Here are some scenes from our recent week long cruise on the Carnival Conquest for my 50th birthday and our 7th anniversary!
July 6, 2014 ~ Today is my 50th birthday and my husband surprised me with a cruise to Half Moon Cay, St. Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk aboard the Carnival Conquest.
Getting ready to set sail in Miami
Somehow they found out it was my birthday (I think my hubby had something to do with that). They sang happy birthday to me and presented me with this slice of cheesecake. Cheesecake is my all-time favorite dessert and favorite for birthdays.
We had to commemorate my birthday with a photo.
July 7 – Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
July 8 ~ a full day at sea and our 7th anniversary. Oh and it just happened to be formal night.
Of course, you get wonderful towel animals on your bed every night.
But tonight, we got these beautiful swans because somehow our cabin steward found out we were celebrating our anniversary…perhaps he read our anniversary cards to each other that we set out on the desk…
July 9 ~ St. Thomas, U.S Virgin Islands
View of harbor of Charlotte Amalie from the highest point on the island
They has the most beautiful trees there. We asked our guide what they were and he called them the “flamboyant trees”.
My husband absolutely loved pirates when he was growing up. So when we saw that Blackbeard’s Castle was in St. Thomas, we had to visit.
View from Blackbeard’s lighthouse.
Fooling around and having some fun…
Back on board the ship…
July 10 ~ San Juan, Puerto Rico
Views from Castillo San Cristobal
Views of Old San Juan
July 11 ~ Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
Visiting the Salt Flats
At the beach…
July 12 ~ a day at sea and a super Full Moon at 20 degrees Capricorn (Sun is at 20 degrees Cancer)
I hope my photo does this super full moon justice. It looked so bright and big. It is a pedigree Moon where the moon is nearest Earth each month so it can appear up to 30% brighter hence the “supermoon”.
July 13 ~ Back to Miami. We had such an amazing time.
San Juan was probably our favorite port, so we’ve already booked another cruise in late-January leaving out of San Juan and cruising the Southern Caribbean. We will probably add a few days before or after the cruise to explore more of San Juan.
But first, we are ready for a fun-filled 3 days exploring Miami.