We left the pier at 5 pm.  We watched the sailing from our balcony . ucabin-10084nnamed

This gives you some idea of our mini-suite.  This is the first time we have had a suite, it is quite a bit bigger than the balcony rooms and the balcony is a little larger.  The shower is much bigger and I loved that!!  When we went to supper I met Rey again, he came up to the dinning room with the next day’s menu and I picked out breakfast and dinner for the next day.  I didn’t pick out a lunch as I had such a big breakfast I decided to skip lunch or at least just get a very small one up in the Garden Cafe.  Then we spent the evening in the Casino playing the slots.  Norman as usual did very good.  We each had $10 a day budgeted for the slots and at the end of that day I had lost all mine and Norman had $28 on his ticket.  The next day we both did better.  I had $17 on my ticket and Norman had $54.  Sunday and Monday were at sea days, so we explored the ship and checked out all the places to go and see where everything was.  We knew we wanted to get a good picture for Christmas presents this year so we stopped to pose and then checked out the Photo shop to see how much that would cost.

Most things on the ship cost more than I wanted to pay.  I had wanted a watch but they were all around $200 and since I am not sure I can wear a watch I was not going to pay that much.  At the Photo Shop we made out better.  We were going to get 5 pictures, one for each of the kids and one to take to Walmart to get Christmas cards made up.  At Walmart they are $19.95 for 20 cards.  When I mentioned that to the girl who worked there she said we could have them made up right there.  She showed us the samples and then said they were 25 for $19.95.  We left and talked it over in our room that night.  The next day we went to the photo shop to see the pictures, there was no charge for the 5 poses and we picked out the one we like the best.  The prints were $25 each but you could get 10 for $149 so we decided to do that, then we picked out frames.  The ones I wanted were for 4 by 6 and the pictures were 6 by 8.  Those were too big for the kids, none of them have room for big pictures like that and those had two pictures, the one of us and one of the ship.  They told me they could do the smaller 4 by 6 but they would cost the same.  Alright by me, I just wanted the smaller ones and I had expected to pay $100 for the 5 poses.  When I ordered those they asked if I was happy with those poses and that I could have more with different back grounds if I wanted.  NO Thanks – we were happy.  Then we got the frames and found they were on sale, buy one get one free so we got 6 frames for $23  and ordered the Christmas cards.  We figured that would come to somewhere under $200 which was what we had expected but when they gave me the bill it was for $135.  I nearly dropped dead.  They gave us the Christmas cards free and took $14 off the cost of the pictures.  The next day when we went in to pick up the pictures they gave me another frame and said something about a flash drive.  I knew I had not ordered that so really didn’t pay any attention until 10:30 PM on our last night when they woke us up to say we had not picked up the flash drive and needed to come down and get it.  Norman went down and sure enough there it was for us free.  That would have held all the picture they took around the ship of us but we had not let them take any as we knew we were not going to buy any of those. So all in all we got a great deal on those.

Time to go over to see Becca and the kids and bring them the thing we got for them on the cruise.  I’ll tell you all about those tomorrow. Have a great day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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2 Responses to MORE ON THE CRUISE

  1. Rosemary Rafuse says:

    I am enjoying your cruise as much as you did!! Check you tomorrow!!

    • It sure was fun. We used to cruise once a year but had not been out for about 8 years so forgot how much fun it is. We will not go that long again and to be sure was booked two more cruise while on board. You get an extra $250 to spend on the ship if you book two more cruises and you have four years in which to make those cruises so it was a no brainer for us. I want to make one of those cruises a last minute one. I am told when the ship is not full they give away the remaining state room at about half price. The only thing is you have to be ready to sail in 24 hours. So if Becca doesn’t need us in Jan we will call our travel agent at NCL and ask about that and see if we can get one at half price.

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