We have had this cruise planned for nearly a year. So much time went into making sure everything was scheduled, little ones were taken care, time taken off from work, lots of details. So when we were sitting on the plane, ready to leave to Florida, I was finally able to relax & begin to enjoy our 8 day, adult-only vacation.
I thought I would share some of the highlights of our cruise. My husband & I, along with all of his siblings, their spouses & his parents, took a cruise to the Eastern Caribbean. We stayed on a beautiful ship, called the Celebrity Solstice.
We traveled to San Juan, St. Maarten & St. Thomas.
I have never visited any of them before, nor had I been on a cruise, so this was all pretty amazing to me.
We kayaked to the Bioluminescent Bay in Puerto Rico. It was pretty incredible. I didn't get any pictures because I was a little too nervous about the whole kayak thing. I didn't rock the boat though, and we made it through just fine. :)
We visited Pinel Island in St. Maarten. It was picturesque. We may have gotten a little more than we hoped to see though, with a few topless sunbathers. :)
St. Thomas was my favorite place we stopped at. It was stunning, absolutely gorgeous in every direction. We took a catamaran & snorkeled near St. John. It was my first time snorkeling, we happened to see a Barracuda, which we quickly swam in the other direction. And we supposedly walked past Kenny Chesney's boat. :)
This was the view from our veranda as we were leaving St. Thomas.
We also had two formal nights. It was kind of fun to get all dressed up & eat at a fancy restaurant. And let's talk about the food on the cruise, I swear I gained at least 5 lbs. There was so much to eat, you could have done that all day if you wanted.
Overall my first cruise was pretty wonderful. I enjoyed spending that one-on-one time with my husband. Life gets so busy that it was great to be able to reconnect again. Now it's back to reality though--diaper changes, laundry, meal planning. Vacations can only last so long. :)
So have any of you been on a cruise before??
If so, where, I would love to hear about your experience with them.