Saturday, 24 August 2013

Enjoying a day of sun while cruising through the Straight of Messina

It was a lovely sea day on the Celebrity Equinox and most passengers are on deck to enjoy the sun while cruising through the Straight of Messina. The last time we were here there stood a strong wind between Calabria and Sicily. Now, the Mediterranean Sea is as flat as a mirror.

At the bow you have a clear view. On the upper deck, people are sun bathing or having a drink on one of the terraces. The swimming pool area is very popular, here you have a cocktail bar, hot tubs and live music. Relaxing on the lawn is possible on floor 14, some people play Jeu de boules or just lay there on a towel. In the background you see the mountains of Sicily.

Het was een prachtige dag wanneer de Celebrity Equinox door de Straat van Messina voer. Op onze laatste doorsteek stond hier extreem veel wind tussen Calabrië en Sicilië. Nu is de Middellandse Zee rimpelloos en het water lijkt wel een spiegel.

Aan de boeg heb je vrij zicht en een blauwe hemel. Op de bovenste dekken zijn de passagiers aan het zonnebaden of iets aan het drinken op een terras. Het zwembad bereik is heel populair omwille van de warme bubbelbaden, cocktailbar en live muziek. Ontspanning op het grasveld is mogelijk op dek 14. Sommigen spelen hier Jeu de Boules of liggen te slapen op een handdoek. In de achtergrond zie je de bergen van Sicilië voorbij glijden.
 
Straight of Messina

Celebrity Equinox Sun Deck

Celebrity Equinox Terrace

Celebrity Equinox Terrace

Cruise Pilot

Cruise Pilot

Celebrity Equinox Terrace

Straight of Messina

Celebrity Equinox Lawn

Celebrity Equinox Lawn Jeu de Boules

Celebrity Equinox Pool Area

Straight of Messina

Straight of Messina

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19 comments:

  1. prachtige " blauwe" foto's Filip..

    prettig weekend

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  2. Very calm sea.....and amazing shots. I have never seen a ship with grass on one of the decks. I wonder if it is real?...Enjoy your trip....Janey

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  3. That's really a huge 'big' ship. I have not been on a cruise, me and my wife need to plan for one. very nice !

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  4. Prachtige fotos, ship, mooie cruize en plaats te zien!

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  5. Your pictures are lovely, I especially love the last two. And the first two. And the waves and other patterns in the water.

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  6. What fun you are both having, in such a beautiful day! That ocean is perfect.

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  7. Definitely a great blue sky. I wish the same one above my heard for the next month !

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  8. So amazing, so blue, love your series!
    Wish you a nice Sunday
    moni

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  9. indrukwekkend, wat een ervaring moet dat zijn zo'n cruise

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  10. What a beautiful blue sea!!

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  11. Jeetje, wat een mooie reizen maken jullie toch... om jaloers op te worden.
    Groetjes, Mirthe

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  12. Beautiful place to stay. We have been there some years ago. At this time they planned to build a bridge from Sicily to Calabria. Do you know if these plans still exists?
    LG J+C

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  13. Such a beautiful colours in the sea. Nice smooth sailing too.

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  14. Gorgeous photos.
    When I look at the pictures, it is as if I actually had also in with you.
    Greetings

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  15. the blue water seems so relaxing...happy you had also good weather!

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  16. je hebt gelijk een rustige zee die dag. Prachtig het uitzicht op Sicilië Filip.
    Groetjes DIetmut

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  17. I really like the first two and the last pic...they trasmit real serenity!

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  18. My goodness -- the ocean is like blue opal. Gorgeous shots! Thanks so much for stopping by today. Much appreciated.

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