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Interests: Reading, baking, running, Disney, travel, traveling, kayaking, chocolate, learning to live healthier
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July 2nd to July 8th 2nd - breakfast at Star Drug Mart in Galveston. New Orleans Chicory coffee may taste good but it's not my friend. Must remember that next time I'm in New Orleans. The eggs Benedict however was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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I really enjoyed both books. Neither was an easy read subject wise. The Light Between Oceans is set in Australia. It's about a light house keeper and his wife, their longing for a child, the decisions they make and the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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I've seen the Fishie pedicure thingys before and always wanted to try but I've always been too weirded out. Would you like to have little fish bite your feet? Turns out they don't bite. They don't actually have any teeth.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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June 25th to July 1st 25th - Lunch at Alberto's in Cozumel with a team mate 25th - Woohoo, nights off are back. We stopped in the lead up to and for the duration of inventory. It's nice to have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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June 18th to 24th The LP guy from the office (our company office, not the TV show) arrived to check the discrepancies in our inventory. Crew Party 20th. Nah uh. Siele, Victoria and I had our own cabin party. Mask... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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Those crew only signs? They usually lead to some where very mundane: Crew elevator areas Crew elevators Crew stairwells Crew hallways Now let's compare to the guest areas shall we? Guests - large area, carpet, pretty lighting on the ceiling,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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Jun 11 - 17th Started inventory this week. Can I please be assigned to a ship that isn't scheduled for inventory? Please? Seriously. Inventory is scheduled once a year for each ship. I work for 6 months at a time.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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June 3rd - 9th Tab D boat drill in Progreso with training. Took just over an hour. My turn to come in an hour early on embarkation night and take pre-orders for liquor. Had lunch on the Lido deck, a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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What's behind all those crew only doors? Wouldn't you like to know? Maybe I'll tell you one day... But not today! Posted with Blogsy Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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May 26th - June 2nd Moved to the bottom bunk Met my new cabin mate, Angelique from South Africa Fancy Caribbean themed lunch served in the crew mess. My favourite was the Caribbean fudge pie. What? Of course dessert was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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Galveston, Texas is our home port. We are here every 4 or 5 days. Trouble is, we really don't get to see much of our home ports. We have loading on home port days. That means we get anywhere between... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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May 21st - 26th Happenings Three shoppies signed off at the beginning of this cruise, so we were five people short for loading (two shoppies had done liquor pick up so they didn't have to do loading). Lucky we only... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at Tinkerblue
May 14-20th Happenings Won a new 1TB portable hard drive at crew bingo. Now I just need to work out how to recover everything from my old hard drive Had first home port day with NO loading. We have four... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at Tinkerblue
May 7th - 13th Happenings Signed on to CCL Liberty in Galveston, Texas. Met new friends/colleagues, reconnected with old friends/colleagues Hit target first two cruises in a row Returned to Cozumel, had lunch at the Thirsty Cougar First Cozumel became... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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I'm three cruises into my 5th contract on cruise ships. Here's all the details: Signed on May 7th in Galveston, Texas I am on the Carnival Liberty, a conquest class ship This is the second time I've been on the... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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During my next set of holidays in November/December/January I will be travelling to Canada, Peru, back to Canada, Australia, China, Canada and then to my next ship. For working on ships I have a medical that is renewed every two... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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When I signed onto Splendor it was on its last Canada/New England cruise. I couldn't get off in Portland, Maine because I don't have my new I95 yet. I was able to get off in Halifax. But we had an... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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(Found this is my saved posts, obviously I never hit submit. This is from my third contract, which was on Freedom). Have you seen Cool Runnings? Why not? It's loosely inspired by the Jamaican bobsled team preparing for the 1988... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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Alright, I was unbelievably annoyed with Typepad and the constant problems I was having getting photos to load. So I gave up. That's why there has been nothing for the last 6 months. I really need to change platforms, but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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I've been to Nassau quite a few times. As a guest on Celebrity Millenium, as a guest on Disney Wonder and many, many times as crew on Carnival Liberty, Freedom and now Sensation. On this contract we dock here twice... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2015 at Tinkerblue
It was way to fast and way too short. The highlights... It was fun to see some familiar faces from previous ships. Brittany and Jennie from Freedom, Ruiji, Anthony and Gerald from Imagination, and Patrick from Imagination and Freedom (just... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at Tinkerblue
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I'm transferring ships. From Carnival Legend which is home ported in Seattle, WA to Carnival Sensation which is based out of Port Canaveral, FL. Tuesday started early and ended late. 530am The alarm disturbs the peace 600am I have to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2015 at Tinkerblue
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I'm transferring ships. I signed off Carnival Legend this morning at 9am. My flight to Orlando is tonight at 11pm. It's wet and cloudy in Seattle, pretty normal for here, but a perfect day for being inside. Inside at the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at Tinkerblue
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Did you know it costs a whole lot more to get divorced than it ever cost to get married in the first place? I'm talking the court costs only that everyone has to pay. Not the option expenses like the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2015 at Tinkerblue
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I'm in the process of getting all my paperwork work ready for my next ship. Can you see how faded the cover of my Aussie passport is? The Coat of Arms has completely worn off! I am Australian born and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at Tinkerblue