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  1. no I have used Valet Connections. So far they have always had the best price, which is most important to me. We find it a good spot too, so we just use them now.
  2. How awesome. My next cruise is on the Joy and I just reserved my shows this morning. My daughter is going with me and we are going to take a more relaxed trip this time and just explore the ports on our own I think. I debated on getting some specialty dining options, but I am not sure yet if I want to spend more money. I'm sure she will want to eat at Cagneys though. She loves the truffle fries. LOL
  3. Thanks for reading! That RCCL island looks fabulous. I hope to some day get to see it. Oh good. Glad I could help. I would love one of those rooms. I used to shy away from being forward, but I have had a few near the front now and it doesn't bother me one bit. It was such an awesome experience and I hope to some day get on another christening.
  4. Thanks for reading! I'm excited to sail her. I have been working on my flights lately...not impressed with those costs! Thank you
  5. Nov. 24, 2019, Going Home I didn’t take too many pictures today. It was the typical “it sucks we have to go home kind of day!”. We were already in port when we woke up. mia3 by Jenseib, on Flickr mia2 by Jenseib, on Flickr I believe I got a quick breakfast and just enjoyed the last of my time on the ship. mia4 by Jenseib, on Flickr We were in no rush to get off and kind of lounged around till it looked like the line wasn’t too bad to get off. We wound around and went through the arcade. mia5 by Jenseib, on Flickr Wait??? There’s an arcade? Cass laughed and said yes! We walked through it when we boarded too! Hahaha. I was so set on following her to see about dining reservations, etc, that I didn’t take in what we walked through. mia6 by Jenseib, on Flickr We made our way off and through customs and then to find where we could catch an Uber. A new batch of people were getting to arrive to sail on the first official “real” sailing of the Encore. mia7 by Jenseib, on Flickr mia8 by Jenseib, on Flickr We made it to the airport easily and I checked in at my terminal and Cass had to walk a little ways to go to hers. We were then going to meet up for lunch. I had a small line, but it wasn’t bad. Once I got my bags checked, the guy kind of stood there waiting for a tip….very obviously. Now I usually give a couple bucks when I check bags in if I see a tip jar, but this seemed like pressure and I quickly set my tickets aside and fumbled for a few bills. I am pretty sure I shoved the tickets in my back pocket…..maybe? I had a little time till Cass got through her line so I walked around a bit and then used the bathroom and walked a bit more and she arrived at my area and we decided on Margaritaville for lunch. We got right in and we both ordered the club. If we were smart, we would have shared it as it really is too big for one. mia9 by Jenseib, on Flickr We chatted and enjoyed the last of our time together. We both boxed the rest of our sandwiches up and took them with us. I figured I would eat mine during my layover. We paid and headed out and I went for my tickets. Hmmm not in my pocket. Looked through my bag…Nope. Shoot! I lost them somewhere. Did they fall out of my pocket while I walked around? In the bathroom? At Margaritaville? I did a swoop around just to check but no sign of them. It wasn’t a huge deal because I could pull up my boarding passes on my phone. However, they bag claim sticker was on one of them. One thing I did see on United’s app was that you could track your bags and the claim number did show up, so I went to that and did a screen shot just to be safe. We went our separate ways and I took a seat at my gate and read some magazines and listened in on others and people watched. There was a lady standing in line to board before I even arrived and she stood there the whole time! Over an hour!!! Her husband would come and go. I assumed they needed extra help for boarding, but seriously, sit and wait till the call those who need help to come up. That’s them…first in line! mia10 by Jenseib, on Flickr Boarding started and they got on right away and I waited for my boarding to be called and got in line. I went to my seat, which was a window…..and guess who is in my row? The wife. Now United boarded with window seats first, then middle then aisle. These 2 each had an aisle seat across from each other. When I motioned that this was my row I got a dirty look that she had to stand up. Now I already know she loves to stand….she did it for an hour already. Hahaha. And she had to know that being in an aisle seat she would have to get up to let others on. This flight was full too. No luck on an empty middle seat this time around. The young lady next to me was tiny though and slept the whole time. It was kind of funny as she would kind of lean on me at times and then realizes it and move to another position. They also were moving some flight crew