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. 





domingo, 24 de setembro de 2017

Log of the Cruise – Saint Lucia 4th 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)

 During the night and early morning we set a number of south and south-easterly courses as we made our way to Saint Lucia. We picked up the pilot approximately 1.5 nautical miles (1.73 Statute miles) from the berth and we were alongside in Saint Lucia by 07:11. In the evening, when all our lines were on-board and all pre-departure checks has been completed, we thrusted off the berth and began our passage towards Barbados. We set an initial south course and then altered to a south-easterly course after we passed to the south of Saint Lucia. We then passed across the North Caribbean Ocean.

Weather experienced during the day:
Noon Position: Saint Lucia
Wind: Easterly Force 3
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Pressure: 1014 hpa
Temperature: 29.3ºC / 85ºF





sábado, 23 de setembro de 2017

Saint Lucia - Anse Cochon Beach (Royal Princess Excursion)





PT// Pequena paragem em Anse Cochon para podermos desfrutar da pequena, mas muito agradável praia ali existente.

EN// Time for a beach break at Anse Cochon, a small and pleasant place.





Saint Lucia - Catamaran Sail (Royal Princess Excursion)





PT// Viagem de catamarã de Soufriere até ao porto. Na partida foi possível observar novamente as majestosas Pitons, Património Mundial da UNESCO! Belas imagens da costa de St. Lucia, das suas praias e paisagens! 

EN// Catamaran trip from Soufriere to the cruise ship port. At the departure you could observe again the majestic Pitons, UNESCO World Heritage Site! Beautiful images of the coast of St. Lucia, its beaches and landscapes! 





Saint Lucia - Morne Coubaril (Royal Princess Excursion)





PT// Passeio pela quinta agrícola Morne Coubaril, uma verdejante propriedade colonial do século XIX, um museu ao ar livre onde você pode ver como as pessoas viviam e trabalhavam naquela época. 

EN// Tour of the working farm Morne Coubaril, the verdant 19th-century eco-friendly colonial estate, an open-air museum where you can see how people lived and worked at that time. 





Saint Lucia - Sulphur Springs (Royal Princess Excursion)





PT// Visita ao Sulphur Springs, o único volcão drive-in do mundo, onde é possível ver pequenos charcos com água a ferver rodeados de vários minerais que são expelidos. Imagens ainda da verdejante vegetação que cresce neste solo fértil! 

EN// Visit the Sulfur Springs, the world's only drive-in volcano, where you can see small puddles with boiling water surrounded by various minerals that are expelled. You can also watch images of the verdant vegetation that grows in this fertile soil!





Saint Lucia – Marigot Bay (Royal Princess Excursion)





PT// Vista panorâmica de Marigot Bay, o refúgio luxuriante, tranquilo que tem sido usado em muitos filmes de Hollywood, incluindo "Dr. Doolittle". 

EN// Cruise into Marigot Bay, the lush, tranquil haven that's been used in many Hollywood films including "Dr. Doolittle." 





Saint Lucia - Island Tour (Royal Princess Excursion)





PT// Imagens da visita a Santa Lucia com vista panorâmica da capital, Castries, seguindo o passeio pela ilha primeira paragem para contemplar a Marigot Bay. Nova paragem para pequeno passeio pela praia de Anse la Raye e por fim, as primeiras imagens das majestosas Pitons património mundial da UNESCO. 

EN// Images of the visit to Santa Lucia with panoramic view of the capital, Castries, following the scenic ride throught the island, the fist stop to contemplate Marigot Bay. New stop for a short walk along the beach of Anse la Raye and, finally, the first images of the majestic Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 





domingo, 17 de setembro de 2017

Log of the Cruise – Antigua 3rd 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)

 Overnight and early Wednesday morning, Royal Princess set several south-easterly courses towards Antigua, passing to the north of Saba Island before setting a south-easterly course passing to the north of St. Eustatius and St. Kitts. With the pilot embarked at 07:08, courses were set to transit the narrow west channel into St. John's harbour. After we enjoyed our day in Antigua and all passengers were on board, Royal Princess "let go" her lines and commenced moving astern until we were out of the harbour, before swinging the ship bow to starboard and stern to port. Once clear of the channel and with the pilot disembarked, Royal Princess set several south south-easterly courses toward Saint Lucia.

