Friday, January 25, 2013

Carnival Breeze - Friday cruising

After a huge dinner with Jim and Janet at Cucina del Capitano last night, we opted to call it a day and head to our room to relax. Unfortunately at 9p the intercom came on in the room...never good news. A guest needed immediate medical attention...yes, the second time this cruise, so we were heading to San Juan to off load.

During the Q&A for the bloggers with John, the captain, and the senior engineer, we learned that the patient is doing well...and learned quite a bit about the chain of command and the decisions and instant planning it takes for these unscheduled stops. Carnival does an excellent job of taking care of these emergencies, whether it be guest or crew. Kudos to Carnival and their Care Team!

Jim asked about a tour of the laundry facilities and was told this was a first such request. Sure...why not! The four of us have a private look-see shortly to see how our clothes got clean yesterday and to check out where another bag will go tomorrow.

We have tea @ 3 with John, then our final elegant night. Hopefully, we will remember to get a photo of us all scrubbed and clean. We forgot the other night, but I have plenty of photos I could have recycled, had I brought my computer. Yes, the same duds go on all cruises. No tuxes; no formals...just plain stuff that travel well. And yes, I left the computer. Our kids will be amazed at that.

I can be re-trained. Using the iPad exclusively hasn't been too bad.

So we are back on course, heading into Nassau on time tomorrow for a short stay. That is fine with us. We'll probably just stay onboard.

We visited with Empress Bee and her travel companion yesterday afternoon in the lobby. Bee hasn't gotten off the ship at all. See, we aren't the only ones who do that!

Life is good on the high seas, y'all. WYWH!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad


Barb and TheDailyGs said...

I only brought my iPad on my last cruise and it was just fine and dandy!

I'm A-OK with all sea days myself, especially if I've already seen the port. I do get off in St. Thomas and San Juan as I love both ports and I've said many times that I'd love to spend a week or so to explore more of each location and just to enjoy!

Enjoy Elegant Night. I'll toast to to all tonight... in my elegant relaxing pants! Big hugs xoxo

Sandee said...

I too will toast all of you tonight. We're heading to the boat this afternoon for the weekend. Our chowder feed is tomorrow so that will be fun.

I would get off the ship at St. Thomas. For sure. Nassau no. Never.

You have a terrific day honey. Big hugs from Zane and I to you all. Hugs all around please, especially you and Empress Bee. :)

Haley D. said...

Sounds like the detour was no problem, and I can't wait to hear about the laundry tour too. When you get back, you'll have to teach me some iPad blogging tips. I am NOT liking mine for it.

Jean(ie) said...

We don't usually get off the ship unless an excursion or something interesting captures our attention. Frankly, if you've seen one Caribbean port, you've seen them all.

Enjoy your final days on the cruise. Revel in the relaxation opportunities. After all, you are on vacation!