Friday, March 19, 2010

Our First Cruise

Kevin and Michelle were invited last August by their dear friends, the Dickens, to go on an Eastern Caribbean cruise from March 3-10, leaving from Ft Lauderdale. Having never cruised together, not counting their lives in general, they had to go. We spent 7 magical days on the Emerald Princess with stops at ports in the Bahamas, St Marteen, St Thomas, and the Grand Turk. Each island was unique with great scenery and activities. The beach on the French side of St Marteen was the most beautiful we have ever seen. We snorkeled on two islands, played with sting rays near Grand Turk and enjoyed the friendship of our company of eleven. The food was fattening and delicious. The Great House on St Thomas had incredible views of 20 other US Virgin Islands. The three comedians on the ship were in great form and the other shows were entertaining and enjoyable, except the crude one where we walked out. (Oh well, you can't expect perfection in this life.) We enjoyed the break from our house of 14 persons and were reminded why we fell in love in the first place. It was a great trip and we didn't feel guilty leaving the rest of our family behind.


Stephen said...

I've a couple people in my office who are sold on cruises. Good to read your experiences too.

Brianne & Jarod said...

Looks and sounds like lots of fun!