This cruise was quite eventful (atleast for me). We had a power outage on the Fascination, rough seas, and a security issue at the port (?!?).
We were going with friends as a gigantic group. Our cabin was U90, and our friends had booked U94, U98, U114, U115, and U206.
Day 1: Atlanta - Jacksonville
We live in Atlanta which is a good 6-7 hours away from Jacksonville. We decided to leave home at about 11AM and so we arrived at about 5ish. We stayed at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Jacksonville - the hotel was absolutely beautiful.
The view from our room on the 16th floor
My favorite: The rooftop pool
Saying goodbye to the room the day of the cruise!
We arrived at the port at around 12.
At the port we were taken to a special car waiting area. A security guard told us that the coast guard had shut down the port due to security issues and had to clear the ship before they allowed boarding. We waited for about an hour in our car until we were directed to the parking lot and finally into the terminal. We were VIP because of our suite and I have to saw I really enjoyed the VIP experience in Jacksonville. The line was really fast and the VIP room really beautiful.
Got a quick picture of the VIP line thingy.
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