Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Crusing the Carribean!
We left Port Canaveral on 5/16, right after Erica and Brian's wedding. We had a day at sea and then arrived in Nassau. We were fortunate to have great weather during most of the cruise and the traveling was great. Here, you can see the view off the Promenade Deck as we moved along at about 20 knots.
As we approached a port, the harbor pilot came out, boarded the Glory (while we were underway), and then guided this magnificent ship into port. Considering that the Glory is 973' long and 110,000 tons, this is no small feat! Here, the pilot boat is delivering the pilot as we approach Nassau.
After a nice day at Nassau and St. Thomas, we docked at St. Maarten island, which is beautiful and offered many shopping opportunities. Here, Orinda and Rick are on the port area to do some exploring.
The Glory was docked virtually in town at St. Maarten which made access very easy. As you can see, the weather is wonderful.
Each evening, the cabin steward would create one of these wonderful "towel" animals, such as this dog. Orinda and I went to the on board class that showed us how to make these fun little mementos. This touch was typical of the excellent service we experienced on board the Glory making for an outstanding cruise experience.