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Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Cruise

Dear Family and Friends,

On October 30th, Clarke, Brenda, Audrey, Jim, Chuck and myself boarded our Royal Carribean cruise ship. Our two week cruise took us from Palma Mallorca, Spain to Colon, Panama.   Most of our days were at sea, but we did stop in the Canary Islands, St Marteen, Antigua and Barbados on the way to Colon.

Below is a picture of our cruise ship the Grandeur of the Sea.

One of the swimming pools aboard.

Looking down into the main lobby.

Chuck saying goodbye to Palma Mallorca, Spain as we head out to sea.


We had many beautiful sunsets as we crossed the Atlantic Ocean.

Here is a picture as we approached the city of Tenerife in the Canary Islands.  A big disappointment was to learn that there are no canaries in the Canary Islands.  I guess it would be the same disappointment if we had stopped in the Virgin Islands.

With so many days at sea, we enjoyed a lot of time on the balcony of our room.

 Here we are in the card room playing dominoes. 

 All gussied up for one of the formal nights.

At every stop we had to share the port with other ships.  The most were in the small island of St. Marteen.

We saw beautiful beaches,

and lovely scenery at each port.

 After docking in Colon, Panama we rented a van and drove to Panama City.

Chuck and I spent a couple of days in Panama City before returning to Cuenca.  The city reminds you of Singapore or Hong Kong with all the high rises.

We went shopping and, of course, to see the canal locks.

We arrived in Cuenca on Wednesday night....dead tired.  We have spent the last couple of days resting up and readjusting to the altitude.

It was a great six weeks adventure and now we are happy to be back home!

Nancy & Chuck