After three times on previous cruises that our port of call at Princess Cays was canceled, today we finally got to see this elusive island. This stop is on the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas and is supposedly owned by the cruise line. It’s what can only be described as a “cash cow” for the ship, but a great spot if you’re a beach lover. Kier and I…not beach lovers. We did want to see this place that up until now has been very difficult to get to. We boarded a tender at about 10:00 for the 15 minute ride. We went, we saw, we returned…back on board by 11:00. Enough said.
Our day today, however, started awhile before our 10 am tender departure
This story falls under the category of “it takes all kinds”. Our “friend”was in charge of the karaoke last night. There was a small group in attendance, and no one was keen to jump up and start the activities. Inevitably, the group required some prodding, and it was the role of our “friend” to provide that. He told us about a couple who sat in the front row of the lounge, very near the stage
It was a very relaxing day, all in all. With the majority of the passengers ashore, we found some nice shaded lounge chairs near the pool and enjoyed some swimming and reading time. Then we squeezed in time for a nap before dinner. Last night I opted for 3 courses of vegetarian dishes, and enjoyed every one of them. Tonight I changed it up and added salmon to my order. And then, of course, dessert. I opted for the Sugar Free Coconut Cake…and who knew that sugar free could taste so good.
We had another interesting exchange with Ralph and Gladys. Upon comparison, we decided that we enjoyed very similar itineraries. Who knew we had so much in common with an elderly Jewish couple? Our friends on the other side, lets just call them “the honeymooners”, cause they’re celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary this week, were much chattier tonight…well, he was…she continues to be non-verbal. There are about 8 tables for 2 along the wall where we sit, and a long leatherette bench provides one seat for each of the tables, with a chair at each table for the second table mate. Mrs. Honeymooner has taken to moving over onto the bench beside her husband to play lovey dovey between courses. How….hmmm…romantic??
Tonight I’m watching the Bridge of Spies. Seen it before but well worth a repeat. Afterward I’ll be off to test my luck on the roulette wheel!
Hmmm…maybe I’ll check out the karaoke afterward. Seems like there’s potential for excitement there!!
The fourth time's the charm
Sunday, March 27, 2016
North Abaco, Florida