Last week I was sailing around the Eastern Caribbean on the Ruby Princess. We visited St. Thomas, St. Martin, Grand Turks and Princess Cay. It was beautiful and sadly I had to come home. Here are the pictures I took, these are just from my digital camera; I also took an underwater camera with for my snorkeling adventures and haven’t gotten that developed yet.
My vacation started on Saturday December 8, 2012. Dad and I (J couldn’t make it due to a health issue that came up just before the trip) stayed at the Embassy Suites in Ft. Lauderdale. This is the atrium, all rooms look out over it.
We saw this lady when we were checking in and then kept seeing her all day on Sunday. She’s wearing very high heels with her very short dress; my friend Hip would see her, say “Code Blue” and I knew exactly what she was referring to.
These are from Megan’s Bay. That’s as far as Dad got into the water, he didn’t feel like going any further. We had scattered showers throughout the day and that actually lead to some of my favorite pictures.
Lunch was at a place called Trenchtown Rock; check out their drinks 🙂 (sorry about the sideways picture, I’m not sure how that happened because it’s normal in my files). And our transportation back to where the ship was docked was supposed to be the red pirate ship. Sadly it had mechanical issues so we had to take a regular boat back.
Like most cruises there was an art auction. The winter with the tree one, look closely and tell me what you see 😉 The other three I LOVED but sadly they were way out of my price range. Bidding on the red one started at $3k!!! The wave, $6k!
Our waiter Sandro. He is holding the glass of water over Hip’s husbands head by just a straw. We elected to do anytime dining and most nights ended up eating around 8; we found Sandro and reserved his section every night after that; he was a fantastically awesome waiter.
The last night they had an “International Crew Show”; before the show started they gave us balloons to bat around. The person in pink was our male cruise director. They did a song called “If I were not upon the sea” and they each had a different job they’d be. The first was obviously a solder, then a blackjack dealer, tennis player, naughty nurse, NY taxi driver, Lorena Bobbit and finally, ballerina. The show was very funny.