I did my last blog on 25 November 2009 for P&O Cruises and almost 12 months later it’s great to be back!
We sail this afternoon on a 23 night Southampton to Southampton Caribbean Cruise, with Ponta Delgada in the Azores being the first port of call and Madeira the last. We also have five ports of call in the wonderful tropical islands of the Caribbean - Antigua, St Maarten, St Kitts, St Lucia, and Barbados to name them all before we get back to Southampton on 8 December.
Our passengers and Ships Company are so looking forward to them.
Apart from the ports of call the passengers love the days at sea; and there are going to be plenty of them with two Atlantic crossings giving us fifteen scheduled sea days this cruise! As a point of interest the Atlantic Ocean is the world’s second largest ocean covering 22% of the earth’s surface.
We have a diverse range of entertainment scheduled for our passengers throughout the cruise which I will be telling you a little more about over the next three weeks. Apart from the entertainment there are numerous different bars and dining options to explore, along with our well stocked boutiques, spa, casino, photo gallery and art gallery, there really is so much to do on board.
Over the cruise we will have 92 staff within the entertainment department consisting of the team of Entertainment Officers, Entertainment Technical Production Team, Musicians, (including a Steel Band as we are on a Caribbean Cruise), The Headliners Theatre Company, Cabaret Acts, (9 in all), Guest Speakers on a variety of topics (6 in all), teachers of dance, bridge, craft, art and languages should passengers wish to learn a new skill and last but not least an After Dinner Speaker, Tony Gubba.
I will be introducing you to some of them to you during the cruise.
It should be a fantastic experience for our passengers; and I hope that my blog will give you a flavour of what my department will be offering over the 23 nights.