quarta-feira, 4 de outubro de 2017

Log of the Cruise – Port Everglades 10th December 2016





(The following log features extracts from the Ship’s Official Log Book, with the entries recorded by the Officer of the Watch on the Navigational Bridge - 10-Day Eastern Caribbean - November, 30 - December, 10, 2016)

 At 05:00, the Royal Princess will make her final approach to Port Everglades, entering as we departed, through the Bar Cut Channel. Our stern will then swing to port where she will thrust bodily to starboard to gently come alongside the berth. With all lines fast and the gangways rigged and ready, the passenger disembarkation will commence. From the Captain, Officers and all the crew on the Royal Princess, we hope have you envoyed your cruise and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.





Fort Lauderdale - Flamingo Gardens (Royal Princess Excursion) 





PT// O Flamingo Gardens é muito mais do que um espaço onde se podem observar flamingos! Com uma flora riquíssima, este jardim proporciona excelentes momentos de fusão com a natureza. Árvores centrenárias, floresta tropical e animais da região estão entre o que este jardim tem para oferecer.

EN// The Flamingo Gardens is much more than a space where you can watch flamingos! With a rich flora, this garden provides excellent moments of fusion with nature. Centenarian trees, rainforest and animals of the region are among what this garden has to offer.



Fort Lauderdale - GatorBoys Alligators Rescue Show (Royal Princess Excursion)





PT// Imagens do show de um dos GatorBoys Alligators Rescue, que realiza algumas proezas com um jacaré em simultâneo que explica algumas curiosidades sobre este animal. Além das imagens com alguma tensão ficamos a conhecer um pouco melhor os jacarés... 

EN// One element of GatorBoys Alligators Rescue, performs some prowess with an alligator at the same time that explains some curiosities about this animal. Besides the images with some tension we get to know the alligators a little better ... 





Fort Lauderdale - Everglades: Airboat Ride (Royal Princess Excursion)





PT// Passeio de Airboat através do Everglades National Park. As margens dos rios são definidas por árvores de manguezal e o barco deambula por entre a relva e nenufares, atingindo por vezes uma velocidade elevada. Podemos observar alguma fauna, com destaque para espécies de aves e iguanas. 

EN// Airboat Ride through the Everglades National Park. The river banks are defined by Mangrove trees and the boat wanders through the sawgrass and and nenufares, sometimes reaching a high speed. We can observe some fauna, with emphasis on species of birds and iguanas. 





terça-feira, 3 de outubro de 2017

Log of the Cruise – Nassau 9th December 2016





(The following log features extracts from the Ship’s Official Log Book, with the entries recorded by the Officer of the Watch on the Navigational Bridge - 10-Day Eastern Caribbean - November, 30 - December, 10, 2016)

 After departure from Port St. Thomas, Royal Princess set south easterly courses through the North West Providence Channel. Once in the channel we set south-easterly courses towards New Providence Island and our next port of call Nassau. We picked up the local pilot at 11:30 and we were safely alongside at 12:30. At 19:00 that evening, with all pre departure checks completed, we let go our mooring lines and once clear of the buoyed channel we set initially a north-easterly course on our way to Port Everglades.

Weather experienced during the day:
Noon Position: 25º 05.2 N 077º 21.1' W
Wind: North north Westerly Force 6 'Strong Breeze'
Sky: Overcast
Pressure: 1016 hpa
Temperature: 24º C / 75º F





Nassau - Walking Tour (With Royal Princess)





PT// Passeio pela cidade de Nassau por entre as movimentadas ruas repletas de turistas, visita à Government House e passagem por outros pontos de interesse da cidade. 

EN// Nassau city tour through bustling tourist-packed streets, visit to Government House and passing by others highlights of the city.





Nassau - Arrival with Royal Princess





PT// Imagens da chegada a Nassau com o Royal Princess

EN// Images of arrival to Nassau with the Royal Princess





Log of the Cruise – At Sea 8th December 2016





(The following log features extracts from the Ship’s Official Log Book, with the entries recorded by the Officer of the Watch on the Navigational Bridge - 10-Day Eastern Caribbean - November, 30 - December, 10, 2016)

 On departure from St. Thomas, Royal Princess set a northwesterly course through the Nares Abyssal Plain (Atlantic Ocean) after passing the Island of Puerto Rico on our port side. Throughout the day, we continued on a north-easterly course passing north of Turks and Caicos Islands. Late this night, we passed 5 nautical miles (5.7 statute miles) to the north of Harbour Island before making our final approach to Nassau.

