FUN-travel: Slow Boat to Singapore – On Board & Un Bored – Serenity Sea Days

February 20, 2016 by  

  • The Serenity staff loves to make special occasions grand, and creating them to keep sea days fresh & exciting.

1 Valentine's Day 2016

  • Every hour is filled with any number of activities ranging from educational, spiritual, fitness, hobbies and games (today we had 52 options) plus there’s even a movie theatre. To date we have seen Black Mass, The Bridge of Spies, Trumbo, and Steve Jobs. And this week we started Bridge for Beginners.
  • My favorite featured lecture was “Writing Like a Pro” with Karyn Planett & Geoff Thompson who are the authors of “WORDS &4 Valentine's Day 2016 PICTURES.” Their specialty is the ability to create colorful captions and riveting stories for their travel photos.
  • I checked their book out of the ships library. It was great. And so great that I bought a copy! By incorporating their advice of using all five senses, I feel as if I am on high alert now, which takes “being in the moment” to a whole new level for me!

FUN-quote – “I drifted into photography like one drifts into prostitution. First I did if it for myself, then I did it to please my friends, and eventually I did it for the money.” – Philippe Halsman

  • It was pretty much smooth sailing once we left Hawaii until we hit the open ocean on the last 2 days before we arrived in Sydney Harbor. Both scary & funny at the same time, while having dinner in the Main Dining Room on Deck 5, a rogue wave full on hit the port side windows and the waiter’s response was “They’re just washing the windows.”

FUN-cocktail – Sun Splash – Absolut Mandarin, triple sec, cranberry juice, fresh OJ and lemon sour with a lemon twist garnish.

20 Valentine's Day 2016

Grand Buffet – Hard Boiled Egg Penguins – Just Too Cute!

FUN-facts – The Pacific Ocean, the world’s largest, covers an amazing 64,186,300 square miles. It is also the deepest with an average depth of 12,925 feet.

More FF – The spot that holds the record as the deepest is the Challenger Deep of the Mariana Trench measures an astounding 36, 198 feet deep. Compare that to Mt. Everest at 29,028 feet tall.

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