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On Board Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas: Day 3 of 5

By alvinology, June 4, 2011 9:37 pm
Legend of the Seas in Phuket water

Legend of the Seas in Phuket water

On the third day on board Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas (LOTS), the bloggers did some wall climbing in the morning for exercise. This was followed by a Waltz dancing class before the ship docked in Phuket, Thailand, early noon.

We ordered breakfast to our room

We ordered breakfast to our room

Our breakfast

My breakfast

Beautiful morning for some outdoor sports

Beautiful morning for some outdoor sports

Wall climbing for morning exercise

Wall climbing for morning exercise

Calvin vs Christine

Calvin vs Christine

Mui Ee making her way up

Mui Ee making her way up

Estelle posing for photo

Estelle posing for photo

Philip making his way up

Philip making his way up

Other passengers playing mini golf

Other passengers playing mini golf

Dance lesson is up next

Dance lesson is up next

Yee Leong and Cherie dancing

Yee Leong and Cherie dancing

Darren and Eunice having fun dancing

Darren and Eunice having fun dancing

I think Eunice not happy I take her photo...

I think Eunice not happy I take her photo...

There were a few Phuket land tour itineraries available from Royal Caribbean. The omy team followed bloggers, Philip, Estelle and Christine to the scenic Phi Phi Islands (หมู่เกาะพีพี).

Setting off for Phuket!

Setting off for Phuket!

The little ship that brought us to shore from LOTS

The little ship that brought us to shore from LOTS

To get there, we need to take an hour bus ride, followed by a few short boat rides. Much time was spend traveling. On the way to Phi Phi, we stopped by a reclining Buddha statue inside a lime cave.

Inside our mini tour bus

Inside our mini tour bus

Our Phuket tour guide

Our Phuket tour guide

Bunch of us in the bus

Bunch of us in the bus

Lazy monkeys greeted us at the cave entrance

Lazy monkeys greeted us at the cave entrance

Some of the Buddha statues

Some of the Buddha statues

The reclining Buddha centre piece

The reclining Buddha centre piece

Seen from another angle

Seen from another angle

Signboard telling tourists to dress appropriately in a place of worship

Signboard telling tourists to dress appropriately in a place of worship

Nicole getting blessed by a Thai monk

Nicole getting blessed by a Thai monk

Buddha motif on the walls

Buddha motif on the walls

The cave wall

The cave wall

Row of Buddha statues

Row of Buddha statues

There are many cats in the cave

There are many cats in the cave

Lots of greens around the cave

Lots of greens around the cave

This one is scratching itself against the stairs

This one is scratching itself against the stairs

Full view of the cave from a vantage point

Full view of the cave from a vantage point

After the cave, it was back on the water again, traveling by small boats to the Phi Phi Islands.

Estelle and Christine gamely changed to their bikinis for a dip in the sea together with the very happy Philip at James Bond Island. Their sacrifice was for us to shoot a snazzy Bond girls spoof starring the three bloggers for omy.sg’s Royal Caribbean site.

The Phi Phi Islands was a beautiful place to hang around. It’s a pity we did not have much time there as we still need to make the journey back on board LOTS.

Collecting our life vests

Collecting our life vests

Heading off to Phi Phi

Heading off to Phi Phi

Stanley and I

Stanley and I

Full speed ahead!

Full speed ahead!

Passing by little houses

Passing by little houses

A school by the sea

A school by the sea

School entrance

School entrance

Wind chimes made of sea shells

Wind chimes made of sea shells

School noticeboard

School noticeboard

Spotted this little girl outside the classroom

Spotted this little girl outside the classroom

One of the classroom

One of the classroom

The science lab where there were still some students lingering

The science lab where there were still some students lingering

School corridor

School corridor

School badminton court

School badminton court

Friendly Estelle bought some tidbits to give to kids

Friendly Estelle bought some tidbits to give to kids

Moving on to James Bond Island

Moving on to James Bond Island

There are lots of small little shore landings like these in the water of Phi Phi Islands

There are lots of small little shore landings like these in the water of Phi Phi Islands

Another two landings

Another two landings

Lush greenery

Lush greenery

Sailing through a sea cave

Sailing through a sea cave

Exiting the cave into brightness

Exiting the cave into brightness

Scenic isn't it?

