Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Cruising to the Eastern Caribbean
My husband and I are going on a cruise for 7 days in the Eastern Caribbean (map shown) so I will not be posting for a few days unless I can find somewhere to hook up my laptop. It would be great if I could blog with pictures each day, so I will see what it takes to do that.
We love cruising and it's the easiest kind of vacation when you live in Florida because you don't have to even see an airport! The drive to Miami isn't too bad and we plan to stay over so that we will have a fresh start in the morning.
Last time we were there we went over to the shops and ate at "Bubba Shrimp Company", but I think we'll just get some dinner and take it to the room and watch one of the movies we pack.
I will be posting pictures when I get back of any tours we may take or just some of the local stuff. We will be visiting Tortola/British Virgin Islands, St. Thomas/US Virgin Islands, Samana/Dominican Republic, and NCL's (Norweigan Cruise Line) private island in Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. We have been on 3 cruises now that were to stop at their island and each time the weather didn't permit so we ended up somewhere else for the day. If we make it this time we plan to walk all around the island then stop for the BBQ they set up. We aren't sun bunnies so we either find a tree to lounge under or head back to the ship.
We went on a cruise last year and bought the "Couples" spa package for the use of their steam rooms. The limit was 10 people total for the ship so we were lucky. They have 3 seperate little rooms off of one big room and each one is a little different. One has a heavy and very hot steam coming in and you sit on long wooden benches. they have hoses and sinks you can rinse off as you go; then they have one (my favorite) that only holds 4 people at a time but has this lovely eucalyptus steam they pipe in that is heavenly. The third room is larger and has warmed curving tiled benches that you can lounge on while getting steam.
They also have 6 loungers seperate from the steam rooms that are heated, tiled and curved to fit your body shape. You can just lie there and close your eyes and relax. It's wonderful because it's very quiet and you can hear the trickle of the water fall.
This is a new thing for us and we loved it. I wasn't sure my husband was going to really want to go much, as the package allowed you to go anytime the spa was open for the entire week, but he really enjoyed it and we went at least once a day. Our skin never looked better.LOL