We try and catch most departures . . . It gives us a break from eating. I’m guessing I’ll have put on between five and ten pounds by the time this cruise is done. It’s not that we are stuffing ourselves, but rather the combination of more snacks and the inability to really do any serious cardio workout.
My normal routine would have me do vigorous biking or stair climbing, but both of those are out because of my leg is still weak.
In fact, even our usual long walks are curtailed, with me severely limping only after a few miles. We had to also give up on the plan to avoid elevators and climb stairs, as that sets my knee to really hurting.
It did not help having a full month of not doing anything right before the cruise. I do believe I now have the beginning of a belly. Mighty uncomfortable, I can tell you . . . On the other hand, I now look more American.
But, despite being uncomfortable, I manage to go from snack to snack, buffet to International Cafè, Bistro to pizza and ice cream, and pretty much anywhere food is served.
By the time we got back, the Celebrity Eclipse had docked . . .
. . . And right in front of it, the Thomas Celebration (I think it’s Carlson Thomas, but I could be wrong).
And angled in front of us, the AIDA Luna . . .
Here’s a panorama of their arrangement relative to our postition.
For the departure we went down to the lower deck . . .
I liked that the Luna allows passengers to go right to the front of the ship. There is no crow’s nest to pull a Leo and Kate from, but it must still be neat to be at the very front few feet of a ship under full (figurative) sail.
I took a panorama from the lower level, as well. That is a tug boat in front. Not sure why it was there, as the ship maneuvered on its own. I guess it was there ‘just in case’.
As we had turned around and backed into our berth when we got here, all we had to do was to move sideways to clear the dock, and pull out.
We did just that, and hung a hard left upon clearing the harbor wall, heading to our next stop; St. Kits.
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