So in January Nick and I went on our first Caribbean Cruise. I have been on a Caribbean cruise before with my entire family on my Mom's side, and ever since I have really wanted to go back!! So I finally convinced Nick that we needed to go, although, it didnt take much convincing. ;) We decided that this January would be the perfect time to go since Sophie would be about 18 months old ( we didnt want to bring her with us, I know, we are the meanest parents ever right!?), and this is Nick's last semester of school and he would be on break in January so it just worked out perfect! SO... We did it!! We went, and it was AWESOME!!! We left January 21 and flew to Miami. We stayed in Miami that night in probably the classiest hotels ever! (NOT REALLY) It was pretty ghetto actually, and kinda freaky but it worked. HA. So then the next morning we headed to the ship. We went on Norweigian Cruise Lines and we really liked it.
|Our awesome hotel room|
|waiting for the shuttle to get to the ship|
Day 1: The first day we just ATE and ATE, we did a lot of that this week ;), and we just hung out on the ship the as we headed out to Sea.
|Waiting in the theater on the ship for the show to start|
|Our huge stateroom on the ship|
Day 2: We got to the Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. Which is a small island the ship line owns. It was pretty cool. We took a ferry to the island and stayed there all day. Nick and I snorkled and explored around the isalnd. It was pretty fun! The best part of this cruise, though, was the weather. Which was perfect the ENTIRE time. Like 78-84 degrees all day every day even on the ship and at night! It was so great! This island also prvided a huge free buffet that the ship brought and so that was cool to be able to go and eat during the day whenever we felt like it on the isalnd without having to go back to the ship.
|the boat we took out to the stingrays|
|Unfortunately I couldnt get a pic of Nick with the stinkgray so this is all ya get|
Day 6: Cozumel, Mexico. This was our last stop before heading back to Miami. Nick and I decided to rent a scooter for the day and just go check out the island. We had a blast!! It was pretty funny because right after we hopped on the scooter and headed off it started pouring rain!! It was crazy! So we were driving around soaking wet and laughing our heads off. It stopped after about 15 min and the sun came out it it was nice the rest of the day. We drove all around the island and saw neighborhoods where people actually live. Honestly I couldnt believe how impovrished it was! People were literally living in shacks. It was very interesting. Then we drove to these old Myan ruins to look around and it turned out that cost money and we didnt have enough with us so we turned around and decided to find a cool place to snorkle (what a surprise huh! ;) we actually checked out a few beaches that were busts but then Nick spotted this little tiny beach just off the road with about 8 people on it. We saw a bunch of rocks and figured that it had to be good snorkling and it turned out it was! In fact it was AWESOME!! So we spent the rest of the day there and had SO much fun!
|the Myan ruins we didnt actually get to see :)|
|a "nice" house in cozumel|
|nick and our scooter|
Day 7: Our last full day on the ship was a sea day. So like before we just hung out and had fun!
We had such a Fun time on the cruise! It was so relaxing and just great!! I would definitely recommend it to everyone!! And although we really did miss Sophie ( My mom watched her most the week and Nick's mom took her for a couple days too, we are very lucky to have such great parents who will watch our child for us!) It was totally worth it. Im so so so glad we did it and I already want to go again someday. Although I dont think we will for a few years ;)