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Away We Go......

Away We Go......
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So tired - a 6 hour drive is exhausting!

So tired - a 6 hour drive is exhausting!
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He's tired? I did the driving from Jax to Miami - now for a slight nap in our motel room, Miami

He's tired? I did the driving from Jax to Miami - now for a slight nap in our motel room, Miami
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On our motel balcony - geeze, my finger half-way over the lens. Dumb--o!

On our motel balcony - geeze, my finger half-way over the lens. Dumb--o!
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More from the motel balcony (on the 79th St. causeway).

More from the motel balcony (on the 79th St. causeway).
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Also from the balcony

Also from the balcony
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And also from motel - we board the ship tomorrow!

And also from motel - we board the ship tomorrow!
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In the crystal atrium - he does look tired, doesn't he?

In the crystal atrium - he does look tired, doesn't he?
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Also in the crystal atrium. A beautiful room, but very chaotic; we're waiting to go to our stateroom.

Also in the crystal atrium. A beautiful room, but very chaotic; we're waiting to go to our stateroom.
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Well we finally made it to our room and here is a picture looking toward the balcony.

Well we finally made it to our room and here is a picture looking toward the balcony.
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Scene 2 of the stateroom--note Sherm on the balcony.

Scene 2 of the stateroom--note Sherm on the balcony.
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Now let's relax before we sail. We love the balcony!

Now let's relax before we sail. We love the balcony!
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Looking over the Miami Beach skyline. Lots of changes since we were there years ago.

Looking over the Miami Beach skyline. Lots of changes since we were there years ago.
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Sherm's Birthday was on Thanksgiving, so we bought the Anniversary, Honeymoon, Birthday celebration that the cruiseline offers. We begin with sparkling wine (too dry for our taste) and chocolate-covered strawberries in our room when we arrived.

Sherm's Birthday was on Thanksgiving, so we bought the Anniversary, Honeymoon, Birthday celebration that the cruiseline offers. We begin with sparkling wine (too dry for our taste) and chocolate-covered strawberries in our room when we arrived.
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Sherm takes over trying to open the wine.

Sherm takes over trying to open the wine.
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Believe it or not, this is the chocolate-covered strawberries. Somewhat tart, but tasty, anyway. (We'll have plenty of room to eat lunch, that's for sure!

Believe it or not, this is the chocolate-covered strawberries. Somewhat tart, but tasty, anyway. (We'll have plenty of room to eat lunch, that's for sure!
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The beginning of the celebration I took this picture holding the camer in front of us - no simple task with a digital camera :-)

The beginning of the celebration I took this picture holding the camer in front of us - no simple task with a digital camera :-)
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We're finally underway and Sherm watches us leave the Miami port.

We're finally underway and Sherm watches us leave the Miami port.
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When did we get so old?

When did we get so old?
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Sherm enjoying the breeze and a snooze as we get underway!

Sherm enjoying the breeze and a snooze as we get underway!
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Well here we are at muster. One of the most jumbled, noisy messes. We met in Tsars - but had no idea where our station would be. I lived in fear that we'd have some durn thing occur where we'd have to "Man the lifeboats"!

Well here we are at muster. One of the most jumbled, noisy messes. We met in Tsars - but had no idea where our station would be. I lived in fear that we'd have some durn thing occur where we'd have to "Man the lifeboats"!
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Sherm tinkering with the luggage - it fit very nicely under the king-sized bed.

Sherm tinkering with the luggage - it fit very nicely under the king-sized bed.
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We got a large "newspaper" each day, chock full of items about ship activities

We got a large "newspaper" each day, chock full of items about ship activities
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Our first meal at Tsars (main dining room) and my butterscotch sundae for dessert

Our first meal at Tsars (main dining room) and my butterscotch sundae for dessert
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Sherm's chocoholic chocolate dessert. This is as good as it got - notice nothing about the main meal - the food was absolutely terrible!!!!!

