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."
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