Port Canaveral and summary
4.13.15 - 4.13.15 82 °F
Our final stop was at Port Canaveral. As, again we have done the sight seeing before, we did not book any shore excursions. I have a good friend from the travel industry in the area, so we all got together for lunch at a nearby seafood shop.
The highlight of the day was the scheduled launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, but unfortunately the launch was cancelled with only a few minutes to go due to anvil clouds/thunderstorms in the area. The Captain was going to delay the underway so we could watch the launch, but as soon as it was scrubbed, we left.
As we were getting underway, it was the time of day for both the Royal Caribbean and Disney ships to get underway. A busy few moments in the harbor!
Our debarkation in Miami was perfect. We had a great leisurely breakfast in the dining room, and stayed in our cabin until 9:00am when we walked of the ship and took only a few minutes to get our bags and clear customs. With only 450+ folks on board, they start the debarkation at 8:30am and are done in less than 45 minutes, with no one rushing. A perfect end to a perfect cruise!!!
Regent is the only truly all inclusive cruise. It was an absolute pleasure to be in a very comfortable cabin, on a ship where no one says NO to anything and virtually everyone says hi and makes you feel welcome. It is more expensive....but not by much. Most folks price cruises by what the entering rate is not including the travel, hotels, incidentals, shore excursions drinks and booze and gratuities. The real price of the cruise is the cruise fare, PLUS all the charges on your Visa card when you get that. When you sail with Regent, that Visa card bill can literally be zero, and you are cruising in six star luxury.
Stay tuned - two weeks in Japan starting in Mid May!