Hi ho, hi ho it’s off to port we go

There’s no Wordless Wednesday today. Just lots of words and pictures.

We met the big, the high and mighty ship againjust like last year. This time, my friend Rose and her hubby came with us. It is their first time on the big ship and even it’s too hot and humid outside, they are smiling.


That’s me and my mom, then Ken and Rose. The short fellow is, well,  who else but Pristine, who doesn’t want to be beaten in the widest-smile competition.

Crystal Symphony is so huge, all of it didn’t fit in this photo:


We went to see my friend, Stacey, again. I can’t believe it’s been a year since we last saw each other.


What a difference one year makes. Stacey says Pristine has gotten big. I’d say yes! See that photo? They’re almost the same height! 😉

She gave us a tour of the ship, (the photo is blurred but know that it isn’t my fault..see, I am in the photo so I couldn’t have taken it)


at the pool deck…


treated us to a nice meal…



(Left to right: my mom, Rose, Stacey and me)

and invited us to see her show. Pristine loves anything with music so it was a treat for her!


By the way, there’s a casino in the ship (along with other perks like movie houses, disco, bars, etc). Remember this photo I posted last Sunday?


The only reason Pristine was able to get inside that casino is because it is closed for business. They are not allowed to operate the casino while the ship is docked in Dubai! Casino lovers have to wait when the ship leaves the UAE port to have some fun!


The Crystal Symphony at night

Thanks for having us on board, Stacey! I pray for your safe journey, always. Till we meet again!

* Please say a little prayer for my friend Stacey and all the passengers and crew members of Crystal Symphony. The ship will go through pirate infested waters off the Gulf of Aden, near Somalia on their way to the Suez Canal in Egypt. *


    1. The pool was really inviting but we had to explore every nook and corner of the ship and saw places passengers never get to see and we had no time to swim! 🙂



  1. Oh My Gosh – that ship is HUGE. If I sailed on that thing, I’d be afraid that I’d never find my way back to my room.
    Saying prayers for Stacey, the Crew, and all the passengers.

    Neas Nuttinesss last blog post..



    1. Thanks for the prayers Libby. Yes, the ship is huge and like a maze..I didn’t know where we were going if not for our guide!



    1. Scary indeed…one ship from Dubai has just foiled pirate attack last Sunday by speeding up..I hope for the safety of Crystal Symphony – it’s a luxury liner, the pirates are drooling.



  2. Now that is a cruise ship I would not get claustrophobic on! I don’t know why you don’t like seeing pictures of yourself…you are so pretty! And Pristine is adorable…I think she and Emma would have fun if they were to get together someday.

    Jackis last blog post..It was the year 19 and 77…



    1. If Pristine and Emma are in the same room, I guess we could sneak out and enjoy our own time for like, HOURS. I bet they couldn’t stop talking…Pristine is such a huge talker. She talked with Stacey non-stop for 5 hours last Saturday!

      >> I don’t know why you don’t like seeing pictures of yourself…you are so pretty!
      I don’t know about the pretty part (thank you for that) but I guess I started avoided the camera after I gave birth — weight issues. LOL!



    1. Me too but sadly for the crew members including my friend, Stacey, they have too because of work. I thought the shipping company cancelled that route but they didn’t. Some passengers didn’t seem to mind though.



  3. So, I’m a little late to the party. We had some company this weekend. But I’m glad to know I guessed right! 😉
    And yes, you look gorgeous in these photos! Congrats on the weight loss… can you inspire me? 🙂
    I wouldn’t worry about the pirates too much. I mean the ship has thousands of people on it and the ones they usually get have just small crews of 10 to 20 people right?

    Kristas last blog post..Wordless Wednesday: Bubbles



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