Sundays in My City - Special Days - September 26, 2010
It's always fun to have friends visit. It gives me the opportunity to play hostess in my
adopted city of San Francisco. The weather was spectacular and I got some great
photographs everywhere we went. My friend, Sherry Arndt, and her cousin, Nancy,
were here, then I went on board the Radiance of the Seas, a nice vantage point for
pictures of the city.
The Radiance of the Seas is one of my favorite Royal Caribbean ships. I've had the
pleasure of sailing on her six times in the past. She holds about 2500 passengers and
is the perfect vessel for Alaska waters, with glass everywhere, including the elevators.
Most of the bars have ocean views, which I love. When I went on board ( she was
docked at Pier 39 ), most of the passengers were off the ship ). Hotel director, John
Denton and his wife Marisa, came down to greet me and we went for coffee in the
Windjammer Cafe before I was left to wander the ship on my own, saying hello to crew
that I knew and taking photographs. I had dinner on board in the evening, then spent
some time with my cellar master friends before dropping them off at Matrix, one of the
popular clubs in San Francisco to party with other crew members. It isn't often that a
ship overnights, giving the crew an opportunity to get out and have a little fun.
This is the atrium area of the Radiance of the Seas. You can see two elevator
shafts on either side of the large glass area. There are also elevators across from
this that look right out on the ocean.
This is the pool deck on the ship, normally full on such a beautiful day but most folks
are off the ship in San Francisco.
The pool bartender is having an easy day so far!
The casino is always closed when the ship is in port so the casino staff have a
nice long break in San Francisco!
Entrance to the Schooner Bar, one of my favorite drinking places on any
Royal Caribbean ship
Seating area for the Schooner Bar with nice ocean views
The heated solarium with its lovely indoor pool - nice on those cooler Alaska days.
Another solarium view
Seating in the Windjammer Restaurant, buffet style, on Deck 11,
for those who prefer casual dining
The ship's atrium, as photographed from the Lobby Bar
With dear friend, Lucy Tejano, bartender at the Lobby Bar
Indian cellar master, Sachin Lopes, with his American "mother"
Radiance of the Seas, Hotel Director, John Denton, and his lovely wife,
Marisa Merken, ready for his birthday celebration
View of Alcatraz from the deck of the Radiance of the Seas
The Golden Gate from the pool deck of the Radiance of the Seas
Great San Francisco view from the ship
Boats docked at Pier 39 marina
The Golden Gate Bridge at sunset
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