Panama Canal Cruise 2013:
Day 12 - 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]

Tuesday, January 29, 2013: Good timing! We had hoped to see Acapulco during our two at-sea days, and we woke just as we were passing it on our second morning.

There it is! Off in the hazy distance, we could just barely make out the highrises and the mountains that make up Acapulco.
We were ready for another morning of wildlife watching, and the flying fish put on several great shows for us. This photo is of dozens of flying fish making their splashdown in the water.
Today's dolphin watching involved lots of pairs of moms and babies together.
Even more than the day before, the dolphins would approach the ship by swimming toward it, then frolic alongside the boat until they couldn't keep up anymore.
Here's another pair, ...
... and here's a group of three.
We saw a couple of pods of whales. We are convinced that every whale is a Minke whale, and this one might actually be. The strange thing about the day's ocean watching is that we didn't see a single sea turtle after seeing so many of them the day before.
We waited on having breakfast until this day's fancy brunch opened. But sadly, there were no tables for two and there was a giant mob of people, so we just took a photo and settled for breakfast in the Islands Cafe.
At 1:30, it was time for our second wine tasting with the same people we had joined the previous week. This time, we were meeting in Michael's Club and we had the coveted Private Function sign to protect us from random strangers showing up for free wine.
Jim and Marylou had organized this gathering again with help from staff member Nell.
We brought a bottle of ice wine we had with us, plus the bottle of champagne we found in a cabinet in our cabin that had been left by a previous passenger. Others brought bottles that they had acquired while onboard.
It was a lot of fun again, and once again, we got a photo of the remains. Our tiny ice wine bottle is up front and its pretty little box is on the far left.
One of the attendees, Madeline, had been given several bottles of wine by one of the Celebrity staff, so she gave one to us. Jim made this adorable tiny chair for us out of our previous bottle's cork cage. Marylou had a bunch of Celebrity swag to share, so we grabbed some pens and a purse holder. Score!
As part of our program of eating every single hour, we grabbed some pizza and tiny sandwiches in the Islands Cafe in the late afternoon.
We caught the sunset up on deck, ...
... and evening dusk from our balcony.
Another dinner, another round of drink-of-the-day and hummus on our bread.

Dessert this evening was a chocolate souffle from the Murano Restaurant. Dimitrije stabbed the souffle with a spoon and poured the sauce into it for us. So very delicious!

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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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