Monthly Archives: April 2014

Day 55, Saturday, April 19, At Sea, MS Amsterdam

The Crystal Symphony is in Tianjin (Beijing), China. The Crystal Serenity is at sea from Southampton, England to Bordeaux, France. The cloudy weather continues with the sun only being really visible for a while through some broken clouds midday. It … Continue reading

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Day 54, Friday, April 18, Mindelo, Cape Verde At Sea, MS Amsterdam

The Crystal Symphony is in Dalian, China. The Crystal Serenity is completing her World Cruise in Southampton, England. While we are in the tropics the trade winds have kept the temperatures very comfortable. This was my second consecutive walk under … Continue reading

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Day 53, Thursday, April 17, At Sea, MS Amsterdam

The Crystal Symphony is at sea from Shanghai to Dalian, China. The Crystal Serenity is at sea from Lisbon, Portugal to Southampton, England. Well, if today was Groundhog Day Phil would not have seen his shadow. I actually woke about … Continue reading

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Day 52, Wednesday, April 16, Dakar, Senegal Mindelo, Cape Verde

I am currently unable to log into Cruise Critic and my posting there will be delayed. The Crystal Symphony is in Shanghai, China. The Crystal Serenity is at sea from Lisbon, Portugal to Southampton, England. Once again I skipped the … Continue reading

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Day 51, Tuesday, April 15, Banjul, Gambia Mindelo, Cape Verde

The Crystal Symphony is in Shanghai, China. The Crystal Serenity is in Lisbon, Portugal, the last port call of her world cruise. For the first time of the cruise my morning did not start out on the lower Promenade Deck. … Continue reading

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Day 50, Monday, April 14, At Sea, MS Amsterdam Praia, Cape Verde

The Crystal Symphony is in Shanghai, China. The Crystal Serenity is at sea from Agadir, Morocco to Lisbon, Portual. It was a windy and cloudy morning but not quite enough to interfere with my walk. The rising sun found just … Continue reading

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Day 49, Palm Sunday, April 13, Crossing the Equator At Sea, MS Amsterdam, Formal

The Crystal Symphony is at sea from Xiamen, China to Shanghai, China. The Crystal Serenity is in Agadir, Morocco. Update on Saturday night: I did not get to Jeff Peterson’s show but did see Andy Bunger’s “Classic Rock. It was … Continue reading

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Day 48, Saturday, April 12, At Sea, MS Amsterdam

The Crystal Symphony is in Xiamen, China. The Crystal Serenity is at sea from Dakar, Senegal to Agadir, Morocco. It’s been a frustrating day. I did stay up to watch our equator crossing, which happened at 11:38PM and tried one … Continue reading

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Day 47, Friday, April 11, Georgetown, Ascension Island Crossing the Equator, MS Amsterdam

The Crystal Symphony is at sea from Hong Kong to Xiamen, China. The Crystal Serenity is at sea from Dakar, Senegal to Agadir, Morocco. As we have left Ascension behind and are headed for Cape Verde, we are on a … Continue reading

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Day 46, Thursday, April 10, At Sea Scenic cruising, Ascension Island

The Crystal Symphony is in Hong Kong. The Crystal Serenity is in Dakar, Senegal. The morning was on the cloudy side. There was a lovely tint to the sky about 40 minutes before sunrise but the sun’s appearance only showed … Continue reading

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