This is my first cruise! Rick and I and Patrick and Kathy are on our way to the Caribbean where the weather is hot! hot! hot! New camera, new clothes, lots of $$$, life is good!
We sailed from Ft. Lauderdale about the Carnival Miracle. Our cabin had a balcony – the only way to go! Lots of closet space for all those dresses and shoes! We packed way too much! Those early morning cups of coffee and late night cocktails, sitting on our deck chairs, watching the ocean waves gently rolling by…………..
After sailing for two days, we arrived at the beautiful island of St. Maarten. This was by far the best port on out trip! The people are gentle and friendly, the scenery is outstanding and the mood is charming. We enjoyed buttery croissants and delicious coffee on the French side, travelled uphill to Fort Louis, and spent a charismatic hour at the Butterfly Farm.
None of us liked St. Lucia and few of our fellow shipmates had anything favorable to say about the island. We did take a taxi to Marigot Bay – it was pretty but had a definite “cold” feeling.
We celebrated Rick’s 62nd birthday and Kathy’s 30th birthday at Nick and Nora’s Restaurant at the top of the ship. It was definitely one of the most beautiful restaurants I have even been to and the food and service were excellent!
On our last night aboard, we sat in our cabin at midnight and ate the rest of the birthday cake.
Looking forward to the next cruise!!!