Passing Cuba. We stayed well offshore but you can't help but wonder how differently things would be if this island country was open for American tourists. I understand that there are miles and miles of untouched white sand beaches.
|Linda having lunch by the pool.|
One of the first things on this trip was a wine tasting event, where you got to sample 4 different wines and learn how to sample and analyze each one. You need a notebook to keep track of the hints. It was great fun.
|Linda at the wine sampling event.|
|One of the centerpieces at the wine sampling event.|
There was an art auction on board. While I wasn't impressed with the art, the display and location for it was pretty awesome. I wandered through it all and didn't see anything I couldn't live without.
|One of the many bands in the Horizon Lounge. Here you could dance until midnight every night.|
|Joe, one of the dance instructors on the ship. He was a constant dance partner as I was alone. He was a really cool guy. Teaching dancing on a cruise ship is his second career after retiring.|
|Several shows happened on the ship, from dancing to Broadway, comedy to puppets. At each port a local act would come on board and perform while we were in port.|
He was French and I loved his accent. With the crew being international and English being the 2nd or 3rd language for many I felt so inadequate. Americans have no clue how poorly our lack of mufti-language skills is received.