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Old December 17th, 2012, 10:50 PM
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We just got back tonight and the cruise was wonderful!!!

The food was great, the staff was very good, the ship was very nice, and the weather cooperated. Overall, we could not have asked for a better experience.

The only two glitches was had was in the beginning - we were suppose to fly from Jacksonville to Tampa, then to Ft. Lauderdale, but the weather did not cooperate, so we had to rent a car and drive the 300 miles. No big deal, only cost us about an extra $90 with the car and gas.

The other glitch was the weather in Semana, Dominican Republic caused the water to be a little rough, so they couldn't do the tenders. Again, no big deal for us as it was not a port we really were interested in seeing anyway.

I'm working on a cruise review and will post it when I get it done.

But as I said, overall, it was absolutely wonderful and we have no complaints to share.

Plus, they did not take my 1/2 gallon of tequila out of my suitcase, so I was a happy camper about that. And they also added a few happy hours every day where you buy one drink and the second one is $1!!!

Half Moon Cay was awesome, as always! Our favorite private island!! The only thing I hated to see was the building of those two-story bungalows. But we just walked down the beach beyond Bungalow #14 and enjoyed a very uncrowded beach, albeit there were two ships in port that day - ours and the Nieuw Amsterdam. So it was a bit more crowded than we would like to see. But we were still the last two people off the beach!!!

More to come.

Pete
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