Alpert-Shroyer 2010 Bonus World Cruise travel blog

Andy Heath, financal writer presenting his theories of wealth management & building

Astern view from our cabin & the color of blues left in...

Fine dining at the onboard restaurant "7"

Charles "Charlie" Duke, astronaut giving insight to the Apollo Space program-one of...

Ellie & Debby enjoying the Sunday Caviar & Champagne Brunch at early...

Yep, Champagne & a breakfast for Champions

handsome display for the objects of our digestion

Debby couldn't stop laughing when I tell the world this is the...

Ellie, guilty as charged-those fish eggs (or champagne) won't stop me this...

Ricardo, Maitre'D enjoying "luring" his passengers w/ a "champion" size serving of...

Our trail of "sea blue/green" colors as the turbine powerstrokes pull us...

One of the games at the "County Fair" event on board for...

"County Fair" game of "Star Wars" w/ Maitre'D's as the characters &...

Another game: "rubber duckies & cups" at the "County Fair"

Questionable characters in a game of chance at the "County Fair"

The Count Fair was well attended, attesting to the shipboard bordom and...

"Waiters" races for the most liquid not spilled to win a chance...

Fun throwing cream pies at some "rookie" servers--a few direct hits mean...

Real bartenders and waiters get into the music and races, encouraging their...

Polynesian sun tipping its "bedroom eyes" at us as it hurries past...


Our World Cruise Bon Voyage was many "postponements." Our first scheduled time for departure was 14:00 (2pm pst), but due to "documentation & clearance difficulties" in last minute loading of provisions for 25 days on this segment of "wilderness & adventure," (we were supposed to push off by "five turdy-ish"--as Captain Dag would say) we finally slipped out of our berth, quietly, without announcement (only to the fanfare of sailing music on the outside PA system) by 21:30 hours (9:30 pst). I know all were frustrated with the Port of San Diego, because later it was announced that San Diego was probably not the best port to be setting sail for such a gala event & long cruise. Many times there would be no one (union stevedores-dock hands) on the dock loading our provisions after 17:00 (5 pm pst). We all (passengers & crew who were still up) were so relieved to be finally starting our 2010 World Cruise.

Our first 2 days at sea are quiet filled with seminars, eating, afternoon teas or the usual games and entertainment before more eating in the evenings. Tomorrow, Sunday, January 17, is Champagne & Caviar brunch, so we are "resting up" our stomach & other "culinary" muscles, so we can get the best "workout" on those helpless fish eggs and "bubblies."

I will try to include some photos of ship board life or ship's decks & features.

Our next 4 days were just the repeat of many things that are experienced while on board a cruise. Some Cruises fill the time with games, lectures, demonstrations or classes. Ours did all that and in style, while we made our way to the Marquesses Islands and French Polynesia.

"Our World, Our Way, No Regrets"



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