On board ship

Today we complete the first of our back-to-back cruises on Enchanted Princess. We left Ft Lauderdale, Florida on April 9 with around 2,600 passengers and 1,350 crew. We crossed the Atlantic Ocean, something that’s been on my bucket list. The whole trip will last 25 days including cruising around the North Sea after the crossing.…

Flat Stanley Cruising Good-bye

Flat Stanley here for my last cruise report. It was a fun 10 days. We pulled out of Fort Lauderdale in the rain with the ship’s horn playing the Love Boat theme song (Mimi and Grampy had to explain that Love Boat was a TV show long before I was around). But the weather turned…

Flat Stanley Cruising Princess Cays

Hey there. Flat Stanley here again, reporting on our final stop, Princess Cays in the Bahamas. We had to be on the ship at Grand Turk by 12:45 the day before. That was just in time to get pizza at Gigi’s, my favorite restaurant on the ship (because that’s Mommy’s name). We arrived at Princess…

Flat Stanley Cruising Grand Turk

Hello again. Flat Stanley reporting on our visit to Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos. This wasn’t where we were supposed to be. We were supposed to visit St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands but they didn’t let our ship stop there. The captain came on the speaker the night we left Dominica…

Flat Stanley Cruising Dominica

Flat Stanley checking in on Dominica. Well we’re not actually on Dominica now but this is my report about our time there. Dominica is another volcanic island that had lots of different people living there at different times. Just like Grenada, it became British with the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and gained full independence…

Flat Stanley Cruising Grenada

Hello, Flat Stanley reporting on Grenada. We had to be on board our ship in Curacao at 1:30 the day before so we could get to Grenada the next morning in time to spend a whole day there. Grenada is an island country and member of the British Commonwealth. In the old days, the Carib…

Flat Stanley Cruising Curacao

Hi, Flat Stanley checking in from Curacao, our second cruise port, and another Dutch island nation. We’re only 100 kilometers away from Aruba so we had a short trip. The ship got into port early in the morning and left later in the day so it could sail during the night. Pretty cool how the…

Flat Stanley Cruising Aruba

Hi, Flat Stanley here again with our first stop. We arrived at the island of Aruba after cruising for three full days at sea. Those three days were fun because we got to know the ship and meet lots of really nice people. But first let me tell you a little about me. I live…

FS Cruising

Hi, this is Flat Stanley. Mimi, Grampy, and I were recently on the Enchanted Princess cruise ship. Mimi says this cruise was to celebrate her and Grampy’s 40th wedding anniversary. I think that means they’ve been married a long time. We sailed from Ft. Lauderdale Florida around the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean for 10…

Bois Cotlette Estate, Dominica

Since we can only get off the boat on Dominica, on an excursion, we opt for the historical rather than the beachy stuff. The plantation Bois Cotlette; sometimes a sugar cane, coffee and rum estate halfway up a small mountain is a great choice. We learn that in the 16th century before there were any…