12-4-16 Embarkation day:
Our short 4 day stay in South Florida was over. It was time to make our way to the cruise port. So we jumped into our rental car and headed off to the Budget Rental Car location on 17th street across from the cruise port. They offer a free shuttle to the port, so we've used this return location a few times. It also offers a free shuttle from the port, so it was a busy place. No Fastbreak line there, but they were anxious to get the returned cars so they have cars for the people from the cruise ship, so the wait wasn't too bad. By 11 we were on our way to the port. I shot this picture from the shuttle as we were entering the port. Not too busy for a Sunday---only 3 ships in port. I had read about the mobile passport app and while we were waiting to board the ship, I went online and downloaded it. It's suppose to get you through customs much quicker. Unfortunately, the app wasn't good for port entry with a Samsung phone yet.
Our cabin was nice (more pictures of it in my Koningsdam post--- (click here Cabin VQ 10031 ) It had a few extra amenities since it was a spa category: yoga mat; Bose speakers; pedometers; and was suppose to come with 3 complimentary bottles of flavored vitamin water and 1 large complimentary bottle of plain water, but ours were missing. We called the number on the flyer in the room and inquired about the water. Took 3 days to get them, but they were handy for taking on shore. We also liked the new features of USB ports, large mounted tv, lots of tv channels, and throw blanket, didn't even mind not having a tub.
Looking from the verandah door towards the front door.
I think our verandah was shallower then most verandahs, but it was adequate. Being on level 10 near the forward elevators, we had great unobstructed views.