Our Original Planned Ship. The Star Princess caught fire the Thursday before we were to sail.
Day 0: Travel Day
We are packed. Not lightly
Unpack the car at the Airport
Arrival at the Westin Fort Lauderdale
1st Day & shopping already
Day 1 at the Westin. A Tour of the Grounds
A friendly baby turtle
Mom & Dad turtle
A sea Turtle of some sort. These were all in the hotel pond.
Karen and a strange tree
I like the last line on that sign.
Looking back at the Westin
A little salamander.
Jen and the funny tree
An action shot.
Instead of sailing on Sunday Evening we went to the beach.
Now this is a beach.
There we are with one of the other cruise ships heading out (Holland)
Giving the water a try.
Our replacement cruise? The Jungle Queen in Fort Lauderdale.
Sunset over the Yachts.
All you can eat. Talk about warming up for a cruise.
Pass the beans please.
Day 2: Departure Day
We made it on board
I get the feeling we were early.
We traded shots. Thats me hiding up there.
The traditional Carnival Stack.
Here we are with our first umbrella drink.
We make it to the room. R152. Last cabin available on 4 days notice.
Time to dig into the goodies.
A look back out at the Miami terminal. (We are down low.)
Too early to work out. You can see the Fascination through the window though.
We head out. To do this we head in past 3 ships, turn around and head back out.
Karen & Jen with the home of the Miami Heat in the background.
By the large RCI ships.
RCI number 2.
A look back at the channel. The port security boat follows us.
By the last ship. Fascination.
Looking back at Miami.
The causeway to Miami Beach.
A Coast Guart vessel follows us out. The came up a saluted us out of port.
South end of the condo line.
Looking North, up Miami Beach. Now all those CSI clips mean more.
Light shimmering over Miami.
A final look.
Our ship on the go.
The local band entertains.