Studio B is an ice rink with tired seating. When it is not being used for the show Frozen In Time passenger are allowed to ice skate. Frozen In Time is very loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tales was spectacular. The performance was wonderful and surprisingly a few were doing some very high level skating maneuvers. The Snow Queen The Ugly Duckling The Emperors New Clothes We became part of the show when the Emperor’s crown landed in my lap. A few minutes later the Emperor came over the railing and was almost sitting in my seat with me. We gathered the crown was a test to see how I would react. I must have done ok since he came back the second time. As you can see the seats are very close to the ice. We had center front row seats. A special treat during the ice …
This classic car is a well loved feature of the Royal Promenade. Anytime, day or night, you will see people taking pictures of the car and with the car. It is also one of the spots you can find a professional photographer hanging out. The Speedster has a modern suspension system underneath with a replica body. That’s a body that’s made of fiberglass instead of steel so it’s a lot lighter. Royal Caribbean just needed it to look the part, so there’s no motor, no transmission, nothing that will make it go. Which is just as well since you are not allowed to sit in it. Sometimes there are two very large teddy bears sitting in the car.       
Steve and Holan did the FlowRider on board of the Oasis. The FlowRider sends a thin sheet of water up a sloped and cushioned platform to create a wavelike flow water. After receiving safety instructions and a few tips from the instructor Steve was ready to get started. Wipe Out!!
Today’s Forecast: Thunder Storms  87 Degrees with winds ENE at 11 mph. UV Index: 9 Very HighDrink of the Day: Pocoloco $8.95 in a souvenir glassThis is the new $180 million port built in Falmouth to accommodate the newest and largest class of cruise ships. It opened in early 2011 with construction still continuing when we were there. It is very impressive and the locals want to make you feel welcomed. Falmouth was one of the busiest ports of Jamaica back in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. At that time nearly one hundred plantations were actively manufacturing sugar and rum for export to Britain. Falmouth was the world’s leading sugar producer. It was also a central hub of the slave trade with its economy largely based on slavery. When the slaves in the British Empire were emancipated Falmouth’s economy declined. It was a very hot and humid day in …
After having dinner we went to the Oasis of Dreams Show. It was a highly choreographed water show. Eighteen performers–6 divers, 4 synchronized swimmers, 2 specialty divers, and 6 acrobats perform in the Aqua Theater, an open air Amphitheatre and its 17-foot, 9-inch deep kidney shaped pool. Three pool lifts, lighting, a trampoline and underwater cameras enhance the shows. The divers use 3 different locations–the 3 meter springboards and two spots on the huge towers–one at 10 meters and the other at 18 meters. In this photo, besides showing Samantha and Kristie watching the show, you can see the aft Boardwalk-view balcony cabins and suites. They have great seats from their rooms.During the show we talked about the movable platforms and equipment that appeared and disappeared during the show. We thought it could be dangerous if the dived into the water and the platforms had not been taken down. I …
Kristie’s birthday was October 17th. Holan thought it would be fun to decorate her cabin door so we took along some magnets with her baby photos and streamers. We had dinner at Giovanni’s Table, a Tuscan themed resturant . The food was served family style and was very interesting in types and taste. Kristie opened her gifts, was sang to by the waiters and received a chocolate cake with a candle. Dinner was a rushed due to getting back on the ship from Labadee and having an early show booked. We didn’t want her sitting too long – at her age she might have fallen asleep after our full day!r
We did some swimming at Adrenaline Beach, played at the Adventure Ocean Facility and enjoyed the warm sun before taking the tram back to the entrance of the island.At each port they take photos as you get off the ship. Since we were buying the CD of the ship photos we took advantage of every possible shot.
The coaster was on the side of the mountain over looking the water. Since the coaster can get up to 30 mph it is equipped with hand breaks.
After the nice breakfast on our balconies we were off to the island. Samantha and I found a great location to play in the sand and water while the rest of the group headed to the Dragons Breath Flight Line. After receiving their flight briefing and orientation they were “suited up” with their gear.They then did the “Little Dragon” flight line to make sure they wanted to do the big one. After their test run they rode in a custom made safari vehicles to the take off point for the Dragon’s Breath.This is the view from the Dragon’s Breath. It is 500 feet above the beaches of Labadee and is over 2,600 feet long. It is the longest flight line in the world over water. At times as they zipped along at speeds of 40-50 mph. No the line doesn’t go into the water just look like from this height. …
We walked down the pier to the island and first thing we noticed was the clear water. It was so pretty. I have tried to find information on the bust but can’t find any information on her. Guess she just a bust to greet to visitors.As we wondered along the path to the beaches there were bands playing.Further down across from the beaches at the Village Amphitheater dancers were performing. Across the road was the Café Labadee. This is where we enjoyed our complimentary BBQ lunch. The food was wonderful with lots of selections. The fresh fruit was my favorite. These are just some of the views on the island.The cables are from the Dragon’s Flight line.We walked along the trail to the Artisan’s Market and Village. The locals vendors like to bargain but we didn’t find anything we just had to have.
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