Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Aboard Marina: Sunset

A glorious view from our balcony on the final night of the cruise.

Aboard Marina: Covid Test Day

An hour in line that didn’t fly by. Still, all the precautions allowed us to cruise.


Aboard Marina: Red Ginger Repeat

Duck and Watermelon Salad, Bulgogi Ribeye (the spiciest dish we’ve ever eaten on Oceania), and their famous Bounty Cake (which didn’t do much for us).

Monday, November 29, 2021

Aboard Marina: Sailing Along

We play the top-deck putting green as we earn Big O Points for prizes and sail past the Dominican Republic on the port side.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Aboard Marina: US Immigration at San Juan

Here’s the way it works. Everyone has to be off the ship and go through US Immigration at our first US port before we’re allowed to reboard.

We took our time getting off but we’ll still have awhile to sit before climbing back on. Fortunately it’s cool in this shed.

The Marina uses our stored photos to let us off and on - no card needed.

US Immigration and the TSA use our stored photos too - no passport required.

Creepy or cool or some of each? You decide.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Friday, November 26, 2021

Aboard Marina: Dinner at Toscana

Our favorite barista, Massimo, is in charge of the olive oils and vinegars, and looks after us.

The carpaccio di manzo is as good as ever.

Three of the four of us opt for the Trio Toscana as our pasta course.

We can’t go wrong with osso buco.

Bud and Jessie enjoy the sole.

A tiramisu and a stylized cappuccino for dessert cap off another great evening of dining.

Aboard Riviera: Thanksgiving Dinner in Jacques

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Aboard Marina: La Reserve Odyssey Tasting Menu

With the head Executive Chef himself in charge, it’s a spectacular evening of beautifully served food and wine.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Aboard Marina: Dinner in Polo

Pork chop, Colorado Lamb, Maine Lobster, and Key Lime Pie…

Aboard Marina: Lunch in the Grand Dining Room

After sharing an Asian sampler appetizer, Kathy chooses the Thai curry and Brian teriyaki salmon.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Aboard Marina: Dinner at Red Ginger

We’ve grown to enjoy this restaurant…


Potato Roll…

The famous Duck Watermelon Salad…

Lobster Pad Thai…

Miso Sea Bass…


Aboard Marina: Dinner at Jacques

As tasty as always…

Aboard Marina: docked in Madeira

The first of only two ports this voyage, the other being San Juan, Puerto Rico.

We wander around the old town for awhile before returning to Marina.

The mosaic-style tiles turn the sidewalks into works of art.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Aboard Marina

We sailed past Gibraltar around Midnight and are now enjoying our balcony and a few odd flashes of sunshine.

Reception told us today that masks will be mandatory for the duration of the voyage. We’re already finding that a drag, but we understand others are committed to masks, making it a no-win situation for the cruise line.