Holiday 2012: Day 13 – The Middle of, Nowhere

June 12th, 2012 by Francis Yates Leave a reply »

Last night during dinner, the dreaded sound of the Emergency Intercom system “bong” went off in the dining room. Now the emergency intercom system is only used a) there is an emergency on board or b) when there is something that the entire boat needs to know. Fortunately it was not the emergency bit, but it was something we all needed to know. The Port of Livorno (Close to Tuscany / Pisa / Florence) managed to mess up the ships booking for the pier that we were supposed to be docking at.

Carnival had booked the pier for the entire season around 12 months ago, yet somehow a cargo ship was placed in our parking spot. They spent the day asking the port to move the cargo ship, and the port of Livorno refused to move it! So, instead of spending the day in the beautiful town of Cinque Terre, we spent the day doing circles in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Mediterranean Sea was clearly not impressed with that either, as we have had winds of 100km/h and very bumpy sea conditions. Fortunately the Carnival Breeze is so big, and the captain is in no rush we can go slowly, and the boat is still hardly moving, regardless that the sea is so bumpy!

So, the last few days of the cruise have been re-arranged, with today being a sea day, tomorrow being Livorno and then Thursday being Monaco (Monte Carlo). That means that our scheduled visit to Marseilles had now been cancelled! Oh well, we had not planned anything much for this day, except to use the hop on hop off busses, while it’s a disappointment, it’s not the end of the world. I would have been really upset if Monaco had been cancelled, as it was cancelled when we cruised in 2008, and this is a place I really want to visit!

Yesterday morning, before we woke up, in the very early hours, 4 housekeeping staff took 6 hours to “invade the lido deck” with towel animals. Towel animal are one of carnival’s famous creations that they put in your room each night, but this time they all snuck up to the Lido deck to watch some movies.. Enjoy! Chat tomorrow from Cinque Terre (hopefully!)

Carnival Breeze – Towel Animals Invasion

Carnival Breeze – Towel Animals Invasion

Carnival Breeze – Towel Animals Invasion

Carnival Breeze – Towel Animals Invasion

Carnival Breeze – Towel Animals Invasion

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