Day 10 was a lovely port in Aruba - Orangestad. What a colorful and peaceful looking harbor. There are lots of shops visible from the ship. Wayne went scuba diving on this island, but wasn't at all happy with his excursion. He went with a shop called Mermaid Diving. They did everything that he was taught not to do! They were very careless with their divers' safety (one of the divemasters would not do a safety stop on the way to the surface). Wayne did a safety stop in spite of the divemaster. The excursion leaders also touched and broke off pieces of coral! You never touch living coral in the sea - a touch can kill it! One of the divemasters also reached into a hole in the coral and pulled an octopus from its lair. You should never bother the animals you find either, especially not for the entertainment of your tour group! Wayne was so angry when he returned.
Day 11 was another quiet day at sea - sobering to think it was our last full day on the cruise. We sunned, attended some shows and said our goodbyes to our stateroom attendants and our dinner companions.
Day 12 - we left the ship at approximately 10:00 am and headed for the airport. We didn't arrive home until 8:30 at night, due to a delay in our flight out of San Juan.
I don't want to call this a trip of a lifetime, because that implies that we won't make a trip like that again. I would certainly love to make another trip like this, but I was glad to arrive at home to see my kids and grandson again. I missed them all.