|View of the sea before the seas became rough.|
The past few nights we've added the 9 pm live shows to our routine and have thoroughly enjoyed each of them. By 11 pm, we're ready to retire to our cabin for a hopefully good night's sleep to begin again the next day.
We're never bored or antsy. We spend little time in the cabin other than to sleep, shower and change clothes for the evening. Since neither of us are able to nap, we never stop to lay down or snooze as some cruisers do.
|Rough seas have precipitated the closing of the swimming pool. Walking about the ship has been tricky the past 24 hours as the rough seas have increased. Of course, neither of us suffers from any seasickness.|
The overall Australian theme aboard ship has been an excellent intro for us into Australia life and lingo. Tom, who's had a blast at the men's club, the "Shed" will attend again today after missing yesterday when we attended a movie with our new friends, Pat and Charles.
After finally watching the highly acclaimed, "The Imitation Game," we highly recommend seeing this superb movie which particularly appealed to both of us, me for the technological aspects and Tom for its World War II era.
|The casino, which we continue to ignore preferring not to lose any money.|
A smaller ship such as this, Royal Caribbean's Legend of the Seas, with a capacity of 2076 passengers is in the category we prefer. With less people, its actually easier to make and maintains friendships when it possible to find each other again, as opposed to the much larger ships where its easy to get lost in the crowd.
Again last night, we had dinner at a 10 seat sharing table sitting next to older travelers with much more experience than us. Hearing their stories encourages us to consider locations we may have dismissed in the past. How brave many of them are who are well into their 80's and 90's, giving us hope that we may be able to carry on for years to come.
|View from an upper level balcony overlooking the Centrum, the center area of the ship.|
Although I prefer not to stereotype people, in general the Australians are one fine bunch of people. Their sense of humor leaves us roaring with laughter and easily getting in on the fun with our own quips.
Tomorrow, we're going on a fabulous tour on the island or Moorea with a marine biologist. After reading many reviews on TripAdvisor for suggested activities on this small island, this seemed most appropriate for us. Many comments we read suggested we chose tours offered by the ship for safety reasons. Although, we prefer small tours arranged on our own or with others, in this case, we feel this was a better decision.
|Returning to our cabin, this pin was awaiting us. We are now officially Platinum members with a long way to go on Royal Caribbean to reach a tier with many benefits.|
Also, if you do not see a post on a specific day, it is due to the fact that the ships Internet is down which we've been warned could but may not, transpire at some point between now and June 11th when we arrive in Sydney.
|These mechanical devices are used for the aerial acrobats.|
Photo from one year ago today, May 29, 2014:
|Ironically, one year ago today we posted information on this cruise we are on at the present while we were living in Madeira, Portugal. For details from that post, please click here.|