Sailing from Ft. Lauderdale, we covered the Western Caribbean ports of Grand Cayman, Roatán (an island off Honduras), Cozumel (just off the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico) and a day at Princess Cay (a Princess owned retreat at the southern tip of Eleuthera in the Bahamas).
|Dianne's Prime Rib|
|My Moist Salmon|
|Glasses for the 6 Variety Wine Tasting|
|Together for Formal Night|
|Chance to go to Hell|
|Natural Blow Hole|
|Martini with Olives|
|The Night's Entertainment|
The following morning we arrived at Isle Roatán which lies about
That said, we tried something different for a change and, based on the recommendation of our travel agent, did not do a ship's tour but arranged for a private local one through a company that focuses on alternatives to cruise line arranged tours: ShoreTrips. This worked out very well as we were able to choose what we wanted to see and go where we wanted to go (we had been to Roatán on a previous cruise so we had some ideas as to where we wanted to spend our time).
|Where we Docked|
|Hummingbirds at Lunch|
|The Local Brew|
|All of Us for a Crab Shack Dinner|
|Princess Cay in the Bahamas|
We arrived back in Ft. Lauderdale the next morning...Stan and his group departed the ship bright and early, anxious to get back home (and get their two dachshunds out of the kennel...they missed them terribly!)
We said our goodbyes...but were staying on board for what is called a "back-to-back" continuation...same ship, same suite, same steward - different itinerary. But more on that in my next post!