Friday, September 7, 2018

Caribbean Princess Sea Day, Sept 7

Today's post is a hodgepodge of random thoughts. I hope you don't mind.
Another pretty sunrise
While we've been having some spectacular sunrises and sunsets this entire trip, we've also had spectacular thunderstorms. I think we have sat on the balcony every single night and watched lightning off in the distance. We did have a couple nights where it was right on top of us where we had to watch from inside. Looking at the hurricane forecast for the next couple weeks makes me think we'll be seen plenty more storms. And be either skipping or substituting ports. I know passengers get frustrated at having to cancel pre-booked excursions, but I'd rather be in a safe location that facing high winds and huge waves.

We trust Gru to get us through it. Yes our Captain's name is Marco, but he sounds like Gru from Despicable Me. Seriously, he really does. When the noontime navigational update comes on each day we are just waiting for him to call us minions instead of passengers. Word has it that he actually has stuffed minions up on the Bridge. He's a good guy, though.

Have I mentioned how great a cabin steward we have? Yesterday he let me film him making towels animals and today I shared the video with him. He is so excited to show it to his wife and six year old son back at home. I'll be posting the video on the next Tutorial Tuesday on September 11 so you can see it, too.

Remember how hubby accidentally locked me on the balcony a while back? Well, guess what happened again today? Yup. He (accidentally) did it again. This is our last cruise with the balcony as we go to an inside cabin for next cruise. Probably a good thing. 

Since we're changing cabins this next cruise we just have a little bit of packing to do. We get to leave everything on their hangers and then we just toss the other stuff in the suitcase. Tomorrow morning the cabin steward will arrange for his supervisor to get things moved for us. We'll keep the things from the safe with us but otherwise they take care of us. Never had a problem so far. 

Medallion™ Update:
To make the progression of the roll-out more clear I've grouped the posts by week. Today I'm sharing some of those things I didn't yet write about this week.

You can find the post here on the Sept 1-8 update page.
August 18-25 updates can be found here.
August 25-Sept 1 updates can found here.

Encouraging Word Money Pocket Drop Off:
I haven't decided where I'm going to place it yet. After being locked on the balcony for the second time this trip the message might be for me.

Tomorrow is turnaround day, an early morning Walgreens run, a new cabin change, and another Medallion meeting. Should be a good day.

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