Jump to content

So close, and yet so far!!


Recommended Posts

Hello to our Cruise Critic friends!  Patti and I are vacationing for two weeks here in Florida. Until the world turned upside down, we would have gotten off the Horizon this past Sunday, and would have been boarding the Breeze next Sunday. Yesterday we spent the day at Cocoa Village, then headed over to the Cocoa Beach Pier......

 

IMG_1295-XL.jpg

 

We went out to the Tiki Bar at the end of the pier.......

 

IMG_1307-XL.jpg

 

Once out there, what did we see? Two Disney ships, the Fantasy and Dream, off in the distance. It was great to see some ships out there, even if they were anchored, and not Carnival ships.......

 

IMG_1298-XL.jpg

 

IMG_1301-XL.jpg

 

IMG_1300-XL.jpg

 

Here we are alive, well, and fully vaccinated.......

 

IMG_1315-XL.jpg

 

Just wanted to post something that was different than what's been posted the last year. Hope we are all back to cruising by late summer / early fall. Stay well my friends! :classic_cool: 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yay!!  Glad to see you two are getting out and about.  Thanks for posting some of the "good stuff" and as always I look forward to your next trip report!

Link to post
Share on other sites

i wear my RIKI TIKI TAVERN tee shirt often. we cruise out of Canaveral often. in fact 2 out of the next 3 we have booked leave from there and we usually hit the pier while in town.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I booked a Cocoa Beach hotel for our anniversary, just trying to get a little cruise feeling and that is what I saw when I stepped onto my balcony. Three Disney ships sitting in the water taunting me. I also took a party boat out of Port Canaveral in February and they got real close to them then. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

If everything goes right, I'll be cruising out of Port Canaveral on the Mardi Gras in late November... Before that, I'm going to be taking one of the "vaccinated cruises" out of Montego Bay on the NCL Joy in August... Glad to see you're doing well, Jamman54...

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, 4hunters said:

Yay!!  Glad to see you two are getting out and about.  Thanks for posting some of the "good stuff" and as always I look forward to your next trip report!

We have made it through so far, even as essential workers exposed to the public. Can't wait to be doing reviews again!

2 hours ago, volfan22701 said:

i wear my RIKI TIKI TAVERN tee shirt often. we cruise out of Canaveral often. in fact 2 out of the next 3 we have booked leave from there and we usually hit the pier while in town.

We make a point of visiting the pier everytime we're down here.

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

I booked a Cocoa Beach hotel for our anniversary, just trying to get a little cruise feeling and that is what I saw when I stepped onto my balcony. Three Disney ships sitting in the water taunting me. I also took a party boat out of Port Canaveral in February and they got real close to them then. 

Such a great sight. Hopefully we'll all be able to cruise again sooner than later!

22 minutes ago, sid_9169 said:

If everything goes right, I'll be cruising out of Port Canaveral on the Mardi Gras in late November... Before that, I'm going to be taking one of the "vaccinated cruises" out of Montego Bay on the NCL Joy in August... Glad to see you're doing well, Jamman54...

Thanks sid! Looking forward to your next "live" review!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

I'm going to be there in about a month. I have my eye on taco tuesday at sand bar sports and grill 2 for 1 tacos. I finally closed on a condo there, but fixing it up so will stay in hotels again. I'm planning a week there.

 

I have a hotel booked for sept on the beach in Galveston TX. Probably be hotter than blazes. Booked non refundable suite before my carnival vista cruise, so might as well go. 

 

Fully vaccinated and think it's stupid to stay home in fear. Glad to see you are enjoying cape Canaveral. I'm thinking of NASA there too while I'm there, plus the beach of course. And fresh fish and fish tacos. 

 

Where are you eating? I heard on the beach go to fish lips happy hour from a guy who seems to know the bar scene lol. I'll be there once I get my phone calls done and things going. Rental cars are sky high!

Edited by firefly333
Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, BroadwayGirl said:

Glad to see more Jamman trip reports....even if it's different than before!

I'm chomping at the bit to do another cruise review. Our next cruises are in October. A B2B on the Miracle followed by the Panorama. 😎

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, firefly333 said:

I'm going to be there in about a month. I have my eye on taco tuesday at sand bar sports and grill 2 for 1 tacos. I finally closed on a condo there, but fixing it up so will stay in hotels again. I'm planning a week there.

 

I have a hotel booked for sept on the beach in Galveston TX. Probably be hotter than blazes. Booked non refundable suite before my carnival vista cruise, so might as well go. 