Weather experienced during the day:
Noon Position: 25º 05.2 N 077º 21.1´ W
Wind: East north Easterly Force 4 "Moderate Breeze"
Sky: Sunny/light clouds
Pressure: 1019 hpa
Temperature: 23º C / 73º F





Log of the Cruise – Saint Thomas & Saint John 7th December 2016





(The following log features extracts from the Ship’s Official Log Book, with the entries recorded by the Officer of the Watch on the Navigational Bridge - 10-Day Eastern Caribbean - November, 30 - December, 10, 2016)

 In the early hours of this morning, we made a series of west and north-westerly courses as we approach the port of Saint Thomas. We picked up the local pilot and made our way through the buoyed channel where we were alongside by 06:26. In the evening, at 16:58, when all our lines were onboard and all pre-departure checks had been completed, Royal Princess proceeded with an initial south course out of Saint Thomas until we passed Saba Island at a distance of 2 NM on our starboard side and then altered to starboard as we made our way to Nassau.

Weather experienced during the day:
Noon Position: St. Thomas
Wind: North North Easterly force 3
Sky: Mostly Cloudy
Pressure: 1016 hpa
Temperature: 29.3º C / 85º F





Royal Princess - The Princess World Orchestra





PT// Fantástica atuação da The Princess World Orchestra na Piazza, com a participação de Liberty String Quartet, Rhapsody, Tyrone Babb e Theatre Singers. 

EN// Fantastic performance by The Princess World Orchestra in The Piazza with the participation of Liberty String Quartet, Rhapsody, Tyrone Babb and Theatre Singers.





Saint John - Snorkeling @ Trunk Bay (Royal Princess Excursion)





PT// Na Trunk Bay Beach existe um trilho de snorkeling subaquático onde podemos encontrar algumas espécies de peixes e corais que fazem da Trunk Bay a sua casa, seguimos esse trilho e capturamos as imagens "possíveis".

EN// In Trunk Bay Beach there's a underwater snorkel trail where you can find some species of fish and corals that make Trunk Bay their home, we follow this trail and captured the "possible" images.





segunda-feira, 2 de outubro de 2017

Saint John - Trunk Bay (Royal Princess Excursion)





PT// Imagens da paradisíaca Trunk Bay rodeada de vegetação tropical. As suas águas cristalinas azuis-esverdeadas possuem uma vida marinha rica, sendo o snorkeling muito popular. 

EN// Images of Trunk Bay, bordered by sea grape trees, coconut palms, and tropical forests, the crystalline blue-green waters, are teeming with coral reef life.





Saint John - Island Tour (Royal Princess Excursion)





PT// Imagens da viagem de autocarro entre Cruz Bay e Trunk Bay, em Saint John (USVI) onde é possível observar as belezas naturais da ilha.

EN// Images of the bus trip between Cruz Bay and Trunk Bay in Saint John (USVI) where you can observe the natural beauties of the island.





domingo, 1 de outubro de 2017

Trip St Thomas to St John (Royal Princess Excursion)





PT// Viagem de ferry entre Saint Thomas e Saint John ao longo da costa destas ilhas. Belas imagens da morfologia das ilhas onde a natureza é recortada aqui e ali por pequenas casas e luxuosos hotéis! 

EN// Ferry trip from St. Thomas to St. John, with scenic view of the coast of this two islands.





Saint Thomas - Panoramic View from Royal Princess





PT// Belas imagens da baía de Charlotte Amalie, capital de St. Thomas, captadas desde o Royal Princess

EN// Beautiful images of the bay of Charlotte Amalie, capital of St. Thomas, captured from the Royal Princess





sábado, 30 de setembro de 2017

Log of the Cruise – Saint Kitts & Nevis 6th December 2016





(The following log features extracts from the Ship’s Official Log Book, with the entries recorded by the Officer of the Watch on the Navigational Bridge - 10-Day Eastern Caribbean - November, 30 - December, 10, 2016)

 Early this morning, we made our way north-west over Greanada Basin where the depth can get as deep as 3000 m or 9800 ft. We approached Saint Kitts from the south, collected the local pilot at 09:14 and made our way onto the berth. In the evening, at 17:32, when all passengers and crew were onboard, Royal Princess set a north-westerly course towards Saint Thomas passing the island of Saba on our port side with a distance of 4 nautical miles (4.6 statute miles).

