Caribbean Cruise – Sailing Away from Port Everglades (Day 1)

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We were set to sail around 4:30-5:00pm, so we walked to the upper decks of the ship to capture some pictures and video of the area as were sailing away from Port Everglades. It was bright and sunny, but a little bit chilly. It was very enjoyable as the band performed all of their renditions of famous songs (including Blurred Lines, which we liked better than the original version!). The female lead singer had such a powerful voice as she belted out song after song, and the band was great, too! I really liked their version of Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns N’ Roses). The passengers on board were already celebrating as there was plenty of drinking and dancing happening on both decks around the pool. We watched the sights as we sailed out of Port Everglades while passing some other cruise ships, yachts, mansions, and long stretches of beach.

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For the sunset, we went back to our balcony for a gorgeous view. The boat was riding through a little bit of choppy waters, and we could feel the ship very slightly rocking back and forth. It didn’t take long to get used to it!

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After the sunset, Justin and I put on some nicer clothes to go for dinner. We went later than usual around 8:00pm, since there was a big lineup at 7:00pm. We ate dinner at a table for 2 in the Michaelangelo dining room – the “anytime” dining. This was the best option for us since we always wanted to eat at a private table for two, and we might want to eat at a different time each night. It all depended on how late we would be out exploring the islands or when we were hungry for dinner that night. Anytime dining definitely suited us best!

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As we both consume a vegan diet, we had to notify the Head Waiter of our special dietary requests. The Head Waiter in the Michaelangelo Dining Room, Andrew, came over right away to assist us. He was incredibly nice and understanding, and he did his best that evening to accommodate our food requests. That evening, the meal was actually quite easy to make vegan as the vegetarian option was almost already vegan!

We had the Spring Rolls (our waiter made sure that the sauce which had chicken broth in it was removed), a salad with balsamic dressing, and a pasta with tomato sauce, broccoli, olives and capers. Andrew made sure that the pasta had no egg in it, which it didn’t. We were so grateful for his attention to detail and the effort he put into helping us!

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For dessert, we had a plate of delicious tropical fruits and melons. I felt completely satisfied after having such a yummy meal!

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After dinner, we went back to our cabin. Our room steward, Christopher, had the bed turned down for us and the room was all cleaned up. He did such a great job, too! All of the employees on Princess take such great care of the passengers on board! We were given a free Princess tote bag, which ended up being great for taking beach towels along with us on our excursions. We ended up getting to bed fairly early as we had an early morning the next day for a segway tour in Nassau, Bahamas!

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Check out our other blog posts from this day, including All Aboard the Emerald Princess! and A Video of Day 1 on the Cruise.

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Lauren is one half of "Justin Plus Lauren". She loves to travel, take photos, and write all about it! Lauren eats a plant-based diet and seeks out yummy vegan food on her travels. She loves nature, animals, outdoor adventures, coffee, and her cats, Chickpea and Peanut.

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