 

Fully vaccinated and think it's stupid to stay home in fear. Glad to see you are enjoying cape Canaveral. I'm thinking of NASA there too while I'm there, plus the beach of course. And fresh fish and fish tacos. 

 

Where are you eating? I heard on the beach go to fish lips happy hour from a guy who seems to know the bar scene lol. I'll be there once I get my phone calls done and things going. Rental cars are sky high!

Make sure that you check out the pier. We are going to the Kennedy Space Center tomorrow. We always stop at Fishlips when we are down here. We ate there after we left the pier yesterday. There are other places there that are good such as Rusty's and Grill's. 😎

Link to post
Share on other sites

Have you considered the Victory Casino cruise?  We went a few weeks ago and enjoyed it.  We were on the water, sitting on a deck, and listening to live music.  It was $14 pp and the lunch choices were pretty good.  They normally take 1,200 people; they were at 35% capacity and said there were way less than that the day we were there.  Not a cruise, but the closest thing possible right now!

 

 

E15665AC-627A-485A-9667-E1E09CDC3290.jpeg

99D6C06C-0548-4C6E-BF09-635923734B85.jpeg

553CC785-198C-4486-A61C-055D76D43B04.jpeg

Link to post
Share on other sites
39 minutes ago, firefly333 said:

I'm going to be there in about a month. I have my eye on taco tuesday at sand bar sports and grill 2 for 1 tacos. I finally closed on a condo there, but fixing it up so will stay in hotels again. I'm planning a week there.

 

I have a hotel booked for sept on the beach in Galveston TX. Probably be hotter than blazes. Booked non refundable suite before my carnival vista cruise, so might as well go. 

 

Fully vaccinated and think it's stupid to stay home in fear. Glad to see you are enjoying cape Canaveral. I'm thinking of NASA there too while I'm there, plus the beach of course. And fresh fish and fish tacos. 

 

Where are you eating? I heard on the beach go to fish lips happy hour from a guy who seems to know the bar scene lol. I'll be there once I get my phone calls done and things going. Rental cars are sky high!

Sandbar is awesome, can't beat Taco Tuesday there.

 

We live 2 miles north of the pier and right now I have a beautiful view of those two Disney ships from my living room.  Grill's is our favorite place to eat at the port (especially at the tiki bar) and we also like Rising Tide.  I think Fishlips is just OK but they do have a good happy hour with food and drink specials.  Papa Vito's is amazing for pizza and Italian food and Ellie Mae's is our neighborhood tiki bar which also has great food.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Glad to see you are enjoying a vacation! We will be headed to the FL Keys in June, instead of doing a cruise. 😞 I am hopeful that the cruise I have planned for next April will happen, but for this year anyway it is land vacays for us. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, cruisemom2 said:

Sandbar is awesome, can't beat Taco Tuesday there.

 

We live 2 miles north of the pier and right now I have a beautiful view of those two Disney ships from my living room.  Grill's is our favorite place to eat at the port (especially at the tiki bar) and we also like Rising Tide.  I think Fishlips is just OK but they do have a good happy hour with food and drink specials.  Papa Vito's is amazing for pizza and Italian food and Ellie Mae's is our neighborhood tiki bar which also has great food.

I just bought and sounds like you have a better view. Lol

 

I have to step out to the balcony to see the ocean pretty much. What my realtor calls a peek a boo view between bldgs. I wish I'd got this idea sooner to buy before prices went up and could have afforded a better view. Its probably better idk what prices on oceanfront condos used to be. We just closed this week actually. I must be close to you as I'm north of the pier, but hard to judge miles. A mile? More? Looks like a long walk. I was there the end of January giving deposit and inspecting. 

 

Howdy neighbor. 

 

Yea I cant wait for a couple of those fish tacos. My mouth is already set. I didnt get a key to the pool and the HOA mgmt co not answering. I'm making calls today before I fly there for a week. At least we closed yea!

 

I wanted to live a uber ride from the port and not have to park.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Good to see you guys! :) 

 

You should just make this thread a "cruise review" on your land-based vacation! Let us all live vicariously through you! 

 

Enjoy your trip! 

Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Jamman54 said:

Hello to our Cruise Critic friends!  Patti and I are vacationing for two weeks here in Florida. Until the world turned upside down, we would have gotten off the Horizon this past Sunday, and would have been boarding the Breeze next Sunday. Yesterday we spent the day at Cocoa Village, then headed over to the Cocoa Beach Pier......

 

IMG_1295-XL.jpg

 

We went out to the Tiki Bar at the end of the pier.......

 

IMG_1307-XL.jpg

 

Once out there, what did we see? Two Disney ships, the Fantasy and Dream, off in the distance. It was great to see some ships out there, even if they were anchored, and not Carnival ships.......

