Atlantic Ocean Travel Blog› entry 5 of 27 › view all entries
May 3rd, 2010 – by: quinnkim
Our days at sea were simply wonderful! The ocean was very smooth, one day it actually looked like clear glass. We had little to no motion on the ship, beautiful sunny skies, warm weather and only two days of wind. We spent the bulk of these days sleeping late, lounging by the pool, enjoying the cruise activities, working out and eating too much. What a fantastic week!
I will share a few anecdotes from our time aboard ship and a few photos....be sure to check out Brian´s blog because we took several short videos aboard the ship and they are pretty fun and worth watching.
Day one at sea started out a bit rough for me. Sunday night we went to see the comedy show and when I sat in the theater an old woman behind me grabbed the back of my neck, very hard, and would not let go. She was trying to tell me something, but it took a few seconds for me to realize that she wanted me to get up. Before I sat down she had placed her foot in the back of my seat and when I sat down her foot got stuck and was in a very painful position and being smashed....yikes! There are people from all over the world on this ship so sometimes there are communication difficulties, but luckily no permanent damage was done.
Monday morning we woke, had breakfast and headed to the pool. I have recently started wearing a bikini again after a million years and I had my bikini on and was enjoying the sun.
By now, the story is hilarious and I can laugh about it....but as a somewhat overweight woman who was newly wearing a bikini, it was not funny at the time!
That same afternoon we decided to hit the gym. I made Brian promise that we would work out while on the ship. We had a great cardio workout and while on the bike noticed several women come to the front of the bikes, place a mat on the tile and work on some abs.
Brian and I have a favorite pub on ship. The Adventure of the Seas is currently the second largest ship for Royal Caribbean, now that the Oasis is sailing. It is huge. On Deck 5 they have a Promenade that spans the length of the ship. It is tiled like a pedestrian mall, has shops, cafes, bars and they use it for parades and street parties.
We have been enjoying some of the cruise games and activities, but no wins yet. Brian did a great job in the belly flop contest, but unfortunately there was a huge guy named Frank who won the contest. You can´t out belly flop a 350 pound guy, it is simply not possible.
On May 8th, our last full day crossing the Atlantic, Brian and I were able to watch the sun set into the ocean. It was beautiful and amazing. I have posted some of those photos here. Be sure to watch the sunset video on Brian´s blog because it is beautiful!
I have spent lots of time each day and night scanning the ocean, but my friends the dolphins and whales have not visited our boat. We haven´t seen another single thing out here, not another ship, no airplanes over head, no animals or fish....just streches and streches of ocean as far as the eye can see. We keep thinking about Columbus. We are taking his same route in reverse. Puerto Rico, Canary Islands then Spain. He crossed the Atlantic at a time when most of the world believed the earth was flat and that you would fall off the edge if you went too far.
I have to tell everyone who loves cruising to take a repositioning cruise across the Atlantic. It is simply wonderful to relax at sea with beautiful weather, calm seas and days upon days of rest and relaxation.
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