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.

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

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The top deck all quiet first thing in the morning.

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One of the 3 pool areas

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Here we are exploring the ship on our first day.

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The 3 level dining room.

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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.

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

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They connected our balconies together too!

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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.

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

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

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

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

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The nightly shows were pretty awesome too.

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

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

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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.

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The boys watched me come down from the beach.

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A view of the zipline from the bottom.

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Cool, funky trees.

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Then we spent some time in the ocean!

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Sailing away from Labadee.

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Another great show that night.

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