James Marvin Blackwell
I recently spent a week on the
Carnival "Freedom" out of Galveston,
with ports of call at Ocho Rios,
Grand Cayman and Cozumel. I had a
nice balcony cabin right beneath the
Spa where I was able to take full
advantage of the gym, steam room,
massages and facials. Admittedly it
was a bit decadent but I deserve it.
The weather was perfect once we left
the cold and rain of the Gulf, and
the seas were smooth. The food and
booze were superb, and I met some
interesting folks among my fellow
passengers. The nightly
entertainment was excellent with a
comedy club and musical floor shows.
Ashore at Ocho Rios I visited Dunns
River Falls and a beautiful beach (Ya
Mon, No Problem). At Grand Cayman I
took a 100 foot dive in a submarine
to view the "Wall," and at Cozumel I
got to swim with the dolphins.
Altogether it was a nice getaway.
Here are some photo highlights.
(Yes, I did leave the wife at home,
but she wouldn't have enjoyed the
trip, believe me).