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Glorious Caribbean Holiday: Around the Ship [Dec. 29th, 2014|02:29 pm]
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I have a lot more to show you from last month's holiday. Here's a look around the Royal Princess.


A cloudy day. This is the upper deck, where I liked to read and watch films such as Big (shown), Mrs. Doubtfire, and The Princess Bride. That pool was cold and deep and I loved it so much.


Inside, it's pretty everywhere.


Including the ceilings.


This string quartet played several times a day throughout the ship. I followed them around. I also followed the two jazz bands.


This barefoot vendor of happiness is a maestro called Kory Simon. I was a huge fan, and caught his show at least five times.


There were comedy shows.


Karaoke almost every night.


Cooking demonstrations. This one was Indonesian and Filipino dishes.


Ginger, lemongrass, coconut milk, garlic, onions, chilis... all the usual suspects.


Another cooking show in the much larger auditorium, demonstrating risotto and black forest cake.


This was followed by a trip to the galley.


This was relevant to my own job and I found it extraordinarily interesting.


Ship galleys are larger than aircraft galleys.


This sort of set-up looks very familiar to me.


Speaking of food, this was one of my courses one evening. I was so happy when Asian food featured on the menu.


I took a ballroom dance class.


I stepped on this gentleman's toes a few times.


My mom took these pictures of me trying to waltz.


Champagne fountain.


My parents! Aren't they cute?


This is a glass bottomed bridge for 360° views.


And this was the view from our own balcony.
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[User Picture]From: angiereedgarner
2014-12-29 01:09 pm (UTC)
What an awesome way to do family time! Love all the entertainment. And yes your parents are cute!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2014-12-30 05:28 pm (UTC)
I thought it was! There was an awful moment when we thought my dad might not be on the trip (case of a disappearing document), which made me extra , EXTRA grateful when everything worked out.
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[User Picture]From: joshdavis
2014-12-29 06:00 pm (UTC)

Frito Pie

Neato Frito. Is this your first cruise?
<--- Still hasn't been on a cruise ship either
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2014-12-30 05:29 pm (UTC)

Re: Frito Pie

Yup! And I would definitely do it again. I loved every little thing about it.
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[User Picture]From: hitchhiker
2014-12-30 01:50 am (UTC)
fun :)

also that first picture looks like people are playing a dos-era adventure game on the big screen!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2014-12-30 05:27 pm (UTC)
That effect amused me, too. It's the opening scene from Big. :^)
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[User Picture]From: hitchhiker
2014-12-31 02:12 am (UTC)
oh, it *is* a dos-era adventure game :) no wonder
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[User Picture]From: mrputter
2015-01-02 02:30 am (UTC)
But sadly, so far as I’m aware, one that was only ever made/mocked up for the purposes of the movie. It does not exist as an actual playable game in the real world. Sigh.

Note if anyone is able to prove me wrong then please do!!!</blink>
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