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Interests: Reading, baking, running, Disney, travel, traveling, kayaking, chocolate, learning to live healthier
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The layout of my cabin on Imagination is slightly different to my cabin on the Liberty. (1508, I think it was, can't believe I've forgotten already). I still have a bunk bed with a dodgy ladder, and yes, I'm on... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Tinkerblue
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I have no idea what day of the week it is, but I know which port it is. So my week becomes Long Beach, Catalina Island, Ensenada, Sea day, Long Beach, Sea Day, Ensenada, Long Beach. Taking a bath is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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I say that with a hefty dose of sarcasm. In the last 9 weeks I've been on 12 commercial flights ranging from 1hr to 15 hrs. I've travelled in economy, business and first class. Of course the shortest flight were... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at Tinkerblue
Do you sleep onboard? No we are flown in and out by helicopter every day. Yes of course we sleep onboard. On my shipt there are three main decks for crew and staff cabins - A and B and 0.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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Last week before I had my hair cut and the 7 months worth of grey roots coloured. Wasted 10 minutes looking for my name tag before I remembered I don't have to wear it. Not long after remembering I don't... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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Moho Chocolate was pretty much the only reason we got off the ship and took the world's longest tender ride to shore. Well that and an internet connection. Moho Chocolate is located right in the port compound - or it's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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Victoria and I used to get off the ship in Roatan every other week specifically to buy this chocolate. It's sold from a small stall right in the port area, amongst the souvenirs and coffee. They import their cacao from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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I love chocolate. Plain milk chocolate is my favourite. I have developed a liking for dark chocolate over the last year or two. White chocolate? Bleh. Don't like it at all. So of course I managed to find some locally... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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Way back when, September 18th to be exact Manny and David and I went to Castillo San Cristobal in San Juan. Almost 2 months later Victoria, Jorge and I went to visit it's partner Castillo San Felipe del Morro. We... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Tinkerblue
A friend recently asked me..."Where is home now?" That is the question of the moment. Right this very minute home is a tiny cabin on deck 1 of a big cruise ship in the middle of the Caribbean. It's home... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2014 at Tinkerblue
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It's not often we get a full day in San Juan. Usually I'm port manning and can't get off the ship or we have a general boat drill and then we only have two-three hours. But about a month ago... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2013 at Tinkerblue
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Okay, okay so Paradise Point in St Thomas might be one of those tacky tourist traps, but we wanted to go anyway. I signed on to the ship July 18th and Paradise Point has been closed up until now. So... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at Tinkerblue
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Hmmm this day didn't quite go as planned. Mariana, Victoria and I had signed up to do the excursion to Xunantunich, Mayan ruins close to the Guatemala border. But the weather had other plans for us. Rain had caused flooding... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2013 at Tinkerblue
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I've said several times that I would never swim with dolphins. But I'm eating my words. In Cozumel last Monday I went swimming with dolphins and it was awesome. I don't like that the dolphins are fenced in or that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at Tinkerblue
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San Juan is one of my favourite ports, we come here every second week. But one week I'm port manning and can't get off the ship, the other week we have our crew boat drill and don't get off until... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2013 at Tinkerblue
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David and I have been talking about doing this excursion for a while. We had a whole group of people lined up to go, but everyone else cancelled at the last minute - either too expensive or too tired or... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2013 at Tinkerblue
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Last week Mariana, Victoria and I decided to go to Hell. Hell is a tourist spot in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. You can go as part of an Island tour which also includes the turtle farm, rum factory and dolphin... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2013 at Tinkerblue
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I've been living and working on a cruise ship for two months now. Before I came I had been told that there was little storage or cupboard space in the cabins. So when I packed I packed light. Too light... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2013 at Tinkerblue
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Our ship docks in Cozumel every second week. So far I have been to Cozumel 4 times, each time I've gotten off the boat and just wandered around near the port, gone for lunch downtown, or gone to a local... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2013 at Tinkerblue
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Sunday we spent the day at Half Moon Cay. It's an island that Carnival leases from the Bahamian government. I wasn't starting work until 230pm in Sunday so I took the tender from the ship to the island. Went for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2013 at Tinkerblue
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I've been working on a ship in the Caribbean for a month now, and haven't got my ass out a kayak. What is wrong with me? That finally changed yesterday. Woohoo!!!!! We were docked at Isla Roatan. Roatan is an... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2013 at Tinkerblue
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Carnival and Guy Fieri teamed up to add Guy's Burger Joint to the Carnival ships. Last week Natalia and I were port manning and couldn't get off the ship to one day we had lunch at Guy's. The burger was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2013 at Tinkerblue
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Each week a certain percentage of the crew are assigned to port manning. That means the port manning team cannot get off the ship when we dock. They have to stay on board the ship in case there is an... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2013 at Tinkerblue
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My cabin is tiny. It's even smaller when you consider there are two of us who share the cabin. We have bunk beds. I'm on the top bunk. It has a tiny rail to stop me from falling out. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2013 at Tinkerblue
Hey Erin, We were docked in St Thomas last week with the Breeze. I know there are several times we are in Miami at the same time. Let me know the dates you are cruising.
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2013 on From Vancouver to The Caribbean at Tinkerblue