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Old July 25th, 2004, 05:49 AM
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Default Re: MS Mardi Gras Memories

Such memories!!! Mardi Gras was my second cruise in 1984. It was sailing 7 days to the Western Caribbean then. We went to PlayaDelCarmen/Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios. due to high winds we were unable to get in to Cozumel. They tendered us into PlayaDel Carmen, not much there but a few booths on the beach. The whole cruise was rough and windy. We still managed to have a great time. In Ocho Rios we took a taxi on a shopping tour and to Dunns River Falls. The taxi was a wreck and got a flat tire at Dunns River. When we were in Grand Cayman, returning to the ship on the tender it ran out of gas. We had to wait until another boat came to tow us. The other boat towed us back to the pier even though we were closer to the ship. We had to wait over an hour for them to get the gas. Finally we got back on the ship and just made the dining room for a late lunch. On formal night the waiters came out with trays of banana flambe balanced on their heads. One couple got covered in it as the ship rolled and the tray slipped off the waiters head. Murphy's law seemed to be in control that week but we still enjoyed ourselves. We were on a cruise meeting new people and having fun.


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“
---Mark Twain

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