Wess & Sally’s Carnival Cruise
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Welcome to Barbados! Wess and I decided to walk to Bridgetown because we were told it was just a mile. We walked a lot farther than that, but saw a lot of the town. Then we hurried back to the ship to get ready for our excursion on the Jolly Roger. It was an old “pirate ship”. They had barrels of spiced rum punch, which everyone had their fill of. We anchored at a beach where some people took a ferry to lay on the beach and the rest of us stayed on the boat to “walk the plank” and play with the rope swing. On the way back, everyone was dancing and having a great time. The crew was great at getting everyone involved; I think we all had great fun! Tonight’s towel animal was a little man.
Thursday was our first Funship Day At Sea. We had breakfast in the dining room because I wanted to try the Eggs Benedict. We shared the meal with a nice bunch of people and traded stories of our adventures in the ports we had visited. We roamed the ship and spent some time in the Spa’s hot tub and sauna. We found our pictures in the photo gallery and bought one from the first formal night and one from leaving the ship in St Thomas. Up on the lido deck, we saw the Survivor Game and Wess took a nap while I went to see the Newlywed Show. This was the second formal night and I brought the camera to take a group pic and also a pic of our wait team, David and Anna, and the Maître d', Marino. After dinner, we had some fun in the casino and then went to see the Grand Gala food display. Of course we weren’t hungry after eating every 2 hours for days, so we just took pics and left before it got too crowded.
We got a rabbit towel animal tonight.
Ah Aruba! Oranjestad is a beautiful city. We walked into town and bought Wess diamond studs. We had a beer at Iguana Joe’s and bought T shirts at the stores in the terminal. Then we went back to the ship to get ready for our excursion to De Palm Island. We boarded a bus at the terminal which took us to the ferry. At De Palm Island, we were fitted with snorkeling gear and had a quick lesson. Then we entered the magical undersea world. There was lots of beautiful fish and coral. We took pics with the waterproof camera, but they didn’t really turn out great. The trip included food and drink, but these weren’t that good.
When we got back to the ship, we went to Carlos and Charlie’s where we met up with Tonya and Nick and others from our cruise and had a few “yards”. There is no way to describe this place, but if you ever go to Aruba, don’t miss it. You never know what will happen next. Everyone had a great time dancing and playing the games. We got an elephant towel animal, my favorite!