I know it seems like just yesterday we sailed, but truely it was last September when we sailed on the Island Princess to the Panama.
Every January we love to travel to the Caribbean and this year is no different. When we originally started looking at cruises for January we thought where is our friend James Deering sailing. He is -- or I should say was -- the Passenger Services Director on the Crown Princess. We decided to book a trip so we could see him again.
Then it was a matter of what can we do after that 7 day Western Caribbean cruise, well the Ruby is there! And she is a new and beautiful ship, and we have sailed on the sister ship the Emerald so that was a bonus. We decided on a 10 day Southern Caribbean cruise that we had done in the past but loved.
So after checking Best Price Cruises www.bestpricecruises.com and booking with the help of Pam we were set.
Crown Princess - Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Roatan and Princess Cays. Then three days in Fort Lauderdale to relax and enjoy Bernie's birthay for which I have been roped into going to a hockey game. Then boarding the Ruby Princess - Princess Cays, St. Thomas, Grenada, Curacao, and Aruba.
We are happy that friends are sailing with us again. Larry and Amy from Orlando and Anita and Richard from Vancouver will be joining us on the Crown. For the Ruby sailing our friends, Mike and Sue, Bill and Cathy, Allan and Karen, Jerry and Rose and I am sure I am forgetting someone but again it will be a lot of fun.
We have a balcony booked for both sailings which is new for us in the Caribbean we don't usually book balconies in the Caribbean.
Of course we are flying out of Seattle again, and got a great deal at the Hilton near the airport http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/SEAAHHH-Hilton-Seattle-Airport-Conference-Center-Washington/index.do;jsessionid=83C8171F82560E094C16A72EFE5168DB.etc34?brand_id=HI&brand_directory=/en/hi/&xch=540194624,GY4SPRWAFOPLGCSGBIUMVCQ for $50 thru Priceline.
We then booked the Renassance Fort Lauderdale http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/fllbr-renaissance-fort-lauderdale-hotel-at-port-everglades/ for $100 for the night prior to the cruise. And we booked the Hyatt Place for $70 a night for our three night stay between cruises. http://ftlauderdaleairport.place.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/place/index.jsp
We leave soon, and we can't get away to the warm weather and relaxing with my honey for three weeks.