We'd never cruised on Royal Caribbean before and really loved it. The food was excellent and the passengers were more our type than those we encountered on Carnival. The Carnival folks were UNDER THE INFLUENCE before the ship even set sail! Royal Caribbean attracts people from all over the country. I felt like the lone ranger in my LSU t-shirt.
A tablescape in January with shells? Why not???? Retired folks have all kinds of privileges that regular folks don't. :)))
I'm going to experiment a bit and see if I can reproduce some of the drinks we had. I'm not a cranberry juice lover but several of the drinks used it as an ingredient and they were superb! Here are a few examples:
Tropical Sunrise - Smirnoff vodka, peach schnapps, and Chambord Black Raspberry liqueur shaken with cranberry and pineapple juice
Blue Caribbean - Bacardi rum, blue curaçao, and pineapple juice served on the rocks, topped with a splash of Sprite
Pirate's Punch - (My favorite) Orange and pineapple juices, hand shaken to combine the subtle hints of vanilla and caramelized sugar found in Captain Morgan Original Spiced rum, with a sweet splash of grenadine and blackberry brandy
Mango Montego - Jose Cuervo Gold tequila and sweet island Oasis mango with a tangy twist of triple sec and sweet and sour
Caribbean Sunshine - Smirnoff vodka, triple sec, orange juice, and Sprite otherwise known as "Sunshine in a Glass"
Nutthin like kicking back and soaking up the sun in a lounger with a refreshing drink!!!
If you've never cruised before, I'd HIGHLY recommend it. It's a great value for the money. We paid under $300 per ticket for 7 nights. That was all inclusive except for alcohol and soda. Johnny and I are tea drinkers so we didn't miss the soda.
We sailed on Navigator of the Seas. In the late summer and fall, this same ship sails the Mediterrean and then makes a transatlantic voyage back to New Orleans. It's a gorgeous ship.
Here are some shots of the promenade, where all the action happened at night....
There was art everywhere, when paintings up for sale to stained glass sculptures.
The dining room encompassed three stories with balconies overlooking the main floor.
Stay tuned for part 2...... shore excursions....
Linking up with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.