Sherri had visited the port years before but was surprised at the amount of shore tours on offer when we received our Cruise Compass the day before.
From parasailing to the zip line, Labadee offers a wide range of activities for passengers who are after either a bit of adventure or just relaxing by the beach.
Crystal blue waters and white sand met us on arrive on an absolutely picture perfect day. Having rained overnight, we were a bit worried that the bad weather would follow us but, apart from a slight sprinkle in the afternoon, it was smooth sailing (pardon the pun) all day.
We hit the markets first and whilst Sherri is well versed with pushy traders, it got on my nerves a bit so I headed back to the beach to ensure that I could show off a well procured tan on my return to Oz.
Floating beach mats abounded and the perfect antidote for my many late nights was ahead of me. Surprised at the coolness of the water, it was a welcome reprieve from 35 degree weather.
A day of pure relaxation can be a tad exhausting though and I had a date with the ‘Unexpected Boys’ that evening so I had to ensure I looked hot to trot before the performance.
The ‘Unexpected Boys’ pay tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in true ‘Jersey Boys’ style with witty dialogue and angelic voices.
Like the musical itself, the Jersey attitude and quips prevail and the ‘boys’ received several standing ovations.
South Beach Miami hit Navigator of the Seas tonight with a nightclub under the stars. The Cruise Director and Activities Director took to the decks and spun a myriad of tunes for passengers wanting to revel in the beautifully balmy evening en route to Jamaica.
There’s something about dancing under the stars that brings out all of those people who had been hiding in their cabins each night. The Solarium was filled with those amazing dancers of the first night and the mood was electric.
It’s always this point in the cruise when groups are formed and lifelong friends are made. This was a bit more difficult on a sailing filled with so many children, but looking around the Club 20 Dance Party, it was great to see so many familiar faces most probably aiming to burn off those calories again as I had attempted to do each night!
“Cupid Shuffle” anyone?