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03-Jul-2021 LynnH

It's Been a Long, Long Time

Galveston Island, Texas

We went into Galveston for dinner and the Bon Voyage party for the Vista, on the wharf tonight.
Complete with flags, dignitaries and the press, we watched the first ship from the cruise line to sail from a U.S. port in more than 15 months.
Carnival Vista was departing the Port of Galveston​​​​​​ for a weeklong cruise to Mahogany Bay, Honduras; Cozumel, Mexico; and Belize City, Belize.
In order to board, Carnival Cruise passengers must be fully vaccinated for Covid, 14 days ahead of embarkation.
We aren't too fond of cruising, but we recognize the industry is HUGE for our economy, so we were happy to see them off. (and watch the fireboats)
Carnival Vista, Carnival Breeze and Carnival Dream operate 150 voyages annually from Galveston, carrying an estimated 750,000 passengers a year.

It's Been a Long Long Time
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Ton T.09-Jul-2021 10:22
Mass tourism that doesn't appeal to me. But the image is fantastic! V
Mieke WA Minkjan09-Jul-2021 09:59
impressive photo V
Ray :)06-Jul-2021 19:08
I agree - better to photograph than be aboard - I'd be so bored on such a vessel!
Graeme05-Jul-2021 09:32
Looks amazing from this perspective, Lynn.V
Dennis Hoyne05-Jul-2021 02:30
Never did a cruise, but I am constantly amazed at the size of those liners.
Nick Paoni05-Jul-2021 01:39
A preferred type of vacation for some. We went on one and enjoyed it years ago, but not ready to climb aboard again just yet.
Don Mottershead05-Jul-2021 01:32
Cruise ships are very significant for the British Columbia economy as well, but the long term impact of this industry on the planet is not good.
Raymond Ma05-Jul-2021 00:50
Great to see things starting to get back to has been very rough for the travel industry. I hope all goes well.
Nice shot with the tug and to illustrate the immensity of this ship. v
larose forest photos04-Jul-2021 20:37
What a shot!! Great for the song title in so many ways! I personally can't stand the thought of being on a cruise ship, but I know many love it. V
Colin Storey04-Jul-2021 20:16
Fantastic image from this return to normal event.
Apostolos Tikopoulos04-Jul-2021 19:49
It s so beautiful to see things that lead us to old habits. Ω.
globalgadabout04-Jul-2021 19:07
well done to underscore it's immense size...yes an economic driver for some port cities, so positive news for some people..
carol j. phipps04-Jul-2021 18:56
Wonderful pairing of word and image, Lynn. V
Walter Otto Koenig04-Jul-2021 15:18
Cool shot with the police boat and tugs. Hopefully enough passengers are immunized. "V"
Carl Carbone04-Jul-2021 15:00
Something to see I'm sure, but not for me. Nice capture of the festivities.
Helen Betts04-Jul-2021 14:25
Impressive cruise ship, and good to hear they're able to start cruises again. V.
Julie Oldfield04-Jul-2021 14:06
It’s great to see things getting back to normal. Love the scene with the contrast in sizes. V
joseantonio04-Jul-2021 12:33
nice to see things begin to go back to normality....V