The night before we left, we headed to the grocery store for snacks and drove past Duffy's Sports Grill. You may know about our backyard fold-down bar - and Tom's running joke with his friends about Duffy's Bar & Grill.
So of course we had to stop there for dinner. The place is huge!
We had a balcony cabin - nearly the same one we had last time. There was more than enough space for us to spread out - and I appreciated being able to step outside whenever I wanted to.
Of course the highlight of any cruise is the towel animal that is waiting for you when you get back from dinner. And our room steward didn't let us down. The floppy-eared puppy was my personal favourite - no surprise there.
One of the towels in the bathroom was always falling off the hook and landing in a pile on the floor. More often than not, you would open the door to find this guy waiting for you. Tom liked to call him the sleeping pope.
Our first port of call was Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos islands.
We also went to Gibbs Cay, which is known as Stingray City. The tour guide found a stingray for us to get up close with - each of us getting to support it in the water, and then kissing it. Supposedly it's good luck to kiss a stingray. We did win $10 at the casino slots that night, so maybe it works!
We still had plenty of time after dinner, so we walked around a bit more and then back to the ship, getting to see what it looks like lit up at night.
We were dropped off at "99 Steps" - a staircase street that joins the main street to the residential area. The streets are steeply sloped, so these little staircases are a great way to make your way down the hill.
We had a really great time, though we think we might stick to some land-based vacations for a while. There are just too many places we want to see!