Our Lovely Liberty cruise (with pics) 8/9/14

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After two very busy port days, it was great to be able to sleep in.....



After getting up, we made our way to the Silver Olympian Dining room for the Sea Day Brunch. It was a little busier this morning, so we had to wait about ten minutes to be seated, but as always it was worth it.

Afterwards, we all kind of split up and did our own things. I went to The Web to check emails, followed by a trip to the Versailles Pool bar for a few Coronas.

At 1pm, Patti and I met in the casino, as it was time for the Roll Call slot pull. About a dozen of us participated. We found a dollar Wheel of Fortune slot machine with a $3 dollar max bet, so we each threw in $15 dollars for 5 pulls. After everybody had gone, we were still about even, so a group decision was made to keep pulling until we either hit a big jackpot or busted out. It took about six or seven rounds, but eventually we did bust out, but a great time was had by all.

This afternoon, they were having the second blackjack tournament of the cruise, but again I tried twice, and I couldn't earn a seat at the final table.

I stayed in the casino playing blackjack for a few hours, and wound up losing another couple of hundred. I guess I can expect another plate of goodies from the players club! Let me just say here, that the casino hosts, pit bosses, and dealers, were a great bunch of people, who treated me very well. I received plenty of free drinks. They just need to get rid of those continuous shuffle machines!!

Tonight was the second Cruise Elegant Night, and Patti and I had made a reservation at Diamonds Steakhouse.....





We were given a nice table by the window. Here was our view of the Steakhouse.....



We ordered a bottle of wine, we ended up having two, and soon they gave us the entree presentation.....



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Here's Patti at Diamonds Steakhouse...



And me.....



Our table by the window.....



Diamonds Steakhouse Bar.....



We received these next two dishes, compliments of the chef. Have no idea what they were, but they were very good.....





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Patti had the crab cakes as her appetizer....



While I chose to have the Portobello mushrooms. I had two servings of these.....



We both had the ceasers salad, which was made table side for us.....



For our mains, Patti chose the lobster.....



While I had the 18oz. spice rubbed rib eye, which was cooked, (medium), to perfection.....



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For dessert, I got what I usually get, the caramelized Washington apples.....



Patti was feeling a little full, so she chose the fruit plate....



It was a great dinner, well worth the fee. We were there about two hours total.

Afterwards, we went to the EA Sports Bar for some Thirsty Frog Reds, and watch a ballgame. Soon, we started getting sleepy, so it was back to the cabin for a good night's rest. Waiting for us was tonight's towel animal, and our Platinum gifts, which were the coffee mugs.....



I apologize for the lack of pictures in today's segment, but the cameras wanted to rest too!! I promise you that in the next segment, when we get to Grand Turk, there will be a multitude of pictures. Good Night!
 
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Welcome to Grand Turk!!



We were up early to catch the sunrise, and to watch our arrival into Grand Turk. It was a little cloudy out, but it’s supposed to be a hot and sunny day. The sun is peeking through the clouds…..



We’re heading up to Emile’s to grab some pastries and coffee, when we got the following shots. The sun is rising over the Carnival Liberty…..



Look!! The towel animals are hogging the chairs!!





After finishing our continental breakfast, we made our way back to our cabin, and out onto the not so “secret” deck for our arrival into Grand Turk. Land Ho!! That’s Grand Turk in the distance…..



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We are approaching the Grand Turk Cruise Center. The Carnival Liberty slowly approaches the pier.....











We have arrived.....



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Our view, looking towards the conch graveyard on the beach beyond the little pier....



Here's the game plan for this morning. I will get off the ship as soon as it's cleared, and make a bee line over to Margaritaville, so I can get my choice of cabana. Patti and Ryan will join me later. She wants to put together some bags of free laundry to send out. I head down to deck 0 forward where the gangway is to wait for clearance, and am one of the first off the ship.....



The ship photographers are hard at work....



The Carnival Liberty is docked in Grand Turk.....



The north beach and Margaritaville are on the left....



The south beach, boat excursion pier, and the conch graveyard are to the right.....



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Here's a couple of empty beach views. The beach won't be empty for long.....





No more time for pictures, as I make my way through the Cruise Center, and then to Margaritaville to check in for my cabana. Once there, I meet Ricardo, who remembers me from a previous visit, and escorts me to our cabana. As always I chose # 9.....



