New Years cruise December 2011: Emerald Princess Cruise Review by Stu k
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New Years cruise December 2011
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
we boarded mid ship by atrium decked for Christmas so wow to start us off ship similar to Sapphire with a few tweaks so found getting around easy. we also were not as wowed as the 1st cruise as we had no idea what to expect 1st cruise. But we slipped right back in to the ESCAPE COMPLEATLY life style the nasty airport long forgotten. All good but highlights for us were Neil (bartender) remembering us for over 2 years a go on the Sapphire. Beatles show brilliant. As was root berry comedy jugglers. Ronnie and the trade winds crew for been great company at sail away.
We not really beach people but enjoyed a walk from end to end! A long tender line past 2nd bar forced us to go to bar and drink some more cocktails. This is when the fun really started as the rain came down and some random dancing in the puddles and out in the rain to the ban was just so funny.sounds silly but it will be a memory i take with me like those BBQs where it rains and everyone squashes in to the kitchen always the best nights.
Chilled out see day followed by
We did the Mountain top and cable car great way to see the views of the island but felt a little rushed at the 2 main stops 15 to 20 mins more would have helped.
The train ride was the best way to start the new yea very chilled and relaxing loved all the waving people and the rum punch.
Had a great walk along the beach shops mostly shut bank holiday but chilled in bridge town with some more rum and local banks beer.
was the stand out island for us we did the island tour with pitons ,sulphur sprigs and boat ride was really really good!
Had a lot to live up to and it did we did 4 x 4 island tour beach ,nelsons dock yard and shirley heights. Great tour but really no need to be in a 4 x4 as we did not go any where a tour bus could not go.
2 more relaxing days at sea just went with the flow. smooth transfer to Miami airport before more American Airlines delays and 35 cruisers thinking we were going to be stuck in JFK for the night we made it but only just.
All in will sail princess again and deposit is down. Will book our own direct flights and hotel. Oh Yes almost for got Oasis of the seas came to see us in port ever glades see you in 36 weeks! Less