Monday, March 23, 2015

Celebrity Summit Cruise

We went on a 7 night Southern Caribbean cruise with our good friend Tom and Margaret and my parents. It was a blast!! 

Here's Glenn's review of the cruise overall. 
Stayed in Sky Suite 6100. Great location. First time in this class cabin and enjoyed the extra space and amazing closet!! Food and beverages were overall very good. Beverage quality varied a lot from bar to bar for the same drinks which was disappointing. Food was very good in QSine and excellent in Normandie. They were offering unlimited free speciality dining for suites since Luminae was under construction. MDR had best food quality of any of my three Summit cruises. Ate in Bistro on Five three times and had good service and food all three times. They have the new menu at lunch hours with daily specials and many more entrees. 

The entertainment needs some work. There wasn't any Beyond The Podium talks as there had been on the past two Summit cruises. The cruise director was Ken Mills and there seemed to be some running joke that was only known amongst the cruise activity staff and not shared with the guests. Kind of an uneven schedule of events. The 70's party and the ice party were fun. Karaoke had several "ringers" who were singers in their own bands which didn't make it enjoyable for me. Lots of trivia (three times a day). Michele Balan was the comedienne and she was excellent. Had both PG and adult shows. iMagic show was very interesting. Didn't go to others since I had seen them before. 

The night before we stayed at Chateau Cervantes. My parents were upgraded to the huge Presidential Suite! We had a lot of laughs calling my dad Mr. President during the week. 

We spent the afternoon exploring San Juan. We enjoyed a great happy hour and then had dinner at a fun restaurant with a Tango show. 

Chateau Cervantes, San Juan, Puerto Rico

 We had a great time on the cruise. In St. Kitts, we took the rail and sail. It poured down rain during the rail, but thankfully it cleared up in time for our sail. 

I was able to arrange a visit to the bridge. 

We had fun with all the activities on board. 

Dad made friends with the casino staff. 

Another great cruise! 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Girls' Weekend

The first weekend on March Marisa came to visit and we headed up to Cedar Key for a fun quiet weekend. We stayed at the Island Hotel and Restaurant.  It's a great historic house that operates as a restaurant, small lounge, and a bed and breakfast. The best part was the huge second floor wrap around porch. We enjoyed exploring the Key and playing board games on the porch.
We even had a lovely dinner at a gas station!