Sunday, July 13, 2014

The cruise ship.


People ask me what it is like on a cruise and how it is on a ship. I have some photo’s here of the interior. Every ship has a theme, at least the Costa ships, and this ship’s theme is music. So almost all decorations are about music.
They also ask what you do all day, doing nothing and being lazy? Kind of boring? That is what you can do but there is so much to do on a cruise. First, the ship sails at night, embarks in the morning and provides for several different excursions in the city where you are during that day. You also can go off board and go for a walk or a taxiride, whatever you like. In the evening the ship sails again to another port.
On days that the ship sails because there is a long distance to the next port there are workshops, shows, dancing lessons, cardclubs and a nice quiet library . Also different shops and sales to look around and get souvenirs.
There are several pools , lounges, bars, a casino and lots of food most of the day. Sitting dinners at night. So nobody has to get bored. I am sure I must have forgotten something .

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one of the lifeboats. We had instructions on the first day before the ship left the harbor.

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all about music also the steps

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one of the lounges, music again.

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Main bar, photo taken from the glass lift.

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Husband looking if it safe enough.

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Lots to do for the kiddies. Parents go on an excursions and special trained people are taking care of the kids. How nice is that.

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Art in the lifts.

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The library, aren’t those doors beautiful?

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One of the pools.

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Outside pool on the top deck,so much fun .

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One of the corridors. I took this photo in the middle of the ship, so behind me was the same long walk.
This ship is about 300 meters long so very long walks to your cabin several times a day. Keeps us going.

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29 comments:

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Sheer opulence Riet. I've been on a couple of cruises and couldn't believe what was contained within - shopping areas, a piano lounge and decor that just made you want to take so many photos to share.
People have to see this to believe it, don't they?
Have a nice week.

Home and Lifestyle said...

Wat een immense schepen zijn het toch, het is eigenlijk een compleet gebouw met alles er op en er aan. Ik weet niet of het iets voor mij zou zijn, bij rustig kabbelend water vind ik het allemaal prima maar bij hoge(re) golven sta ik liever met beide benen op echte aarde ;-). Maar het ziet er allemaal heel goed uit en het klinkt ook erg goed, daar ligt het dus niet aan.

Een fijne week, Riet. Liefs, Ingrid

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Adventure Riet, each day something different!
New people to meet and chat to.
I would visit the spa, have my nails done - all the things I don't regularly do at home!
Your ship looks wonderful!
A great post - thank you!
Shane x

podso said...

Great post, Riet! You really gave a good glimpse into your cruise and how life is on such a beautiful ship! All kinds of wonderful things to enjoy not to mention the places you visited.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's so amazing! Reminds me of a beautiful, elegant movie set in the past. So much luxury and beauty! Thanks for sharing your photos! Hugs, Diane

"Création" said...

Hahaha, vervelen, volgens mij kom
je tijd te kort om alles te bekijken
en eventueel deel te nemen aan iets.
En niet te vergeten zoals je al
schrijft al dat lekker waarvan je
kan genieten, overweldigend gewoon.

Wat een luxe lieve Rietje, ik kijk
me ogen uit als je zo alles op
het schip kan bekijken.
Die gangen......wat een lengte, dat is dagelijks sporten, hihi.

Heel leuk dat je zoveel foto's
van hetgeen erop het schip te beleven is aan ons laat zien,
in 1 woord PRACHTIG!!!

Geniet van een mooie nieuwe week
meissie....

Veel liefs,
Josephine
xxx

eileeninmd said...

Great post, Riet! It is a beautiful ship. There are so many things to do on a cruise..and then there are the excursions..Thanks for sharing some of your cruise.. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

Lynne said...

Looks like a very nice cruise ship . . . I have enjoyed a cruise except when the seas get rough . . .

Kathy W said...

That does look like fun. Never been on one myself. Looks so fancy. Hope you have a wonderful sunday.

Gemma Wiseman said...

This ship is an exquisite design. So much attention to detail. Fascinating series of photos.

Valerie said...

A wonderful series of captures, Riet. Thank you for sharing your exciting cruise experience.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a beautiful cruise ship, Riet! I've only gone on a cruise once--fro my 30th wedding anniversary. I'd like to go on more of them when my husband retires and we have more time.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful cruise ship with great interiors.

klaproos said...

geweldig riet wat een belving daar op dat schip,
dat is een wereld op zich hé.

:-)
heerlijk dat jullie zo lekker genieten:-)

xxx

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful ship .. the best part of the cruise to me was the shore excursions ... seeing all those places and never having to pack and unpack once you got on board. And never having to worry about where your next meal would be!

afanja said...

Het ziet er allemaal prachtig uit, maar ik geloof toch niet dat ik me op mijn gemak zou voelen op zo'n groot schip. Maar dat maakt niet uit, als jullie het maar naar je zin hebben gehad, en dat zat wel goed, geloof ik.

Magnus said...

What a great trip that must have been, loveley shots!

Lina Gustina said...

Wow, it must be a memorable cruise. Enjoying your shots. The ship has many fun things to offer.

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SmilingSally said...

Hi Riet,

I've never been on a cruise, but I know that most people enjoy them. (I'm a bit scared of the water.)

Isn’t it fun finding blues to share? Thanks for playing today.

Happy Blue Monday!

Kom Achterom said...

ooh was je op Loveboat! hahaha wat een luxe zeg!! echt genieten!
Wat is zo'n schip toch immens groot zeg!! Mooie foto's hoor maar ik wilde je toch nog even zeggen dat ik de foto van de rode wauw als ik het goed zag wel helemaal geweldig vind!! wat een toppertje!
fijne avond
Yolanda

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful photography ~ I always find cruise ship like a 'city unto themselves' and always very elegant at least the ones I have been on ~ Always enjoy your photography ~ thanks, ^_^

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Fun60 said...

A floating town no less.

Lew said...

Great photos! Looks like a lot of fun.

Photo Cache said...

ah the joys of cruising.

Christine said...

Oh Rietje, wat een heerlijke trip heb je gemaakt.
Wat een groot schip, ik wist niet dat er zoveel aan boord te doen was.
Bedankt voor de heerlijke foto's.
Knuffels Chrissie

Maggie said...

What a great looking ship, I'm sure that you weren't bored for a moment. Your photos really bring the cruise to life for us.

Annesphamily said...

What a fun cruise you must have had! I have never been but would love to travel via cruise ship. I imagine the food choices were wonderful and I would need some physical activity to keep my girlish figure! HeeHee! Always a pleasure to visit you Riet. Happy weekending!

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