and the girl behind me was one of those. We waited and then they announced that they had some maintenance to do on the plane before we could leave. I am all for a safe plane, but I knew I had a pretty short time between my connections. I texted home to let Claire know that I might not make it and there is a chance I will be on the later flight home. This was also the lovely weather outside currently. mia11 by Jenseib, on Flickr Finally we pulled out and they said they would try to make up time in the air, but for those with short connections, check your app, because United may have already changed your flight. I took a look and was listed for my current flight…and the one later (several hours later actually). I asked the girl behind me and she said most likely I would be on the next flight, but they are keeping my spot on the current one too. I just figured there was nothing I could do about it, so why worry. I was not looking to spend several hours in the airport, but I would live. When we landed, it still showed both flights, but would not let me pull up the boarding pass for either. The flight attendant told me to check in at the desk when I get off and they will get me to the correct spot. And of course I was in the back of the plane. Even if I wanted to do the mad dash, I couldn’t. The “lady” on the aisle was so worried that I wouldn’t make my flight, but I told her it is what it is. I got off and went to the desk and she typed some info in and said yes, no, yes, no, not sure if you can make it as it’s in a different building and it’s pass boarding time. The lady next to her said, let me see and pulled up something else and said “they are holding the plane for you…run! Ah…ok…where? She directed me to the shuttle and I got on…and waited till it filled. So much for hurrying. Once it took us over to the correct area I hurried to my gate. I let them know I don’t have a physical boarding pass and she had me pull out my ID and printed it and handed it off. Then they said the carryon had to be gate checked. Shoot! I have an expensive camera. They told me to quickly take that out and they would take the suitcase and I could carry the camera bag on. I then have to head outside to board this plane. Thank God I was not the only one! There were 2 others behind me. Of course it is super embarrassing when you are one of the last boarding a plane and they all know it was held up because of you….and not to mention…I had no chance to go to the bathroom between flights. When I sat down, I told my seat mate (only 2 per row on this flight) that I was not technically late, it was my flight and they had told us we would be rescheduled, but when we landed I found out the plane was being held. I sure felt stupid! I did text Claire and let her know I was on the flight home! I made it! Luckily this flight wasn’t too long and soon we were coming back into Detroit! mia1 by Jenseib, on Flickr I had been tracking my bag as well and it made it too! I couldn’t believe it! When we landed I made my way off and was in no rush to get to the bags. I knew it would take a few minutes. Welcome back to reality! The weather let me know it was definitely not Florida! Once I got my bag, I texted for my shuttle to take me back to the car park and made my way over there. It came fairly fast and soon I was reunited with my car and on my way home, with a stop at McDonalds to load up on dinner and a much needed diet coke! I came home to a daughter that missed me and I shared with her some of the treats I had gotten at the christening. She was devouring the macaroons! And then back to real life and just a few days later I took my husband in for a shoulder replacement, then Thanksgiving, then the Christmas holidays and a January work trip to Universal Orlando…..so yeah…I am still trying to catch up with life! Hahah. Thanks for reading along!
  6. We made our way out and Cass noticed the Kinky Boot cast, so I stopped for a selfie. gs188 by Jenseib, on Flickr Cass’s version is better. gs187 by Jenseib, on Flickr The Choir of Man cast was outside waiting so we went to the side that had Mark. We found his picture but it didn’t really look a lot like him. gs189 by Jenseib, on Flickr I crept right in between Mark and the other guy I thought was cute. Hahahaha. gs190 by Jenseib, on Flickr We got back to the room and found some gifts waiting for us. gs86 by Jenseib, on Flickr It was fine oil, salt and balsamic vinegar. gs87 by Jenseib, on Flickr I have tried them at home and they are really good! Cass has limited luggage space and had to move things around to get them home, but I think she managed. It was our last night, so I decided to go gamble another $20 or so and lost as usual. I took a few more pictures before I headed back to the room for the night. gs243 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs244 by Jenseib, on Flickr And we crashed then. Tomorrow we had to head home. It was just such a short cruise. I was happy to have been part of it all, but it was WAY to short!
