A Day in Barbados with Zeb, Soapy Smith and Bucket Duck

We step off the ship in Bridgeport, Barbados.   And the sign said we were welcome here.

Colorado Traveling Ducks are in Barbados

Colorado Traveling Ducks are in Barbados

It is so nice and warm here.   We walked to the shopping area.

Shopping area for cruise passengers only

Shopping area for cruise passengers only

This shopping area is just for us and other cruise passengers.   Bucket is leaving us to go with his parents for another shore excursion.   Zeb and Soapy Smith Duck are browsing with our moms.  Oh no.   We ducks have seen these stores before.   Inside we go.   After a long time, to ducks it was long, we came out.

Maybe this bag is new traveling bag for ducks. Humans get the emeralds.

Maybe this bag is new traveling bag for ducks. Humans get the emeralds.

We are bringing another emerald back to Colorado.   Our human moms love Colombian Emeralds, International.   The emeralds here are beautiful and the humans just have to go inside to purchase at least one item.   OK, shopping is done.   Now two ducks and two humans get a taxi and we head for the beach.

We made purchases at building behind us.

We made purchases at building behind us.

Beverages are sold here and we purchased several diet Cokes.   So cool and refreshing.   We love this beach.

Beautiful beach in Barbados

Beautiful beach in Barbados

The humans take turns walking along the beach, one of their favorite activities.   Here is Soapy’s mom strolling on the sand.

Soapy's mom walking on beach

Soapy’s mom walking on beach

There were a few other humans here, but there was another visitor to our beach.

We are not alone here. Sand crab in Barbados

We are not alone here.   Crab in Barbados

Actually, this is his beach and we are the visitors.   This curious crab has the tallest eyes we ducks have ever seen.   Our moms have been to Barbados before, so they just wanted some lazy, quiet beach time today.   Bucket and his parents took the Jolly Roger Pirate Party Cruise and Snorkel trip.   They are on a pirate ship for about 4 hours.   One stop is here in a beautiful protected area.

Great area for fun on pirate ship

Great area for fun on pirate ship

They swim in the Caribbean.

Bucket's mom snorkeling

Bucket’s mom snorkeling

Bucket’s dad will walk the plank.

Bucket's dad. Soon to be landing in Caribbean Sea

Bucket’s dad. Soon to be landing in Caribbean Sea

Bucket's dad jumping off pirate ship

Bucket’s dad jumping off pirate ship

 

 

 

 

 

The water is so warm and swimming is perfect.   Back on the Jolly Roger Pirate Ship, the captain heads around the island of Barbados.   Soon there is another stop for snorkeling.

Caribbean water is so blue

Caribbean water is so blue

Bucket’s dad is in the beautiful, blue water.   The humans have GoPro cameras, so they can show us what they see underwater.

What you can see snorkeling in Barbados

What you can see snorkeling in Barbados

Wow!  A sunken ship wreck.   Bucket was there, but snorkeling equipment did not come in his size.  After swimming and snorkeling, they have a great lunch on the deck of the pirate ship.   After lunch there is dancing, laughing and visiting with other pirate ship passengers.   Bucket said this was a great trip.   But he wants snorkeling equipment in his size.   Sorry Bucket, but that is probably not going to happen.  We ducks and humans all meet for dinner to share our adventures.   Cruises are fun.

 

 

 

 

Exploring Carnival Fascination with Colorado Traveling Ducks

We do not stop at any port today.   This is our at sea day, so let’s explore our cruise ship.   When we got on this ship, every human and traveling duck attended the safety drill.

We went to the safety drill

We went to the safety drill

Nobody thinks we will ever have a problem, but if something happens, we now know where to go for a life boat.   But, today will be fun on Carnival’s Fascination cruise ship.   Ducks like water, so we went to the water slides first.

Water slides

Water slides

Near the swimming pool we watch ice carving.   This piece of ice was brought here.

Beginning block of ice

Beginning block of ice

Then he began carving.

Quickly sculpting

Quickly sculpting

In about 10 minutes this Indian head, complete with carved feather head dress was finished.

Finished ice sculpture

Finished ice sculpture

This carver just used chisels.  It was really hard to get a photo with so many people here.  And the ice is melting fast.   It really did look great; much better than mom’s photo.   In some areas we have seen ice carvers begin with chain saws, but not here.   These spiral stairways look interesting.

Let's go up the spiral staircase

Let’s go up the spiral staircase

Mom said we can go up later, but let’s see what is being served for lunch on the deck.

Lunch served on deck. Let's try some of everything.

Lunch served on deck. Let’s try some of everything.

We took some of everything.   We wanted to try it all and then next time maybe only take our favorites.   This one of our favorite places to eat outside.

Favorite outside dining area

Favorite outside dining area

This area is sheltered, so not too windy, but we love to watch the water.   About deciding on our favorite foods, that didn’t work.   We love it all.   Everything is our favorite.   Because we eat so much on the ship, the humans never take the elevators.   We climb several flights of stairs every day.   They think it helps.   We did climb those curved stairs and we found the ping pong table.

