Saturday, 18 February 2017

Warm Saturday

Good morning friends. Above is the coffee that I like the most. Years ago I have a coffee at McDonald and I hated very much. I would drink coffee from Tim Horton's but one day my cousin Dan asked to go for a coffee and we went to McDonald's. I started to think, Oh boy here  we go again but to my amazement this coffee was very good and I've been drinking McCafe every since. Thanks Dan.
Tomorrow my golfing friend Gerry and his wife are leaving for a cruise to the Caribbean and most important stopping over in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Have a great time Gerry.
I emailed my travel agent Nancy just to check in and see if she has any new cruise ideas. I've been cruising for 11 years with Carnival and since I've reached platinum I would like to continue BUT my wife isn't happy. She says we've been to all the ports in the Caribbean and she wants a change. Well Nancy told her that cruisin in the Caribbean the ports aren't going to change, just the ships and Nancy gave us some ideas. One big thing that is going change and that is me not arranging the vacation. I informed my wife that her and Nancy can do the arranging even though I'm a little worried about that. Nancy mentioned to her about the Celebrity Equinox and Celebrity Reflection. She said that these ships are more for adults so we well see what will happen. Pray for me friends.


Hunting with a wife

A hunter visited another hunter and was given a tour of his home. In the den was a stuffed lion.

The visiting hunter asked, "when did you bag him?"

The host said, "that was three years ago, when I went hunting with my wife."

"What's he stuffed with," asked the visiting hunter. "My wife."


Placing your order

A friend and I were standing in line at a fast-food restaurant, waiting to place our order. There was a big sign posted.

"No bills larger than $20 will be accepted."

The woman in front of us, pointing to the sign, remarked,

"Believe me, if I HAD a bill larger than $20, I wouldn't be eating here."


There were three men who got stranded on an island. A group of cannibals found the three men and took them to their place in the tropical rainforest of an island.

The cannibals told the three men to go in the rainforest and find ten of the same fruits each. So the three of them went into the woods to get fruits. An hour later they all came back.

The first man brought ten apples.

The Cannibals told the man to push all the apples up his ass with out crying, if he did not cry, the cannibals would let him go. The man pushed five up his ass then cried. The cannibals ate him.

The second man brought ten berries. The Cannibals told him to push all the berries up his ass without laughing, and if he didn't laugh, they would let him go. The man pushed nine up his ass then laughed. The cannibals ate him.

Up in heaven the first man asked the second man, "Why did you laugh, you were so close!"

The second man says, ''I couldn't help it, the next guy came with ten pineapples.''


                          That's it for today. See you soon.  

                               Cruisin Paul

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Valentines and the Final Two Days of Our Cruise

       To all my family & friends, have a Happy Valentines Day.


                        Fun & Games on the Carnival Vista.

Good, good, good morning my friends. Yes, there is only two left on my cruise so lets have some fun checking around the ship and the different things.

We start getting my coffee on the JavaBlue Cafe with my friends Neichu & Java Joe.
 I tried every morning to stop off and say hi to them. They were so nice that one day they even gave me a coffee as a gift. How lovely.
After I took my coffee, I went into the Ocean Plaza to enjoy it.

MaryLou & then walked around to check on our photo that we decided to take.

   After deciding which one we wanted, I wanted to check on Vista's new location, The Havana Bar.

This place is quiet during the day but at night, it is rockin to Havana type music and dancing.

Later we went for lunch in the Lido Marketplace.

MaryLou wanted to to ride the SKYRIDE and play all the games. I wouldn't be able to Skyride but I would be able to play the games with her but first, SKYRIDE.

Here is my sky flying wife .

She said it was a blast. After coming down from the sky, we decided to play the games. Here are some of them.

                                       MaryLou playing pool

  Here she's playing mini - golf. This is the 9th hole and you have to go up those stairs to complete your game.

              I found it hard playing Shuffleboard but she didn't

 This was the Bean Bag Toss. They had foosball games as well as a new way to play Ping Pong, 4 way.

                                 Resort Pool Lido Deck 

                         The Tides Pool ( at the back of the ship )

                               Diamond & Platinum Party 
 This was Matt the Cruise Director with the main people who control the Vista. The man on the far right is Captain of the Vista.

Well the cruise is almost done. We had our final dinner together and here is it.
 We said our goodbyes and I even had some kisses from the ladies. 
Lenard had his final dance.

and we all said our goodbyes to these two fantastic guys who really took care of us during dinner.
               Our Dinner Stewards, George & Lenard

                              Sorry about that.

Our 11th cruise is now ended. It was fantastic, enjoyable and warm.
                                    See you next your.


                             Cruisin Paul

Monday, 13 February 2017


Cherry on Top, a wonderful place if you like sweets and I enjoyed sweets. They now have ice cream in this location.


 While the captain was docking the Vista, I was taking a shower because I wanted to get breakfast and quickly get to Aruba.

This what I saw out of my balcony

 As we entered the building this is what we saw.

 This is Aruba's big casino

Most of the buildings  along the streets are very expensive but as usual there are many outside shops, they are the same thing but the prices can be different. I was looking for a hat and I did find what I was looking for. 

Walking along the street is dangerous. many times I almost fell. The streets are like cobblestone but bigger. At least in Aruba, the drivers will stop for you when you ty to cross the streets. There are many cars in Aruba constantly going fast but they do stop.

I took this photo because I've never seen this in a downtown city.

Time to go back to the ship.


 Back on board and getting ready for dinner, 
All the ports are finished. Two more days on the water and next place will be Miami.

Tomorrow I will be showing you what took place for myself and MaryLou. See you then.

Cruisin Paul


Sunday, 12 February 2017


Good morning everyone. This photo is what you usually will see on a cruise. Food , food & more food.  There's ice cream is there from day to night. As I went to get my breakfast, a guy past by eating an ice cream cone. Wow! On the back of the ship there is a pizza joint. Dance & drink late into the night and pick up some pizza before you go to your cabin to sleep. Burp!!!



 Entering Curacao

 MaryLou being welcomed into this beautiful place.

 Curacao's floating, moveable bridge.
How do they do it???

 Ta Dah! The bridge floats on many small boats and entire bridge can be moved.

 After walking across the bridge, we walked around the place and stopped and sat down and had a cool drink. It was very hot at Curacao that day.

 These are a couple of pictures I took as we walked back to the ship.

 As I was walking back to the Vista, I decided to take a full photo of this beautiful ship,
We arrived at Curacao at around 2:00pm and we left at 10:00pm so wasn't able to get a photo leaving Curacao. 

Next port is ARUBA. See you then.

 Cruisin Paul