This is the online album for our cruise on Celebrity Mercury, Oct. 8-12, 2008, to celebrate Norm's 60th birthday. Total group size sailing was 16.
Celebrity Mercury at anchor in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Our group. Left to right front: Mary, Laura, Melissa
2nd row: Vonda, Bette, JoAnn, Lisa
3rd row: Norm, Tia, Laura, Doug, Dave
Back row: Bill, Brian, Fred, Larry
Seattle embarkation, Oct. 8, 2008
An invitation to dine at the Captain's table should never be declined.
Half of the guests were from our group. Brian, Melissa, Norm & Tia.
The guest list for dining with the Chief Engineer.
A specially made sign for the birthday boy. Tia ordered this from Party411.com where she also got the candy bars (see wrapper in next photo.)
This is the wrapper from one of the candy bars Tia ordered from Party411.com. Note the nutritional information......
The slogan for the 60th birthday.....printed on a polo shirt from Cafepress.com.
No generic cakes on Mercury. They all have the celebrants name(s) on them. Nice touch. Other cruise lines just have the occasion on the cake, and not much else. Not only did Mercury bring this cake, but I got a kiss on the top of the head from our Assistant Maitre D'.
Dinger, the official mascot of the Colorado Rockies. Since the Mariners and Cardinals sucked big time at the end of the season, we've adopted the Rockies as our favorite team for the playoffs. Hopefully our "bad luck trend" won't carry over to them.
We pick up a bear from every cruise. This one is Freddie. Freddie Mercury. He was born in Queens. He and Dinger became fast friends.
Clockwise from left: Dave, Lisa, Melissa, Brian, Vonda, Bill, Larry, Mary
Clockwise from left: Fred, Doug, Laura, Norm, Laura, Bette, JoAnn
Penthouse Suite - living room
Penthouse Suite - bedroom
Penthouse Suite - tub AND shower
Penthouse Suite - walk in closets
Penthouse Suite - veranda
Penthouse Suite - hot tub on veranda