2018-03-13 Our first Sea Cruise was on the Royal Princess out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
A 10 day cruise with 6 Island stops in the Southern Caribbean. However, our first stop, Eluthera/Princess Cays was rained out so we had to sail by in the storm.
The first stop then became St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.
Click on the link above to see photos from our visit there. We had a great open-bus tour followed by a ride up the Gondola for an amazing view of the port city as we enjoyed our lunch.
Our second stop was the Island of Martinique the next morning. We did a guided tour of Fort Louis then a walk around town.
The third Island stop was Grenada early the next morning. Another bus tour of two Forts, followed by a visit to a Hotel where we could use the pool and beach. A great way to relax and enjoy the day.
Each evening we sailed away into beautiful sunsets that we watched from the balcony of our stateroom. So on day 7, we arrived at Bonaire. Some of these Islands are so off the normal tourist track that a visit by Cruise ship was the only likely way to visit. This small island has the clearest water we’ve ever seen. We had a short tour of the central part of the Island on a large electric-cart that could hold 9-10 people.
On day 8 we arrived at the final Island stop in Aruba. We had been here many years ago, and it was interesting to see what changed (little), but more what was the same.
This time we were on a regular tour bus. We stopped at the Ayo Rock Formation, the Natural Bridge and the California Lighthouse on the North side. Then we drove along the shoreline past all the mega Hotels and the beach areas.
For those who have never cruised, I’ve added an album of various shots about the ship.