  7. See the good looking guy in the maroon shirt? That’s Mark…he talked to me! Swoon….. gs156 by Jenseib, on Flickr Cass also already noticed that hot looking guy too! Hahaha. gs81 by Jenseib, on Flickr Now see the guy in the previous picture who is kind of bleached out and behind Mark. I totally forget his name, but he and a group of people sat next to me. They did not leave a seat between us and they had plenty of room in the row to do so. That guy was on top of me the whole show! And he was talkative….to the point of annoying. I am friendly, but I don’t need to talk to someone else when my friend is right next to me at a show. This guy reminded me of my friend’s brother and I thought he was pretty cute too. gs83 by Jenseib, on Flickr So the show starts and I snuck pictures and videos throughout…..Only to find out towards the end that they allowed it! Had I known that I would have taken WAY more! gs164 by Jenseib, on Flickr Choir of Man is basically a group of guys in their Irish bar who sing and dance….kind of the locals of the bar and know everyone. It has a great mix of music and the dancing and stunts are great! gs165 by Jenseib, on Flickr They jump all over and sing and play music. Amazing!!! gs166 by Jenseib, on Flickr This guy came and sat by us as the show was starting and then headed up on stage. gs167 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs168 by Jenseib, on Flickr They had some people from the audience come up as well. gs170 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs169 by Jenseib, on Flickr This guy tapped dance all around and was good! gs171 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs172 by Jenseib, on Flickr This guy was looking for a new love and they asked if anyone wanted to be with him and some lady gets up dancing (and I think drunk) and is waving all over and says yes. He looks at her and says…ahhh no! It was so hysterical. gs173 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs175 by Jenseib, on Flickr We then moved on to the Urinal scene. gs174 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs178 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs179 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs176 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs177 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs180 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs181 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs182 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs183 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs184 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs84 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs85 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs185 by Jenseib, on Flickr The show was AMAZING!!!! Probably one of the best cruise line shows I have ever seen. It was so much fun and these guys are talented!!!!
  8. And this is an inside regular room. gs129 by Jenseib, on Flickr I have actually earned another free cruise through Norwegian and we will be sailing on the Joy this summer. This is the type of room we have been assigned. It’s small, but we will be fine with just the 2 of us. Our room only holds a max of 2, so we shouldn’t have those bunks on the sides of the walls like this room does. gs130 by Jenseib, on Flickr And the bathroom is a nice size too, so that will make a big difference! gs64 by Jenseib, on Flickr This particular room had a different shower and set up. gs73 by Jenseib, on Flickr And another different set up stateroom gs75 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs137 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs139 by Jenseib, on Flickr I looked out and the Kinky Boots cast were still out there. gs77 by Jenseib, on Flickr I toured all but 1 room on the list. Most look pretty much the same as my room, some without a balcony, but just different locations on the ship. The final room I decided not to look at because it was so far away and up several floors. I was tired! It was now close to sail away time. gs134 by Jenseib, on Flickr Cass messaged me to go down to the guest services desk as they had some pads of paper and buttons, so I did just that. gs140 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs78 by Jenseib, on Flickr And I got wild and ordered a cocktail! gs141 by Jenseib, on Flickr I met back up with Cass then and I was needing a snack. I didn’t eat much on the island and I wanted something before dinner time. My idea was good in theory. We went to the local and I think they forgot about me as it took forever and a reminder from us to actually bring the food. gs142 by Jenseib, on Flickr It was tasty and hit the spot, but it took way too long. We then watched the beautiful sky as we got ready to sail away. gs143 by Jenseib, on Flickr I think we actually got separated and I went to find Cass and she went to find me and we kept missing each other. gs144 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs145 by Jenseib, on Flickr I went on to take some more pictures as I was looking for Cass. gs79 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs80 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs146 by Jenseib, on