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In route: Detroit to Miami April 2nd 2005, non-eventful flight as I recall, only the thoughts of what the future would bring, having never cruised before. A little scary for both of us, but the couple that was traveling with us (that had a cruise or two of experience), not a care was visible.
Boarding: Got in the terminal and on board early and was blown out of the water, by everything. Almost immediately, my wife and I had discovered our true vacation calling in life, The Royal Caribbean Cruise". 90 degrees and sun shine didn't hurt either.
April 3rd, Clouds and 83, and a full day on the ship. A day of doing nothing was perfect for us. A chair in the sun, a drink or two and a good book. Can't go wrong there.
April 4th, Labadee, Hispaniola: Mixed Sunshine, Clouds and 83 degrees. I discovered Jerk Chicken and the group discovered hammocks at the far end of the fenced in area. A very, very relaxing day of sun, water, hammocks, Jerk Chicken, sun, water, Jerk Chicken, sun and more Jerk Chicken. Two buildings on site for local crafts, one pre-priced for a relaxed experience, then theres the "Wild and Crazy" building. WOW, hold on tight for that one.
April 5th, Ocho Rios, Jamacia & 85 degrees and some rain. No explorations planned or scheduled on this new be. Walked and shopped.
April 6th, Grand Cayman, B.V.I. & 82 degrees. Walked and shopped and took photo's. Hard Rock Cafe for the usual goodies.
April 7th, Cozumel, Mexico & 80 degrees. Broken record of walking and more shopping. At the far end of the strip that faces the bay is the greatest store (even though the name escapes me). Large, clean and they have everything under the sun, including dining.
April 8th, at Sea & 83 degrees. Again, a chair in the sun, a drink or three and a good book, still can't go wrong there.
Windjammer Cafe: Everything was excellent!
Nutcracker Dinning: Excellent, nothing bad or even close.
Metropolis Theatre & Studio B: All the entertainment and programs were good!
Staff: This staff was the best of 5 Royal Caribbean so far. Better then family..........
Departing the Ship: No problems, everything smooth leaving the ship, facility and in getting our bags.
Homeward Bound: Miami to Detroit, from Sun to Gloom and depression. Thant's ok, were going to do this cruise thing again.