Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cruise Summary

Thinking back at twenty days aboard the Ruby Princess made us just want to stay on. The two new ports of Bonair and Antigua were nice for us and we enjoyed ourselves at both of them. The Ruby Princess is a beautiful ship with exciting new production shows. We especially enjoyed "Once Upon A Dream" that was a multi-media presentation. As usual the food was excellent, of course always liking some dishes more than others. We love the International cafe on Deck 5 with its bakery and coffee shop and street entertainers. As always we met wonderful people. Our experience on the Cruise Connection (the bus that took us to and from the port) was great going down, but because of a bad driver that had to be replaced on the way back that delayed us for almost three hours was not so good. Better safe than sorry. We will probably take the bus again if it is merited. Our next cruise, not booked yet, but will surely book one soon.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Antigua 112 Finally we got into Antigua, this spring when we were suppose to dock here the wind was too high for us to dock.  This time we got in and now it was easy to see why we couldn’t last spring,  the entrance is extremely narrow and with a cross wind it would be nearly impossible to safely navigate the ship in.  We finally made it and were extremely impressed with the beauty of the island.  We took an island tour that eventually got us the Nelson Dockyard, the oldest dockyard in the world still working.  The harbor was beautiful, the old buildings intriguing, and the rum punch exceptional.  We even talked about using our timeshare here if the air flight was not too high.  Now two days at sea, and both sadly and happy to be home.  Sadly because we love cruising and happy because we will see our friends. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

St Lucia

St Lucia 026 Today we had a wonderful day in St Lucia.  We took an island tour that gave us a good view of most of the island.  We had a great tour guide that gave us great information on not only St Lucia, but the other islands in the area.  We tried some banana catsup, some rum punch and got some great views from the top of the hills.  The island is real clean and we were impressed.  Our last stop was at a surgeons home which also was a bed and breakfast.  The house which was beautiful overlooked the bay where our ship was docked.  I could spend a few days at the place for sure.   Tomorrow, Antigua and our first time there.