R & R was the primary goal of our Caribbean Cruise vacation. I was looking for a catchy post title that was synonymous with relaxation. “Contentment” was as close as I could get.
One of the enjoyable parts of a cruise is those moments at the end of the day when you get a chance to wind down after a day on shore, either at one of the deck bars, or perhaps in your stateroom. We have had the good fortune of booking “mini-suites” which include a balcony, and nothing is more relaxing than sitting on your balcony watching the day wind down and the sun set beyond the horizon.
Following our fun day on shore in St. Maarten, we boarded the ship and sat at the bar on the pool deck, listening to the Band play Bob Marley and Jimmy Buffet and other “island music.”
As we got ready for dinner, the late afternoon sun created a subtle reflection of our own “Ruby Princess” on the neighboring, docked ship.
After getting cleaned up for dinner, we sat on our balcony and watched the sun set over the Caribbean, as the ships began to leave port and sail for their next destinations. It was a nice ending to a nice day. It is no wonder so many have fallen in love with the Caribbean over the years.