Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community
spinnaker2

Silver Spirit- 23 days - Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona - April 2

Recommended Posts

Our flight home was rather uneventful with the exception of a lost bag, which was not really lost, just delayed for several days.

 

My orchids greeted me and they are always a reminder of my time aboard a Silversea vessel.

orchids2.thumb.JPG.a7bdaf095d625ac8e4c5ccdc46cc3e7d.JPG

 

so many different colors!

orch4.thumb.JPG.ac988ad6dc33e3899799e01e3c0488c8.JPG

 

 

orch5.thumb.JPG.0af5602f9f0e3a8e7e8b7e01466f5c4c.JPG

 

And on that note, I am finished with this story and on to the next adventure.

I would be remiss if I did not mention and thank the wonderful crew of the Spirit. 

 

The crossing was extraordinary. 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for taking us along! Glad to hear you made it home with relative ease.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for all of your posts.  Boarding the Spirit next week in Monte Carlo.  Hope the rain will have stopped!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Unibok and at Maui.

And I hope the rain stopped and you will have glorious weather. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome home and thank you for posting all of the great information and lovely photos.

Bob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Candy those are some gorgeous Orchids!

 

Echo Bob's, AtMaui, and Unibok's Kudos/thanks to both you (and Larry in support) for filling our home deck chairs with terrific word pictures and beautiful photos that brought us almost right next to your Spirit crossing deck chair.

 

ps..and special thanks for the Cloud Expedition gear recommendations--I like, my wallet does not 🙂

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Spins,

 

Echo Wes's sentiments.  Your orchids bring back such fond memories of Singapore's dreamy botanical gardens.  

Thanks for including us in your voyage!  Still holding out hope something will change in your plans that will allow you to join many of us on the Moon's TA in the fall of 2020.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Bob, Wes and Stumble.

 

And as far as the TA on the Moon, doubtful, but never say never. At the moment we have booked and paid for the voyage from Pireaus to Dubai on the Spirit in the Fall of 2020.

 

Our next cruise is this September. Too long in between!!!

 

Looking forward to AtMaui's trip reports and then hearing from Wes on the Cloud. 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, spinnaker2 said:

At the moment we have booked and paid for the voyage from Pireaus to Dubai on the Spirit in the Fall of 2020.   Our next cruise is this September. Too long in between!!!

 

Welcome back, Candy/Spins!!  Yes, the orchids look great.  For that upcoming October 25 sailing from the Athens port to Dubai, you have lots of great ports stops options included.  This includes much of what we saw and experienced last fall in sailing with another line from Greece to the UAE.  Is this your first time in this region and/or with these key port stops in Israel, Egypt and Jordan?  Sadly, you only one day for Luxor. But, three days for Israel is great.  And, that visit to Salalah can be a little iffy.  We stop there and were not that impressed.  We super loved Muscat in Oman, but this cruise does not stop there.  

 

How much time after your cruise will you spend there for Dubai and Abu Dhabi?  Let me know if I can provide any added info, background, tips, ideas, etc., for these historic and interesting locations. 

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

For latest live/blog, see “Holy Lands, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Dubai, Greece, etc.”, with many visuals, details and ideas for the historic and scenic Middle East.  Connect at:

www.boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2607054-livenautica-greece-holy-lands-egypt-dubai-terrypix’s/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, spinnaker2 said:

And as far as the TA on the Moon, doubtful, but never say never. At the moment we have booked and paid for the voyage from Pireaus to Dubai on the Spirit in the Fall of 2020.

I know, I know, but Jolly and I have 18-months to try and convince you to switch voyages. 😉  Thx for putting up with my silliness Spins!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pay no attention, Spins. The Nov 2020 cruise from Piraeus will be EPIC! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dear Spinnaker

 

So pleased you arrived home safely, albeit having to wait for tardy luggage!  Would like to reiterate all the above posters in thanking you so much for all your "running" commentary of your life onboard the Spirit, together with the lovely photographs,  and also for your reply to my questions about Cuba -hoping my cruise is still "on"!!

 

Kindest regards

 

Master Echo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Master Echo said:

Dear Spinnaker

 

So pleased you arrived home safely, albeit having to wait for tardy luggage!  Would like to reiterate all the above posters in thanking you so much for all your "running" commentary of your life onboard the Spirit, together with the lovely photographs,  and also for your reply to my questions about Cuba -hoping my cruise is still "on"!!

 

Kindest regards

 

Master Echo

Thanks ME. Good luck with the Cuba cruise. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Stumblefoot said:

I know, I know, but Jolly and I have 18-months to try and convince you to switch voyages. 😉  Thx for putting up with my silliness Spins!

 

TTS, 

Don't worry. The Spin Doctor has plans for the 2020 cruise and I doubt he will change them.

 

Stumble

You can try and convince me, but I am pretty tenacious.

 

Terry, 

I may ask you some questions when we get closer to the voyage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well Spins, there’s always the other Moon TA heading out from your bit of the world in March 2021; I’m booked on that one too. 

 

BTW, are we on the same Whisper TA this September?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jolly, yes we are on the same Whisper TA!

Looking forward to it. 

Ready for Trivia????

 

Hopefully no doors will close on my arm. It finally is better. 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thought so, wasn’t sure. 

Glad your arm’s sorted and oh yes, def ready for trivia!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Once again, thanks Spinnaker2 for taking us along and your orchid photos are gorgeous.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, spinnaker2 said:

Terry,  I may ask you some questions when we get closer to the voyage.

 

YES!!  Am happy to be of whatever help is beneficial.  BUT, if you have not been to some of these locations previously, you do not want to wait till too late if you are seeking certain private tours, guides, etc.  The "better ones" might get booked up in advance.  So much in Israel, Egypt and Jordan is so super special and unique.  Determining your priorities in these great areas can be challenging.  You, however, might have already been here several times.  Enjoy your "R&R" time now as you prepare for your next "adventure". 

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

For latest live/blog, see “Holy Lands, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Dubai, Greece, etc.”, with many visuals, details and ideas for the historic and scenic Middle East.  Connect at:

www.boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2607054-livenautica-greece-holy-lands-egypt-dubai-terrypix’s/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Silver Spectre said:

Once again, thanks Spinnaker2 for taking us along and your orchid photos are gorgeous.

Thanks Mr. Silver!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, TLCOhio said:

 

YES!!  Am happy to be of whatever help is beneficial.  BUT, if you have not been to some of these locations previously, you do not want to wait till too late if you are seeking certain private tours, guides, etc.  The "better ones" might get booked up in advance.  So much in Israel, Egypt and Jordan is so super special and unique.  Determining your priorities in these great areas can be challenging.  You, however, might have already been here several times.  Enjoy your "R&R" time now as you prepare for your next "adventure". 

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

For latest live/blog, see “Holy Lands, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Dubai, Greece, etc.”, with many visuals, details and ideas for the historic and scenic Middle East.  Connect at:

www.boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2607054-livenautica-greece-holy-lands-egypt-dubai-terrypix’s/

Thanks Terry, I won't wait for the last minute, I promise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, spinnaker2 said:

Thanks Terry, I won't wait for the last minute, I promise.

 

Agree!!  You are a smart and savvy traveler who plans and prepares accordingly.  Will this be your first visiting to these areas and countries?

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

Super loved so different many parts of the Caribbean in 2015!!!  See more details and lots of great visual samples/examples at the link of "Barbados: Our Pix's, Experiences!":

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2262999

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • 2019 Cruisers' Choice Awards
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Member Cruise Reviews
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...