Robbie and I had been having great Christmas/Anniversary Caribbean cruise! We had an awesome day exploring Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. We had an enjoyable day in San Juan, Puerto Rico, although it was a really hot day. I really had fun taking night photos in Old San Juan. What a great view of the Caribbean from Mountain Top in Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. On day 6 of our cruise, December 28, 2021, we spent the full day at sea on our way to the Bahamas. I woke up to another beautiful sunrise. I slipped out to our veranda to take some photos.
We had our breakfast in our cabin, enjoying the view from our veranda window. One of the great things about cruising, it could also be argued that it’s one of the bad things about cruising, is the food. There is plenty of delicious food available, as much as you like, pretty much when ever you like. Typically on a cruise I generally gain about 5 lbs! Personally I enjoy eating, so on a cruise, I like eating the tasty food that I would not normally eat at home. Unfortunately, this means that I usually eat more food than I usually do at home. To offset eating more we like to walk as much as we can. On shore we like to do walking tours and on at sea days we like to walk around the promenade deck. Holland America Line has a tradition of doing a walk to raise money for cancer research. For a donation to the cause we get an On Deck for a Cause tee shirt and a walk around the deck. We have done this on several of our past cruises.
After our walk we celebrated our anniversary with some champagne!
On a cruise there are dozens of things to do to keep you occupied. You could do the entire cruise and never leave the ship. There is a small shopping area with lots of expensive jewelry. Eating! There are all types of classes, you can learn about cooking, making towel animals and art. Eating! There are usually some dance classes but for some reason there were none on this cruise. Eating! You can take a tour of the kitchen to see how all of the tasty food is made. We did that on another cruise, it was pretty cool. Eating! There is a library for reading, a casino for gambling. Eating! There is all types of spa treatments and a gym. Eating! Not to mention the pools and hot tubs! Many other things as well and Eating! Here are some photos of just a few of the places around the ship.