October 29, 2018 Monday Morning

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Overnight the atmosphere of the Centrum on Deck 4 of Vision of the Seas changed to a Halloween theme. I’ve heard that there are several passengers who brought Halloween costumes to wear during tomorrow night’s final night of this 13 night cruise from Barcelona to Miami. It should be interesting to see what people were able to cram into their luggage.

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October 28, 2018 King Neptune Grants Safe Passage

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King Neptune and party onboard Vision of the Seas on Saturday, October 27, 2018

During my TransAtlantic journey yesterday afternoon on Vision of the Seas, the ship crossed over into the Forbidden Zone. To continue with the voyage, certain members of the crew were brought before King Neptune to receive punishment for dastardly deeds, such as giving wrong directions to the rest room, not allowing second trips to the buffet, scheduling excursions during sea days and other things that tormented passengers during the cruise.

As punishment, King Neptune instructed his henchmen to bring the accused before him to receive their punishment that could be said to be a meal fit for a king. Once punishment of the crewmembers was concluded, King Neptune granted Vision of the Seas to continue safe passage on to Nassau on Tuesday and Miami on Wednesday. King Neptune then returned to his kingdom domain of protecting the Atlantic Ocean’s Forbidden Zone.

October 28, 2018 Eunsley Park

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Eunsley Park

Yesterday afternoon passengers of Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas were thrilled by a superb violin performance by a very lovely and uniquely talented young musician named Eunsley Park. Eunsley is a very accomplished violinist who was born in South Korea and began playing the piano at an early age of two and the violin at the age of five

Eunsley’s appearance is part of the new Cruising with the Classics series that has begun onboard Royal Caribbean cruise ships arranged with Royal Caribbean and the Royal College of Music in London.

Eunsley was introduced and accompanied on piano during her performance by Brooks Aehron. Brooks explained how thousands of young musicians around the world play for years and only a very small percentage make it to become a rising star as Eunsley has become. Brooks stated that Eunsley is considered to be one of the greatest young violinists in the world today.

Yesterday’s performance was the very first time that Eunsley ever performed onstage on a moving cruise ship that was swaying back and forth at times during her performance. It was a sensational time for all and she received a standing ovation.

Click here to view a 2018 performance by Eunsley at Wigmore Hall in London.

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Violinist Eunsley Park accompanied by Brooks Aehron on piano

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October 27, 2018 Captain’s Corner

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This morning Captain Michael Lindberg from Sweden, Chief Engineer Damir Blazicevic from Croatia, and Hotel Director Alexander Ferby from Austria of Vision of the Seas held a Captain’s Corner Q&A session.

They answered many questions about Vision of the Seas, Royal Caribbean, their cruise experience and other general inquiries. Some of the questions were rather silly, but others brought out some interesting information.

One man asked if they ever run out of anything during a cruise and what would be the most vital item to run out of. It was stated that they never run out of anything because the ship is heavily stocked with all items. A woman in the audience yelled that alcohol would be the worst thing to run out of. I told people around me that I thought toilet paper would be the worst thing to be without.

One thing the captain discussed that I had never thought about was that if a ship sails into a strong ocean current heading in the direction the ship is sailing, it will allow the ship to go faster while using less power and the opposite applies if a ship sails against an ocean current.

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Captain Michael Lindberg from Sweden
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Chief Engineer Damir Blazicevic from Croatia
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Hotel Director Alexander Ferby from Austria

October 27, 2018 Saturday Morning

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It’s a beautiful Saturday morning on the Atlantic Ocean. As Vision of the Seas inches closer and closer to the Bahamas for our Tuesday morning arrival at Nassau, the weather is warming up. Plus, instead of being overcast with clouds yesterday, there are very few clouds in the sky today.

It looks to be a very awesome day at sea.