This is Jeff and Denelle finally back from our long-delayed honeymoon. Denelle finished up with her classes and is now teaching 5th grade. We decided to take our long awaited honeymoon before school officially started and life became extremely busy. For Jeff, there is a continuing wait for software to be delivered so my team can start testing it. No time is better or worse than any other right now!
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We flew into Ft. Lauderdale on Saturday, July 14th. We spent the night there and boarded the boat the next day at approximately noon. It was a huge ship!
We had a great time exploring all of its decks and becoming familiar with the surroundings. There are 14 decks plus a nightclub on the back. 4 Jacuzzis and 2 pools, 3 main dining rooms and 2 specialty restaurants, ice cream bar, pizzeria, hamburger bar, etc. We found an onboard Italian restaurant and immediately made reservations for that evening. We have never had a better 7 course Italian meal! Jeff at first thought that he had too much wine at dinner until we realized that it was the boat. Much relieved, we returned to drinking our wine.
We met a very nice couple, Bill and Jennifer from Cleveland, who joined us for dinner several nights. Bill just graduated from Harvard Business School and will be going to work for McKinsey and Co. doing management consulting. Jennifer currently takes care of their 8 year old boy, William.
This is what we looked like for the Captain's Night formal dinner. We did not look like this all the time!
Our cabin was "cozy" but had a nice window view of the ocean. We did experience some choppy water our first night out at sea.
Our first stop was a private resort run by Princess Cruise Lines called "Princess Cays" on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. Here we mostly kicked back on the beach and got a tan.
Actually, Denelle got a tan and Jeff burned on the spots he forgot to put sunscreen.