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- Minbar in room
- Microwave in room
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- High-speed internet in room
- Non-smoking rooms
- Multilingual staff
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Well after a great week in "de islands" it was time to come home.
Had a light breakfast, packed and head down the hill to Cruz Bay to catch the shuttle across the bay to St Thomas. I didn't mention it earlier but this was the last week for Carnival so the streets in St Thomas were packed with locals and visitors. The trip across the bay is 15 minutes but the 10 miles to the airport is ...
... desk recommended a restaurant called Ceviche Arigato - a Peruvian Japanese fusion joint. I was a bit suspect but she recommended it highly. Sure enough, food was delicious. I had grouper with a seafood medley of octopus, clams, mussels and prawns. Marilyn had a prawn dish that she thoroughly enjoyed. The recommendation was a hit. Phew!
Groceries in hand, we returned home for an early night (well, early-ish). Off to bed for a big day tomorrow!
On Sunday, April 20th, we boarded the Adventure of the Seas for our passage to England. Adventure of the Seas is a huge cruise ship owned by the Royal Caribbean line, 312 meters long with 1,567 rooms and 1,200 crew members. For our trip there are 2,885 passengers (2,000 over the age of 55) representing 37 different countries. The largest number come from our destination, the United Kingdom ...
... Moderne architecture. Jackie Gleason made it even more famous in the sixties by taping his TV variety show there but it then went through a bad patch and has only come back in the last twenty or thirty years. Before the days of another TV show, Miami Vice (which filmed on location in South Beach), it was considered to be a very poor area with a very high rate of crime. Today, it is one of the wealthiest and most prosperous commercial ...
... to the beach. Some swimming, digging and volleyball before a walk along the beach and then down Ocean drive for lupper at TGI Fridays. We then drove up the coast on the A1A past Sunny Isles, Golden Beach, Hollywood Lakes then on up towards Fort Lauderdale. Stunning. Some amazing properties enroute. Great beaches that you could spend days on. Then back for the night. Bath, tv, ice-cream and ...