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Interests: Reading, baking, running, Disney, travel, traveling, kayaking, chocolate, learning to live healthier
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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 yesterday 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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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
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I'm house and dog sitting for friends for two weeks. My favourite place to hang out is their backyard. A gazebo, pretty fairy lights, and a comfy chair. Earlier tonight I was enjoying a glass of wine, a good book... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at Tinkerblue
Hi Marta, It wasn't me, but it was my cabin mate at the time - Mariana. Thank you for your kind words. It is a lot of hard work, but the offset to that is visiting lots of places I probably wouldn't have visited on my own.
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2015 on From Vancouver to The Caribbean at Tinkerblue
I love to read. I love to travel. I'm not so keen on reading about other people's travel...only because I get jealous. CNN recently posted a list of the 15 Funniest Travel Books Ever Written. The Sex Lives of Cannibals... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at Tinkerblue
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Yep, another excursion. Gigli and I have been talking about going bobsledding in Jamaica since February. Between inventory, training, Hess audits, and port manning last week was the first (and last) chance we had. First stop - Dunns River Falls.... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at Tinkerblue
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For my birthday my colleagues unexpectedly gave me $60.00 towards a shore excursion of my choice. Thank you! Trudy and I have been talking about going cave tubing in Belize since the beginning of your contract. This week we went.... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Tinkerblue
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Learning to scuba dive has always been on my to do list. It's one of those things I've always put off... too expensive, not enough time, too cold and lets face it - too nervous. Well I finally did it!... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Tinkerblue
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One of our ports of call is Mahogany Bay on the Island of Roatan in Honduras. Mahogany Bay was specifically built for cruise ships, so we don't really see much of Roatan or Honduras. There is space for two ships,... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at Tinkerblue
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We have a 7 day itinerary. embarkation, Galveston. Texas sea day sea day port day (Honduras or Jamaica) port day (Belize or Grand Cayman) port day (Cozumel or Cozumel) sea day And then repeat Today (this is actually from March!)... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Tinkerblue
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Key West has never really been on my list of places to go. But now it's on my list of places to come back to. Spending 4 or 5 hours in a place doesn't really mean you've been there. There... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Tinkerblue
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Our work week starts with the end of a cruise. On this ship out cruises are 7 days leaving Galveston on Saturday afternoon and returning on Saturday morning. So this is the life of a shoppie on Saturdays: 5am -... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Tinkerblue