Weather experienced during the day:
Noon Position: Antigua
Wind: South Easterly Force 4
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Pressure: 1015 hpa
Temperature: 29,7ºC / 84ºF





Antigua - St. John (With Royal Princess)





PT// Imagens da chegada com o Royal Princess e do pequeno passeio pelas ruas de St. John, capital da ilha de Antigua, onde é possível observar a arquitetura local e movimento de pessoas e veículos!

EN// Images of the arrival with the Royal Princess and the short leisurely stroll through the streets of St. John, capital of the island of Antigua, where you can observe the local architecture and movement of people and vehicles!





sábado, 16 de setembro de 2017

Antigua - Catamaran Party (Royal Princess Excursion)





PT// Os passeios de catamaran são sempre muito animados. Aqui ficam imagens do final da viagem a bordo do catamaran Mystic em Antigua.

EN// Catamaran tours are always very excited. Here are images of the end of the trip aboard the Mystic catamaran in Antigua.



Antigua - Deep Bay Beach (Royal Princess Excursion)





PT// Imagens da bonita e paradisíaca Deep Bay Beach em Antigua.

EN// Images of the beautiful and idyllic Deep Bay Beach in Antigua.





Antigua - Catamaran Sail (Royal Princess Excursion)





PT// Imagens da costa de Antigua captadas durante o passeio a bordo do catamaran Mystic. Passamos por diversas praias (visitámos 2) de areia dourada que contrastam com o recorte das rochas nas encostas e o verde da vegetação. Descubra os sitios mais incríveis onde se situam alguns hotéis desta ilha! 

EN// Images of the coast of Antigua captured during the ride aboard the Mystic catamaran. We passed several beaches (we visited 2) of golden sand that contrast with the cut of the rocks on the slopes and the green of the vegetation. Discover the most incredible places where some hotels of this island are located! 





Log of the Cruise – At Sea 2nd 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)

 Throughout the previous night and early this morning, Royal Princess continued on her course of 120 degrees over the North Atlantic Ocean towards the north east coast of Puerto Rico. Below the Keel, we had over 5000 meters (16000 ft), as we transited over the Nares Abyssal Plain. Once we were north of Puerto Rico, we headed for the island of Anegada, where we then altered our course to starboard and passed Saint Maarten on our port side. Weather experienced during the day:
Noon Position: 20º20.2'N 066º45.6'W
Wind: East North Easterly Force 4
Sky: Sunny/light clouds and Occasional Showers
Pressure: 1016 hpa
Temperature: 28,7ºC/84ºF





Log of the Cruise – At Sea 1th 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, Royal Princess transited the North West Providence Channel passing the Bahamas on her port side. From here, Royal Princess continued on a south-easterly course out into the North Atlantic Ocean passing the Eleuthera Islands. We then continued on down the coast of the Windward Island's which was on our starboard side throughout the day, one of which being Grand Turk.

Weather experienced during the day:
Noon Position: 24º13.3' N 073º55.7'W
Wind: Easterly Force 5
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Pressure: 1017 hpa
Temperature: 27.3ºC / 81ºF





Log of the Cruise – Port Everglades 30th November 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 - 4-Day East Caribbean Sampler - November, 26 - November, 30, 2016)

 At 04:45LT Royal Princess will make her final approach to Port Everglades through Bar Cut Channel, where the local pilot boarded at 05:00LT. Our stern will then swing to starboard and her bow to port where she will thrust bodily to starboard to gently come alongside the berth. With all lines fast at 06:00LT 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 you have enjoyed your cruise and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.


(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 16:08 we "let go" all our lines, moved off the berth and made our way out of the harbor waters through the buoyed channel. At 16:32, we disembarked our pilot and set an easterly course through the Straits of Florida. In the evening, we passed Great Isaac Island on our starboard side, entered the Northwest Providence Channel and set an east south-easterly course. Very late that evening, Royal Princess passed Great Stirrup Cay on her starboard side with a distance of approximately 5 nautical miles (5.75 statute miles).

Weather experienced during the day:
Noon Position: Port Everglades
Wind: South South Easterly force 5
Sky: Overcast
Pressure: 1016 hpa
Temperature: 26ºC/79ºF