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StaRed

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About StaRed

  • Rank
    Member
  • Birthday 04/21/1976

Personal Info

  • First Name
    Stacey
  • Gender
    Female
  • State
    Arizona
  • Country
    United States

Cruising

  • Cruises Sailed
    4
  • Days Cruised
    28
  • Favorite Cruise Line
    Royal Carib
  • Favorite Shipboard Activity
    Everything
  • Favorite Itinerary
    Alaska
  • Favorite Port of Call
    Cozumel
  • Favorite Port Activity
    Local bars & hangouts
  • Places I've Cruised To
    Alaska - twice
    Cozumel, Roatan, Belize, Jamaica, Grand Cayman
  • Last Cruise Date
    March 4, 2012
  • Next Cruise Date
    2013

Details

  • Quotes
    "Your actions speak so loudly that I can not hear what you say." Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. We stood on deck and watched as Ketchikan slowly got smaller and smaller as we pulled farther and farther away. My only complaint about today was that I wished we had more time to spend in what was my current favorite port city of the cruise. We spent the rest of the beautiful sunny day out on deck, snapping photos and watching for whales. It was so bittersweet knowing that tomorrow was our last stop before returning home to Seattle. We had a full day at sea ahead of us tomorrow as we weren’t due to dock in Victoria, BC until 7:00 PM the next evening. To make the most of our evening in Victoria, we were scheduled on a “Haunted History” tour of the city. Waking up the next morning we were greeted by another breathtaking day at sea. We decided to take full advantage of our beautiful ship, so we spent our last full day aboard wandering every inch of the Diamond Princess. How is it possible that there are still areas you didn’t notice after being on board a whole week? I roll my eyes at myself remembering my initial fear of feeling “trapped” and “claustrophobic”. What a newbie… While I was so excited to see Victoria in person for the first time, it was sad knowing that the closer we got to Victoria, the closer we got to “home”. The cruise that I had dreaded beginning was now coming to an end all too soon. I’ve seen more and learned more than I ever expected, not only about my surroundings and about the cities we visited, but about myself. I always firmly considered myself a “land lubber”, but all I can now think about is, “When can we go again?” Victoria soon presented herself to us in all her majesty and glamour. Victoria was, and still is, one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting. From the stunning Parliament building, to the English gardens in front of the beautiful neighborhood homes, to the glittering lights reflecting off the water that winds its way through the downtown shops and restaurants, the city itself proved to be simply magical. We had great fun on our “Haunted History” tour that took us all throughout the city and it’s important monuments. The tour left us about an hour to stroll the city at our leisure, and we popped in and out of shops along the waterfront. This was a city I knew I would return to, and Scott and I wholeheartedly agreed that we could very easily spend at least a week in this amazing place. After returning to the ship and watching Victoria fade into the darkness, we made our way back to our room for our very last sleep aboard our floating home. Next stop…Home.
  2. Just a quick update...I so apologize for not posting in such a long while. For reasons too long to list, I have been distracted from my little blog and from my writing. However...I'll be BACK with a new blog post this Wednesday (tomorrow). I hope you come back and I hope you enjoy!! I don't know about you, but I'm ready to finish my Alaska adventure...even if it's from the view of my laptop! See you Wednesday!!
  3. StaRed

    July 24, 2012

    See ya later, Mariner! View from tender boat

    © C. Scott Redish

  4. StaRed

    July 23, 2012

    Walking "Home" 7 Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

    © C. Scott Redish

  5. StaRed

    July 22, 2012

    Falmouth, Jamaica

    © C. Scott Redish

  6. StaRed

    July 20, 2012

    Skybar Mariner of the Seas

    © C. Scott Redish

  7. StaRed

    July 19, 2012

    Pirates of the Caribbean Grand Cayman

    © C. Scott Redish

  8. StaRed

    July 18, 2012

    Keeping Watch Diamond Princess

    © C. Scott Redish

  9. StaRed

    July 17, 2012

    Mine is the black one... Disembarking in Galveston

    © Scott Redish

  10. StaRed

    July 16, 2012

    Sunrise on the Gulf

    © C. Scott Redish

  11. StaRed

    July 15, 2012

    "I see you" Mariner of the Seas

    © C. Scott Redish

  12. StaRed

    July 14, 2012

    Sail Away! Galveston, TX

    © C. Scott Redish

  13. StaRed

    July 13, 2012

    Happy Birthday, Scott Keep taking pictures!!

    © Stacey Redish

  14. StaRed

    July 11, 2012

    Coast Guard Lighthouse Inside Passage, Alaska

    © C. Scott Redish

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