Flickr A sunset at sea is one of the most beautiful and peaceful things ever!!! gs148 by Jenseib, on Flickr I think I went and gambled a little to use up that $20 from last night since I never used it! Then it was time for dinner and we decided on the Manhattan dining room tonight. As we made our way there we noticed the Skyline bar, a place we had not noticed at all yet. gs149 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs150 by Jenseib, on Flickr We got seated fast and made our orders. gs151 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs153 by Jenseib, on Flickr The food was good again tonight for me. The dessert was just Meh. The ice cream was great but the deep fried pockets needed powdered sugar on them. gs154 by Jenseib, on Flickr This wasn’t too bad. gs155 by Jenseib, on Flickr We had reservations for Choir of Man tonight, so Cass ran off to water pick her teeth while I finished up and then we met back up to head to the theatre. We like the end of a row but all the ones in the location we wanted were full, so we went in a few seats and sat down. We allowed one seat between Cass and the people at the end of the row for personal space. gs160 by Jenseib, on Flickr The cast will come out early and invite the audience up for a beer. gs161 by Jenseib, on Flickr I do like beer and Cass insisted I go up. Twist my arm! gs162 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs163 by Jenseib, on Flickr Cheers! gs158 by Jenseib, on Flickr
  9. The water color was just gorgeous! gs113 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs114 by Jenseib, on Flickr When we got back, the next tour was waiting to jump in our boats and head over. I am glad we had the first one of the day. I am not sure if the pigs get full or not, but at least we had them super hungry! This is one of the best excursions I have ever taken. It was a bucketlist thing for me and I enjoyed it so much. I would do it again if I ever get back to Great Stirrup Cay. We walked back to the main part of the island at our own leisure and I took a few more pictures. gs239 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs240 by Jenseib, on Flickr I decided it was time for a Mango Meltdown! gs241 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs242 by Jenseib, on Flickr MMMMM! gs115 by Jenseib, on Flickr I found a seat and just enjoyed my drink. gs116 by Jenseib, on Flickr I got to talking to the lady next to me. She had been on the cruise before as an invite and then she won this cruise so she really got to enjoy the ship. She said she was trying different things each time, but this sailing was nicer than the one before. I went and found some lunch after a bit. I really wanted some potato salad but it wasn’t meant to be. I didn’t think they had much of a selection, but I grabbed a few things and ate. gs112 by Jenseib, on Flickr I ended up only eating a portion of it. I wanted fries or something else and this was not hitting the spot. I did have a beautiful view though. gs36 by Jenseib, on Flickr I decided to leave then. I didn’t want to swim by myself and I figured I should check in with Cass. Who knows what kind of trouble she is getting herself into! LOL. I made a potty stop before leaving and the potty lady was hilarious! She was moving people through fast and cracking jokes. She said she had over 5000 people there the other day with 2 ships in port and there just is not time to dog around when you need to move that many people through the bathrooms! gs37 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs118 by Jenseib, on Flickr They have 4 tenders, but only 2 were running. I don’t know if they only run 2 per ship or since our sailing had less people they only ran 2. gs119 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs38 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs39 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs40 by Jenseib, on Flickr Back on the ship, I found Cass and we chatted a bit and I got cleaned up and into fresh clothes. She did a lot of exploring today and also swam on the ship I believe. One of the options they had for this cruise was touring several different types of rooms. I kept meaning to do it, but it’s hard to fit everything in….and rest! I decided I better do it now and get it over with. I knew I would regret it later if I didn’t. I took a lot of pictures, but I’ll just post a few. gs41 by Jenseib, on Flickr This room was huge and looked over the front of the ship. gs120 by Jenseib, on Flickr The cast of Kinky Boots were out there and they were dancing around and having fun. gs44 by Jenseib, on Flickr This room was similar to ours. Some rooms have the bed when you walk in and others have the couch first. gs45 by Jenseib, on Flickr I believe this is one of the single studio rooms. gs49 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs50 by Jenseib, on Flickr It’s perfect for the single traveler or one that is going with family but they only need a room for just themselves. gs51 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs52 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs53 by Jenseib, on Flickr I tried doing video in these rooms but there was a guy touring on the same route as me and he would talk EVERY single time I would start to video. They also have a lounge for the single travelers staying in these studios. gs62 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs126 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs127 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs63 by Jenseib, on Flickr
