Travel Blogs from Fort Lauderdale
... may not be handled as well as they could be without it. Bloody Hispanics!
Checking in was simple enough apart from the fact that I got the trainee and it took twice as long as everyone else. I was on the ship by midday sipping the first and ...
... San Francisco at 11:55PM on Virgin Air. There was a little traffic on the freeway, but most of the way was moving at the speed limit and we made the trip without any problems. So far the trip was moving just as planned. We did one thing different in our packing. Instead of trying to fit everything in 2 large suitcases and carried 2 large carry-ons aboard the plane; we packed 3 suitcases and carried on 2 small carry-ons aboard the plane. Virgin America charges $25 ...
... a boat and not a nice hotel room. It would be hard to believe that you can get value for money out of such an expensive toy though. However, it certainly seems to keep Matt busy!
It was around 3pm and we still hadn’t had lunch, so after we dropped off the first mate to the airport, Matt took us to a local hangout with cheap beers and good seafood. It was nice just to sit out on the deck and relax under the humidity. Once we had our fill, we headed ...
... waves are less than 1 metre and the catamaran, under power from presumably twin diesels, handles the quartering seas pretty well, with not too much discomfort to the passengers, but definitely not the most ideal.
We pass an old fort at the harbour entrance, then the offshore oil terminal, then the Sisters rocks, one of which has been blown to dangerous half-tide rocks by the Poms when they left after WW2.
A notable landmark on this coast is ...
Breakfast in th hotel-self made waffles,etc.
Had a free hotel transfer to the port,Fort Everglades.
There ia a lot of giant fuel containers at the entrance of the fort.
It was a quick process for admission to the ship.
There is a different counter for each deck.
Our room was in the 12.th deck.The cabin has an ocean view balcony.
We had lunch at the solarium on the top deck.
It is the biggest ship in the world.Modern ...