End of Caribbean cruise aboard the Costa Mediterranea

Pulling into Freeport
Pulling into Freeport

ABOARD THE COSTA MEDITERRANEA – Another day, another sea day. Our last. Despite fantastic ports of call, the three days at sea have been great.

Our 11-day odyssey of the Caribbean ends Monday morning and the Costa Mediterranea will call tomorrow in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, in the Bahamas. It is an island I know well and am looking forward to seeing again.

My late husband and I on Costa Riviera in the 1980s
My late husband and I on Costa Riviera in the 1980s

Today has been a day of exchanging contact info with new friends and catching up on some last-minute and, oh so timely, and convenient shopping. It is also time to recover our luggage and begin packing for our return home. The ship offered a package deal of laundry for 25 items for just under $30. Washed, dried and folded and very handy. I will do my own as I live less than a hour from PortMiami. I don’t have to cart dirty laundry across the country.

It has been an interesting cruise on a comfortable ship. Guadeloupe is a turnaround port where European passengers board after flying on a jumbo jet from Europe.

Many of us, of course, we will be back in Miami on Monday. And back to whatever each of considers normal in the midst of the winter holiday season.

Dancing queen!
Dancing queen!

Now, early Sunday morning, we are pulling into Freeport. We have plans to head to Lucaya Beach and a day of R& R after 11 days of touring the islands.

This is an unusual itinerary and a great ship. We have witnessed the adjustment from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean.

Bon voyage!

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