Friday, April 8, 2016

This is Where We Went

Does this help? Our first cruise together.

Wallace's brother Louis and his wife Deanna joined us. It was good to have someone show us how to "cruise."

The Norwegian Dawn...what a gorgeous ship.

We are boarding in New Orleans on the Mississippi River. I think it  was 124 miles before we got out to the gulf.

Let the fun begin!!!

We really enjoyed the hot tubs. There were five, four by the pool and an adult only one in the front of the ship.

This was a seven day cruise...just right. We found out we did not need to take Dramamine...we did just fine. The rocking of the ship was like being in a nice rocking chair. We did not spend much time in our room, there was so much to see and do. AND, of course all the food, anytime you wanted to partake.

Our first stop was Cozumel, Mexico. We did not have an excursion planned here, but we got off and walked around, got our charm to put on our bracelet...thanks to Diamonds International, and we found a Mega grocery store where we bought some Dr. Pepper for me and Pepsi for Wallace. I was not about to pay $2.50 for a soda on ship...these were .45 cents made with real sugar!!!

Was not aware you could bring sodas and water when you board. Call me cheap!!!

In the above photo, we are being tendered in to our next port.

Belize City, Belize. Again, no excursion here, but we take the tender to the pier and walk the town, collect our free charm and see the sites.

I have always wanted to go here to bird, maybe next time.

Excursions are pretty expensive and we only have one planned for this cruise...I really enjoyed just seeing the town and getting back on the ship to enjoy that.

You can  have it quiet in the library or in the adult hot tub, or you can sit by the pool and people watch as you listen to good Caribbean music...just enjoy!!!

Okay, here we are on the Jolly Roger, our one and only excursion. We wanted to try snorkeling.

This is in Roatan, Honduras, the place was a favorite with me...there are hills!!!

I tried two times with two different masks before I gave up!!! However, Wallace, Louis and Deanna had a fun time seeing all the colorful fish and coral (no underwater camera)!!! AND I was on board to take pictures of the event.

There they are.

The water is so beautiful.

I will try again after getting a few suggestions from someone sitting in the hot tub with me. I don't give up easily.

Going back for the ride back to the city to board the ship for our next stop. Costa Maya, Mexico.

This is my sister-in-law, Deanna, chit chatting with the family next to us as we make our way to land.

I have many pictures of the ship, but I will end with this one.

Deanna and Louis have taken many cruises, but never with Norwegian. They were impressed!!!

This is the cruise line for us.

We were not able to disembark at Costa Maya as we had swells of eight to twelve feet...we just slowly cruised on back to New Orleans. We did not get to see the Myan Ruin there, which was a little disappointing...there is always next time.

Now back to the real world.

Until next time...


  1. You look so relaxed and happy.... looks like you had a great time! We, too, like the Norwegian cruise line... sounds like you'll be planning another trip in the future ;-)

  2. That looks like a lot of fun! Mark and I have our own masks that have our eye glass prescription built in. A mask and snorkel doesn't take up a lot of room in a suitcase. We saw 219 bird species in Belize back in 2005. It's a wonderful birding destination!