Ping pong

Ping pong

Again a protected area so the wind isn’t strong here.   Near the ping pong table we looked down at the pool area.

From ping pong area looking at main pool

From ping pong area looking at main pool

Earlier there was a fund raiser with music on the small stage.   Money was raised for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.   There were many activities on the ship today.   Also many people lounging, swimming in the pool, visiting, and just enjoying watching the beautiful Caribbean Sea.   Dinner in the dining room is always so nice.   After a delicious dinner, we had these desserts.

Great desserts tonight

Great desserts tonight

Three humans had melted chocolate cake with ice cream.   Mom preferred the raspberry dessert.   We ducks prefer all of them.   The waiters saw us posing for a photo, liked us, and wanted a photo with ducks and waiters.

Waiters liked Colorado Traveling Ducks

Waiters liked Colorado Traveling Ducks

Everybody is so friendly here.   After dinner an announcement was made.   Our ship would be stopping in the Caribbean to give aid to a ship in distress.   Of course, we ducks wanted to see what was happening.   This sailboat had problems.

Sailboat in distress

Sailboat in distress

Our ship, The Fascination, sent a small crew with supplies to the sailboat.   None of the humans on the sailboat wanted to come to our ship, they just needed supplies and did not want to leave their sailboat.   We were glad to help and the captain told us we would be a little late arriving at our port the next morning.    That is OK.   We could have been the ship in distress and we would want someone to stop for us.   In the center of the ship is the atrium.

Atrium

Atrium

We ducks love the openness and all the lights here.   Cruising is definitely something we like. This was our only Day at Sea and we enjoyed exploring our ship.   Next stop is Barbados.

Grand Cayman with Chanel the Bear

Chanel, I love the photos of your Caribbean cruise.    And I think I love the Caribbean.   Today we are sharing your photos from Grand Cayman.  The Cayman Islands were also colonized by the British.   This guy is pretty big and very scary.

Chanel with a pirate

Chanel with a pirate

I am not so sure about that hook for a hand.   Be careful Chanel.    You are a very cute, little bear.   Yep, I do love the Caribbean.   And this is exactly why.

Loving the Caribbean

Loving the Caribbean

This photo could be the cover for Islands Magazine.  Thank you so much for sharing your vacation photos, Chanel.   We love them.

Chanel the Bear Visits Jamaica

Jamaica!   Oh Chanel, that is exciting.   This duck has never been to Jamaica.   Mom said Jamaica, a Caribbean Island was colonized by the British and the island is beautiful.   Jamaica has mountains, rainforests, great scuba diving and wonderful snorkeling.   Here you are, entering Konoko Falls and Park.

Let's go to Konoko Falls

Let’s go to Konoko Falls

This beautiful area is in the Hills of St. Ann, overlooking the tourist area of Ocho Rios.   Your photo of this beautiful fountain shows a turtle in the water.

Turtle in the fountain

Turtle in the fountain

We love to see turtles.  Jamaica’s first people, the Taino Indians settled in this area.   Be careful Chanel, that man has something on his shoulder.

Man with huge iguana

Man with huge iguana

A really huge iguana.   The tropical landscape is breathtaking.   Thank you Chanel for these photos.   Jamaica looks beautiful and it seems that you had a great time there.

Curacao, Nederlands Antilles with Chanel the Bear

My friend, Chanel the Bear, just came home from another cruise.   She sent me, Zeb the Duck, some colorful photos from Curacao.

Curacao with Channel the Bear

Curacao with Channel the Bear

Mom told me Curacao is in the Caribbean Sea, just 40 miles (65 km) north of Venezuela in South America.   Things look so tropical and warm here.

Colorful Willemstad, Curacao

Colorful Willemstad, Curacao

And even a huge sign for Vitamin Water, a common beverage in the United States.   Curacao still has strong ties to the Kingdom of the Nederlands.   Shopping looks like fun, Chanel.

I love these shirts!

I love these shirts!

We love these souvenir shirts.   Mom told me that Curacao is one of the ABC Islands.   The ABC Islands are Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao.   Just look at the colorful buildings in Willemstad, the capital of Curacao.

Colorful buildings in Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Colorful buildings in Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Willemstad is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.   Oh Chanel, thank you for sending these photos.   How wonderful that you and your mom went on this cruise.

Channel is Hanging Over the Caribbean

You remember my friend, Channel, the cutest Bear.   She went on a Caribbean cruise with her humans.   She sent me this photo.

Channel being held over the Caribbean. She is being held from her balcony

Channel being held over the Caribbean. She is being held from her balcony

I was scared, but Channel said she loved it.   Channel knew her mom would protect her and she would not fall.   What a great experience Channel.   Thanks for sharing this one.