Left home 230 Oldest son Brandon took us to Chicago. We arrived at 5 for 7am flight on Spirit, First and last time with them,, no room charge for carry on bags, We got to Fort Lauderdale at 0930. Took a taxi for 16$ We stopped for a case of water and 12 pack of coke. Arrived at port1045. Checked in and boarded at 1130.
We went to Bisto on 5 and had a quiet lunch
Went to library to check out books. checked into our room
Walked around ship and had Bahama Mama drink.Lifeboat drill at 4 pm. Watched sail away up on deck.
Martin bar was our favorite and loved the bartender there,
Dinner at 0830
Danced to Good Ideas party band that we liked
Monday 18th Sea day
Had room service at 0700 for coffee out in sun for hour and half and then went to glass blowing on the lawn deck. AMAZING
Had buffet for lunch
Tuesday 19th San Juan
We have been to San Juan several times and have always wanted to go to rain forest. Arranged for trip with Judith and Jeff from cruise critic ,When we got off ship it took us a while to find our diver for tour it was 60$ per person, He drove us to rain forest and we watched a movie he took us to Coco falls A cement truck had rolled over so were unable to go to higher trails.
Wed October 20th our 31st Anniversary St Thomas
Took taxi to town4$ and walked back a easy 20 minute walk
We had never taken the tram to Paradise Point It was misting rain so decided to give it a try. Had bushwackers at the top where they originated, We enjoyed the view.
Tonight was black and white night we went to dance in sky lounge till 1130
Thursday 21st St Maartin
Rented a car 50$ 12$ insurance. Drove around island stopped where airplanes fly over Maho beach. Drove over to Pinel isand took small boat 7$ round trip to island. Went over to quiet side through path. There was alot of seaweed on beach. We stayed a hour. We went back to other side to swim beach is beautiful here and you can walk a long way out in water. Had a drink and appetizer at bar.
Turned car in at 3 and went up on deck for beautiful sunset and watched sail a way.
Friday October 22 Sea day
Ate breakfast in dinning. room. Went in sun for a hour and half then went in covered solarium to get out of sun. Ate at aqua spa for lunch,
We went to molecular bar and met everyone at our table for a drink before dinner,
Saturday October 23 Sea Day
Up and it is raining went to dining room for breakfast. Went to backstage tour. Enjoyed the day at sea.
Friday booked the everglades tour when we got off ship. Have always wanted to ride a air boat. It was quite a experience.