Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Cruise - Part 1

Ok, time for some cruise photos.

Here is our ship, The Emerald Princess.

Oh how I loved this boat. This was our first cruise, so I don't know how other ships or cruiselines compare, but we loved Princess. Our cabin was small (especially the bathroom), but we didn't spend much time in there anyway. The food was amazing. And it was a calmer crowd than some cruiselines. There were nearly 3500 passengers on board, but as long as you avoided the main pools (we went to the adults only pools) and the buffet at meal times, you never felt crowded.

We were loving this vacation from the beginning. Here we are as we set sail from Ft. Laurderdale.Our first port was Princess Cays (Princess's private island). We did a snorkeling excursion. That was fun, but the water was so salty it burned your eyes and gagged you if you got any any your mouth. I know the ocean is supposed to be salty, but this was REALLY salty! For this port only the ship was anchored and we were boated to the island.

There were two formal nights. Here we are at dinner for the first one.

We had "anytime dining" which means we didn't have a set time and table for dinner. The first night we ate at a table for two, but for the rest of the cruise we we shared a table. We got to meet lots of interesting people. Sorry, but I did not take pictures of the food. But it was always beautifully presented and delicious.

One of my favorite place on the ship was the International Cafe.

Yeah, you could get yummy treats anytime you wanted!

And one of our favorite activites for the week was ballroom dance classes. Sorry, no pics. We were both dancing! We learned the some very basic steps for the Merengue, Cha Cha, Rhumba, Waltz, and Tango. So much fun!

That's enough for today. More to come!


Brandon said...

Cruises are a lot of fun!

Hi, just found your blog while looking for other bloggers who love Christian fiction.

Thought I'd say hi :)

A Joyful Mommy said...

wow. It looks like you guys had a great time. Our 20th is next year. My hubby has always wanted to go on a cruise but I am terrified of water/boats....I am still thinking on it as we really want to do something special for our 20th. :)

The Wades said...

Robin, looks like a great time. Max and I went on an Alaskan cruise for our 10th. We loved Alaska, but didn't love the cruising part of the trip. Seeing this, I could almost be sold on the idea again.

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