30 July 2010

Serenade Sunset, Caribbean Sea

I cannot recommend enough booking a cruise. Free food, good drinks, and an opportunity to meet a vast demographic of nationalities. A chance to visit as many or as few counties as one chooses; a floating all-inclusive resort.

My friend Olive and I planned a seven day cruise for our Spring Break this year. We chose Royal Caribbean International for our vendor, sailing aboard the MS Serenade of the Seas. We heard Royal Caribbean catered to a younger crowd, the ports of call were enticing, and from online photos the ship looked breathtaking. The flight from Seattle to San Juan, Puerto Rico and cruise cost us under $1000 each.

Here is a photo from the sixth day. By that time we were swollen with all the humidity moisture, since we are both from northern latitudes. Also, all the daiquiris and rum probably didn't ease our water retention.

Caribbean Sea, off the coast of Grenada
Click photo to enlarge.

Captain Michél was steering the vessel towards our ending point of San Juan, and we had one day at sea to recoup and reflect on the wonderful voyage.  The color coordination was unintentional, but I like to think Helios glanced down from his chariot and presented us with an explosion of radiance to remind us that ordinary days are truly spectacular.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely picture...sunsets like that stick with you.