I had hoped to take a cruise this year since I haven’t been on one for the last two years. I generally get a cruise in as the land tours can be hectic so cruising allows for some relaxed time especially if I am doing the Caribbean. I generally choose a cruise line based on the itinerary so I have travelled with Royal Caribbean, Princess, Norwegian, Holland, Carnival and Crystal. I thought I would share a few happenings while on board.
We stopped at the new pier in Falmouth, Jamaica built to accommodate the larger ships such as The Oasis. My mom and my friend sharing a jelly coconut.
Aboard Navigator of the Seas while sailing the Baltic’s our head waiter was Jamaican and so was the Chef. Needless to mention we enjoyed some specially prepared Jamaican dishes
Most cruise lines have several specialty dining, Italian, steakhouses, Japanese for a nominal charge. Usually smaller seating accommodations and usually requires reservations. A good idea for a special celebration or just for the experience.
Aboard the Princess cruising Hawaii.
On Legends of the seas cruising the Caribbean
On another Princess cruise for our transatlantic adventure heading to Russia, Germany, Finland, Estonia and Portugal.
Some live entertainment by crew members on a Norwegian Cruise.
On board there are crew members from many different countries and a show is always dedicated to some of them showing a bit of their culture by showing their talents singing, dancing, playing instruments and often displaying native costumes.
If you take a Norwegian cruise there is a white night where you wear white, optional of course, but it is a party night with the professional dancers and Cruise Director’s team.
Well hope you get an idea of why I enjoy cruises.