Around the Ship
When you go inside from the pool, you enter Horatio's, the Lido deck buffet restaurant. The food was great up here! The "carvings" on the wall represent British navy Captain Horatio Hornblower. However, the "carvings" are plastic.
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Around the Ship
Let's go down a couple decks and see different public sections of the inside of the ship. Each stairwell had different art. Tothe left and right of the photo you can see displays of glass art.
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The passageway leads to other exciting parts of the ship. As you can read, there even was a small chapel on board. There were at least two weddings there during Grandma and Grandpa's cruise (the captain is allowed to marry couples while at sea).
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The casino. This is an "adults only" part of the ship. When the ship is at sea, a lot of money is lost in this room. I'll bet you wonder where the money goes. So do the gamblers who lose it here.
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One of Grandma Bert's favorite pasttimes is shopping. And when she is on a ship, there are plenty of goodies to tempt her: everything from postcards to expensive jewelry. What do you want Grandma Bert and Grandpa Roy to bring you from their next cruise?
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There were plenty of places to sit and relax during the cruise if you didn't like the sun and noise on the upper decks. This corridor was one of those quiet areas, comfortable areas.
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And regardless where you decide to sit, there are nice paintings and other art work to enjoy.
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One of the brightest and most quiet places to sit, enjoy a drink and talk was along this corridor, which resembles a gazebo. Although Grandpa Roy visitede this area several times, no one ever seemed to sit here. This beautiful area was near the Phantom Lounge.
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Here is a quiet table for two along the "gazebo," which really is called "Gatsby's Garden." This area of the ship was hardly used, except by a few teenagers who were heading for the "Wizard's Arcade."
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Grandpa Roy's favorite area in which to sit was near the Atrium. The black and white photographs all had been taken during to so-called "glory days" of travelling by ship.
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There also were bars in which to sit and have a drink. Where are all the people? (Probably up on the Lido Deck).
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Remember Grandpa said there would be a test later. Well here it is. On other cruise ships it was very easy to find the rest rooms. There weren't as many on the Miracle, at least Grandpa Roy didn't think so. And the ones there were all had this large image of a woman's face on each door! At first he thought the image was used for the lady's rooms, but it was not. And tht was confusing! (This is the face that was on the elevator doors in an earlier photo).
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Half way down the door was a small plaque. If it had red lips painted on it, it was a door for the lady's room.
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In the shadows it was difficult to see this small plaque with a mustache, which marked the door to the men's room. A couple days later, Grandpa Roy noticed that way up high, in tiny letters, were the words "women" or "men" above their respective doors. The doors still weren't marked very well, he thought.
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Near the Phantom Lounge was the entrance to the Mad Hatter's Ball. This was a place where adult comedy shows were held after midnight when all the children were supposed to be in bed and asleep.
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This photo is of the stairway down to the Mad Hatter's Ball, another place Grandma and Grandpa never hgad time to visit. They were too busy enjoying other parts of the ship.
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