Scenic isn't it?

Another docking island

Another docking island

Alighting on the shores of James Bond Island

Alighting on the shores of James Bond Island

On the shores of James Bond Island

On the shores of James Bond Island

Various little shops on James Bond Island

Various little shops on James Bond Island

Christine jumping for joy

Christine jumping for joy

Our version of James Bond and his Bond girls

Our version of James Bond and his Bond girls

Camera, action!

Camera, action!

We had a buffet style dinner in a Phuket restaurant, before heading to a tidbit shop for quick shopping.

Dinner time

Dinner time

My dinner

My dinner

Buying tidbits

Buying tidbits

Heading back after dark

Heading back after dark

By the time we made our way back to LOTS, the sky was dark. Exhausted, most of us tucked in early for the night.

This towel monkey surprised us when we returned to our room that night

This towel monkey surprised us when we returned to our room that night

Stay tuned for my next update on board LOTS.

Read my earlier blog entries on Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas (LOTS).

Read the Royal Caribbean joint blog on omy.sg, written by the ten bloggers.

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On Board Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas – Day 2 of 5

By alvinology, January 18, 2011 1:30 am

On the second day, Legend of the Seas (LOTS) docked at Port Klang in Malaysia at 7.30am. The bloggers went for their respective half-day tour in Kuala Lumpur. This gave the working crew some time to shoot some of the ships’ facilities and cutaway shots while they were away.

After a quick breakfast at Windjammer, we attended some of the dance classes to get some shots.

Breakfast at Windjammer

Breakfast at Windjammer

My breakfast - I was growing fond of the freshly baked bread

My breakfast - I was growing fond of the freshly baked bread

Dance lessons

Dance lessons

The instructor is in the middle

The instructor is in the middle

We were done by around noon. Since it was still early, the omy.sg team, together with Stanley decided to disembark from the ship and do a bit of shopping nearby.

Port Klang

Port Klang

The pier where we alighted

The pier where we alighted

The little escape boats on LOTS

The little escape boats on LOTS

The omy.sg guys

The omy.sg guys

LOTS docked alongside other ships

LOTS docked alongside other ships

The Port Klang Cruise Centre

The Port Klang Cruise Centre

The four of us shared a cab to a Jusco mall. It took ten minutes to get to our destination. The cab fare was steep – RM$100 one-way. Port Klang Cruise Centre where the ship had docked is relatively deserted and far from any food or shopping. The cab drivers know this and probably colluded on a fixed rate. The return fare costs the same. If you are going anywhere further into KL, it might be more worthwhile to book one of Royal Caribbean’s day tour from the ship as the charges may work out around the same (or possibly cheaper) compared to what the cab drivers will be charging you.

At the mall, the four of us parted way to do our shopping. I visited a few fashion boutiques, book shops and the supermarket. I did not buy anything except for some tidbits.

At the shopping mall

At the shopping mall

Popular bookstore

Popular bookstore

Jusco supermarket

Jusco supermarket

For lunch, I wanted to eat at Kim Gary restaurant initially, but the queue was too long.

There was a long queue outside Kim Gary restaurant

There was a long queue outside Kim Gary restaurant

In the end, I ate at Resotran Black Canyon as I had a sudden craving for coffee. I ordered one of their signature coffee and a green curry spaghetti. The coffee was good, but the spaghetti was horrible. On hindsight, I should have known better than to order such a weird east-west combination. The spaghetti tasted cold, dry with a strong alkaline note. The green curry did not have aroma in it except for spiciness.

