Cruise 1997

Melanie and I went on a four night cruise, on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, June 9-13. We had a very good time. However, the weather didn't cooperate very well. It rained all day Monday, the day we embarked, Tuesday, and half the day Wednesday. We departed from Miami, Monday evening. We arrived in Nassau Tuesday morning at 8:00am, and we left Nassau early Wednesday morning (about 3:00am). We had the opportunity to go ashore in Nassau and spend money in the straw shops, etc. The ship arrived at Coco Cay later Wednesday morning, but the weather was so bad that we were unable to disembark the vessel until after lunch. So, a lot of the planned activities on Coco Cay had to be canceled. However, we were able to get a little sun on Coco Cay later that day. The ship left Coco Cay about 6:00pm Wednesday, and arrived at Key West, Florida Thursday morning about 8:00am. We toured Key West and spent a little money there. The ship departed Key West about 7:00pm that same day. We arrived in Miami early Friday morning to end the cruise.

This is a picture of the ship as we are returning from Coco Cay. The ship has 14 decks. There were approximately 2500 passengers and 850 crew on board.
Melanie and I are standing on the stairway in the Centrum (the central part of the ship). This was formal night. We later had our picture made with the captain of the ship.

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