Caribbean Cruise: Part 1

Well, we have been back to reality for about a week and a half now. It was definitely a vacation I did not want to end! For Phil, it wasn’t so much a vacation. He worked most of the time. However, I was able to drag him out from time to time.

All in all, we visited 7 gorgeous islands – Tortola, St. Barts, St. Kitts, Antigua, St. Lucia, Grenada, and Barbados. Neither of us had ever been on a cruise, and neither of us had been to the Caribbean. Check that off the bucket list!

Here are some highlights:

Day 1: We fly Tucson -> Dallas -> Ft. Lauderdale. We board the ship, and then the muster drill begins!

Then there was a little soiree on the pool deck.

That was pretty much it for our first day/night. A few more photos here.

Day 2: Sailing, sailing. And sea sickness. It’s a small ship (only 400 people), and so did not have the stabilizers that the huge ones do.

I lounged by the pool all day.

There were various activities scheduled all day, too. I tried out the pilates, a few lectures, and the Captain’s Welcome. More pics from day 2 here.

Day 3: More sailing.

I discover breakfast room service (EVERYTHING on this cruise is free).

Another day at the pool. I tried a yoga class,¬†exercised¬†on the treadmill, ate and drank a lot. That night was “Informal” night. A jacket is required.

Phil had to work, so I hung out at the bar on the pool deck. As it turns out, it’s a great place to make new (European) friends! Phil was able to join us later. Meet Axel and Monica from Germany.

I’d say more pics here, but these are all the pics from this day.

Day 4: Tortola, British Virgin Islands. A beautiful and quaint little island. Phil had to work, so I explored, shopped and then took a taxi to the beach. He was able to get out for about a half hour later in the day, so we walked around a smidge.

Main Street

Taxi ride to the beach

Cane Garden Bay

I came back to the ship and got Phil.

Then back to the ship for another formal night.

More beautiful pics of the island here.

To be continued!