  10. Hello cutie! pig78 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig79 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig80 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig81 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig82 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig84 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig86 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig89 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig11 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig12 by Jenseib, on Flickr I tried to do selfies but with a camera it was hard. I also took a lot of pictures with my finger in it! If you look at my camera roll I have like 20-30 tried selfies. 99% bad! pig13 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig20 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig19 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig17 by Jenseib, on Flickr We spent what felt like a long time in with the pigs, but sadly our time was over and we had to get out and head back up to the deck. pig15 by Jenseib, on Flickr There was an adorable piglet pile right by the deck! pig14 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig91 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig24 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs35 by Jenseib, on Flickr They were now super friendly knowing we may have food. pig27 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig28 by Jenseib, on Flickr Those piglets are just sooooo cute! pig30 by Jenseib, on Flickr So as we are all drying off a few pigs started getting frisky down on the shore. We were all laughing hysterically. The guy said to post it to social media hashtagging it “pigporn”. pig32 by Jenseib, on Flickr They told us it really was mostly girl on girl. Hahahaha pig35 by Jenseib, on Flickr Ummmm…someone needs to explain the birds and the bees to these guys. pig93 by Jenseib, on Flickr And look at the little piglets just running around. pig36 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig37 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig94 by Jenseib, on Flickr It looked so beautiful! pig95 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig39 by Jenseib, on Flickr And a few of these guys were all tired out now. pig26 by Jenseib, on Flickr Then it was time to head back down to the boats. The ramp was still really steep, but we made it! pig40 by Jenseib, on Flickr
  11. He then asked for some volunteers and they would have them lay down and sprinkle apple pieces all over them and the pigs would cover them eating the apples. It was hilarious. pig47 by Jenseib, on Flickr This gal is a social media influencer. pig48 by Jenseib, on Flickr I was asked.. ”Do you ever watch MSC videos? Well that’s her” Hmmm. I have never seen one with her in it and I did look when I got home, but still haven’t found any. pig50 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig52 by Jenseib, on Flickr Now there were signs saying no cameras in the swimming area. They take pictures to buy I believe. So they kept having us raise a hand with our camera or phone and then he would say put it down and leave it on the table. Then he would ask..”is that what you want to do?” and we would say no! And finally he said…OK then, take those cameras and take tons of pictures and post them on social media! Wooohooooo! This is not normal, but since it was a special sailing they were allowing us to promote their business! pig53 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig54 by Jenseib, on Flickr I debated my phone or camera but I decided camera since I knew it was 100% waterproof. pig55 by Jenseib, on Flickr Be prepared for a zillion pig pictures. pig1 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig56 by Jenseib, on Flickr We all got a skewer and put apple on it and the pigs would come and snatch it right off. They had a couple guys with baskets of apples in the water so we could refill easily. pig2 by Jenseib, on Flickr They kept reminding us that pigs will be pigs and they have no manners. pig57 by Jenseib, on Flickr If a pig happened to poop in the water you were to call out applesauce and they would come and clean it up right away. pig3 by Jenseib, on Flickr Come get some apple! pig4 by Jenseib, on Flickr Taking pictures of fast moving pigs was not an easy feat! pig58 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig61 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig62 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig64 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig6 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig8 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig7 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig9 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig10 by Jenseib, on Flickr The pigs had cute “pig names”…like Kevin Bacon and Wilbur. pig68 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig69 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig70 by Jenseib, on Flickr I believe this one is Kevin Bacon. He was super piggy and made the rounds to everyone quickly. pig72 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig73 by Jenseib, on Flickr They then offered to take pictures of everyone like the picture below. I got in line, posed and looked later only to find no picture. I think the guy didn’t know you had to push the button all the way down rather than halfway for it to just focus. UGH! pig75 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig77 by Jenseib, on Flickr
