"To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield"
- Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1833

"live deep and suck out all the marrow of life"
- Henry David Thoreau, 1845

"Some guys, they just give up living
And start dying little by little, piece by piece
Some guys come home from work and wash up,
And go racin' in the streets."
- Bruce Springsteen, 1977

"...to the heart, there's no time for you to waste.
You won't find your precious answers now
by staying in one place."
- Frank Turner, 2009

"The best things in life aren't things.
They're living and breathing."
- Michael Franti , 2011

"I owned every second that this world could give,
I saw so many places, the things that I did"
- Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, 2014

All written content and photos by Rob Fulfer unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, February 8, 2010

W. Caribbean Cruise Day 2 - A Fun Day @ C

We got up this morning and boarded our "Fun Ship" - the Carnival Legend. Overall, it's a nice boat. It could use a little paint on the outside in some places and most of the interior open areas are downright gaudy in terms of decorating. The walls were so busy with color and adornments it could give you a headache if you looked at it too long. Our room was the best thing we found. Tastefully decorated with a good layout and design that gave us ample room to move around and for storage. Our mid-ship port-side 5th-floor balcony (a must for a cruise if you ask us - totally worth the few extra dollars) giving us a perfect vantage point while cruising. Didn't even have to get out of bed to get the photo above. We explored the ship some more as we cruised out of Tampa Bay and were disappointed to find that a few of the lounges we were looking forward to frequenting (the sports bar and the piano bar) allowed smoking. Yuck! The food and clientele weren't bad, but nor were they great. Instead of a lot of rowdy partiers like we expected, the majority of the cruisers were very elderly. The best food we found was of the fast-food variety - pizza and burgers. The nightly sit-down
dinners were decent but not the taste sensations we would look forward to on other cruises we have taken in the past. The unseasonably cold temps in Tampa (50 was the projected high today) left the open decks rather inaccessible as well for the start of the trip until we moved farther south into warm latitudes. Jimmy Buffett had it right, however, when you change your latitude, you do change your attitude and the warmer it got outside, the less the little shortcomings of the Carnival Legend mattered to us. Grand Cayman here we come! Above is 30 seconds of relaxing balcony time to enjoy anytime we want. Thanks Blogger.com!

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