PWPF Cruise - Pictures and Reports

Posted by: Piano World

PWPF Cruise - Pictures and Reports - 03/16/10 11:37 AM

The 1st Annual Piano World Piano Lover's Cruise is under way.

We're in Labadee (in the Caribbean) at the moment.
Ship is wonderful!
Ocean has been like glass, weather perfect.

We have our own meeting room for at-sea days, 14th deck, gorgeous view, and a nice Yamaha C3 grand.
Yesterday was an at-sea day so we spent about 4 hours playing and chatting.

here is a video of one of our members on the cruise playing us some tunes (A441, aka Jeremy Gloo)...



Everyone seems to be having a great time, wish you were here :-)
(Next time?)

See Lots More Pictures Below...


Posted by: Monica K.

Re: PWPF Cruise - Pictures and Reports - 03/16/10 01:12 PM

Sounds wonderful. It's 43 degrees and gloomy here in Lex. Maybe next time, indeed. smile
Posted by: Terrytunes

Re: PWPF Cruise - Pictures and Reports - 03/16/10 01:29 PM

Yippee.... Jerry!!!! More, more, more!!!

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Posted by: Piano World

Re: PWPF Cruise - Pictures and Reports - 03/16/10 02:51 PM

A few pictures, many more to come (as well as more video to come)...

My Sister has a Bon Voyage party for us...






Driving to the pier, our ship in the background..



View from our balcony (it's bigger than it looks)...



The Ship-Side Jacuzzi, it hangs out passed the side of the ship, 12 decks up.




The room we have for our "meetings" (with a Yamaha BG)...



Some of our "audience" (pwpf members, and people who wander in to hear the music).



Members John & Carol doing a Duet ...



Linda Gloo Performs. She did a great job, and with only 2 years of lessons!



More pictures shortly.

We are in Labadee (Haiti) right now. There were pallets and pallets of food, water, and supplies on the pier, all marked "Haiti Relief". Being dropped off by our cruise ship.

More soon.

Posted by: Piano World

Re: PWPF Cruise - Pictures and Reports - 03/16/10 07:03 PM

And More Pictures from our cruise...
Some dinner time companions.

Sandy & Peggy


Jeremy & Linda



Carol & John


Bill, Elaine, Vi, Jean


More pictures to follow.

Posted by: Piano World

Re: PWPF Cruise - Pictures and Reports - 03/17/10 12:28 AM

Some of the Haiti Relief on the dock...




The Ship in Labadee ...




Your Host Hard at Work...




Kathy Also Hard at Work...



More pictures to follow.
Posted by: lilylady

Re: PWPF Cruise - Pictures and Reports - 03/17/10 07:58 AM

I am soooo jealous!

And you lucky guys got to hear Jeremy....I LOVE his playing. Mr. Smoothy.

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Posted by: Piano World

Re: PWPF Cruise - Pictures and Reports - 03/22/10 11:57 PM

Ok, lots more pictures coming now ...

Arriving in Ocho Rio Jamaica...




Jamaican Bobsled Mountain (ride starts next to building on top and winds 2700 feet down the mountain)...




Coming Into Port in Jamaica




Ships Thrusters Stir Up the Mud Getting Us to the Pier...



At the Base of the Jamaican Bobsled ...


Great Canopy Ride to Top of Mountain (those are huge trees, not bushes)...


View From the Canopy Ride ...


Gardens on Top of Mountain with Bobsled ...


More Garden on Bobsled Ride Mountain ...


And One More Garden Picture ...


More Pictures Next Post
Posted by: Piano World

Re: PWPF Cruise - Pictures and Reports - 03/23/10 12:15 AM

Eagle Carved in Wood (still on Bobsled Mountain)...



Infinity Pool on Bobsled Mountain (still Jamaica)...



Our Cruise Ship from Top of Bobsled Mountain ...


Canopy View (note Kathy's sneakers, and those are tree tops)...


Linda & Jeremy Gloo, Linda's Birthday Celebration (St. Patrick's Day)...


Pirates Attack the Ship (Dining Room on Liberty of the Seas)...


Birthday Girl with Waiters Singing ...


Rum Point Beach in Grand Cayman (Kathy & I so wanted to stay there)...


More Rum Point Beach (look at that water, it was perfectly clear, and warm)...


Kathy & Carol Wiggle Their Toes in the Rum Point Beach Water ...


More Pictures Next Post
Posted by: Piano World

Re: PWPF Cruise - Pictures and Reports - 03/23/10 12:19 AM

Frank & Kathy Enjoy the Tropical Waters of Rum Point Beach, Grand Cayman Island


Now We can Say We've All Been to Hell ... and Back ...(yes, that's really the name of the town, in the Cayman Islands)


Your Host Revealed as he Really is ...


Turtle Farm on Grand Caymen (they were the size of a dining room table)...


Mayan Ruins With our Tour Guide George (fluent in 5 languages, gets by in 3 more).
We (Kathy & I) walked half a mile to get here, then walked up and down, and around and around.



A Fire Breathing Dragon (ok, it was an Iguana)...


More Mayan Ruins...


And Some More (they were still in better shape a thousand years later than the mobile home I bought in Florida)...


View of the Beach Below the Ruins (it is a walled city, except the ocean side).


Coast Line as Seen from the Mayan Ruins ...


Continued Nest Post ...
Posted by: Piano World

Re: PWPF Cruise - Pictures and Reports - 03/23/10 12:20 AM

More Coast Line as Seen from the Mayan Ruins ...


Big Iguana on Top of Ruins ...



Our Assistant Waiter Joins Us to Sing (her name is Channel and she has a gorgeous voice)...



Channel With Her New Piano World Forums Hat




Your Host When He Had More Hair and Less Belly (yes, that's me, another reminder I need to get back in shape)...





The Famous Piano World Piano Forums Party Group Shot ...



More Pictures and Videos to Follow (I have the Gloo's pictures, and hope others will post theirs).

You missed a great time. Please try to join us for the next Piano Lover's Cruise and/or the European Piano Factory Tours.

Posted by: lilylady

Re: PWPF Cruise - Pictures and Reports - 03/23/10 07:37 AM

It ALL looks so inviting!

Frank you really do look like Richard Dreyfus in that early photo!
Posted by: Piano World

Re: PWPF Cruise - Pictures and Reports - 03/24/10 04:46 PM

Originally Posted By: lilylady
It ALL looks so inviting!

Frank you really do look like Richard Dreyfus in that early photo!


Would that I could get back down to that weight :-)

It really was a great time.

Our next outing is starting to shape up (2011 European tour).
I hope to have some more information soon.

And we will certainly do another cruise.
Posted by: salzdt

Re: PWPF Cruise - Pictures and Reports - 05/09/10 10:27 AM

Hi Frank,
rip looks like a great time was had by all. Are you thinking of a European cruisr?
Dot
Posted by: Piano World

Re: PWPF Cruise - Pictures and Reports - 05/09/10 11:33 AM

Hi Dot,

The cruise was a lot of fun, but for Europe we are going to do a land tour first.

Working on our 2011 European Tour of Piano Makers as we speak ...
Tour of European Piano Builder's Shops - 2011