  12. I then found cabanas that were ground level. gs101 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs102 by Jenseib, on Flickr And a little crab hanging out. gs194 by Jenseib, on Flickr They were doing tours of the upscale area, but I didn’t have time right now. I never did make it back since it was the far side and I didn’t feel like walking all the way back again. This is where they serve lunch. gs226 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs227 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs228 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs229 by Jenseib, on Flickr I went in search of where to meet for my excursion. It was not clearly labeled. gs230 by Jenseib, on Flickr I ended up asking and they pointed to where to go. gs233 by Jenseib, on Flickr They said they didn’t have a pig sign so to go to the stingray area. When I went there they said to go further down to another flag. I decided to take a potty break since I still had time and look around a little more. gs231 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs232 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs234 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs235 by Jenseib, on Flickr There is an area of shops. I didn’t have any cash with me and I think someone told me they only took cash in those little local stores. gs236 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs237 by Jenseib, on Flickr I then went and signed in for my pig excursion. gs106 by Jenseib, on Flickr The cruise before us told us this was the easiest one to get and still had availability even the day of. This cruise it sold out in hours. I heard people talking about trying to get into it and they were told to try to be waitlisted once they got on the island. We had several people waiting here in hopes to be added to the group. We were the first group and if they didn’t make this one they would have to come back each time a new group went and hope to be called. Also because there was no clear signage, many people went to the stingray tables as told at the excursion desk on the island, so it took a while to get everyone who was signed up to actually be in the right area. Eventually they did call several extra people to join the group. We had a long walk to get to the boats that would take us over to the island for the pig swim, but it wasn’t a bad walk. gs238 by Jenseib, on Flickr We boarded a couple of little boats and then they did a roll call. There ended up being 2 extras and they couldn’t figure out how they got with the group but they did allow them to come. And then we set off for a short boat ride over to Treasure Island. gs107 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs29 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs31 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs108 by Jenseib, on Flickr And soon we arrived. gs109 by Jenseib, on Flickr And pigs were chillaxing. gs32 by Jenseib, on Flickr Now they had a floating dock because of tides and the tide must have been low because going up the ramp was HARD! It was so steep! We made it up but I heard a lot of complaints about it. We then went onto the deck and waited for instructions, though the first one as we arrived was not to go near any pigs till he talked to us further. pig41 by Jenseib, on Flickr There were piglets everywhere and we just wanted to scoop them up and cuddle them! pig42 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig43 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs33 by Jenseib, on Flickr pig21 by Jenseib, on Flickr He then went on with the rules. pig23 by Jenseib, on Flickr We were not to touch the pigs unless they came to us. Especially the little ones. If they got upset they would squeal and let their mamas know they were being bothered and those mamas would not be happy and could charge. And if they were really worried they would let out a noise to the main pig boar. He was basically fenced in on the other side of the island with a big area to roam. He said if he got worried you would see trees moving and falling just like in Jurassic Park as he made his way over to see what was going on. LOL! To call the pigs, you could make a clicking noise with your tongue. When he did it, all the little pigs came running. It was so darn cute. If you didn’t have food though, they didn’t stick around long. pig46 by Jenseib, on Flickr He then explained how to feed the pigs pieces of apples off a skewer.
