Day 2 - Day at Sea
Tonight was Captains Night, also known as Formal Night.
Everyone looked great and it was a great opportunity to have professional photos taken. A great way to create precious memories!
Day 3 - We're visiting the port of Grand Cayman!
We took the water taxi over to the island then took the Trolley Roger Train Scenic Tour of George Town.
We hopped aboard the Grand Cayman's famed open-air trolley for a fun look around George Town. Along the way, we drove past the city's highlights, and heard the tales of Grand Cayman's rich history including it's nefarious pirate past and rumors of hidden loot.
We took a tour all through the streets of George Town and all through the city's financial district, past many of the 600 banks adjacent to some of Grand Cayman's oldest buildings, as well as the Central Park area. We continued through a beautiful residential area of South Sound, home to colorful Caymanian houses nestled among tropical flowers and beautiful trees. Before returning to the pier, there is an opportunity for sightseeing on your own as well as some shopping.
Day 4 - We enjoyed our day in Roatan, Honduras / Mahogany Bay. The weather was absolutely perfect and this island was so beautiful! The port had many options for shopping and you could take the chair lifts from the island over to the beach while enjoying the breathtaking views of the island.
Day 5 - We stopped at Costa Maya (Mahahual) Mexico. This was our 3rd port of the cruise but I have to say this island was my absolute favorite! The beauty of this island was amazing and this port had great shops for gifts or momentos. I will be posting a separate blog on the individual islands and what they have to offer at a later date.
Day 6 and our last port - Cozumel, Mexico. Been here three times and each time I discover something new! This time I discovered there are two ports! Both were beautiful! Last year, Cozumel was part of the itinerary we had on the Allure of The Seas. This time the Caribbean Princess docked at at a different port. We were not sure we were going to get the chance to visit Cozumel due to the rain earlier in the morning, however it cleared up beautifully later that afternoon. We enjoyed listening to the Mariachi Band as well as other musicians on the island. Shopping is always available and beaches to relax and cool off. We were docked from Cozumel from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm which gave everyone time to experience this beautiful island!
Day 7 - Disembarkation Day - The day went very smoothly. Princess Cruises are very organized. I was sad to go, but this will not be my last Princess Cruise. I look forward to sailing with Princess again in the near future!
Ship - Princess did a great job on refurbishing the Caribbean Princess in March of 2017. The Piazza was very beautiful, but they should make it bigger. There are daily activities as well as entertainment going on throughout the day and it would be better if their was more seating for people to sit and enjoy what's going on or just to sit and relax and enjoy the beauty of the Piazza. It's very elegant!
Accommodations - We had a balcony cabin and it was very nice, and very clean. The beds were very comfortable and the balcony was very enjoyable. Every morning we enjoyed our coffee and the sound of the ocean. It was so relaxing!
Dining - Our dining experience was very good! The food was good and we especially enjoyed lobster night! Our waitstaff Richard and Alex were absolutely wonderful! We truly enjoyed seeing them every evening.
Entertainment - I had mixed feelings on the entertainment:
Shows at the Princess Theater:
Bravo - It was good, but not everyone likes opera. You just have to have an open mind and appreciate the talent and skill it takes to sing opera. It's not easy!
Comic - Rollin' Jay Moore - He was absolutely fabulous! He made us laugh from throughout his entire performance! Worth seeing!
Vocal Impressionist - Paul Boland - Amazing! Another "must see" performance!
Explorers Lounge & Club Fusion
50's & 60's Rock & Roll Night - Performed by the fantastic band Xcite! The Lounge was totally packed and everyone was rockin'! Don't miss this show!
Comedy Magician Trigg Watson - My husband does magic as a hobby, both of us truly enjoyed him! You definitely would be entertained!'
London Calling - Fabulous duo who performs a variety of music. Very enjoyable!!
Last, but certainly not least......
Piano & Vocal Entertainer - Mr. A.J. Clarke - The description "entertainer" is definitely an understatement! He was the absolute highlight of our cruise! He's a compozer, writer, arranger, phenomenal musician and vocalist and his talent is limitless! Princess Cruises has a gem in A.J. Clarke and they're lucky to have him. Definitely, a MUST SEE ACT!
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