The Carnival Breeze and all passengers aboard got very lucky on the ship’s maiden transatlantic voyage. Every day during our ocean crossing we had sunny skies, warm weather, and smooth sailing. What more could anyone ask for? How about some glorious sunrises and a few nice sunsets too?
One morning I started a photo session early from the balcony as soon as the sky had a bit of light, then continued from the track on the top deck between laps around as the sun rose higher.
We had a particularly colorful sunrise that day, which was nice since these photos were taken with a point and shoot underwater camera, not one of those fancy ones with polarizers and things that adds color for you. One definite advantage of a balcony, or at least a window – knowing when the sun rises. (Although when staying in an inside cabin if you turn the TV to the bow cam channel at night with the sound off it works like a window.) With the balcony though you can grab the camera and get right out there for a photo.
After I took the photo above I thought I was done with sunrises for the day and went up to the track for some exercise. The first couple days I had gone to the gym, but then I discovered that outside track with fresh air and unbeatable views. Much nicer than a treadmill.
Of course I had the camera with me, and the sun continues to rise so every few laps I had to stop for another photo.
Balcony cabins also work great for taking photos of sunsets.