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For Hywel,..Holiday aboard !


By bloomer


As Hywel expressed an interest about the ship we went on,I hope some others might like to see the floating hotel,which took us to all the lovely ports of call,shown in previous blogs.This was our home for two weeks.We left Palma, Majorca around midnight,and it was lovely to see Belver castle and the Cathedral on leaving.

So off we go,and this was the sail away party on the centre deck,so a good start!

Time to have a look round the rest of it.This was our cabin..very spacious and comfortable..and quiet !

Time to have a look around.This is the entertainment lounge,live music,quizzes etc.A bit loud,so we only went through it to see the nightly shows in the theatre..much nicer…

Piano lounge and bar..for a quieter drink..

A games room,and casino..gamblers paradise..!

A lovely display of ancient artefacts on the wall.

Now for the shopping mall..very nice but expensive..and somewhere to browse.All the inevitable photograph’s were displayed here too,encouraging you to buy,which are taken as you get off at each port,and gala dinners..must say,some gave us a giggle..especially ours:o)…didn’t buy any !!

Up to the top deck now,with a lovely pool and Jacuzzi,and another dining room ,used for breakfasts and afternoon tea..Our favourite..

See what I mean about our favourite?..Lovely scones!
Russell tucking in..mine had already gone :o).but they were only tiny.Lol..

Still on the subject of food,this is the main waiter service dining room.We didn’t dine here every night,as we enjoyed the buffet one just as much.It was more of an evening out,and we didn’t always feel like a 4 course meal.Also we liked to relax before going to a show.

The shows were exceptional,considering they were the entertainment crew,and very professional,and a different theme every night.
The last pic is of the ships crew,and they were fantastic too.They really looked forward to entertaining us..a night off for them:o))

This to my mind,was the highlight of the week.The midnight Buffet Magnifique.The skills and talent of the chefs were amazing.Just look at the sugarcraft displays.All the staff were beaming with pride,and it was a pleasure to enjoy it with them.

These are my two new friends ! cracks about who is the dummy!!!..Lol.

Well thats it,back to Majorca for the flight home.

Hope you haven’t found it to long,but it was hard to choose what to include and what to leave out,so you got most of it..Lol.

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A lovely blog on a wet and miserable day here, really cheered me up, fantastic photos yet again, I love the black and white ones, looks like you really had a nice holiday Bloomer, so much colour to see in your pics, hard to imagine that sunshine, thanks for sharing its given me a lift.

15 Feb, 2011


Glad you enjoyed it Yorkshire,thank you.I was undecided whether to do yet another one,but I think it finishes it off.I like the night time pics too.Same weather as you today,of course,it really is miserable....

15 Feb, 2011


Oh WoW Its HUGE and the facilities and food look amazing.......
I agree with Yorkie its brightened up what tuned into a cold, wet & windy day

15 Feb, 2011


Fantastic Bloomer, makes me want to go on a cruise now. How the other half live !!!!

15 Feb, 2011


Thank you Bloomer, I have always wondered what it looked like on board a big liner. I'm a little on the plump side now; so I would hate to think what I would be like after a two weeks! LOL of that delicious food.

15 Feb, 2011


Thanks for showing your photos Sandra :o) They were great ! I love trains and boats but not planes unfortunately (oh now I've gone back a bit too far in time lol)

I'm glad you had a lovely holiday. It was nice to see the blue skies :o) And the first photos of the night time were fantastic.

15 Feb, 2011


What a lovely ship. Makes me jealous.

Sounds like you had a good time.

15 Feb, 2011


not too far Hywel-- you're 'talking about my gggeneration'

15 Feb, 2011


:D lol

15 Feb, 2011


Thanks Pamg,I kept getting lost..till someone told me odd numbered cabins on the left,evens on the right Lol.all the carpets were the same..:o))
Go for it Cinders, you would love it was for a special occasion,and no one was "posh",so we fitted in ok ! Lol.
Thank you Teds,I'll tell you what you would be like after 2 weeks...Happy !!..
Thanks Hywel,glad I took your advice and showed them now...and pleased that you liked them.I remember that song as well :o))
Alex,thank you,we had a lovely time..hope we can go again sometime..

15 Feb, 2011


lovely blog & pics Sandra most enjoyable..ohhh the food looks delicious,never been on a cruise ..frightened of sailing on the sea..i dont mind little trips round a port or harbour but thats it for me..glad you enjoyed you hols.:o)

15 Feb, 2011


Really enjoyed this cruise ... it's the only way I'll ever go on one! Like Joan, I'm ok on a little 'round the harbour' trip, couldn't go on a ship so huge! The attention to detail on the food presentation is amazing. Pleased you had a great holiday too. : o ))

15 Feb, 2011


thanks for the tour around your cruise ship Sandra, it really is lovely. I really liked your cabin too, it looked really comfy. We were lucky in that our daughter was a singer was a singer who worked the cruise ships and we had a couple of holidays on board so we could visit her. We always come home completely refreshed. :o)

15 Feb, 2011


Joan and Shirley,I am just the opposite,I'm not keen on small boat trips,too rocky and near the water for me..but glad you enjoyed your tour round,thank you :o))
Sandra,we were really happy with the cabin too.Plenty of room.How nice that your daughter was a singer on the cruise ships..and even better that you could visit.One of the girls on the entertainment team,came from a village near us,..small world,eh? They work so hard don't they?

15 Feb, 2011


Wonderful blog Bloomer....Roll on Summer...:>)

15 Feb, 2011


Thanks Motinot..I think we are all looking forward to summer:o)

16 Feb, 2011


looks fab sandra i would love to try a cruise but im frightened of feeling sick for the whole holidays :o(

16 Feb, 2011


I doubt if you would San,they are so well stabilised these days,you don't know you are sailing.Friends of ours felt the same,after bad experiences on little boats,.one of them on a rowing boat at Stanley park..Lol..its nothing like that..and you would be fine...maybe one day..:o))

16 Feb, 2011


Lovely blog Sandra.....will make sure Brian sees the pics!!!!!

16 Feb, 2011


thanx sandra, yes maybe one day :o)

16 Feb, 2011


Thought of you and Brian,Lou, when I posted this..not long for yours now..I bet you are getting excited..I would be..:o))

16 Feb, 2011


Certainly am getting excited!!!!.....I can feel my waistline expanding as I browse through the food pics :-))

19 Feb, 2011


Just wear a blindfold when passing the desserts Lou,Lol.You will be fine..power walking round the decks
should do it..NOT !..Lol

20 Feb, 2011

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