Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from Cruising Musings!

Happy Thanksgiving 2A Tile
by Ronspassionfordesign


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

We Love Sunsets at Sea

I think most people who cruise value the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets at sea.  Here's one of the sunsets at sea that we enjoyed on our last cruise. (View is from our balcony...  you can see the railing in the picture.)

Friday, November 11, 2011

By the Tracks Mousepad from

Thank You, Veterans

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

And Ecstasy Makes Seven

Carnival Ecstasy
by Night Tracks (creative commons)
The Carnival Ecstasy sailed into her new home port of Port Canaveral on Monday night. And now, there are SEVEN ships home ported at Canaveral year round.  (Plus the Norwegian Sun, which homeports there half of the year.)

This is good news for the suffering local economy, as estimates that the addition of another ship at the port may generate as many as 400 "direct" jobs, and pump millions into the local economy annually.

And it's good news for cruisers, as the ship will broaden options for those cruising from Port Canaveral, offering four and five night voyages to The Bahamas.

There are two choices of four night itineraries, departing on alternating Thursdays:
  • Nassau, Sea Day, and Freeport
  • Nassau,. Half Moon Cay, Day at Sea

Five night itineraries, departing Mondays and Saturdays, also offer two options:
  • Freeport, Nassau, Half Moon Cay, and a Day at Sea
  • Nassau, Freeport, Key West, Sea Day
Related Articles:

Tropical Storm Sean

Subtropical Storm Sean formed in the Atlantic early this morning, about halfway in between The Bahamas and Bermuda, and rather quickly transitioned into Tropical Storm Sean.

Bermuda is now under a Tropical Storm Watch. 

Related pages:
Nationa Hurricane Center
2011 Atlantic Basin Hurricane Journal.