Sherm's chocoholic chocolate dessert. This is as good as it got - notice nothing about the main meal - the food was absolutely terrible!!!!!
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We never got a chance to see the ship while it was in port in Miami, so we took pictures after arriving in Cozumel

We never got a chance to see the ship while it was in port in Miami, so we took pictures after arriving in Cozumel
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Another scene of the ship - and me with my finger half over the lens again. Shoot!

Another scene of the ship - and me with my finger half over the lens again. Shoot!
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And the other side of the ship. (Our stateroom was way back aft - a very long walk to the front).

And the other side of the ship. (Our stateroom was way back aft - a very long walk to the front).
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The calypso band at the pool. They were a pretty good group.

The calypso band at the pool. They were a pretty good group.
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The pool-area with one of the 4 hot tubs. There were college students on break and they hogged all 4 hot tubs and I would not have gone in even if they left - -- I am sure they peed in the tubs!

The pool-area with one of the 4 hot tubs. There were college students on break and they hogged all 4 hot tubs and I would not have gone in even if they left - -- I am sure they peed in the tubs!
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The first two days the sky was overcast, so the pool doesn't look too encouraging, but the next pictures show that the sun did come out - as soon as we reached Cozumel! The water slide - used frequently by the children.

The first two days the sky was overcast, so the pool doesn't look too encouraging, but the next pictures show that the sun did come out - as soon as we reached Cozumel! The water slide - used frequently by the children.
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AH! The sun!

AH! The sun!
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Another colorful pool scene.

Another colorful pool scene.
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We arrive in Cozumel and the sun came out. And me all covered up to protect myself from the sun - I should, also, have worn gloves!

We arrive in Cozumel and the sun came out. And me all covered up to protect myself from the sun - I should, also, have worn gloves!
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Looking over Cozumel from the balcony-notice the loooong pier?

Looking over Cozumel from the balcony-notice the loooong pier?
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The next few pictures are of Cozumel. Because of Sherm's handicap, we could not go into the city, but I was able to take many pictures

The next few pictures are of Cozumel. Because of Sherm's handicap, we could not go into the city, but I was able to take many pictures
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Cozumel (There was a McDonalds just to the left [our left] of this building and I thought I had taken a picture of it, but, apparently, I did not). It would have made an interesting study, I think.

Cozumel (There was a McDonalds just to the left [our left] of this building and I thought I had taken a picture of it, but, apparently, I did not). It would have made an interesting study, I think.
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More Cozumel

More Cozumel
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And still more of Cozumel

And still more of Cozumel
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This ship, the Carnival Victory, was also in port as we reached Cozumel

This ship, the Carnival Victory, was also in port as we reached Cozumel
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The second phase of Sherm's birthday celebration began on night 2, when canapés were brought to our room. Since there were set-ups and airline-type liquor in our in-room refrigerator, we opened some Canadian and ginger ale and had drinks and canapés together.

The second phase of Sherm's birthday celebration began on night 2, when canapés were brought to our room. Since there were set-ups and airline-type liquor in our in-room refrigerator, we opened some Canadian and ginger ale and had drinks and canapés together.
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La-di-dah - I took this picture in that good sun-shade hat holding the camera in front of my face.

La-di-dah - I took this picture in that good sun-shade hat holding the camera in front of my face.
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We were not allowed to take pictures during the entertainment each evening, but they We were not allowed to take pictures during the entertainment each evening, but they were very good. We did take pictures when allowed and while heads were in the way most of the time, we did the best we could.

We were not allowed to take pictures during the entertainment each evening, but they We were not allowed to take pictures during the entertainment each evening, but they were very good. We did take pictures when allowed and while heads were in the way most of the time, we did the best we could.
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Here the entire crew came on stage; some staff performed, but others just appeared to "meet" us.

Here the entire crew came on stage; some staff performed, but others just appeared to "meet" us.
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More of the entire crew - notice the chefs and the Captain was also on stage.

More of the entire crew - notice the chefs and the Captain was also on stage.
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And one more. I can only say that all shows were excellent, and we enjoyed them.

