Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday - Cruisin' from Canaveral

Heading east from the Orlando area, you go through Port Canaveral to get to Cocoa Beach. Port Canaveral is the homeport for Disney, Carnival, Royal Carribean and Norwegian cruise lines.

When I first came into town, it was early evening and a big behemoth was docked and all lit up. Not being familiar with the area, I was not willing to pull over and try to take a picture. I thought, no problem, I'll try to do it next morning on the way to work.

Just goes to show what I know about cruising. That boat had sailed by the next morning.

The day after that, I scored. I was heading to the office and lo and behold, not one but two giants were docked. I found a place to park and starting snapping away.

Looking Across the Water

Carnival Sensation's Yellow Slide

Disney Wonder's Yellow Life Boats
Disney Smoke Stacks

If those cruise ships just arrived in port, that meant people were disembarking. Lots of people. Two ships worth of people. And those people probably needed to go to the airport and catch flights to back home.

Yes, that is what it meant. The airport in Orlando was crazy later that afternoon. Note to self: do not book travel out of Orlando on days cruise ships return to port.

For more pictures with a yellow theme, click on the banner above.


EG Wow said...

Hmmm. It would never occur to me to check whether cruise ships were coming in or not! Good advice!

Small City Scenes said...

Regarding you comment on my blog---You will need to post another shot of the Swan on ther Lake. When there is a little mist---oh well I know you can orchestrate it. LOL MB

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Catching up on a week's worth of beautiful posts here (Kind of like Christmas -- I've been from Washington State to Florida in one easy scroll.) We've been in some ports when those ships disembark -- they've got a city in there!

Your pictures (this post and all below) are great. Tx for sharing!

Kim, USA said...

Haven't been to any ship cruise and this ship is humongous!! Happy Monday!
Mellow Yellow Monday

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shot Sally!

Liz said...

Wonderful shots! Happy MYM.

Liz @ MLC

Leah said...

I've never been on a cruise ship before.. And that ship is huge and so colorful. Liking it.. =)

Kay L. Davies said...

Good one. You're right about airports. We just did it the other way, had to change our flight from Kauai to an earlier time so we won't miss our Hawaiian cruise. Yes, going to Hawaii. Never been there. So excited (did you guess?)
So your cruise ship pictures and advice were perfect for today, just perfect. Thank you.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Those snippets of yellow really pop in your photos!

Gaelyn said...

These ships are Huge. My whole town could move on board. And who'd have thought about extra passengers at the airport. Good lesson.