First and foremost, happy belated Thanksgiving. I was out in the middle of the ocean and unable to connect to the internet. No, I wasn’t lost at sea or anything like that. I was on a cruise and my vessel was the Crown Princess. For those of you who haven’t been on a cruise I highly recommend it. The Princess Cruises really have their acts together and provide a wonderful experience. The first stop of the trip was at the Princess Cays for snorkeling and beach fun. This little island is actually owned by Princess Cruises and has a population of 2 when no ships are at port. Our other stops included St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Grand Turk. We did a tour of Black Beard’s Castle, rode Rhinos (giant jet skis), and went scuba diving. It was a very fun and unique adventure that I think everyone should experience.
Oh, did I mention the unlimited milkshakes and food part? The food is factored into the cruise ticket and you can get a special sticker on your room ID card (given at the beginning) that gives you unlimited soda, milkshakes, and basic coffees. This special sticker comes with a special cup that is a great souvenir and only costs roughly $2.50 a day if you get it on the first day. This is all put into a lump total and charged to your ID card account. You pay the ID card at the end of your cruise and can either pay via cash or traveler’s check, or you can just link it to your bank account and have it bill you that way.
All in all, it was an amazing trip and I had a lot of fun. I will definitely be doing more cruises in the future!