- (Barcelona, Spain; Cartagena, Spain; Cadiz, Spain; Azores Island (which was canceled due to rough seas & instead we headed to Tenerife, Canary Islands) & New Orleans, LA
Oct. 29th - Nov. 12th, 2011
- Bob and Debe
Our second port of call was Cadiz, Spain. This is another small port to visit and we have been here a few times. We decided it would be a good time to walk around and do some Internet.
Once the ship left Spain and headed into the open ocean - things got a little rough. The Captain made a decision that we would not stop at the Azores but would stop at Tenerife, Canary Island instead. We had never been to the Azores so that was disappointing but we were glad the Captain was thinking more about keeping us safe. We were in port with the RCCL Liberty of the Seas and Cunards Queen Mary 2. We decided to walk into town, do some shopping and then headed back to the ship as the clouds rolled in. .
As we sailed away from Tenerife, the clouds rolled in. The clouds had a small hole in them and we watched the sun as it moved across the island. Very majestic. We later decided to pass on dinner in the dining room and fore go eating at Johnny Rockets. The food was so great as we were getting tired of the same oh healthy meals (lol) but we were definitely stuffed after eating there. And so miserable we headed to bed early. But we saw a gorgeous sunset before retiring for the night.
We definitely had a great group at our dining room table every night from places around the world. Sisters, Melba and Beverly are from New Orleans and gave everyone some ideas of what to do there. Jeoff and Lyn are from Victoria, BC Canada. That gives us more people to visit there when we head that way. And Erik and his wife, Lise where from Copenhagen, Denmark. It was nice to hear them talk about Copenhagen and hear about places/things we had seen when we visited there. I do hope in the future, our paths cross again. Thanks to you all for helping our cruise be much more memorable.
I do want applaud Royal Caribbean as they always has a "walk across the Atlantic" on all their cruises that cross the ocean. This is a fundraiser they do to raise money for the "Make A Wish" foundation. This event is done by putting two thread mills on the Promenade Deck and people volunteer to walk on them non-stop during the entire crossing. They also sell shirts that say "Make A Wish" on them for the money making part of the fundraiser. On this cruise, the Cruise Director and Activities Manager joined the fun by doing things as goals we hit. Example: having legs waxed, sleeping on the promenade deck, shaving MAW on the back of one of their heads. Again, a big applause to Cruise Director Abel and Activities Manager Chris for their hard work on raising over $11,000.