Today is a BIG day for Port Canaveral, because the BIGGEST cruise ship ever to home port here - Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas - makes her Central Florida debut today. The first of the Freedom Class ships, she's moving here from South Florida, complete with her Cantilevered whirlpools, Ice-skating rink, Royal Promenade, and other innovations that were created just for this class of ship.
Ths local port authority has but together a welcome and bon voyage to-do for her first sailing out of our port. It's dubbed the 'Sail-A-Bration,' and takes place today from 4:00- 6:00pm at Jetty Park.
Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it) I'll miss the event. I'm currently cruising on another ship... and today's port of call is Key West, where my snorkel buddy and I plan to plunge in and explore the reef off the soutnern tip of the Sunshine State. Hopefully, there will be pics of what we find when we come back!
Over my swim suit, I may just wear a pair of quick-drying Mesh Swim Cover up shorts from Cruise Ready Store. They take up almost no room at all in your suitcase!
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