Restoran Black Canyon

Restoran Black Canyon

The menu

The menu

My unsatisfactory lunch

My unsatisfactory lunch

This looks bad right? I should have ate on LOTS

This looks bad right? I should have ate on LOTS

At least the coffee was good

At least the coffee was good

After lunch, I assembled with the other three and shared a cab back to our ship.

Back on LOTS, we gathered three bloggers, Calvin, Yee Leong and Darren for a cocktail sampling session with one of the Royal Caribbean bartender.

The Royal Caribbean bartender showing his stuff

The Royal Caribbean bartender showing his stuff

Preparing another drink

Preparing another drink

The three cocktails created

The three cocktails created

Enjoying the cocktails

Enjoying the cocktails

Life is great

Life is great

We then headed to two of the bloggers’ room to get some shots of them dressing up in formal wear for the Captain’s Night which was happening in the evening.

The ladies, Christine and Estelle were busy dolling up when we hit their room. The gentlemen, Yee Leong and Calvin were resting and taking things more leisurely.

The ladies putting on their finishing touch

The ladies putting on their finishing touch

The guys leisurely waiting to change up

The guys leisurely waiting to change up

The omy.sg crew all dressed up

The omy.sg crew all dressed up

By evening, we gathered with all the bloggers to meet up with the ship’s Captain and the other senior crew members at the ballroom.

Interviewing the Captain

Interviewing the Captain

Meeting the senior ship crew as they do their introduction one-by-one

Meeting the senior ship crew as they do their introduction one-by-one

With everyone decked in formal attire, the bloggers were excitedly snapping away with their cameras to catch each other in their most glamorous moment.

Formal wear night

Formal wear night

The bloggers and the senior ship crew

The bloggers and the senior ship crew

The ladies

The ladies

Me with the ladies, posing for the next TVB epic tycoon drama poster

Me with the ladies, posing for the next TVB epic tycoon drama poster

The drinking begins

The drinking begins

After the reception at the ballroom, we headed to Romeo & Juliet for dinner. The food bloggers were seated separately to do some interviews and food sampling.

I had two servings of escargot

I had two servings of escargot

I had steak again

I had steak again

Nicely decorated cake dessert

Nicely decorated cake dessert

Another dessert

Another dessert

I had ice cream

I had ice cream

The food bloggers at work

The food bloggers at work

A toast to good food and companions

A toast to good food and companions

The four food bloggers taking photo with the head chef of R&J

The four food bloggers taking photo with the head chef of R&J

Champagne and wine were flowing freely that night and that got some of the bloggers (eg. Darren) quite high that night.

Cheers everyone!

Cheers everyone!

Performer at the lounge

Performer at the lounge

After dinner, we caught a cabaret performance at the entertainment hall where the performers were doing a medley of classic Hollywood movie theme songs.

After the show, we got to met the performing cast and took some photos with them.

We then headed up to the top deck where there was a night disco going on. When we got there, there were some hot, muscular Royal Caribbean dancers dressed up as cowboys and construction workers to roused up the crowd.

Some of the bloggers stayed to party through the night. I left once the shoots were done to get some sleep.

That rounded up the second night.

Heading into the entertainment hall, halfway through the show

Heading into the entertainment hall, halfway through the show

Musical on Hollywood movies - this scene is from Four Weddings and a Funeral

Musical on Hollywood movies - this scene is from Four Weddings and a Funeral

The performers

The performers

The bloggers with the Royal Caribbean cabaret performers

The bloggers with the Royal Caribbean cabaret performers

All waving to the camera

All waving to the camera

Night disco with macho men

Night disco with macho men

Forming a human train

Forming a human train

The towel was an elephant that night

The towel was an elephant that night

Stay tuned for my next update as we sail on to Phuket.

Read my earlier blog entries on Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas (LOTS).

Read the Royal Caribbean joint blog on omy.sg, written by the ten bloggers.

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