Weather experienced during the day:
Noon Position: St. Kitts
Wind: North Easterly force 4
Sky: Partly cloudy
Pressure: 1012 hpa
Temperature: 28º C / 83º F





Nevis - Pinneys Beach (Royal Princess Excursion)





PT// Tempo para nos refrescarmos e relaxar na bonita e tranquila Pinneys Beach, uma das muitas praias da pequena ilha de Nevis.

EN// Time to refresh and relax on beautiful and tranquil Pinneys Beach, one of the many beaches on the small island of Nevis.





Nevis - Island Tour (Royal Princess Excursion)





PT// Tour pela ilha de Nevis com imagens de três dos locais visitados: Baths (uma nascente de água quente vulcânica), The Hermitage (um dos hotéis da ilha que possui uma casa de 1670) e Pinney Beach. 

EN// Tour of Nevis Island with images of three of the sites visited: Baths (volcanic hot spring water), The Hermitage (one of the hotels on the island where we can find a house from 1670) and Pinney Beach. 





Trip Saint Kitts to Nevis (Royal Princess Excursion)





PT// Passeio de barco panorâmico ao longo da costa da sudeste da península de St. Kitts até à bela ilha irmã Nevis. 

EN// Scenic boat ride along the coast of St. Kitts' southeastern peninsula to the beautiful sister island of Nevis.





Saint Kitts - Basseterre (with Royal Princess)





PT// Vista panorâmica de Basseterre, capital de Saint Kitts, desde o Royal Princess, e pequeno passeio pela zona comercial do St Kitts Cruise Terminal. 

EN// Panoramic view of Basseterre, capital of Saint Kitts, from the Royal Princess, and walking tour through the shopping area of the St Kitts Cruise Terminal. 





terça-feira, 26 de setembro de 2017

Log of the Cruise – Barbados 5th December 2016





(The following log features extracts from the Ship’s Official Log Book, with the entries recorded by the Officer of the Watch on the Navigational Bridge - 10-Day Eastern Caribbean - November, 30 - December, 10, 2016)

 This morning, we approached Barbados on an easterly course and boarded our local pilot at 06:04lt. With the pilot on board, we progressed inside the harbor waters, where we moved into the turning basin and then proceeded eastern to our position. In the afternoon, when all passengers were onboard and all pre-departure checks had been completed, we made our way northwesterly towards Saint Kitts. Late that night, we passed north of Saint Lucia and south of Martinique.

Weather experienced during the day:
Noon Position: Barbados
Wind: East South Easterly Force 4
Sky: Sunny / light clouds
Pressure: 1014 hpa
Temperature: 29.5ºC / 85ºF





Barbados - Sandy Lane Beach (Royal Princess Excursion)





PT// Imagens da bonita e paradisíaca Sandy Lane Beach em Barbados.

EN// Images of the beautiful and idyllic Sandy Lane Beach in Barbados.





Barbados - Snorkeling (Royal Princess Excursion)





PT// Bonitas imagens de snorkeling com encontro com tartarugas marinhas selvagens mas sociáveis e milhares de peixes tropicais coloridos em torno de dois navios naufragados. 

EN// Beautiful images of snorkeling with encounter with the sociable wild sea turtles and thousand of colored tropical fishes around two actual shipwreck. 





Barbados - Catamaran Sail (Royal Princess Excursion)





PT// Viagem de catamarã pela costa de Barbados que nos transportou para uma experiência de snorkeling e alguns momentos bem passados numa das muitas praias da ilha. Imagens ainda do porto de cruizeiros onte tivemos a companhia dos navios: Insignia da Oceana Cruises, Mein Schifft 5 da TUI Cruises e Norwegian Breakaway da Norwegian Cruise Line. 

EN// Catamaran trip along the coast of Barbados between a snorkeling experience and very good moments on one of the many beaches on the island. Images of the cruise ship port were followed by the ships: Insignia from Oceana Cruises, Mein Schifft 5 from TUI Cruises and Norwegian Breakaway from Norwegian Cruise Line.