Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Cruising the Caribbean

Hello lovely readers!! I very much enjoyed my week long vacation cruising the Caribbean, but I am back and am slowly adjusting back to the real world! First I want to thank all my Guest bloggers this week! I hope you all enjoyed them and if you didn't get a chance to read their post on Girl Talk take a look below!

Jessica at Wifesticated - Cruisin'

{ TRAVELING }
Saturday morning (May 30th) I set my alarm for 4:15 AM - it was the worst feeling setting an alarm that early, but I had to be at my sisters house at 5:30 AM and my grandparents at 6 AM. I picked up my very very tired sister and headed to our grandparents house. We said our Hellos, my aunt and cousins arrived and then we got in our cars and left North Carolina heading South towards Florida. Thankfully it was just my sister and I in my car and we got to blast the music as loud as we wanted and any type of music we wanted. We had about a 7-9 hour drive ahead of us so we found an early 2000s playlist on Spotify and hit play - that was seriously the best and longest playlist - it lasted us almost the whole time!


Finally after all day of driving we made it to Cape Canaveral, Florida and got comfortable in our hotel and got a good nights rest before we boarded the cruise ship on Sunday.

{ DAY ONE }
We ended up getting to take an earlier shuttle to the ship, which was a good thing because those lines were ridiculously long! I think we spent about 2 hours in line at the Port before we could even board and then OMGSH the reservations were all messed up and so that took some more time but we were finally on board the ship around 3pm and we were loving it and were very surprised at how big our room was! Just like Kate  said - get the balcony - it was wonderful having it! We explored a little and then went and got ready for dinner. The first night we were all so exhausted we attempted to watch a movie pool side, but I was't able to stay awake so we went to bed around 11pm.


{ DAY TWO - Coco Cay, Bahamas }
This was our first stop and one of my favorites! It was my favorite because all there was the beach! Our first stop was Coco Cay, Bahamas. Royal Caribbean cruise lines actually owns this island so it was nice because we had the whole island to ourselves (well whole island to our boat). There wasn't much to do in terms of shopping but the water and the beaches were gorgeous!





We got off around 9AM and left the island around 12 PM to get some lunch and then stayed on the boat the rest of the day. We continued to tan on the boat until it was time for dinner. Which the dinners were delicious, every night! This was our first formal night (there were 2). We were so lucky to have gotten a balcony and to have brought my selfie stick or we wouldn't have near as many good pictures!


After dinner it was show time! Every night on the cruise they have a different show. This particular night was the singer and dancers of the ship. They were very talented but the show was so cheesy. We didn't go back to watch them the rest of the cruise.


{ DAY THREE - Cruising }
The third day we spent on the cruise ship. It was nice to be able to relax and get some sun. We didn't think about all the pool chairs filling up on the bottom deck so we took our time that morning; we worked out, we showered, we got breakfast and then we hit the pool deck. Unfortunately all the pool chairs on the lower deck were taken so we had to tan up on the top deck, it wouldn't have been too bad but the wind was awful!


After we tanned we went to dinner and attempted to watch another movie poolside, but once again I was way too tired and had to go to bed after watching 30 minutes! 



Check back next week for the other half of my cruise!!



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17 comments :

Jasmine said...

ahhhhh love your playlist. Lol reminds me of high school days. I can't wait to see more pictures of your cruise.

Mae @ Endlessly Ever After said...

Pretty sure we are going on the same cruise for our honeymoon! Can't wait to hear about the rest :)

Chelsea Hetzel said...

Looks like PARADISE!!!!!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Oh how I love cruising, now I just want to book another one and LOVE Royal Caribbean! And yayyyy for the balcony room, worth every single extra penny :-D

Shelby Bussard said...

Your pictures are so beautiful! I hope you had a wonderful time!

Alicia Payne said...

I want to go on a cruise sooo bad!!!

Pamela said...

I am soo ready for another cruise! Your room is awesome!

Jessica Doll @ Team Wiking said...

This looks like so much fun, and it's beautiful! I've always wanted to go on a Caribbean cruise.

jessica / www.teamwiking.com

Brittany Deskins said...

I'm happy to see you like Nelly too ;)

Jessica said...

Love that you enjoyed the cruise!!! The private islands are nice because you dont have to worry about locals bugging you and such.. cant wait to see the rest

Shann Eva said...

That water looks unreal....so amazing! Sounds like a great trip so far.

Trisha Lozano said...

I can't wait to take a cruise! My parents go on one every year. Even though I travel international a lot , the idea of laying on a boat, soaking up the sun with a drink in my hand....sigh now that's living life!

Kayla Daughetee said...

What an awesome playlist!! :-) trying to get my husband to take a cruise next year!

katie // a touch of teal said...

Looks like such a fun trip and a great playlist!

Addie said...

Looks like a great trip, and you had a full lineup while you were gone so you didn't miss a beat!

Stephanie Chalk said...

Welcome home, it looks like you had a great trip! Xo, Stephanie

Kristin O said...

Royal Caribbean's shows used to be amazing but now they have such horrible ones. We love the Love and Marriage Show and occasionally when they have cover bands, but otherwise, we skip them, too.