Hello, I thought it was time I showed you what I was up to for most of October. For the last few years, Mr D's sister has been working for Princess Cruises which means we have been lucky enough to go and visit her. The first time was to the mediterranean for our honeymoon four years ago, and I didn't think cruising would be for me, but I loved it and have never looked back! Since then we have been a further three times; to Norway & Iceland, South-East Asia and the med again. Because we are staying with a crew member, we are not allocated a cabin (or stateroom as they like to call them), so we stayed in my sister-in-law's room for the first few nights until a lovely passenger cabin with a balcony became available because the passenger had complaint that it was too noisy - didn't cause us a problem. We are very lucky.
As you might imagine I took LOADS of photos, but have tried to limit myself and just show you enough to give you a flavour of what the holiday was like.
My sister drove us to Southampton to meet the ship and we showed her around and had lunch together before departure. I had a little tear(s) in my eye when she left as I do miss her and my niece and nephew when we are away.
Before returning the the ship we stopped for a drink in the sunshine at a waterfront bar, where we saw this brilliant menu. I absolutely love mistranslations into English, I just find them completely hilarious. I managed to resist the temptation to try a marcipan stump!
Every day on returning to our room, the room steward had folded my nightie into different shapes. Not sure what my overnight guests would think of me doing origami with their nightwear!
A whole string of wonderful experiences and best of all loads of time where it was just the two of us.