Some of my readers (I have readers!) like to live vicariously and asked that I post about this cruise. Therefore, those of you who have no interest in looking at a slideshow of my travels, you can skip the next few posts. We were on the boat about 21 days and in two cases did not see land for at least 3 days. There was plenty to do so no passenger boredom and I will write about that in the next post.
Below is the itinerary (sort of). Our cruise was similar to this one posted below but we left from Miami and ended the journey in San Juan; we did not get to Devil's Island because the seas were too rough to tender passengers ashore and we stopped in Antiqua and not St. Lucia. These are grandma and grandpa cruises and some of these folks came on board with wheelchairs, walkers, and canes! (The itinerary was also changed a few months ago due to the hurricane damage.)
We left Miami around 7:00 and got a lovely if somewhat hidden sunset.
We were able to board a few hours earlier and voyeuristically watch the tremendous wealth in this part of Miami.
No matter how much money you have, there are people that have so much more. Note how the water is greenish and not a nice blue! We soon were moving a rather windy speed and headed indoors for our first of many gourmet meals. No, I did not take a photo of everything we ate...!
I did not take a photo of our room, but it was really comfortable. Our traveling companions got one of the nicer rooms (a suite) because nothing else was available and I post that photo below! The ship was from the Viking line..."In 1997, Torstein Hagen acquired four ships in Russia and Viking Cruises was born. Three years later, the company absorbed KD River Cruises, and in the process gained access to certain European ports as well as 40 years of river cruising experience. That same year, as Viking River Cruises, the company opened its American headquarters in Los Angeles. The operator has grown rapidly ever since while upholding its dedication to destination-focused itineraries that allow passengers to immerse themselves in the history and culture of their surroundings. Today, operational headquarters are located in Basel, Switzerland. In 2015, Viking Cruises broadened its horizons by taking to the seas with the launch of its first oceangoing cruise ship."
The design and decor are very pleasing to the eye and comfortable as well! Our friend's suite was filled with lots of great books to read and a bottle of champagne to enjoy while reading.