There is nothing ordinary about sailing across the vast Atlantic Ocean!
We are traveling on Royal Caribbean’s ship Vision of the Seas which left Galveston, Texas almost two weeks ago. Our first stop was San Juan, Puerto Rico where we had a lovely day wandering the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan. After another five days at sea, we arrived in Ponta Delgado, Azores, an island off of Portugal! I have to say this was one of the most beautiful and unspoiled places I’ve ever seen!
The experience of crossing the Atlantic has been totally amazing, relaxing and so peaceful. There is something so calming about listening to the gentle sounds of the waves as the ship glides through the ocean. The waves have been mostly between 4 to 6 feet, which our magnificent vessel glides through luxuriously!
Most days the skies have been delightfully blue, with occasional clouds. The air temperature has ranged between the mid eighties in San Juan to the mid fifties as we travel north to Spain.
As we traveled from San Juan to The Azores, I was overwhelmed by the unspoiled beauty of this magnificent ocean! When traveling in the Caribbean, you occasionally see other vessels. Perhaps freighters passing by or other cruise ships as you travel along your journey. However, in the middle of the Atlantic, we went for days with only seeing the sky and sea, no other vessels! Water depth was about 15,000 feet or 3 miles deep. We traveled along at about 20 knots. We have currently traveled 5013 nautical miles towards our destination in Barcelona.
Tonight we will pass through the Strait of Gibraltar and tomorrow we arrive in Malaga, Spain.
I wish I had more photos to share with you, but I seem to be having some technical difficulty! I’m looking forward to sharing more with you soon.
Thank you to all for your well wishes for this journey. – Gerri
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