Ricardo was going to be our server for today, so I had to give him my sail & sign card, which he will hold hostage until I pay my food and beverage bill. This is their way of making sure I don't skip out on the bill. No pay, no sail & sign card, no getting back on the ship!

I sent Ricardo off to the bar to get me a bucket of Landshark's, so I used the time to take some pictures of what only a few people ever see, an empty Margaritaville. First though, are cabanas 9,8, & 7.....



Cabanas 9 & 10...¦..



The empty pool.....



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Here are some more empty pool views…..





Looks like a few people are starting to trickle in…..



Outside seating at Margaritaville…..



Here’s a couple of views of the swim up bar…..





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My old friend, the Carnival Splendor, is coming in to join us in Grand Turk.....





Carnival Liberty passengers are making their way ashore.....



Looking towards the cruise ship pier....



Looking the other direction, towards the Crew Bar and Jack's Shack.....



The Carnival Liberty docked in Grand Turk.....



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At this point I went back to the cabana to find that Ricardo had delivered my bucket of Landsharks, so I poured one into a cup and made my way into the pool.

Meanwhile, back on the ship, Patti had finished sending the laundry out. I think that this is her favorite perk. She loves not having to do a dozen loads of wash when we get home. That being done, she grabbed the other camera, and took a couple of pictures from the not so "secret" deck. The Grand Turk Cruise Center.....



The bow of the Carnival Splendor, now docked across the pier from us.....



She got a hold of Ryan, and the two of them proceeded ashore.....



Views of the Carnival Splendor's and the Carnival Liberty's bows.....





The Carnival Splendor, and Carnival Liberty, docked in Grand Turk.....



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There are more people on the beach and in the water now.....





Here's another view of the Carnival Splendor and Carnival Liberty.....



Welcome to Margaritaville.....







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The pool and pool bar still aren't too crowded at this point.....





Nice shady tables at Margaritaville.....



Here's another view of the pool.....



Nice picture of the pool, Flowrider, and the ships.....



Patti caught me enjoying another Landshark.....



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Ryan and Patti have made it to the cabana.....



Taking a look inside....



Air conditioned, with nice comfy cushioned couches, and a large coffee table.....



Single cushioned chair and condiment table.....



My bucket of Landsharks is getting low. I'll need to call Ricardo and order another one.....



This is our view from our covered deck.....



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Ryan and Patti are cooling off for a bit.....





They are getting thirsty, so Ryan is checking out the menu....



Ricardo comes and takes our drink orders, so I decide to take a quick dip in the ocean, taking the water camera along. Here's a picture of the bow of the Carnival Liberty and passengers on the pier.....



I tried taking some underwater shots of some fish that I could see, but I couldn't capture any good ones. Here's a view of the beach.....



Another view of the Carnival Liberty. It seems so strange to be swimming so close to the ship.....



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I got back to the cabana just as Ricardo delivered the drinks. Here's Ricardo and Ryan.....



Ryan has his drink.....



It's 5 o'clock somewhere.....



Ricardo asks us if we would like to order lunch, and when we would like to have it. I thought that was a nice touch. We ordered, and told him to bring it in about an hour. No problem mon!!

So while Ryan and I lounge around the cabana and the pool, Patti, as she so often does, grabs the camera and takes a stroll.

The Carnival Liberty and Carnival Splendor, tower over Margaritaville.....



The grounds and walkways are beautifully maintained.....





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Looking across the pool towards our cabana…..



The Margaritaville Trading Post…..



The bridges of the Liberty and Splendor…..



Tour vehicles lined up and ready to go…..



An ATV tour…..



The NASA exhibit…..



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The Mercury capsule.....



John Glenn.....



Anyone for chess?



Cat and snorkel excursions leave from here.....



Here are a couple of views of the Splendor and Liberty docked in Grand Turk, taken from the south beach.....





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A whale sighting!!!



Another pretty view taken from the south beach.....



The conch graveyard.....









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A view of the Craft Market.....



Ryan and Dad chilling on the deck.....



Right on time. Our lunch has arrived!



I had the Volcano Nachos.....



Ryan, of course, had the grilled chicken.....



Patti had a turkey club sandwich.....



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