|Leaving a trail. Photos are clickable.|
|One of our happy servers. His wife and two sons surprised him with a welcome visit at one of the ports. He was so thrilled to see them.|
The ship reported a full capacity of 3,600 paying passengers and 1,200 staff. Even though there were that many people on board, it never seemed crowded and we never waited for any service, including dining. Everything was smooth and stress-free. The crew was always very friendly and passengers were also fun and helpful. They were from all over the world and mostly spoke English. I was fascinated with the employees' who work about 9 months on the ship and return home for a couple months vacation before they sign up for another 9 month tour. They had remarkable stories of their life style and were always entertained by their adventures. Our head waiter, Francisco, has worked for Princess Cruises for over 25 years and he told us he had a family that he watched grow from his few months at home each year.
The theatre had nightly shows that were entertaining after supper (or dinner, as they call it.) The staterooms were comfortable and I really enjoyed relaxing on the balcony watching wildlife, water, other ships, etc., go by. The sound was also relaxing and was a good sleeping aid.
On a side note, I enjoyed reading Judy's observations of her new camping rocking chairs. Not expecting my own local Walmart to have it in stock, I ventured out and sure enough, there they were so I tried their display model and was sold on it.
|Ozark Trails rocker. From Travels with Emma.|
|Hydrolic rocking. From Travels with Emma.|
|It has removable padded arm rests and a drink holder.|
Sturdy and solid, I am sure it will be the last rocker I buy because it seems that well made. They also had a regular camping chair that also seemed rock steady for $28 but I chose the rocker instead ($49) and find myself using it at home on my patio. Thanks, Judy, for the review!
My Devotional Today:
"The breeze of divine grace is blowing upon us all. But one needs to set sail to feel this breeze of grace." - Ramakrishna
God is able to make all grace abound in you. ~ 2 CORINTHIANS 9:8