation point by day and a pulsating dance club at night. There's also a casino and show lounge. Go for a seaside jog on the top deck, spend a few pampering hours at the spa or work out with a view at the ShipShape Fitness Center. The Windjammer Café is a casual alternative to the formal, two-level Aquarius Dining Room."

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I watched a documentary today on the Discovery Channel about the making of their newest and the biggest cruise ship ever, "Freedom of the Seas."  It was mainly built in Finland but then they had a problem and couldn't put it back in dry dock because the harbor in Finland was iced in.  They loaded all the workers and crew on the ship and headed for Germany, the closest dry dock facility that could accommodate such a big ship.  It was amazing to watch how this huge ship shaped shell became a luxurious floating hotel.   Then when they were finished with it, the ship took it's maiden voyage across the Atlantic to New York.  I believe that ship is in service on the east coast.

Well, that's enough, I'm sorry to go on and on about this cruise business.  I promise I'll try to restrain myself.......until next time Linda & Gabi

14 comments:

jeadie05 said...

Dont apologise ,if it was me going, I would be going on about it ,it looks absolutely fabulous ,wow what a time you are going to have ,....Jan xx

pharmolo said...

If you want to know where the ship is at any given time, look on the Cruisecal website http://www.cruisecal.com/dnn/default.aspx?tabid=353. This site shows the itinerary of a number of cruiseliners and gives access to webcams related to the ship and its position. Have a great time!

inquestoftruth said...

I'm so jealous.
~Meg
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ally123130585918 said...

Linda don't apologise for going on about your cruise ~ the ship sounds wonderful ~ and I just know you will all have a fabulous time ~ Ally

barebytes said...

Linda, you will love this ship as we have sailed on her twice. Once to Alaska on my first cruise and again on the Hawaii trip. Both times were memorible and we had a blast. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. We just got back from a short trip on the Monarch of the seas for our 20th anniverary. Still trying to regroup hahaha Happy sailing lady. We have to wait until Oct 30th for our next one but that one is a back to back with the Freedom being the last leg.
Hugs Lanny

yakima127 said...

I a so envious of you and your trip!  I hope you have a GREAT time!  And don't forget to give us all the details when you get back!  Oh, and take pictures!!!  Jae

mastersblynn said...

My parents just got back from Hawaii. I hope you have fun on your trip!!!!  Take lots of pictures!

jlocorriere05 said...

It looks wonderful, go on about it as much as you like, we don't mind! I know you're going to have a great time with all your friends! Jeannette xx  

tpiez4me said...

Sure, rub it in while the rest of us slave away......I wanna go!!!!

beckerb6 said...

I hope you have a wonderful trip.
Barbara

queenb8261 said...

Is this one of those cruises with all the formal dressing and dining? I want to go on a cruise, but it would have to be OH so casual.  LOL
I hope you have the best time ever. It's going to be incredible.
Barb  

robinngabster said...

You are going to have so much fun!  I cant wait to see the pics.

nana0014 said...

I'm so jealous! Can't wait to see pics.
Take care, Chrissie

kaydeejay5449 said...

My husband and I went to Alaska on this ship 5 years ago.  It is fabulous.  You are going to have a wonderful time.  You'll be pampered and won't want to get off at the end of your voyage.
I can't wait to hear all about it!
Kathy