Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Life (or something like it) at sea...


Life aboard a cruise ship is pretty unreal.  But, believe me, it’s easy to take a step back from reality now and then and to just go with it.

On our recent trip, we sailed the Celebrity Constellation on a 15 day transatlantic cruise that took us from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Amsterdam, Netherlands.  We picked this particular trip due to the interesting itinerary.

The cruise started with six days at sea.  That is a luxury that I wish everybody could experience.  I love it because it gives me more or less unlimited time to read…and what could be better than that?!  Well, maybe that afternoon nap.

Part of the unreality of a cruise is the orderliness of it.  It’s such a change from my messy and mildly chaotic ordinary existence.  On a cruise ship, no matter where you go, someone follows behind to pick up after you.  You leave your cabin in the morning a mess and come back an hour later to a perfectly ordered room.  Drooping flowers are freshened.  Chairs are constantly straightened.  Towels are restocked.  Tables cleared.  Floors swept.  Drinks served.  Like I said…totally unreal.  It’s hard not to enjoy those particular perks of cruising!  Many thanks to the crew of the Constellation who took care of us.

Here are some photos of our life at sea…

Pelligrino...Yum!



Drink option...up in the air.


They even have a Chihuly!

5 comments:

texwisgirl said...

i loved the glass with colorful reflections and the deck chairs all neatly lined and ready... :)

ah... to have one of their housekeepers - even for a day... but i'm guessing they're not used to dog hair...

magda said...

Wonterful photos, my beloved friend Barbara!!!
First class!!!
I'm very glad for you!!!
We was in Amsterdam 27-28 April 2011 !!!
What would be beautiful to know you...
Many greetings

Carrie said...

Oh, neat. I miss cruising.
The one of that fellow making drinks - SO cool!

Tammy said...

Very nice. Those lounges look really retro. Love all the wood and lines in that shot.

Stratoz said...

sounds like you had a joyful adventure