This morning we are in St. Thomas US Virgin Islands! We woke up early again today as we had another excursion. We ate a quick breakfast in Cabanas then met up with our group in The Tube. My foot had been hurting and when I sat down at the Tube I inspected it to find out why. Well yesterday we did a lot of walking and I was wearing new flip flops. I rubbed a HUGE blister in between my big and 2nd toe that stretched all down the ball of my foot by a good 2 inches! HUGE I tell ya! So I was not thrilled when we had to walk another eleventy hundred miles to the boat for today’s excursion! We were on the Caribbean Sea Snorkel and Beach Tour. Our boat took us out to this spot where lots of other boats went for snorkeling where we were supposed to be able to see lots of cool fish and turtles. Our group snorkeled there for a good hour then back on the boat and off to Honeymoon Beach for another hour.
On the way back to the ship we passed by the Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, one of the largest cruise ships in the world! I’ve seen it on tv and the internet but it is a sight to behold in real life! ENORMOUS! It dwarfed the Carnival cruise ship docked next to it! CSP said he’d like to go on it, but I think I’ll stick with Disney. The Allure is just too big for me. Too many people. We docked back at the pier, which was quite busy. They said there were 10 cruise ships at St. Thomas today! Even if each ship only held 2,000 people that’s an additional 20,000 people on this tiny island in one day! We saw more yachts too.
We had to pass by a Princess ship to get to the Fantasy (see Dumbo painting the ship?) on our walk back. Security checks you for your ship’s card (Key to the World Card) and your photo ID if you’re over 18. Disney Cruise Line tells you this a million times. Maybe it’s different on Princess, I don’t know. But there was a couple fighting quite loudly with the security guard because she didn’t have her ID and “no one has asked for it before”. Some swear words were exchanged and the security guard said “If you want to give me attitude you can just wait out here in the hot sun!”. I wish we could have seen how that ended up! But back to the ship for us at about noon.
We took a nap then grabbed a quick bite at Flo’s then headed up to Satellite Falls– our favorite feature on the Fantasy. We read and hung out up there for a good while until it was time to go back to our room to get ready for dinner. CSP watched The Incredibles on demand while I primped.
Dinner tonight was at Royal Court. Colin and Ellen fell asleep at dinner again. Poor things. Dinner is at 8:15 so they can barely keep their eyes open long enough to eat then it’s lights out right at the table!
We came back to our room to find a cool gorilla wearing my ‘Ohana sunglasses! Every night they also leave on your bed a copy of the next day’s Navigator (the daily newsletter with all the ship’s activities) and any other information they need to communicate with you.
Time for bed. Tomorrow is a sea day filled with activities!!!