I’ve had a trying few days so I didn’t get this post up as fast as I thought I would (if you’re on Twitter or FB you know why). Long story short – Bernie is having some orthopedic issues with one of her legs and on top of that she may or may not have cancer. We don’t know yet. Thanks for those of you sending good healing thoughts and prayers her way! She’s doing better on anti-inflammatories and pain meds so we should find out more in a month or so.
Anyway – on to some of my favorites from the cruise! If you want to watch the full slideshow of 466 photos here it is (I recommend full screen viewing so you can really see the details):
We visited Nassau first and then St. Thomas and St. Maartin. We sailed on the Carnival Dream. It was scary watching the news during the week and seeing the Triumph being towed into port with all their problems. I thanked my lucky stars we weren’t on board the Triumph, that looked like a nightmare. The Dream was a good ship, a little hard to get from one end to the other but overall we enjoyed it. I do think for our next cruise we might try Celebrity or Princess though.
Our first stop was at the Brevard Zoo. It’s a cute little zoo and despite the heat we managed to spot several animals out and about in their enclosures. My favorite part was the aviary. They had cockatiels, lorikeets and other birds flying free around you.
One of the zoo workers was walking around the zoo with an owl. She stopped to say hi to the deer down below. I love the deers face looking at the owl.
I got some derpy photos of the petting zoo animals.
Our hotel was less than impressive but I did get some great shots on the beach that night.
After embarkation which didn’t take too long we settled in and relaxed a bit before dinner. I developed a migraine during dinner so we had to skip out of the steakhouse. The next day we were in Nassau. We walked to a local beach and had a few drinks at a small hut. You could see our cruise ships from the beach.
I took a few photos of the tile I really liked on the ship. I love the colors together. They used this tile to surround all the hot tubs that were on the outside wall of the ship.
One evening we sat on the back of the ship and watched a pretty awesome sunset. I got several good shots and Ringo had a good time listening to the good old boys that were hanging out above us.
St. Thomas was a bit prettier than Nassau. We visited Blackbeards Castle which wasn’t all that impressive. The best part of it was the bar at the end where we enjoyed some good rum drinks.
A few of the historic homes we toured had old sewing machines. I felt so bad for them! They needed some TLC.
Rainbow Brite thought the rum drinks were good!
St. Maartin followed and it was the port we enjoyed the most. We visited That Yoda Guy museum that had some movie memorbilia, I had a bit of lunch at a local bar before we headed to a local butterfly farm.
The food on board was okay. The last time we sailed I remember it being a bit better. The pizza has certainly improved on board which is nice to see. Of course, my favorites were the desserts!
We had a great time with our waitress for the week. She did a fantastic job.
Loved our towel animals we got throughout the week too!
This was a painting in our stateroom that I really liked and I want to turn it into a melted crayon quilt:
We’re still not sure if our next vacation will be a cruise or a land vacation. That’s a toss up! I’d prefer a cruise but we might do a land vacation instead to NYC or somewhere in the UK.