 

IMG_1298-XL.jpg

 

IMG_1301-XL.jpg

 

IMG_1300-XL.jpg

 

Here we are alive, well, and fully vaccinated.......

 

IMG_1315-XL.jpg

 

Just wanted to post something that was different than what's been posted the last year. Hope we are all back to cruising by late summer / early fall. Stay well my friends! :classic_cool: 

It’s so great to see y’all back!!! Can’t wait to see y’all cruising again!! Hope to cruise together now that I can cruise again!!!

~Jay~

Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, pirate4me2 said:

Glad to see you are enjoying a vacation! We will be headed to the FL Keys in June, instead of doing a cruise. 😞 I am hopeful that the cruise I have planned for next April will happen, but for this year anyway it is land vacays for us. 

We will be in Key West in June.  🙂

Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, firefly333 said:

I just bought and sounds like you have a better view. Lol

 

I have to step out to the balcony to see the ocean pretty much. What my realtor calls a peek a boo view between bldgs. I wish I'd got this idea sooner to buy before prices went up and could have afforded a better view. Its probably better idk what prices on oceanfront condos used to be. We just closed this week actually. I must be close to you as I'm north of the pier, but hard to judge miles. A mile? More? Looks like a long walk. I was there the end of January giving deposit and inspecting. 

 

Howdy neighbor. 

 

Yea I cant wait for a couple of those fish tacos. My mouth is already set. I didnt get a key to the pool and the HOA mgmt co not answering. I'm making calls today before I fly there for a week. At least we closed yea!

 

I wanted to live a uber ride from the port and not have to park.

What side street are you near?  We're on Ridgewood just north of Cherie Down Park. We moved over from Orlando almost 4 years ago and we love it here.

 

Jamman54 the Cocoa Beach Air Show is this weekend and they're practicing today - it's SO LOUD. lol  But so awesome to see (and hear).  I feel like we're sitting on a runway.  😉  Here's the schedule if you're going to be around this weekend.

 

https://cocoabeachairshow.com/schedule-of-events/?fbclid=IwAR0X4srwvYgSLY4Je3E6G-bFzSzdU4Zda0PJGpYsV4aTql5tw27z5sEGfSc

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/15/2021 at 12:29 PM, ninjacat123 said:

We love Rikki Tikki Tavern! Great Ambience and you feel like you're on a cruise before you get on the ship!  Thanks for reporting😎

 

On 4/15/2021 at 12:31 PM, mlshum said:

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!  Please tell your story!!

 

On 4/15/2021 at 1:37 PM, MistyRo76 said:

Good to see you guys! :) 

 

You should just make this thread a "cruise review" on your land-based vacation! Let us all live vicariously through you! 

 

Enjoy your trip! 

I would love to continue my report, but since this thread has been moved from the Carnival board, my Carnival friends won't be able to find it. However, I am updating my cruise and vacation site almost daily, and pictures from our vacation can be found in our April Road Trip album. The link is in my signature. :classic_cool:

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/15/2021 at 12:44 PM, ZoeyVictoria said:

Have you considered the Victory Casino cruise?  We went a few weeks ago and enjoyed it.  We were on the water, sitting on a deck, and listening to live music.  It was $14 pp and the lunch choices were pretty good.  They normally take 1,200 people; they were at 35% capacity and said there were way less than that the day we were there.  Not a cruise, but the closest thing possible right now!

 

 

E15665AC-627A-485A-9667-E1E09CDC3290.jpeg

99D6C06C-0548-4C6E-BF09-635923734B85.jpeg

553CC785-198C-4486-A61C-055D76D43B04.jpeg

 

We thought about it then decided not too. We did catch the Victory floating around out there.....

 

IMG_1325-XL.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/15/2021 at 12:59 PM, pirate4me2 said:

Glad to see you are enjoying a vacation! We will be headed to the FL Keys in June, instead of doing a cruise. 😞 I am hopeful that the cruise I have planned for next April will happen, but for this year anyway it is land vacays for us. 

Hey Stefanie! We're having a great time, but missing our cruises. Hopefully we can sail in October!

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
      • Thank You for 25 Years - Click for Fun Stuff!
      • Forum Assistance
      • ANNOUNCEMENT: Ponant Cruises & Expeditions - Return to Europe!
      • SPECIAL EVENT: Q&A with Barbara Muckermann, CMO Silversea Cruises
      • ICYM Our Cruise Critic Live Special Event: Explore the Remote World with Hurtigruten!
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • Canadian Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...