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I woke up this morning and packed up for the cruise! I still had a few hours to kill so I went out on a quest to find the only Barcelona Souvenir I wanted... a Ronaldinho Jersey. I found an official Barcelona Futbal Club Shop and found the jersey for only 68 Euros... thats about a hundred bucks. No thanks. I hit up the side streets and found a good knock off for only 25 so now I can sport the blue and red of Barcelona and the f***ing best player that ever walked the face of the earth one of the best fútbol players, Ronaldinho.
We got on board at about 1:30 and first thing we did was hit up the lunch buffet. The best part about cruising (besides the ports) is the food. I could go into describing it, but I will wait for the formal-evening meal for that... After eating we explored the ship, finding the huge gym and 1/4 mile track, the spas and shops, the casino, the bars, the restaurants, the lounges, the huge theater, the pool tables on hydrolics, the multiple pools, miniature golf, rock-climbing wall, water park, helipad and so much more! It really is a massive city on water. It really makes me want to live on one...
We had dinner and an evening show of these two insanely talented jugglers. After dinner, the 15 in the family hung out in my Zaide's suite, blowing bubbles with the kids off of the balcony. It was nice to see all of us in one place again. The last time that happened was at my Grandma's funeral 2 Octobers past.
After family time, my mom and I hit up the casino where I went through 14 bucks in about 20 minutes. Not bad considering my last gambling venture. While there I found out about a texas hold'em tournament that I will enter. After smoking my grandpa and family in England last year, my Zaide wsaid he will back me which is cool. It is only 50 dollars to enter and there are several tiers of cash prizes. I am excited to play a real tourney. Tomorrow we will be in Villefranche (Nice), France!
P.S. Internet is sparse on the ship, posts will probably be shorter with less (or no) pics... :(