|How Swede It Is-The smaller the boat the bigger the Captain|
Keep Calm Cause Ship Happens
I always get an amazing feeling when I walk past a ship I have "lived" and worked on. If ecstasy is doing something out of your ordinary experience, and nostalgia is the pain of remembering something beautiful-then that sums up cruising---it's an amazing lifestyle!
It's a miracle that I "Get to go" to work on ships-If a miracle is a shift in thinking-then it takes a special kind of shift to count your blessings, ride the wave and enjoy the ride.
The QM2 and the Cunard brand, is no miraculous exception. This is not your typical cruise ship. In fact, The Mary is the last of the great ocean liners- passage ships designed for 12 months of brutal Atlantic sea crossings: NY to SO'TON. Her keel sits higher above the water line, 7 decks instead of 5, which makes it cut water better and makes for a smoother sail.
|Low tide April 2015|
|Brooklyn Cruise Terminal July 2014|
After all-The whole object of traveling is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.
After 6 sea days, we took a voyage, not a cruise onboard the Queen Mary2. This is the shortest bridge between New York and Europe. Airplanes, after all, are like diets - I don't like being on them.
|The QM2 allows dogs onboard-cute!|
|The Queen Mary 2 comes to Hamburg every year.|
For her tenth jubilee she got a special celebration.
Sailing across The Pond to NY
Here Are Some Of Other Ships I lived and Worked On
|How inappropriate to call this planet Earth|
when it is quite clearly Ocean.Celebrity Solstice- That's Greek To Me
|Azamara Journey-Check Please|
|Golden Princess- Nature is More Cruise Ship Less|
|Princess Cruises-Alaska The GR8 Land|
|Royal Caribbean-Oasis of The Seas-|
An Embarrassment of Coconuts
|Coral Princess Panama Canal Xing The Dude Abides|
|Carnival Splendor- Smoke on The Water|
|Disney Magic- As John DeLorean said "I'm going to Disneyland."|
|On The Disney Wonder looking at last years ship|
that I was on, The Carnival Splendor that caught fire,
|MSC Poesia- The YOUniverse|
|Disney Dream @ Sea Picture Perfect|
|Holland America- NoorDAM Ships|
|Navigator of the Seas AmeriCAN|
|Serenade of the Seas Vitamin SEA|
|Pride of Aloha LOST and Found|
|Pride of America- Aloha Spirit|
My first extended stay In Paradise was on America Hawaii Cruises. I just wanted a different experience, and I took the first job I could get, which was a deck hand. We sailed for seven days and each day we had a port of call
|SS Independence Aloha, Mahalo and Hanging Loose in Hawaii|
1994-My First Ship -
A Rust Bucket- SS Constitution(a glorified ferry) with a lot of heart
known as "American Hawaii Cruises"
The definition of ecstasy is that you are not doing your ordinary everyday ho-hum existence. Shoveling sunshine in Hawaii beats a day at the office
SOMEDAY is the busiest day of the week-Get Busy!