Sailing Past Eleuthera

Our transportation, accommodation, food and entertainment cost so far

Nov 07 ~ Day #181
Budget to date
Spent today
Total to date
Daily average
Total
$18100
$102.34
$16261.92
$89.84
Miles by Road
Miles by Sea
Miles by Air
Miles by Train
Total Miles
15551
8185.5
7662
168
31566.5

Current Location: On Board Celebrity Century En Route to Miami

Today’s Total Expenses: $102.34 (cruise cost includes transportation, accommodation, food and entertainment)

Miles Traveled Today:
We will record the miles for the Atlantic Crossing on November 8th when we arrive in Miami

Sailing Between Eleuthera and the Abacos

Early in the cruise we checked the chart in the main foyer that shows the course the ship will be taking.

To our delight, it showed that we would be sailing through the Eleuthera Channel which is between Eleuthera and the Abacos.

We had asked the staff to find out for us the estimated time that we would be passing Eleuthera. We didn’t want to miss getting a glimpse of our island as we sailed by.

The staff member we asked for the information actually called the Bridge to get the information for us! And, it seemed we would be passing Eleuthera somewhere between noon and 2:00pm at our current course and speed.

We were determined to be on deck when that happened. Although the weather looked like it might not co-operate. It was still a bit overcast with the odd bit of rain every now and then.

Passing Eleuthera

The weather cleared, thank goodness, and we got our first glimpse of Eleuthera at about 2:30pm. We stayed on deck until we couldn’t see it anymore, feeling just a little homesick.

However, we still won’t be home until November 23rd as we still have more things planned for our time in Florida.

So, we bid farewell to Eleuthera and looked forward to ending our transAltantic cruise in Miami tomorrow.

Heavy Seas and High Winds

Our transportation, accommodation, food and entertainment cost so far

Nov 06 ~ Day #180
Budget to date
Spent today
Total to date
Daily average
Total
$18000
$102.34
$16159.58
$89.76
Miles by Road
Miles by Sea
Miles by Air
Miles by Train
Total Miles
15551
8185.5
7662
168
31566.5

Current Location: On Board Celebrity Century En Route to Miami

Today’s Total Expenses: $102.34 (cruise cost includes transportation, accommodation, food and entertainment)

Miles Traveled Today:
We will record the miles for the Atlantic Crossing on November 8th when we arrive in Miami

Feeling the Effects of TomasTransAtlantic Certificate

When we returned to our stateroom after dinner this evening, along with the program for tomorrow’s activities, we also received a Certificate of TransAtlantic Crossing for each of us to commemorate our crossing.

It was totally unexpected and a nice touch.

Lobster and Baked Alaska

Our transportation, accommodation, food and entertainment cost so far

Nov 05 ~ Day #179
Budget to date
Spent today
Total to date
Daily average
Total
$17900
$102.34
$16057.24
$89.71
Miles by Road
Miles by Sea
Miles by Air
Miles by Train
Total Miles
15551
8185.5
7662
168
31566.5

Current Location: On Board Celebrity Century En Route to Miami

Today’s Total Expenses: $102.34 (cruise cost includes transportation, accommodation, food and entertainment)

Miles Traveled Today:
We will record the miles for the Atlantic Crossing on November 8th when we arrive in Miami

Hurricane Tomas

Apparently Tomas again reached hurricane strength at about 9:00am this morning. Again, even though we are not directly threatened by the hurricane it could possibly make things a little uncomfortable.

Formal Night Moved

Because of the possibility of rougher seas due to Tomas, the formal night, which was scheduled for tomorrow, has been rescheduled for tonight. If we’re going to have heavy seas tomorrow we don’t want to be all dressed up, with most women in high heels, while the ship is swaying.

Lobster and Baked Alaska

Geoff was really looking forward to this evening as this is the night that lobster is on the menu. Not being a lobster fan, myself, I just looked forward to another delicious dinner.

Dessert for tonight, however, was the cruise essential – Baked Alaska. There was much fanfare and parading of the Baked Alaska, flaming, while the lights were dimmed.

Cruising the Vast Atlantic Ocean

Our transportation, accommodation, food and entertainment cost so far

Nov 03 ~ Day #177
Budget to date
Spent today
Total to date
Daily average
Total
$17700
$102.34
$15852.56
$89.56
Miles by Road
Miles by Sea
Miles by Air
Miles by Train
Total Miles
15551
8185.5
7662
168
31566.5

Current Location: On Board Celebrity Century En Route to

Today’s Total Expenses: $102.34 (cruise cost includes transportation, accommodation, food and entertainment)

Miles Traveled Today:
We will record the miles for the Atlantic Crossing on November 8th when we arrive in Miami

The Lazy Days Continue

We continued our regular, relaxed shipboard routine today. All of it pretty much based around meal times.

We came through a small rainstorm today, but it’s pretty easy to stay dry as there are several ways to get around the ship without going out onto open decks.

Onboard Movie Theater

This ship has a small movie theater onboard and, from time to time, we’d take in a movie.

The movie-of-the-day would be shown several times throughout the day and the showings would be posted just outside the theater.

Tonight we decided to see the move Invictus. It’s about Nelson Mandella’s attempts to unite South Africa just after the end of apartheid. The movie’s principal stars were Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. It is a movie well worth seeing and we certainly enjoyed it.

Lazy Day At Sea

Our transportation, accommodation, food and entertainment cost so far

Nov 02 ~ Day #176
Budget to date
Spent today
Total to date
Daily average
Total
$17600
$102.34
$15750.22
$89.49
Miles by Road
Miles by Sea
Miles by Air
Miles by Train
Total Miles
15551
8185.5
7662
168
31566.5

Current Location: On Board Celebrity Century En Route to Miami

Today’s Total Expenses: $102.34 (cruise cost includes transportation, accommodation, food and entertainment)

Miles Traveled Today:
We will record the miles for the Atlantic Crossing on November 8th when we arrive in Miami

Galley Tour

What cruise is complete without a tour of the galley?

Today was the day that they were offering the galley tour and we decided to take advantage of it.

The size of the galley and the amount of food they prepare there is simply staggering. And, because we are now at sea for an entire week, they had to make sure they had enough food on board for everyone for the entire week. There would be no ports where they could top up anything that might be low.

I find it amazing that they can pretty accurately predict how much they’re going to need of each item. But, I guess they’ve been doing this for a while, so there must be some type of formula that applies.

Changing Our Dinner Seating

We decided to change our dinner seating to the earlier seating today. I was finding that I was much too full when it was bedtime and wasn’t sleeping well because of it.

The people we were seated with on this cruise were very nice, very interesting people and it was sad to be leaving them, but I’m sure we’ll be running into them around the ship.

Even though we were supposed to have the early seating tonight at about 6:00pm, we’re weren’t quite ready to eat that early, having been used to dining later.

So, tonight we just ate at the dinner buffet on the Lido deck at about 8:00pm.

Too Much Food, Too Little Resistance

The dinner buffet on the Lido deck can be quite dangerous. At least in the dining room you pick ONE meal and ONE dessert.

Here on the Lido deck you can choose from ALL the items that are available in the dining room and have a little bit, or a lot, of each.

It’s just too easy to say, “I’ll just have a little bit of this and a little bit of that.” because that all adds up to a lot of food!

Changed dinner seating to early (6pm) but had dinner on the Lido deck at about 8pm.

From our dinner on the Lido deck with then went to late Show at 9:15pm.

Entertainment

The entertainment tonight was a violinist who was quite good but I neglected to record his name in my notes.