The second time around, we thoroughly enjoyed our free balcony upgrade aboard Fathom’s Adonia. Being upgraded to a room with a large window for our first cruise was wonderful, but being able to enjoy this calm, serene view was pure bliss on our first full day at sea:
This time, there was also a Cuban band on board to entertain us. They were actually based out of Miami, but they were indeed Cuban, and the music they played was fun to listen to while relaxing at the pool or in the lounge.
We even had a lot to watch during their performances. This little gal brought her hula hoops aboard with her, and she had us all entertained! Check this out: https://youtu.be/XGkpk8CP740
Even with several college students aboard ship during spring break, the vibe was very low key and relaxed among the passengers. Nobody was visibly drunk or wild, and everybody coexisted comfortably for the most part (well, except for our man overboard incident).
What a great cruise it was! After returning home, we heard from the father/daughter duo we met back in January that Vacations to Go dropped the price to $299 for some of the upcoming Cuba/ Dominican Republic cruises; so, Bruce twisted my arm (ha!) to book once again for the one available week we have before the ship returns post-lease to Europe. It’s the same cruise our father/daughter friends will be on with big brother and Mom, so we are excited to have an onboard reunion with them!
Our new friends at Chocal are in for (another!) big surprise when we show up again, especially when we give them another box of ear plugs, along with a stack of photo note cards I made from the photos you saw in my last post.
Meanwhile, our Cuban friend, Beni, and I have had e-mails flying back and forth almost daily; so, he’s excited for our return. We will see him on his birthday; and, we plan to take Beni out to lunch along with Eduardo (the glass artist) and his wife. Beni is also going to take us to meet his daughters, son, and grandkids. We have compiled a care package for all of them, and I loaded up a flash drive with music, the video of him singing “Dock of the Bay” with Bruce, as well as pictures I shot of Cuba, my community in Georgia, and Bruce’s glass work. We are thrilled and grateful to be able to return aboard Fathom’s Adonia once again!