This cruise has been 5 YEARS in the making. I like to think of it as a gift to Jason for putting up with me for the last 5 years, and a sneaky way to try and get 5 more out of him :) We booked the cruise 8 whole freaking months prior to out departure date! Talk about self control! Jason had a count down on his phone, and as the number got smaller, the anticipation got greater! Neither of us had ever been on a cruise, but it seemed like everyone else and their dog had been there done that- so we jumped on the bandwagon! This is going to take a couple of posts to give a full review and do it justice, but here's day one and two!!
All checked in at the port, waiting to board the ship! We could hardly wait!
Here's to hoping we WON'T have to get in those rescue boats!
Our cozy room- since this was our first cruise we went with a room that had a window. Jason's gotta give me five more years for the fancy-pants balcony suite :) And yes, that's my own pillow I brought all the way from Idaho. It's my mom's fault really- she got me hooked on those memory foam pillows and I was nervous about not getting a good night's rest on the standard pillows (only fellow memory foam users will understand my addiction!) So I stuffed it (literally) into Jason's suitcase, what a guy!
Good-bye Tampa! Good-bye America! Good-bye stress! Good-bye reality!
HELLOOOOO VACATION! HELLO PARADISE! HELLO HAPPINESS!!
Had to locate all the Life Saver rings, incase Jason decided to jump... or push me overboard! Yikes!
We had been looking forward to the Shuffleboard, being seasoned pro's from East Canyon. When we found out they had a tournament- we were knew we'd be the team to beat! OR NOT. Do you know how much those ships move your disc? REDICULOUS. Totally threw off my game, but we still had a good time!
Enjoying the sun...
Enjoying the sun a little more!
Dinner time! Truth is we were honestly a little disappointed in the food. Everyone we talked to always said how AMAZING the food was on the boat, and you'll gain 10 pounds, and yadda yadda yadda. Unfortunately none of that happened. (not so unfortunate for the weight I guess...) That's not to say the food was bad, it was just OKAY. We tried almost everything on the menu and everytime we would ask each other how it tasted and I was always just ALRIGHT. We fully expected to be blown away and it seemed to always just miss the mark. Oh well, at least we didn't starve :)
CONFESSION: I did have a small love affair with the CREPE station though. A-MAZ-ING.
Next Stop: Roatan, Honduras!! Stay tuned!