And one more. I can only say that all shows were excellent, and we enjoyed them.
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And one more. I can only say that all shows were excellent, and we enjoyed them.

And one more. I can only say that all shows were excellent, and we enjoyed them.
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The next phase of the Birthday celebration included a dinner at El Bistro, one of the premium restaurants, together with a bottle of wine. At the end of the meal, something we were not expecting was that the entire staff of the restaurant came to our table, presented us with a cake and sang Happy Birthday. It was very nice.

The next phase of the Birthday celebration included a dinner at El Bistro, one of the premium restaurants, together with a bottle of wine. At the end of the meal, something we were not expecting was that the entire staff of the restaurant came to our table, presented us with a cake and sang Happy Birthday. It was very nice.
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These are the "cards" on the cake (and were generic in nature), but they were edible, which I did not realize when I picked them up to take a better picture. So some of the confection sort of disintegrated, I fear.

These are the "cards" on the cake (and were generic in nature), but they were edible, which I did not realize when I picked them up to take a better picture. So some of the confection sort of disintegrated, I fear.
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The waitress took this picture of us. We both like it.

The waitress took this picture of us. We both like it.
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Another part of the celebration was a free photograph. The photographer came to the table and took this picture. Actually, I like the one the waitress took better.

Another part of the celebration was a free photograph. The photographer came to the table and took this picture. Actually, I like the one the waitress took better.
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The bistros, bars, and other rooms on this ship were beautiful Here in the Fyzz lounge, 2 children dance on the dance floor. (earlier there were people playing games on a Wii machine).The bistros, bars, and other rooms on this ship were beautiful Here in the Fyzz lounge, 2 children dance on the dance floor. (earlier there were people playing games on a Wii machine).

The bistros, bars, and other rooms on this ship were beautiful Here in the Fyzz lounge, 2 children dance on the dance floor. (earlier there were people playing games on a Wii machine).The bistros, bars, and other rooms on this ship were beautiful Here in the Fyzz lounge, 2 children dance on the dance floor. (earlier there were people playing games on a Wii machine).
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Our towel monkey - left on the bed our last night

Our towel monkey - left on the bed our last night
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The final part of the Celebration - a champaigne and cake party for everyone celebrating anniversaries, honeymoons or birthdays.. Unfortunately, while we had our picture taken behind the cake with our champaign glasses, I forgot to get the picture from the photographer.

The final part of the Celebration - a champaigne and cake party for everyone celebrating anniversaries, honeymoons or birthdays.. Unfortunately, while we had our picture taken behind the cake with our champaign glasses, I forgot to get the picture from the photographer.
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Our final day, after they gave out our debarkation tags they had a bingo game. Unfortunately, I did not win! (This room was another of the beautiful ones, but entirely too small for large crowds). Second City was one of the shows and they presented an Adults Onlyshow in this room, but it was just too small for everyone to get into - we missed that show!

Our final day, after they gave out our debarkation tags they had a bingo game. Unfortunately, I did not win! (This room was another of the beautiful ones, but entirely too small for large crowds). Second City was one of the shows and they presented an Adults Onlyshow in this room, but it was just too small for everyone to get into - we missed that show!
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We were back in the Crystal Atrium awaiting debarkation and this sign was projected on the screen. (I suspect there was one there when we came on board, but everthing was so chaotic we didn't notice).

We were back in the Crystal Atrium awaiting debarkation and this sign was projected on the screen. (I suspect there was one there when we came on board, but everthing was so chaotic we didn't notice).
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This ship passed us on our way to Grand Cayman Island The picture was taken from our balcony.

This ship passed us on our way to Grand Cayman Island The picture was taken from our balcony.
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This ship (and 5 others) was anchored in the harbor of Grand Cayman Island. One of the tenders was traveling from a ship behind us to the Island.

This ship (and 5 others) was anchored in the harbor of Grand Cayman Island. One of the tenders was traveling from a ship behind us to the Island.