I woke up this morning looking out the window of my balcony stateroom. All I saw was the blue sky, the dark blue water of the Caribbean, and the bright green island of the Dominican Republic. Shortly, we docked in La Romana, our second port of call.
Shortly after docking, I disembarked the Carnival Breeze one again for a day of relaxation and sun on the beaches of the Dominican Republic. As I made my way into the main port area, which housed yet another Dufry shop as well as the tour buses, I picked up a map of the area from the information desk. After some thought and discussion with my family, we decided on an day pass to Casa de Campo, a private condo, resort, and residential area near La Romana. The day pass provided us with transportation to and from the beach, sun loungers, an umbrella, towels, and access to a restaurant near the beach.
Once arriving at Casa de Campo after a short drive, we immediately made our way to the beach. To my surprise, the beach was fairly empty and we were able to use 3 sun loungers with an umbrella right on the edge of the water. The beach was one of the nicer ones I have been to throughout my travels and the exclusivity of it made it very quiet and peaceful. The water around the beach was crystal clear and warm. The water was also teeming with schools of bright colored fish, which made for excellent snorkeling! After enjoying the warm waters of the Dominican Republic and lounging in the warm Caribbean sun, it was time to return to the Carnival Breeze.
Soon, we were back aboard the ship and it was time for lunch once again. Of course, I faltered and decided to enjoy another Guy’s burger. This time around I decided to try The Ringer, which is a burger with the usual makings, but topped off with an onion ring and special barbeque sauce. Needless to say, it was delicious and I will be back for more before the end of this cruise!
Since we had returned from La Romana a little bit before sailing time, the ship’s crew were beginning to prepare the ship for sail away. The crew had prepared the ropes for reeling in and half of the gangway’s had already been brought aboard, but guests were still showing up to board the ship. While it was about a half hour past the posted “be back aboard” time, hundreds of guests were still walking towards the ship from the port area. Obviously, the officers and Captain were not happy with their late arrival, so about 12 blasts on the ship’s horn were sounded to get the guests moving. Eventually, after the last late arrivals made their way aboard, we pushed away from the dock and began our scenic sail away along the Dominican Republic coastline. Eventually, as we began to make our way out into open waters, we began to head south and set course for our next port of call, Curacao.
Where Is Mike Today? Curacao
Where Will Mike Be Tomorrow? Aruba