Panama Canal Cruise 2013:
Day 9 - At Sea


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Panama Canal Cruise 2013: [Day 1 - Ft. Lauderdale] [Day 2 - At Sea] [Day 3 - At Sea] [Day 4 - Colombia] [Day 5 - Panama] [Day 6 - Canal] [Day 7 - At Sea] [Day 8 - Costa Rica] [Day 9 - At Sea] [Day 10 - Guatemala] [Day 11 - At Sea] [Day 12 - At Sea] [Day 13 - Mexico] [Day 14 - Mexico] [Day 15 - At Sea] [Day 16 - San Diego]

Saturday, January 26, 2013: The problem with a Diet Coke addiction is that you have to feed it even on a cruise ship, so we took care of it, $2/can at a time.

On at-sea days, we made it a habit to leave our cabin for breakfast, then linger a while over a Diet Coke somewhere. Today, we chose the Pool Bar.
We were way off-shore of Nicaragua, but having been there before (just barely), it was fine that we couldn't actually see the shore. It was a little more disappointing to not be able to see El Salvador when we passed it in the night.
Time to take you on a tour of the ship. Here is the Martini Bar, home of the awesome martini sampler.

The Martini Bar features a frozen bartop. It is called an ice bar, but being ice bar snobs, we'll call it a frozen bartop.

Here's the big atrium, where they keep all of the duty free shops.
Oh, how Debbie wanted this necklace, but at $3,000 "on sale," it was a little too pricy for her taste.
But back to the tour. Here's the grand staircase in the atrium.
Yeah, this is a picture of a pole. But it is the very pole we posed next to for a formal portrait in 2002.
These beautiful glass sculptures are in the center of each staircase.
The ship is covered in art, including a series of 3D line drawings on one of the stairwell landings.
This set of artwork caught our eye, ...
... and as usual, we both had the same favorite: the figure expressed as a series of digits.
This colorful mosaic is in the Islands Cafe.
Chicks dig seahorses, and these three glass displays in the Rendezvous Lounge (or was it the Crystal Room?) were filled with them.
This sculpture is titled Life on Galapagos, and it is easy to tell why.
We spent the afternoon as usual, with Tom reading and Debbie processing the pictures taken so far.
Zenobio stopped by to dispense sandwiches, pastries, and tea as usual.
We always tried to catch the sunset, and here is it setting over the Pacific Ocean.
We like sunsets!
At dusk, things got very quiet on the pool deck.
At dinner, we ordered the drink of the day: mojitos! Yeah, we were drinking mojitos like Sam Axe.

Our appetizer was a spring roll filled with rice noodles and shrimp. It was so incredibly delicious that we asked our waiter for seconds and he was good enough to oblige.

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Panama Canal Cruise 2013: [Day 1 - Ft. Lauderdale] [Day 2 - At Sea] [Day 3 - At Sea] [Day 4 - Colombia] [Day 5 - Panama] [Day 6 - Canal] [Day 7 - At Sea] [Day 8 - Costa Rica] [Day 9 - At Sea] [Day 10 - Guatemala] [Day 11 - At Sea] [Day 12 - At Sea] [Day 13 - Mexico] [Day 14 - Mexico] [Day 15 - At Sea] [Day 16 - San Diego]

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