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Baltic Cruise 2019: Sea Day 1

Monday, September 16, 2019

Our first Sea day of two

There was a time zone change again and late breakfast morphed into lunch.

We went shopping in the ship’s shop since they’re not open when we’re in port so as to not “compete” with the stores on land. We got matching Baltic T-shirt/hoodie combos and I got 2 embellished T-shirts. Tom got socks and a Baltic hat for me.  Notice how we’re getting warmer clothes?

I read out in balcony and it got almost hot in the sun.

 

At 5:30 we went to see Cirque Dreams and Steam

 

We had a banquette table for six.  The 3 women at the table –  one had her birthday this day, the next on 21st and mine on the 22nd!

Dinner was a salad, beef (and shrimp) broccoli, potatoes, 3 little desserts or fruits – excellent!

The show was fantastic.

Not our video but there are many similarities to our cruise.  The show starts at 3:34

 

My review from cruiseline.com:

We did have a meal at Cirque Dreams and Steam which was wonderful, Surf and Turf.  I’m allergic to shellfish so I only had the Turf portion which was excellent.  We loved Cirque Dreams and Steam..

We took our paperwork to guest services for Russian immigration disembarkation. We’ll probably be in group 1 or 2 – watch for voicemail.

We signed up for airport transport. At $25 each, it’s a great deal considering the cost of taxis in Copenhagen…and no Uber.  They also take the checked bags directly to the airport.  No picking them up and taking them to a bus.

Tom went to a meeting and I fell asleep for a bit before actual bedtime.

Tomorrow, Tallinn, Estonia!

Day Four, Montego Bay, Jamaica – November 20

Jamaica

We were up fairly early this morning and watched the ship make good use of its azipods to dock next to the Star Taurus, a crude oil tanker.

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After that was successful, we went to the Garden Cafe for breakfast.

About 10:30, we went down to 4 and down the gangplank to check out a bit of Jamaica.  We were at the regular cargo pier (#2), so we took a shuttle over to the cruise terminal.

This terminal was several tacky shops but Tom got some postcards and I got a little bag for carrying my Kindle on deck.  He looked at watches in The Royal Store but didn’t buy anything.  They gave us a free Jamaica keychain for looking.  Whoopee!

We took the shuttle back and made good use of most of the other folks being on tours and such.  We had a hot tub to ourselves for over half an hour.

In a bit, a couple folks joined us.  One was a veterinarian and Tom told her about my Cushing’s experiences.  After about 45 minutes I got out to read for a while.  Then in the pool – salt water!  Who knew?

Tom thought I should go over and talk to the veterinarian but I said I was on vacation, not here to “talk shop” unless I found that Cushie-looking woman again.

We stopped by the Great Outdoors and had some coffee.  A yellow butterfly flew by but didn’t stop at our table.  It wasn’t as big as Alice’s butterfly, but I wondered all the same… How does a tiny thing like that fly up to the 12th deck of a ship?

I’ve been thinking a lot about Alice on this trip.  She would have loved this cruise, especially the Sea Days.  Looking all around at the vastness of the ocean, the beautiful clouds, sunsets, the moon.  I know her soul is out there, somewhere, in one of these beautiful things that God has created.

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Great Outdoors

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Great Outdoors

Back in our cabin, it was fun watching people hustle back to make the 3:30 all-aboard.  I got some shots of the ship just sliding out from the dock, parallel to it, instead of backing into the Star Taurus.  The folks on board that ship looked happy that we didn’t hit them, too.

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We bid a fond adieu to Montego Bay and head off into the sunset.

We tried the Garden Cafe for dinner tonight, too.  Pretty good – both plates worth!

The usual after-dinner deck stroll, then back to the cabin.  I was asleep by 9:00PM…and up at midnight doing my website chores and blog-writing.

We didn’t go to the show again.

Tonight’s towel animal was a lobster.

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Today’s Stats:

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Today’s Forecast:  Mostly Sunny 85F/30C

Sunrise: 6:22 am

Sunset: 5:34 pm

Arrival: 8:00 am

All Aboard: 3:30 pm

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