Leaving Fort Lauderdale on the Royal Princess.
Friday, January 29th - Saturday, January 30th
We had a very nice flight to Fort Lauderdale, with a connection in Atlanta. We stayed at a hotel very close to Port Everglades and took their shuttle to the ship on Saturday around 2:00 pm. The Royal Princess is larger than we expected, with a capacity of 710 passengers. There are 640 on this part of the cruise. Because of the small size of the ship, we found our way around quickly. Our cabin is in a very convenient location--close to the restaurant, the casino and lounge, so we have to make an effort to get some walking done. We are at a table of eight for dinner. Four at our table are from the Toronto area of Ontario and another couple, married for 60 years, are from Wilkes-Barre PA.
Sunday, January 31st
There are lots of activities on the ship every day. We attended a lecture on the geology of the Caribbean this morning but didn’t do much of anything the rest of the day but read and relax (and eat, of course). The food is quite good and the service outstanding.
Monday, February 1st
Another quiet day at sea. We spend part of the day reading on the deck.
The temperature in Minneapolis Friday morning was about 0. When we got off the plane in Fort Lauderdale, it was in the high 70’s. We had sunny, warm weather the first days of the cruise. The Caribbean is incredibly blue.
The huge Oasis of the Seas
Lots of ships leaving port
Cozy Cabin 4018
Royal Princess - Deck 10
Royal Princess - Lounge/Casino
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