The first image above is not a particularly artistic image. It was taken on February 11th. But, it was the first frame that I have taken aboard an operational cruise ship in over 2 years. And while it was, in many ways, a very unusual cruise, it was a shock find out just how much I missed cruising. We were originally scheduled to sail on the Sirena, one of Oceania's small (650 passenger) ships. Due to COVID, they limited the number of passengers to about half the ship's capacity. About a month before we were to sail, one of the slightly larger ships, Marina (1250 passenger capacity) had to abruptly cancel her South American sailings. Oceania decided to just move the 300 or so of us to Marina, upgrading many to better cabins. And so, we set sail from Miami with less than 400 passengers and over 750 crew!
It was a 12 day, round-trip from Miami, stopping in: Aruba, Bonaire, Curcao, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Antigua, and St. Maarten. Overall, the weather was great and the tours ashore were much better than normal. Like all organized tours not designed for photographers, you end up doing a lot of "run and gun" shooting. Not the most condusive to artistic images. It was just great to be out shooting in the tropics again. I hope you enjoy some of the sunshine and bright colors of the Caribbean. You can view the entire collection at: https://www.markpollittphoto.com/p871680878