Cruise Vacation 1 | Personal

You may have noticed that my blog has been slow lately – I was on vacation!!!  I gotta say this was one of our best vacations ever – although I think I say that every time!  We really enjoyed cruising though.  I was worried about my family being sea sick, but it wasn’t an issue at all!  We barely felt the movement and we loved being somewhere new every day.   We did a 7 day cruise from Port Canaveral on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas.  We stopped at Labadee (their private island on Haiti),  Jamaica, Grand Cayman & Cozumel.

Here’s our ship in port at Labadee.  This shot is out of order, but I wanted to start off with a ship shot.

The top deck all quiet first thing in the morning.

One of the 3 pool areas

Here we are exploring the ship on our first day.

The 3 level dining room.

My husband and I did a cruise 17 years ago for our honeymoon and we loved it.  At the time we had a cabin with a porthole and I thought if we ever cruised again my dream would be to have a balcony.  I actually cried a little stepping out onto our balcony and seeing the ocean.

This is the boys cabin which had a connecting door to our cabin.

They connected our balconies together too!

Our first day of sailing was a day at sea.  The kids hung out for a bit at the kids pool and then we watched a 3D movie in the theatre later that afternoon.

This was our first formal night.  Aren’t they so cute in their ties!

My husband was not happy wearing a suit, but I thought he looked pretty spiffy!

We sat by the window every night for dinner and it made me so happy!

Every night our amazing cabin steward made the boys towel animals.  These were some of my faves.  The service on the ship was unbelievable.

The nightly shows were pretty awesome too.

The next day we were in Labadee and it was a fabulous day!  I did the zipline!  It is the longest zipline over the ocean in the world.  Pictured above is my practice run on the baby zipline.

This was the view from the top of the zipline.  Amazing!

I bought a Canon waterproof/shockproof point and shoot camera for this trip because I knew there were things we were doing that my big DSLR camera could not go.  I took this camera down the zipline and many other places with me and I was very impressed with it.

The boys watched me come down from the beach.

A view of the zipline from the bottom.

Cool, funky trees.

Then we spent some time in the ocean!

Sailing away from Labadee.

Another great show that night.