I recently returned from a girls get-away adventure. To be honest, it felt like it went by in a flash. Seems like a minute ago I was boarding the bigger than life cruise ship, for a transatlantic voyage from New York to Bermuda. It had been many years since I last boarded such a big vessel, and I must say it was one thousand percent different.
The ship had everything a person could dream of, or even imagine. Early each morning the day’s itinerary was slipped under the door. It was a four to five page document filled from corner to corner with all the day’s events and opportunities. It was overwhelming to say the least. There were several events every hour on the hour and most times it was impossible to decide. You literally could be doing an activity every minute of every day.
From bowling, to billiards, mini-golf, swimming, dance lessons, various contests, broadway and comedy shows, bingo, pin-ball, gambling, spa services….the list goes on and on. For dining options there are dozen’s of restaurants and gift shops of all sorts. There’s something for everyone.
What I liked most about the cruise was not having to worry about a thing. It was both relaxing and fun. Meeting new people and making lots of memories. One memory that stands out was during a martini tasting event. Everyone was given a flight of six mini martinis to sample. Prior to tasting each one, the host provided information and facts that always ended in an opportunity to answer questions and win free stuff.
My group randomly ended up winning a majority of the questions. Wouldn’t you know the “free stuff” was additional flights of martinis…..which I might add, we didn’t need. We started handing them out to random people we thought would enjoy…….”please take ’em.” HA! At the end of the sampling a young couple chatted with us for a couple of hours, as we transitioned to the deck over-looking the beautiful blue ocean that surrounded us….talking and laughing about nothing in particular.
Up until this recent trip, I hadn’t really thought about going on another cruise. My girl’s adventure the high seas is sure to be a favorite memory of 2017. I’ll be happy to say anchor’s aweigh and bon voyage sometime again in the future.