Thursday, March 15, 2012

We're on a boat!


We are back from our cruise, and back to reality.  Here is the first in the photo series I am going to put up about the trip.

We sailed from New Orleans to Costa Maya, Belize City, Coxen Hole Honduras, and Cozumel Mexico.   Our ship, the Norwegian Cruise Line Spirit, was 'smaller' ship of about 2,500 guests + crew.  I didn't take many pictures around the ship because I kept forgetting the camera and was just too darn busy soaking up the vacation bliss.  We really enjoyed the food.  Breakfast consisted of Cafe au Lait, fruit, oatmeal, pancakes, and the occasional strip of bacon.   There were tons of fresh made pastries, waffles, name it, they had it.  We rarely ate lunch, and when off the boat ate at the excursion location.  We had nice dinners at some of the optional restaurants (this included an additional fee), of Cagney's steak house, La Trattoria, and a French restaurant (coq a vin!) but also enjoyed the buffet.  The head chef on the boat is Indian and we had some amazing curries!

Our cabin was a king bed, a small desk, a sitting chair, a closet, and a bathroom fit for an RV.  The bed was not terribly comfortable but we made the best of it.  The boat was full of a vast array of characters including a bunch of college kids on spring break.  You will note in the picture of the pool how packed it was as they all spent their days and nights partying away.  It was not uncommon to see a frat boy running down the hall with an older gal scooting right behind him on her hover round.  It made for interesting people watching, that is for sure! :) 

We had a wonderful vacation, although aren't convinced cruising is for us.  There is a lot of down time as you sail from port to port, which for a busy body like me drove me a little mad.  When we couldn't dock at the first port, Costa Maya, I thought I was going to lose my mind on another day at sea.  I was also a little sea sick :( 

What we did love were the ports of call.  Which...I will post details on next!!

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