His verdict: “It’s just amazing, it feels like we’re back before the time of the pandemic and we’re alive again. Interact with people without masks, eat in restaurants, see shows. It’s a dream. “
Still, Ms Simpson found the emptiness of the boat surreal and said she missed the buzz of many passengers on board.
“Normally you were to come out here at 7 am and you would be lucky if you could find an empty chair to put your towel on, but now you have so many choices,” she said, pointing to the empty rows. . of deckchairs around the swimming pool.
Michelle Lewis, 56, and Chad Curtis, 34, a couple from Orange County, Calif., Sat smiling at each other as they celebrated the first night of their honeymoon at the upstairs restaurant of the ship’s Tuscan Grill range.
They winced at the idea that they were guinea pigs testing a series of health and safety protocols.
“I don’t feel like a guinea pig, I feel like a trailblazer,” Ms. Lewis said with a laugh.
“There can be issues that crop up along the way and I think you have to be prepared for things not to go perfectly. But look at us, ”she said, pointing to the ocean in the background. “We are in the middle of the Caribbean Sea on a luxury maskless cruise with wonderful people and crew. It’s fantastic.
The couple plan to take a consecutive cruise with the same itinerary, departing from Saint-Martin on June 19.