Sunday when we boarded the ship we were greeted by crew members with Mardi Gras beads. Once we got inside the atrium there was a jazz band playing.
We headed to the buffet for lunch then to the "Galaxy of Stars" to hang out & wait for the rest of our crew.
Matt & Suzy were in New Orleans at her parents house for Mardi Gras & were planning to catch one last parade before joining us. There was lots of debate on whether they'd actually make it on the ship. Let's just say punctual isn't a word we'd use to describe Suzy. There was no shortage of alcohol on this ship. This is the bar in the Galaxy of the Stars.
I don't remember what was in it but it sounded fantastic. Not so much. It was a $10 glass of gross! I managed to stomach it because no way was I wasting a $10 drink. HA!
I took this from the very top of the ship before we left NOLA.
When we started sailing we passed St Louis Cathedral.
I wish I would've gotten a better picture but I didn't realize we were passing & I didn't have time to get my camera out but I had my phone in my hand. It's a beautiful church. Once we started sailing we went & had dinner. When you have a party of 12 it's a minimum of 2 hours but so fun!
So as not to overload you, I'll post more tomorrow.