Friday, February 1, 2019

January 22, 23 & 24, 2019 Nicaragua and Sea Days

Another nondescript Central American country with limited economic resources, but the people are friendly, well dressed and apparently happy. Their lifestyle is very simple with rudimentary accommodations and infrastructure. I am sure life is different in larger centres.

Weather was excellent with clear skies and temperatures in the mid 80s.

Our day on shore included walking 4 miles while fending off dozens of locals promoting their wares or bugging us to hire them for a bicycle propelled ride around town. Pictures below paint the story.


Greeting by local people at the ship!


January 23 and 24. Sea Days

Cruising along the Mexican Riviera, on calm seas under sunny, warm weather.

Busy with dining, 😬, gym, ( Yes - gym ), trivial pursuit, twice daily educational lectures on local knowledge, afternoon tea, playing games like Mexican Train and catching a few rays.

Another interesting Oceania on-board activity involves Mensa. Each morning, a quiz is presented using questions extracted from Mensa archives. Solutions are provided after the 4:30 PM trivia competition, which is attended by 100+ shipmates.


  1. Wow, six months of those deserts and I'd be floating home. They look delicious.

  2. Doug here, I am unknown so far I guess. Not sure how to register or let you know my comments so far. Have fun!


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