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(3,066 posts)
Mon Jan 2, 2017, 08:03 PM Jan 2017

Crazy Cruise III... Bunch of pics

I managed to get the HDD working on my laptop and here's a batch of photos from the trip.
Heading out:


They say this stuff prevents seasickness. I don't know if that's true, but I'm not taking any chances. This was my third.

Central Park

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Notice the balconies? They overlook the Boardwalk and Central Park

My nephew and me on the carousel on the Boardwalk.

Watching the Dolphins game
Relaxing with backgammon in Central Park
Casino night.[URL=.html][IMG][/IMG][/URL]
Aqua Theater just before the show

More later...

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Crazy Cruise III... Bunch of pics (Original Post) Callmecrazy Jan 2017 OP
The hat looks great on you! In_The_Wind Jan 2017 #1
Thanks! Callmecrazy Jan 2017 #3
You wear it well. In_The_Wind Jan 2017 #5
Nice. Laffy Kat Jan 2017 #2
A little pineapple... Callmecrazy Jan 2017 #4
Wow. I had no idea what 21st century cruise ships are like. hunter Jan 2017 #6
The Allure of the Seas... Callmecrazy Jan 2017 #7
Wow - I knew that was a big ship OriginalGeek Jan 2017 #11
I actually got a couple blisters on my feet... Callmecrazy Jan 2017 #12
I spent 25 years on Turbineguy Jan 2017 #8
Are you saying you had a pool on a working ship? Hassin Bin Sober Jan 2017 #9
They were small. Turbineguy Jan 2017 #14
Very cool! Hassin Bin Sober Jan 2017 #15
who gets to onethatcares Jan 2017 #10
Looks fun! hibbing Jan 2017 #13


(3,066 posts)
4. A little pineapple...
Mon Jan 2, 2017, 08:54 PM
Jan 2017

some coconut, and LOT of rum. I was lit by the second one, the third one was insurance.


(38,590 posts)
6. Wow. I had no idea what 21st century cruise ships are like.
Mon Jan 2, 2017, 08:58 PM
Jan 2017

I knew they were tall, just from seeing them out on the ocean, but that's about it.

The last big ship I was on, the majority of cabins had round portholes.


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7. The Allure of the Seas...
Mon Jan 2, 2017, 09:16 PM
Jan 2017

Gross tonnage: 225,282
Length: 1187 feet (a little over a quarter mile)
Max Beam: 215 feet
Draft: 30 feet
Max Speed: 22.6 knots

Seeing the photos gives you a perspective of size, but you can't appreciate how big these ships are until you're standing there on the dock looking up 16 stories. The lifeboats set on deck 5. The Titanic's smoke stacks only came up to there.


(12,132 posts)
11. Wow - I knew that was a big ship
Wed Jan 4, 2017, 12:53 PM
Jan 2017

but I didn't realize it was over twice the tonnage of the Carnival Conquest and almost twice Carnival's newest, biggest ship, Vista.

I got wore out walking back and forth on Conquest - my step-meter would break on that bad boy!

But I'm willing to try lol.

And yeah, as I found out over christmas break, ya can't go wrong with some coconut and pineapple and a lot of rum (I got myself a big jug of pineapple juice, a can of coconut creme and a pretty nice bottle of 7yo Abuelo rum and stayed lubricated throughout my vacation. Didn't go anywhere but I didn't need to).


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12. I actually got a couple blisters on my feet...
Wed Jan 4, 2017, 01:28 PM
Jan 2017

from walking the length of that ship. There was no direct way to get from my cabin on deck 7 on the starboard bow to the buffet on deck 16 without taking both an elevator and stairs. And going from starboard to port took a little planning. You have two big caverns amidship that you have to navigate around.
The blisters hurt the entire trip.


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8. I spent 25 years on
Mon Jan 2, 2017, 09:40 PM
Jan 2017

cargo ships, tankers and container ships. 2 ship had a pool. We did have nice BBQ's from time to time. Although on the last one, the Captain and I had bathtubs.

I would laugh my ass off sailing like that.

It's nice to see people enjoying themselves.


(37,854 posts)
14. They were small.
Wed Jan 4, 2017, 09:00 PM
Jan 2017

One had it located in the lower portion below the accommodation, The other vessel had one next to the stack higher up.

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