Cruise 2008

Francesca David CJ Our Travel
 


                       

 

Yes, it's cruise time again!  We're once again on the Mariner for a week long western Caribbean itinerary but really it's all about the ship!  Mariner will be leaving at the end of the year for the west coast and we'll miss her as she's our favorite ship with the best crew.

We are once again in the wheelchair accessible junior suite.  There are only 2 onboard and we always select the same one for that home away from home feeling.

Cabin Attendant - Tony
Waiter - Jose from the Yucatan
Assistant Waiter - Robert
Head Waiter -

Day 1 - Oct 5 - Port Canaveral, Florida

Activities: Boarding, Unpacking, Muster Drill, Golf after dinner, Parade
 

Day 1 - Port Canaveral

Muster Drill

Day 1 - Port Canaveral

Sail away

Day 1 - Port Canaveral

Singers on the Promenade bridge

Day 1 - Port Canaveral

Stilt walker

Day 1 - Port Canaveral

A birdman

Day 1 - Port Canaveral

A pirate from the photography staff

 

Day 2 - Oct 6 - At Sea

Activities: Scrapbooking session, Meet & Mingle, Bingo, More Golf!
 

Day 2 - At Sea

CJ going to Adventure Ocean... unfortunately we got paged about 2 hours later because CJ was touching other kids.. not maliciously, he wasn't allowed to hug.

Day 2 - At Sea

Francesca chatting at the Meet & Mingle

 

Day 3 - Oct 7 - Labadee, Haiti

Activities: Splash Park, Painting, More Golf, Bingo, Dinner for adults at Chops, Disco Dance Party
 

Day 3 - Labadee, Haiti

The Labadee coast.

Day 3 - Labadee, Haiti

CJ on the tender

Day 3 - Labadee, Haiti

Francesca (look for the head) working on a watercolor while the guys went ashore

Day 3 - Labadee, Haiti

A boat on the shore of Labadee

Day 3 - Labadee, Haiti

CJ loves the water

Day 3 - Labadee, Haiti

CJ at Luke's Splash on Labadee

Day 3 - Labadee, Haiti

The view of the Mariner from the Labadee shore.

Day 3 - Labadee, Haiti

CJ hitting off

Day 3 - Labadee, Haiti

David and CJ between holes of golf

Day 3 - Labadee, Haiti

CJ and Francesca on the mini golf course

Day 3 - Labadee, Haiti

CJ and our towel animal

Day 3 - Labadee, Haiti

Francesca and David at Chops. The desserts were as yummy as they look!

Day 3 - Labadee, Haiti

Whenever Simeon played piano we tried to be there for at least part of it.

Day 3 - Labadee, Haiti

One of CJ's favorite features on the promenade... during a show it opens and extends down than back up and shrinks again and again.

Day 3 - Labadee, Haiti

After getting to the cabin at 10:30, Francesca gave CJ a choice of bed or dancing since he was still awake. So here are Francesca and CJ dancing on the Promenade till near midnight.

 

Day 4 - Oct 8 - Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Activities: Trivia, Jogging Track, Swimming, Yet More Golf
 

Day 4 - Ocho Rios, Jamaica

CJ resting in a window

Day 4 - Ocho Rios, Jamaica

CJ watching a movie on David's iphone

Day 4 - Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Francesca and David in the Schooner Bar

Day 4 - Ocho Rios, Jamaica

David and CJ on deck 12 with a life preserver

Day 4 - Ocho Rios, Jamaica

CJ running on the jogging track

Day 4 - Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Our family

Day 4 - Ocho Rios, Jamaica

A reflection of the pool deck and the area around it

Day 4 - Ocho Rios, Jamaica

CJ's first time in a ship pool

Day 4 - Ocho Rios, Jamaica

The pool deck

Day 4 - Ocho Rios, Jamaica

CJ cuddling at sail away

Day 4 - Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Our little rascal looks like he was plotting how to take over the ship.. or at least the mini golf course

Day 4 - Ocho Rios, Jamaica

CJ and our sting ray towel animal

 

Day 5 - Oct 9 - George Town, Grand Cayman

Activities: Scrapbooking, track, bingo, formal night photos, Platinum and Diamond party, Battle of the Sexes, and of course more golf
 

Day 5 - George Town, Grand Cayman

CJ and one of his many ice cream cones

Day 5 - George Town, Grand Cayman

Francesca and CJ with cruise staff Joann at a scrapbooking session

Day 5 - George Town, Grand Cayman

CJ in his sprinter's position

Day 5 - George Town, Grand Cayman

CJ running track... there were showers in the distance but it never rained hard on the ship

Day 5 - George Town, Grand Cayman

Francesca won a round of bingo... just a few balls after the chance of the jackpot payout

Day 5 - George Town, Grand Cayman

David on the balcony photographing Francesca in the cabin

Day 5 - George Town, Grand Cayman

Yet another time the iphone came in handy to keep CJ settled.. this time at the Crown & Anchor Platinum and Diamond party

Day 5 - George Town, Grand Cayman

CJ and our towel elephant

Day 5 - George Town, Grand Cayman

Our babysitter Dunia from Costa Rica (same one we had in 2007) with CJ

Day 5 - George Town, Grand Cayman

Francesca with cruise staff Simeon and Erick at the Battle of the Sexes... the women won!

 

Day 6 - Oct 10 - Cozumel, Mexico

Activities: Lots of golf, spa treatment for Francesca, the Quest
 

Day 6 - Cozumel, Mexico

CJ playing an early morning golf round with David while Francesca had a spa treatment

Day 6 - Cozumel, Mexico

A view from the peek-a-boo bridge... note the fuzzy dice over the navigator's section!

Day 6 - Cozumel, Mexico

The photo doesn't do the view justice... the water color with the sun shining was gorgeous

Day 6 - Cozumel, Mexico

A night session of mini golf

Day 6 - Cozumel, Mexico

CJ standing under our towel monkey

Day 6 - Cozumel, Mexico

The start of the Quest while it was still very tame

Day 6 - Cozumel, Mexico

Our male team captain decked out in pink and red lipstick all over his face

 

Day 7 - Oct 11 - At Sea

Activities: Captain's Corner, trivia, bingo, scrapbooking, more golf, farewell show
 

Day 7 - At Sea

Captain's Corner

Day 7 - At Sea

CJ playing golf.. have you noticed a theme? ;D

Day 7 - At Sea

CJ resting in the window.. this time with no prompting

Day 7 - At Sea

Francesca at the morning trivia

Day 7 - At Sea

David and CJ before dinner in the dining room

Day 7 - At Sea

Our waiter Jose from the Yucatan with Francesca

Day 7 - At Sea

David and CJ with our headwaiter from India

Day 7 - At Sea

CJ watching the magician do his slight of hand act

Day 7 - At Sea

The entertainment staff of the Mariner

Day 7 - At Sea

Our cabin attendant Tony

Day 7 - At Sea

CJ's last round of mini golf

 

Day 8 - Port Canaveral, Florida

Day 8 - Port Canaveral, Florida

Our last view of the Mariner. A bit of a sad moment as she will be replaced in Port Canaveral by the Freedom of the Seas in a few months

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