Atlantis Alumni

Friday, January 20, 2017

trump

...Not President Trump because I do not view him as a legitimate president. Why not? Because he lacks the experience, good character and temperament required, he is unqualified to be president. Furthetmore, he lost the popular vote, refuses to disclose his tax information, and he has suspicious connections with the current Russian tyrant Putin. Finally, he has demonized Muslims, Mexicans and is thereby creating a hostile environment that is dangerous to innocent people. In short, to hell with trump.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Views Of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Well, it's the final day of our Caribbean cruise on the QM2. We'll be taking a private galley tour this morning and packing in the afternoon. Tonight we have our final private get together with our cruise mates before dinner. Tomorrow morning we arrive in Brooklyn early to disembark the QM2 and drive home to Philadelphia. Dan took these photos while on a tour of St. Thomas last Friday.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

QM2 Views

We're at sea now until early Tuesday morning when we return to Brooklyn. I did a little self tour for photography this morning to the upper decks...health club, kennel area, etc.

A QM2 New Years Celebration

The beautiful Queen Mary 2 was lavishly decorated for celebrations in various on board pubs, bars, restaurants and theaters. We decided to celebrate midnight London time in the UK themed Golden Lion Pub with friends followed by a festive dinner featuring a special menu.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Scuba Diving St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Friday we visited St. Thomas, USVI. Dan took an island tour with friends while Jim went scuba diving. It was our last land port for this cruise and we left for our three day voyage to Brooklyn Friday evening. Jim took these photos while diving on Friday.

Friday, December 30, 2016

The St. Kitts Railway

St. Kitts is another beautiful tropical island. The island has a long history of British and French colonization and only got its independence very recently. Unique to the island is a 32 mile long narrow gauge railway that was built to allow the transport of sugar cane. Now the railway is used for tourism. Dan and I enjoyed a two hour 18 mile long journey on the railroad on Thursday.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Views Of Dominica

The lush tropical island of Dominica, our port of call on Wednesday 12/28/16, is the southern-most destination on our cruise. Dan and I visited the island a couple of years ago, and Dan did a tour then while Jim went scuba diving. Therefore, on this visit we elected to spend a relaxing day on board the QM2. These photos were taken from the ship and show the town of Roseau. It is a pretty island, but poor in comparison to other Caribbean spots. Today we will make our first ever visit to the island of St. Kitts.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Scuba Fun In Tortola

On Tuesday the QM2 visited the British Virgin Island Tortola docking in the capital city Road Town. Dan went on an afternoon tour of the mountainous island while Jim completed two exciting scuba dives on the famous RMS Rhone, a large steamship that sunk in 1867 during a hurricane.