Saturday, May 17, 2008

May 2008 Cruise -- Day 8, Carnival Glory


Before bed we put our large baggage out in the hall and in the morning it was gone. We woke at 6:30 and went for breakfast. Then we finished packing our hand carry items and waited for our debarkation number to be called. At some point we had to get out of our cabin so we went to the Amber Palace theater to wait.

Everything went well. One small glitch at Port Canaveral -- just before we could get the bags an escalator stopped working and waiting for the elevator slowed us down a bit. But soon we had our bags and a porter and were at the van. We picked up our car at the Hampton Inn and were on our way north to Florida's Turnpike and Interstate 10.

We drove as far as Quincy, just west of Tallahassee, and spent the night. Quincy has no restaurants. Only fast food. And not much of that.

On Sunday we got home early afternoon.

Distances cruised:
Port Canaveral to Nassau
279 Nautical miles, 321 land miles, 516 kilometers

Nassau to St. Thomas
870 Nautical miles, 1001 land miles, 1610 kilometers

St, Thomas to St. Maarten
114 Nautical miles, 131 land miles, 211 kilometers

St. Maarten to Port Canaveral
1157 Nautical miles, 1331 land miles, 2140 kilometers

Total for the cruise
2420 Nautical miles, 2783 land miles, 4477 kilometers

Note: 1 nautical mile = 1.15 land miles = 1.85 kilometers

Plus 1,100 miles by car round trip from Pensacola. So the total was 3883 statute miles for the whole trip.

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