It's the first morning of my first cruise and I'm sitting on my balcony trying to decide whether to have breakfast there or go up for a smorgasbord of food at the Cafe. This morning, the balcony won. I dined on fruit and bacon and eggs and very strong coffee as I watched the blue seas pass.
The next morning I opt for the Cafe and am not disappointed! My very own Jamaican waiter sings to me as he delivers coffee. When I ask for cream, he says, "No Problem, Mon! I havea the very besta cream in the whole world!"--You have to be there to hear the cadence. :-)
Every day he greeted me with his happy songs. This photo was taken when we arrived back in Miami.
Everything about the cruise was fabulous. The weather was beautiful and so were the islands. We sailed first to Cozumel, then to the Grand Caymans, then to Jamaica and finally to Cococay before returning to Miami.
I've never seen water so blue! And got to see an Iguana!
And the people we met! Hmmm. Potential leading men.
This good-looking Jamaican policeman escorted us out of the Old Town in Falmouth, Jamaica--and we didn't almost get arrested! He was being gentlemanly, which could have been because of my granddaughter. He was fit-as-a-fiddle.
And then there was the crew! I'm telling you, there were some fine looking crew members. There's just something about a uniform!
And here's one of the passengers who graciously allowed me to photograph him. Wouldn't he make a great hero!
I'd never thought much about how a cruise ship was run, but seeing how well everything came together each day was amazing. Imagine coordinating 4500 people every day! It was like a well-oiled machine.
Two places we tendered in and not one person was left behind. :-)
One of the interesting facts I learned at dinner was the ship severed over 500 bottles of wine each night in just two of the dining rooms.
As for seasickness, I never experienced it. I did wear the patch the first couple of days, but I don't think I needed it.
But then all good things must come to an end. It was a glorious trip for me and my girls and granddaughter. This is the sunset over Cococay.
This blog was written before the terrible events in Paris. One minute everything is perfect and then this... My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of France.