|Leaving Miami, South Beach is in the background|
Beginning the Cruise
We got to the port around 11:00 and quickly boarded, along with about 3500 others (and 1100 crew members). Long lines, but everyone was quickly processed. Of course Mona was starving so the first place we hit was a buffet. It’s hard to describe how many offerings there were….you just have to see it to believe it. We sated our hunger and then began exploring our ship, the Carnival Liberty. The ship has 13 decks and is about 1000 feet long (not to mention it weighs 110,000 tons!).
There are lounges throughout the ship, along with several restaurants,cafes and coffee shops. There is also an incredible list of over 350 activities you can do….games, shows, casino, pools, Jacuzzis, and on and on and on….
|Mona and Friends|
|Two Wild Flowers
Our excursion began with a two hour boat ride into the jungle. We left the port on an open boat that seated 30. We cruised along the coast until we came to the River Wallace where we turned up river. No sooner had we entered the river we saw a dolphin….and something else. The dolphin was playing with a baby manatee, giving it rides on his nose!!! Mama manatee was swimming alongside keeping aclose eye on things! Amazing!
|Two of the Pyramids at Altun Ha|
|This Ray is About 5 feet Wide.|