Location: Labadee, Haiti -> Fort Lauderdale, FL
So remember how we posted that if we don’t write a post and upload every night, that we would fall behind and never post anything on time…. whelp… this post is about a week an a half late. FWIW, we had a relaxing vacation!
On the Thursday of vacation we made port in Labadee, Haiti. We were here about a year and a half ago. Since then it has been built up even more.
We didn’t have any excursions planned here so we slept in more than we did yesterday. In the morning Ryan got in a few rides on the flowrider. He’s improved since the last time.
But he still wipes out.
Midday we took advantage of a relatively empty ship and hung out at the pool. Ryan went on the water slides a few times and Rachel soothed her muscles in the hot tub.
In the afternoon, Rachel played mahjong with Becky and Leigh. Ryan got off the ship and enjoyed the beach for about an hour in Labadee.
In the evening we saw the dive show “The Fine Line”. Everyone really enjoyed it. There were the usual acts of amazing dexterity and a lack of respect for gravity that we’ve come to expect from Oasis class dive shows. And it was set to mashups of music lifted from Ryan’s iPod, so you know he loved it.
Dinner was delicious as always. But we really really liked the asian style pork tacos. Ryan got seconds and others were inspired to get it as an additional appetizer.
After dinner we saw a comedy show which featured Troy Thirdgill. We last saw him on the Millennium over five years ago. He’s updated his act since then and targeted it towards an older audience. We laughed a lot.
Friday was an at-sea day and our last full day on the ship. It was just as relaxing and unproductive as every other day on this trip. In the morning Leigh got up the courage to go on one of the water slides. He had to remove his jewelry before he could go down the slide. He left it with Becky.
Leigh and Ryan had a race to the bottom where Mark, Myrna, Becky, and Rachel were watching.
The rest of the day was spent with various relaxing activities. Ryan went to the solarium to tan and blond. Rachel, Leigh, and Becky went to play mahjong. In the early afternoon the six of us went to see Grease in the main theatre. We enjoyed it.
After the show Rachel went to the casino. Ryan wanted to try the florider again but the weather didn’t cooperate. So instead he took a nap and then went around the ship taking photos of various curiosities. He found these garden gnomes in central park. Clearly the crew like to have a little fun.
Ryan also got a kick out of seeing a blue footed booby on a mast on the ship’s miniature golf course. He pointed out that it should be a red footed booby because those rest on branches, whereas blue footed will only rest on the ground. Ahh the things we learned in the Galapagos.
We disembarked from the ship Saturday morning. We all had global entry and cleared customs much more quickly than our last cruise through FLL. A few hours later we returned to Port St. Lucie. Noah was very happy to see us again!
Join us again in December when we go on another Caribbean cruise, but this time to some new islands that we haven’t explored yet. But… look out for a special post in a couple of weeks.
Total hotels: 1
Total aircraft: 2
Total watercraft: 3
Total miles flown: 1812
Total miles sailed: 2494
Total steps: 80,338
Total airports: 3 (BWI, FLL, PBI)
Total countries: 3 (US, Sint Maarten, Haiti)
Total states and territories: 3 (Maryland, Florida, Puerto Rico)