Friday, December 03, 2010

Emerald Princess Cruise, December 2010, Day 5

Friday, St. Lucia

Welcome to St. LuciaThe brief trip from Barbados to St. Lucia was smooth and only 133 nautical miles. The weather was sunny and hot with great visibility. The views from our ship were wonderful, especially from the upper decks. Other ships in port today were Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines' Braemar and Holland America's Prinsendam.

Castries Harbour, St. Lucia
Castries Harbour, St. Lucia (click on image to enlarge)

St. Lucia scenery
There are postcard views wherever you look on St. Lucia

Shopping village, St. Lucia
The Emerald Princess looming above the shopping village on St. Lucia

Baron Foods Mango ChutneyWe walked into the village of shops at the end of the dock and, instead of diamonds, we bought some mango chutney and hot sauces made on St. Lucia by Baron Foods Limited. It was unusual to see such a good assortment of locally-made foods available in a tourist market.

We had breakfast in the International Cafe in the atrium. Lunch was from room service.

Sabatini's logo In the evening we had a lavish Italian dinner at Sabatini's. The latter offers a tasting menu of at least a dozen appetizers and hors d'oeuvres (small servings) followed three different pasta dishes, then an entrรฉe and a dessert sampler. It takes a while to complete the meal and then you waddle back to your cabin to sleep it off.

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