The Colorado Traveling Ducks Leave the Carnival Fascination

We are back in San Juan, Puerto Rico.   Things are different this morning.   We are getting off our cruise ship, with our suitcases.   Many of our fellow passengers are heading for their homes, but we are staying a few days here in San Juan.   Hurrah!  Before we disembark, we want to show you some of our ship again.   There are so many places to relax and watch the beautiful Caribbean.

Always room to relax, with a Caribbean view

Always room to relax, with a Caribbean view

The pool area was so much fun.

Good times at the pool

Good times at the pool

What great water slides on our ship.

Water slides for everybody

Water slides for everybody

The dining room, available for all three daily meals, was so welcoming.

Sensation Dining Room

Sensation Dining Room

Of course, meeting our new friend, Chip was fun.

Colorado Traveling Ducks met Chip, Doubletree Hotel's chocolate chip cookie.

Colorado Traveling Ducks met Chip, Doubletree Hotel’s chocolate chip cookie.

Lounging on the top deck was great.

Another favorite place

Another favorite place

One of our favorite things was the towel animals.   This rhino was our last towel.

Our last towel friend

Our last towel friend

We ducks and humans really enjoyed all the towel art.

Our towel friends

Our towel friends

Yes, we were able to keep many them in our room.   Our ship, Fascination, was our temporary home.

Our ship Like an old friend now

Our ship.   Like an old friend now

While the sunset last night, signaled the end of our cruise, we still have a few more days of vacation.

Sun setting on our cruise

Sun setting on our cruise

Stay with us as we enjoy some of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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.