quinta-feira, 12 de outubro de 2017

Anthem of the Seas – Ship Tour





PT// Video com imagens do navio “Anthem of the Seas”, captadas durante um cruzeiro de 9 noites na Nova Inglaterra e Canadá, com saída de Cape Liberty (New Jersey), onde tentamos mostrar um pouco de, quase, todas as suas áreas comuns. Para quem já conhece é uma forma forma de recordar e para quem vai viajar pela primeira vez no navio, é uma forma de antecipar e começar a conhecê-lo!

EN// Video with images of “Anthem of the Seas”, taken during a 9-night cruise in New England and Canada, departing from Cape Liberty (New Jersey), where we tried to show a little of, almost, all of her common areas. For those who already know is a way to remember and for those who will travel for the first time on the ship, is a way to anticipate and get to know her!


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Anthem of the Seas - Cabin 10137





PT// Imagens da cabine interior 10134 com varanda virtual do Anthem of the Seas. 

EN// Images of interior cabin 10134 with virtual balcony of Anthem of the Seas.


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quarta-feira, 11 de outubro de 2017

Washington DC - Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument





PT// Visitámos o Lincoln Memorial, construído em honra do 16º Presidente Norte-Americano Abraham Lincoln. Onde na câmara central encontramos a estátua da figura solitária de Lincoln a observar.
 Podemos, também, ver o “Espelho d’água”, uma piscina rectangular que se prolonga até Monumento de Washington. Obelisco localizado no centro do Constitution Gardens, construído em honra de George Washington, com os seus 169,7 metros de altura.

EN// We visited the Lincoln Memorial, built in honor of the 16th American President Abraham Lincoln. Where lying between the north and south chambers is the central hall containing the solitary figure of Lincoln sitting in contemplation.
We can also observe the Reflecting Pool, a rectangular  pool that extends until Washington Monument. An Obelisk located in the center of Constitution Gardens, built in honor of George Washington, with its 169.7 meters high.


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Washington DC - Vietnam and Korean War Veterans Memorials





PT// Dois memoriais com história, para aqueles que serviram no Vietname e Coreia, a sul da Reflecting Pool do National Mall.

EN// Two memorials with history, for those who served in Vietnam and Korea, south of the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall.


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Virginia - Arlington National Cemetery





PT// Um local de imenso respeito e luto, não só  para os americanos, como para o Mundo em geral. Obrigamo-nos ao silêncio e ficamos com uma sensação de conhecer este local, desde sempre. 
Visitamos, também, o túmulo do Presidente John F. Kennedy, sua esposa Jackeline Kennedy e alguns dos seus familiares. 

EN// In this place, we have a need of respect and mourning, not only for the americans but to the entire world.
We have the need to be in silence and we get a feeling of knowing this place since ever. 
We also visited the tomb of President John F. Kennedy, his wife Jackeline and other relatives.  


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terça-feira, 10 de outubro de 2017

New York - One World Observatory and 911 Memorial





PT// Na viagem de elevador (que dura 60 segundos) para 102º andar, temos uma pequena história de Nova Iorque. Quando lá chegamos temos o impacto visual que nos absorve. É um espaço fechado e, ainda, com muita gente prepare-se para ir com calma e observar o “Mundo” de lá de cima.
 Seja pelo simbolismo, pela beleza do edifício ou pela vista absurda que temos do observatório, vale a pena a espera!

EN// On the elevator ride (which lasts 60 seconds) to 102nd floor, we have a little history of New York. Once we get there we have the visual impact that absorbs us. It is an enclosed space, and yet, with many people so you have to prepare yourself to take it easy and observe the "World" from above.
 Whether it's the symbolism, the beauty of the building or the absurd view of the observatory, it's worth the wait!


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domingo, 8 de outubro de 2017

New York - Ferrari 70 (1947-2017)





PT// Exposição comemorativa dos 70 anos da Ferrari, junto ao Rockefeller Centre. Aqui ficam alguns dos modelos que fazem parte desta história.

EN// Exhibition celebrating the 70 years of Ferrari, next to the Rockefeller Center. Here are some of the models that are part of this story.


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New York - The Ride





PT// Uma experiência de puro entretenimento e uma forma diferente de ver as ruas de Nova Iorque. Uma alegria contagiante e interativa com guias especiais e com as pessoas nas ruas, com muita luz, cor e loucura à mistura.

EN// An experience of pure entertainment and a different way of seeing the streets of New York. A contagious and interactive joy with special guides and people on the streets, with lots of light, color and madness to the mix.


From New York Pass:

Not only does The Ride take you on a scenic voyage through New York City, it also provides you with tons of entertainment along the way. The streets of New York become a broadway stage along this 75 minute interactive tour/show as surprises leap out from every corner to make your ride a truly unforgettable experience. Each tour is also led by an expert guide who knows New York City like the palm of their hand and can provide you with engaging and comedic commentary on the sights of the city.
Passengers on the ride sit facing sideways to view the show as well as the sights that will be just outside of the floor-to-ceiling windows. Some of the great entertainment featured on The Ride includes singers, dancers and instrumentalists. As an audience member, you might not even be able to tell who is a part of the show and who is just a regular New Yorker.


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sábado, 7 de outubro de 2017

New York - Empire State Building





PT// O que mais dizer do Empire State Building?
Devemos ir seja de dia, de noite e quando nos apetecer.  
Neste vídeo podemos ver as luzes de Nova Iorque, após um dia de chuva.

EN// Do we need to say anything about the Empire State Building?
It’s a must to do in the morning, night and when we feel like it.
In this video we can see the lights of New York after a rainy day.


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New York - Walk Across Brooklyn Bridge





PT// Já a vimos muitas vezes no cinema e na televisão, é, sem duvida, uma das pontes mais famosas do Mundo. Desta vez não perdemos a oportunidade de a atravessar a pé, embora também possa ser de bicicleta. Embora muito concorrida, tem vistas deslumbrantes sobre o East River, para Brooklyn, para Manhanttan e da própria ponte. Não convém ir com pressa, pois por cada passo que dá aparece uma nova oportunidade de foto. Deixar-se ir com a  multidão e aproveitar o melhor que tem para oferecer.
Pode entrar na baixa de Manhanttan ou em Brooklyn (que foi como fizemos).


EN// We have seen it many times in theatre and television, it is, undoubtedly, one of the most famous bridges in the world. This time we didn't miss the opportunity to walk throught it, but you could also cross by bicycle. Sometimes it could be crowded, but has breathtaking views of the East River, Brooklyn, Manhanttan and the bridge itself. You should take your time and don't rush, because every step you take gives you a new photo opportunity. Let yourself go with the crowd and enjoy the best it has to offer.
You can enter in downtown Manhanttan or Brooklyn (that's how we did it). 


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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