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21 July 2019 | North Atlantic
20 July 2019 | North Atlantic
19 July 2019 | Reykjavik
18 July 2019 | North Atlantic
17 July 2019 | North Sea
16 July 2019 | Mersey River
15 July 2019 | St George's Channel
15 July 2019 | English Channel
13 July 2019 | Forest of Arden, England
12 July 2019 | Leicestershire, England
11 July 2019 | Leicestershire, England
10 July 2019 | Waltham Abbey
09 July 2019 | Dover, UK
08 July 2019 | North Sea
07 July 2019 | kattegat Strait
06 July 2019 | Baltic Sea
05 July 2019 | Baltic Sea
04 July 2019 | Baltic Sea
03 July 2019 | Gulf of Finland
02 July 2019 | St. Petersburg, Russia

Sea Princess Sea Day - 06/16/19

16 June 2019 | Mediterranean Sea
Slept in on this Father's Day Sunday. Got dressed and climbed the two flights to Deck 14, Lido for breakfast. Lots of choices. I have changed what I am eating, to fruit and hot oatmeal. At least my stomach is doing better if I don't eat too much more. Mark enjoyed a made-to-order omelet. Not sure if I mentioned that our ship has some very old folks on board. There are plenty of crew in the dining room, who are very happy to bring you a glass of juice, water, coffee and tea. It's a nice service, but we usually pick up our food and a drink. Then sometimes it's difficult to find an open table. People are eating in there beginning around 5 am until 11 pm. Even after it closes, we can pick up a drink at least. There are no 24-hour food services. We are eating too much, regardless. It's usually busy, late at night, with the entertainment staff eating there as well. After breakfast, we came back to our cabin. Watched some tv and part of a movie. They have a pre-recorded tv channel with our cruise director. She mentioned that they were setting up Deck 12 area around the pool for a Mediterranean Party at 6:15 pm. That was going to be during our dinner hour. We skipped water volleyball again today. Mark said his headache was gone and his sinuses feel better. However, he had a sore raspy throat today. I kept feeling like I was cold today. So, it was best not to get into the swimming pool. There are lots of passengers around the ship that are coughing and spreading their germs. I worked on a huge puzzle in the library. At least three other ladies came to help work on it. It has lots of colors and a pretty setting. Just before 3 pm, I headed back to our cabin to collect Mark for today's Ryder Cup challenge. It was in the atrium on deck 5 with the hole up a hill. It was fun watching everyone. I actually had a better score than Mark. Afterwards, we walked the deck several times. Then we stopped and chatted with our dinner mates and told them that we would not be joining them tonight. We decided to skip dinner and enjoy the complimentary beverages at the party. We showered and changed. Then headed up to Deck 12, out by the pools for the party. They had a live band playing. Our cruise director joined the band and sang a couple of songs with them. We enjoyed the fruity boozy beverages and wine. I suggested we get on the dance floor and Mark agreed. What fun. Mark wanted to try the Cornishe Cafe for pizza. We started our meal with some flat bread with humus dip that was really tasty. Then the pizza that we shared was yummy. I couldn't finish my half. We decided to head to the Princess Theater for the comic show. It was entertaining. We headed up to Deck 14 for a coffee and to get a water to take back to our cabin. I was going to work on my puzzle some, but ran out of time. Another day was over before we knew it. We will be getting off the ship in Valletta, Malta, tomorrow. Will enjoy our sightseeing on this tiny island country. Thanks for all the connections today. We appreciated the emails and messages.
Vessel Name: Charabia
Vessel Make/Model: Fountaine Pajot / Athena
Hailing Port: Jacksonville, FL
Crew: Mark &Helen
We are both computer folks that were live aboard cruisers back in the 90s. We settled in Jacksonville Florida after escaping the great white north and cruising the Bahamas, T&C, DR and points south down to Trinidad. [...]
Extra: Charabia is a French slang word for nonsense or gibberish. It derives from Arabic "sharab" which means alcohol.When you drink (too much) alcohol, you start talking Charabia. The original owners named her and Mark liked the name so it stuck.
Charabia's Photos - Main
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Nov 2017 trip south from Jacksonville
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Created 23 August 2018
Upgrades and maintenance to Charabia
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Created 27 June 2017
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Created 16 May 2015
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Created 15 May 2015
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Created 7 April 2015
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Created 4 April 2015
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Created 31 March 2015
Get the boat ready to cruise.
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Created 14 March 2015