February 18, 2020, Sea day overview

We left princess Cays and headed towards St. Maarten which isn’t normal as on this leg of the cruise they go to St. Thomas first.  But with the amount of ships doing the Caribbean St. Thomas will be crowded, so they scheduled St. Maarten which would mean getting there.

ST. Maarten

It is further south than St. Thomas and in order to meet then noon time departure, we would have to push the engines pretty good. However, the captain come over the intercom and informed us that we will not be making that time. We will not be making port until about 3 PM due to an engine blowing a piston and it would take about 24 hours for them to replace.

So with the engines overheating during the muster drill and all the power going out. I was thinking what now could go wrong.

Here is a letter from the captain about the issue. Click Here

Typical sea day

I didn’t get to do a lot of what I had planned on but that is OK. I guess it is better I sleep than to kill myself doing things, right? Here is what I accomplished

  • Breakfast at the buffet
  • Walked around the Piazza and did some filming and figured people are just rude
  • Lunch at Alferdo’s, On the 6th floor or deck
  • Sat in the Piazza and talked to the group of people that joined us on this cruise
  • Went back to the room
  • Took a nap
  • Got ready for formal night
  • Watched a little bit of the Champagne welcome thing.
  • Had dinner
  • Played games
  • Went to bed

So that was an eventful day here on the sea.

Formal Night

Here are a couple of pictures of the formal night (click on the picture to see the full group)


Here is a PDF version of the platter from the ship.