Met up with my Queen Mary roommate, Becky P., and her friends Cindy and Dave M. The first and second nights were formal; dragged along my 18-year-old sparkly dress, purchased for the cruise out of Fort Lauderdale with other zydeco dancers, so very many years ago. Hadn't worn it in a while! Still fits! Must be all that dancing I've done over the years.
In every corner of the ship I could find music, entertainment, activities, and dancing. Made a few friends, including these lovely ladies from Michigan and New Jersey. It was just as easy to find quiet corners for curling up with a good book.
On Halloween, we celebrated with pumpkins, a masquerade ball, and plenty of dancing. Each day, I worked out at the fitness center and participated in all the dance lessons and dances--trying to work off all those calories I was consuming!
Fortunately, the ship's company included six handsome gentlemen, known as dance hosts, provided specifically for the independent women who came without a partner and wanted to dance! I learned and practiced waltz, jive, cha cha, tango, rhumba, and line dances. Here, hamming it up with one of the dance hosts at the Halloween party.