6 Days at Sea – En Route to Dubai

Day 14 – Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
At Sea (Day 1)

The day hovered around 31 degrees. The weather has been unbelievable, we’ve been extremely fortunate. Since we had a full week at sea we ended up going to the gym. While we were at the gym we saw that we just missed an earthquake in Turkey. So far, we’ve been very lucky to miss the demonstrations and strikes in Athens and to miss this earthquake. We decided that today would be a relaxing day at sea. Time to enjoy this beautiful weather on our balcony.

After the gym we grabbed breakfast then headed to our room and made up a batch of sangria from the wine we bought in Capri, Italy. Sitting on the deck we enjoyed a glass of sangria and watched the beautiful water.

Even though we weren’t doing any planned activities or sight seeing today, it still was one of the highlights from our trip. While enjoying the view from our balcony we saw a school of dolphins swimming by. There were about 10-15 dolphins directly below our balcony. They swam alongside the boat for a while. Luckily, we were able to catch them swimming beside the boat on my camera. The video doesn’t do it justice but it was an amazing thing to see.

Day 15 – Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
At Sea (Day 2)

Another day at sea meant it was time to start another book. Onto book #3. We ended up relaxing at the pool for the day, enjoyed some drinks and our books. We didn’t head back to our balcony until around 3pm. 15 days into this trip and we finally made it to our first show on the boat. The performance was great but a little bit cheesy.

Day 16 – Thursday, October 27th, 2011 + Day 17 – Friday, October 28th
At Sea (Day 3 & 4)

For the third day in a row we’re enjoying temperatures hovering around 32 degrees and lots of sunshine. Another day spent by the pool. I’ve never felt so relaxed in my life. We ended up caving and purchased some internet from the cruise line today. We were able to call our parents and send a few emails so it was well worth it. It makes it easier to be away for so long when we’re able to stay in touch with everyone back home.

Day 18 – Saturday, October 29th, 2011 + Day 19 – Sunday, October 30th
At Sea (Day 5 & 6)

We’re starting to feel a little stir crazy being cooped up on the ship. With the weather being a little off today, we decided to relax and watch movies in our room. The waves were high today and the water was choppy. Thankfully, all of our time at sea wasn’t like this.

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Yesterday seemed to be the random one off day temperature wise, as today already started off in the low 30’s. We spent the day on our balcony again, enjoying the view, our books and a few games of crib.

We ended up going for our first game of Bingo today. It was a riot. After being two numbers off from the $1000 jackpot we decided it was time to call it a night. We had a big day ahead of us tomorrow since we were arriving in Dubai shortly.

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