Archive for February, 2011
Happy Monday to you. I have a question today. How much is your comfort worth?
I ask this because I flew home from Fort Lauderdale on Saturday morning from my dad and daughter Holland America cruise. On this particular Saturday morning there were eight ships at Port Everglades: Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Freedom, Constellation, Eurodam, Noordam, Crown Princess, Emerald Princess, and Oasis Of The Seas holding 25047 passengers. This meant that around 25,000 cruise passengers passed through the two main airports for south Florida when you consider nearly half of those passengers were from Florida or had driven themselves to Port Everglades. (Remember to double the numbers because just as many got ON the ships as got off of them.)
With apologies to Mike Reno and Nancy Wilson, it was almost paradise at Half Moon Cay today. We had a great time and now our cruise is almost at an end. Enjoy the photos from the day. It would have been ABSOLUTE paradise had my wife been able to join me. Thank you again for cruising along with us. We were in port with Holland America’s Noordam which made things a bit crowded, but it is a rarity to have two ships at once at Half Moon Cay. I will have a few more things to say about this cruise and an interview with the travel expert next week.
Today was a day at sea which gave me the opportunity to bring you a photo tour of the Eurodam.
Today was a day of Simplicity at St. Thomas. We spent a full day in port on the sailing vessel Simplicity out of the American Yacht Club in Red Hook.
We arrived into the pier at Crown Bay on Holland America’s Eurodam this morning just before 8 a.m. After inquiring how much it costs for a taxi from Crown Bay to Red Hook, we were off. By the way, it costs $11 per person. We shared a taxi with another lovely family we have met on board. Their son turned nine today, and they spent the day on another vessel I helped them book.
We are sailing into St. Thomas as I write this post. In fact I can see the Pilot boat just departing meaning we are about an hour away from docking. We are going to be spending a full day on a sailboat that holds just six passengers plus crew. We will board a taxi to Red Hook and sail over to St. John. While we have sailed twice before at St. Thoams, this will be the first time we get to visit St. John.