The ship! The beauty and magnitude of an ocean worthy hotel! 12 stories of state rooms, casinos, bars, swimming pools & hot tubs, restaurants, life boats, and exercise room and running track! Taking one of six elevators was difficult to near impossible most the day if you wanted to get somewhere quickly, so we did a lot of stair climbing. We were on the 4th floor, the food and pool on the 11th. I'll say no more.
What I savor the most about the ship experience was getting up early in the morning and heading to the 11th floor and watching the sun rise. I would drink the delicious coffee (addict) and eat the melt in your mouth croissants. Everything at that time of day is quiet and peaceful. Around 730am the murmurs began....by 8am it was a full blown crescendo of human voices.
We participated in or watched an activity every night. The most fun was a rated X scavenger hunt. Not really as risqué as it sounds, but a rollicking good time. We attended a midnight dinner with dancing one evening. A very enthusiastic group of party seekers also attended. . Visulize the tasmanian devil doing the Freddie. (does anyone else remember the Freddie?)
Standing at the pool bar one afternoon after arriving back from the CoCo Cay beach, someone yelled, "Hey Joe! Hey Lexington!" (actually they yelled his last name and the small town we are from). To our astonishment, there were seven people aboard the ship from our small town!
Money is not allowed on the ship. Everything is charged to the room. The bar bills, the excursions, the photo's, the duty free perfume...just everything. It becomes so easy to just sign that little slip of paper. The total bill? Let's just say, not as bad as last year!
Beginnings make the endings so sad. Four days of not having to worry about a thing. Four days of not having to think about a thing....Nothing. This is bliss.