  13. They did have a table set up with waters for everyone and I grabbed one and set out to look around. gs91 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs27 by Jenseib, on Flickr There’s our ship! gs92 by Jenseib, on Flickr It’s a beautiful island. gs204 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs206 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs205 by Jenseib, on Flickr They were setting up an extra spot to serve lunch items. gs207 by Jenseib, on Flickr They have zipline from this lighthouse. gs208 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs212 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs217 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs215 by Jenseib, on Flickr I believe this island just recently won an award for best cruise line island. gs209 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs210 by Jenseib, on Flickr My personal opinion though is Castaway Cay is nicer. gs211 by Jenseib, on Flickr I felt that they didn’t have enough beach areas for everyone, especially if 2 ships are in port. gs213 by Jenseib, on Flickr They do have a lot of activities though…..see the people way out there on the paddle boards. gs214 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs216 by Jenseib, on Flickr They did have towels on each of the chairs too. gs218 by Jenseib, on Flickr They have a ton of cabanas and all were booked. I think many were for big wigs. I never looked to see if we had an option to get one or not. gs219 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs221 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs222 by Jenseib, on Flickr I crept up to one to get a few pictures before the guests arrived. gs224 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs225 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs94 by Jenseib, on Flickr It didn’t appear that their beach was private for them. gs95 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs96 by Jenseib, on Flickr Time for a terrible selfie! gs97 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs192 by Jenseib, on Flickr As I took a picture of this lunch truck someone told me that they had a picture of the day and you could show it to someone onboard and get a little prize. Today was the lunch truck. I never did do that, but I thought it was a neat idea. gs193 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs104 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs28 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs99 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs100 by Jenseib, on Flickr
  14. Nov. 23, 2019, Great Stirrup Cay Today was our only island day! I got up and watched as we got closer and closer. gs2 by Jenseib, on Flickr Then I went to get a bite to eat. They have hand washing stations now on their newer ships. gs3 by Jenseib, on Flickr I never once saw a washy washy person, which NCL is famous for. I am not sure if they are doing away with them, or if they just didn’t bring them out this sailing. I got a plate of food and set down to eat. gs5 by Jenseib, on Flickr With a beautiful view. gs4 by Jenseib, on Flickr After I was done, I decided to take a few pictures. This is the ice-cream machine. I have no clue if it ever was open or not this sailing. gs1 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs6 by Jenseib, on Flickr I went and signed out a towel. This process is odd because you sign it out, but they have bins on the island to throw them in or they take them from your stateroom, so I am not sure how they keep track if you return or not. gs7 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs8 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs9 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs10 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs11 by Jenseib, on Flickr This port is a tender port, so we don’t get too close. gs12 by Jenseib, on Flickr And the “other” island. gs13 by Jenseib, on Flickr It really is sooo close! Another shot of the running track. gs14 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs15 by Jenseib, on Flickr Tenders are coming. gs16 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs25 by Jenseib, on Flickr This is how you open doors out to the deck. You put your hand there and it turns green and it opens! gs17 by Jenseib, on Flickr Since I had an excursion, my excursion ticket allowed me to get on a tender at any time. Those who didn’t had to get a ticket or wait till they no longer were calling numbers. Cass was just here a few weeks before and she had a heck of a time getting off. There was also another ship in port and she said it was a mess. I believe it took over an hour before she got on her tender and then the island was just too crowded. On top of that, people were smoking everywhere! Even IN the water. Now I have no issues with anyone that smokes, but I do expect smokers to smoke in designated areas. I do also know that many of these islands do not have the same smoking laws that the US has, but I did see designated smoking areas on the island. I headed off to catch a tender and it was walk on. I texted Cass and she couldn’t believe how easy I got onto one. gs18 by Jenseib, on Flickr And off we went! gs19 by Jenseib, on Flickr I never was able to get any good shots of the ship from the tender. gs20 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs196 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs21 by Jenseib, on Flickr Our tender was full and many were crew heading to the island to work. gs198 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs199 by Jenseib, on Flickr We go into a little cove type area to get to the island. gs201 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs202 by Jenseib, on Flickr Once we got to the island I had to walk around the crew to actually get in to the official area. gs22 by Jenseib, on Flickr I stopped to get this cute picture of this crew member. gs88 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs89 by Jenseib, on Flickr gs26 by Jenseib, on Flickr
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