View Full Version : Bon Voyage, off on another cruise
07-07-2006, 05:18 PM
I'll be leaving tomorrow on another cruise, but this time its a 7-day deal, instead of the 4 day cruise I went on last year. I'm bringing my laptop, I can stay in touch. I just hope I don't go nuts on the boat, 4 days was almost more than I could handle last year. My cousins who I don't particularly like will be there as well.
I'll be stopping in St. Thomas and St. Martin (I think), maybe somewhere else. So just in case we sink/get attacked by pirates/I mysteriously disapear, goodbye for now :P. I'll probably post some pictures when I get back.
07-08-2006, 09:30 PM
So we just left port a few minutes ago, and I'm being charged $.35 a minute for this. Its ok since my parents gave me a $100 balance on my key card. I just took some dramamine, and I'm either woozy from the pills or woozy from the ship. Either way, I'm probably gonna stay woozy untill tomorrow.
Its 2 days to St. Thomas. Two long days at sea...
And one of my cousins spotted me. Crap.
07-09-2006, 05:52 PM
Last night about 30 minutes after going to bed I was hit with some terrible stomach pains. I tossed and rolled for what seemed an eternity untill I got up to pray to the porcelin god. I couldn't seem to barf despite my incredible inclination to, so I just sat there and went back to sleep. I woke after what could have been anywhere from 2 minutes to an hour, and realized I was still on the toilet. I was still feeling sick, so I kept sitting there, waiting to barf, when I fell asleep again. After another indetermined lapse of time I awoke once more, realized I was still on the toilet, and crawled back into bed. Through this entire ordeal I was semi-delusional, trapped in a state that was neither awake or asleep. I couldn't tell what was real or what was a dream, or if the dream was a real dream or something real, or if those red elephants were actualy there.
Must have been that chicken in the pasta. Or the dramamine. Or the lack ther-of. Maybe all those things coupled with the rocking of the ship.
Its 1:16 right now on the second day. I still have the rest of tonight and all of tomorow before we hit land. Plus my cousin already found some white cheerleader looking floozy by the first night. God I really dislike him.
07-09-2006, 05:56 PM
You only dislike him cause you're jealous. :P
I hope you get better so you can enjoy your vacation.
07-11-2006, 08:25 PM
Day 4 and we've reached St. Thomas. Actualy we'll be leaving St. Thomas in a couple hours. Me and my dad signed up for this awesome submarine excursion thing. We took a short boat ride to a small island 3 miles from the boat and we along with 45 other people got into a this cool mini-sub. We went down to 85 ft. and we circled a fringe reef for about 45 minutes. They were pumping medical grade oxygen through the cabin to keep the air level right. It was lots of fun and really exciting, I'll post all the pictures when I get back home.
Didn't do any shopping today, but we reach St. Maartin tomorrow. Also going on a historical tour around the island, which should be fun as well.
I like land.
07-13-2006, 03:49 AM
Day 5 at 11:13 pm. I really had lots of fun today, just the thing to get me out of my crappy mood. First thing after breakfast we headed onto the dock and signed up for a tour around the island. Saint Martin/Sint Maartin (depends on what side you're on) is a very interesting place. Its the smallest island in the world that is divided by two sovergein nations. The smaller side, and the one we docked on, was the Dutch side, about 15 square miles. The French side is about 22 square miles.
The tour was very interesting, the guide was pointing out various areas of interest along the road. If you've never been there, its almost exactly like Puerto Rico. Tiny roads snaking along the mountains, small houses, colorful atmosphere. Speaking of the roads, they are HORRIBLE, and some of the worst driving I've ever seen. Its a wonder I'm still in one piece. There is no border point between the two sides of the island, just a big pedastal marking the dividing line. The very second we passed into the French side, the roads became instantly better. It was amazing, the road markings on the French side literaly stop at the border. I did do some shopping on the French side in a little toursit trap of a market, bought me a sharktooth necklace for $8.
After the shop, we went around again, stopped by a beach, and went back to downtown Phillipsburg, where we were docked. Its amazing how in the span of 3 hours we passed through 4 different towns, each within walking distance of each other. I bought another sharktooth necklace in downtown, and I also met somehwhat of a celebrity. Who else but Nick Maley (http://www.the-keep.ath.cx/images/TK-140.jpg), aka Yoda Guy. Yes, he created the animatronic Yoda puppet for the original Star Wars. He lives down here and has a gallery open to display his incredible artictic talent. I shook hands with him but my father decided everything was overpriced and we left.
And so that ended my day in Sint Maartin. Tomorrow is another sea day, so I get to sleep in :D
PS - I'm bored as hell
07-15-2006, 07:40 PM
Phew! Home sweet home. I couldnt get to a computer for the last couple days, but I'm home now.
Day 6, was a sea day, nothing to do. I just watch Lord of the Rings on tv and went to bed.
Day 7 however we reached the cruise line's private beach. I was really disapointed that there were no jetskis, I had been looking forward to that. I did go snorkeling for the first time. You wouldn't expect to see many fish in a place where so many people go, but there were hundreds. I saw a school of these huge blue fish, maybe 2 feet long each. Lots of little black and yellow ones, couple wrasses, etc. Way more than the submarine actualy.
Sadly we only stayed until 3pm. And I did get some minor burns, but nothing too bad. I spent the rest of the night chatting with a girl from Scotland and her friend, so that was cool. All in all, was a very fun trip. Pictures to come when I get around to uploading them :D
07-15-2006, 08:39 PM
Hooray! Sounds like a fun, wonderful trip (except for the sick bits). Can't wait to see the pictures. :)
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