Monday, April 14, 2014


Sunday was spent getting used to the ship.  This was our view as we pulled out of port.  Ft. Lauderdale is beautiful from the ship!

Our room had a balcony and I have no hesitation to say that this is the only way to go!  It opens up the room and gives you the opportunity to sit and gaze in private.

Closet with shelving and other shelving located throughout the room.  Small bathroom but more than adequate.  And our steward was wonderful.  She checked in several times a day and on several days left towel animals.  The first night there was a turtle but we failed to get a picture.  This penguin showed up.

Every night when we came back to the room we would find my teddy, Andy, tucked snugly into bed.

And then there was the monkey, who looked a little distressed about hanging from a coat hanger.

The view from our balcony was breathtaking!

and . . .

The yellow you see is a lifeboat directly under us.

The ship has so much to offer that it will take another blog post to cover it but here are some delicious teases.  Deck 6 is the Boardwalk complete with ice cream store/doughnut shop, cotton candy, candy store and this wonderful carousel.

There was a teen club and a camp for the younger kidlets as well.

The view of the promenade deck is absolutely wonderful.  Ship?  What ship?  We're downtown!

And this magnificent 1935 Mercedes Benz has pride of place right there in the middle.

One pair of grandparents put their little darling right inside the wheel well on the back for pictures.  I know those pictures were adorable!

There was art, paintings, sculptures and artifacts, all over the ship and all were mind-boggling wonderful.  One of my favorites was this stack of marbles?, stones?  Don't miss the tile on the floor.

So much to show you and tell you about.  I've only just begun.


  1. I forgot about the towel animals! They were so cute!

  2. I love that they tucked in your teddy every night.