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Pictures For Sail

In light of the recent news of a cruise ship (the Costa Concordia) hitting a reef just two hours after departure, I thought it would be a good idea to point out that, though so very tragic for all involved, the accident was a freak, rare occurrence in light of how many cruises there are on any given day. I would still cruise again.

I also thought that I would bring cruising back to the positive today, by showing you more pictures from my trip. (This helps me too, since I’m in the middle of a very busy couple of days!)

My cruising hat. I would NEVER wear this in Chicago, but it was magically acceptable when sailing the Caribbean.

I took this one with my pop art filter as we sailed out of Miami.

Shuffleboard, anyone?

This couple was up on the 10th deck playing mini golf in their robes before we even left the Port of Miami.

Jim, at sunset.

There's something about nautical flags that I adore.

I love that cruise ships have water slides these days.

Each night, we were greeted by a different towel animal.

One of our favorite parts of the cruise was the comedy club. (Hint: Go check out Dan Gabriel on iTunes.)

The ship's gym, on deck ten at the front of the vessel. The view made it easy to want to exercise.

Pretty elevators!

Though I normally watch Matt, Ann, and Al, watching GMA on the big screen in the morning was a good vacation substitute.

Tomorrow? Key West and Cozumel!

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  • Tara R. January 15, 2012, 11:01 am

    Good to hear you and Jim are safe and sound on your cruise. The photos are great, looks like a wonderful time. Enjoy!

  • Kat January 15, 2012, 1:40 pm

    When I heard of that accident on the news I immediately thought of you and that I am happy that you returned safely. Great pictures and Jim looks incredibly happy

    • Melisa January 16, 2012, 6:59 am

      Thanks: I love that picture of him! 🙂

  • Patty at A Day in My NYC January 15, 2012, 3:36 pm

    Beautiful pictures Melisa! 🙂

    • Melisa January 16, 2012, 7:01 am

      Thanks Patty!

  • Heather January 16, 2012, 12:10 am

    the nautical flag one is my FAVORITE- did you edit that, or is that just the way it came out with the blue sky & bright colors? and i love the couple playing mini golf- that is too cute!

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    • Melisa January 16, 2012, 7:00 am

      Thanks: the nautical flag picture is straight out of the camera!

  • Momo Fali January 16, 2012, 4:03 pm

    Love the people in their robes, playing mini-golf! Awesome pictures!

  • Mom24@4evermom January 16, 2012, 7:13 pm

    Your ship looks much more fun than ours! We sailed Norwegian, and it was a new ship, but wow yours looks fun!

  • Michelle January 17, 2012, 3:42 pm

    I thought it was ironic that there was the accident right after you posted, too!

    I ADORE towel animals. I take pictures of every single one every single night. I can’t believe how creative they can be sometimes! You realize I’m going to need to go book a cruise now, right?

    Oh, and did you GO on the water slides? 🙂

  • As Cape Cod Turns January 26, 2012, 11:51 am

    Mini golf in a bathrobe? Sounds incredibly naughty for some reason! Great pics!