Yesterday started with our good friend Seldon taking us down to the local McDonalds where we picked up by a bus called the Cruise Connection which proceeded to take us to Ft Lauderdale and the start of our twenty day cruise. This was the first time we used the Cruise Connection and it worked out great. We arrived at the Ruby Princess about noon and were swiftly on board. The Ruby Princess is only a year old and of course is a beautiful ship. As usual there was a kind of a scavenger hunt, getting things stamped from different venues on ship. Of course, Judy had to do this and as it seems she always does, she won an entry (for me) into the black jack tournament later in the cruise. We were parked close to the new “Oasis of the Sea” the huge new ship from Royal Caribbean that holds 6000 passengers. It is huge, here is a picture of it next to a normal size cruise ship. Today, Princess Cays, a private island with a wonderful beach.