Thursday, March 6, 2014

Set Sail

On this week last year, I was sailing away on a Caribbean cruise. I've mentioned before that this was one of the best weeks of college, and for good reason. 18 of us headed to Ft. Lauderdale, where we sailed to Belize and Cozumel. To say we had fun would be an understatement, and SW and I definitely have spring-fever/vacation fever/warm fever, as we've been perusing the Royal Caribbean website quite a bit these days.

If you're wanting to take a little vacay, but can't decide where to go, a cruise may be a great option. We chose Royal Caribbean, and though I don't have another large cruise to compare it too, my friends who did said it was the best yet. I did do a river cruise through Europe which was absolutely incredible, but a completely different experience.

Reasons to go on a cruise:
  1. You get to see a variety of places, depending on how long your cruise is.
  2. There are fun options at every stop. In Cozumel, a group of us went on a catamaran before going snorkeling. Such a fun experience. 
  3. You have a built in reservation every night. The people around us probably hated us, but we had a great time at our two tables. 
  4. If you love food, a cruise is the place for you. Great meals starting early in the morning until late at night.
  5. You get to drink pretty drinks. All. Day. Long.
  6.  Happy hour is every hour.
  7. There are multiple pools and hot tubs to choose from.
  8. Like action? Don't worry, there may just be a surfing pool.
  9. Who doesn't like karaoke?
  10. You have a gorgeous view at any time of day.
  11. Don't worry about getting seasick -- there were very rough seas and high winds the first day, but the cruise is very accommodating, offering Dramamine and other medicines to calm you down.

While I love any kind of vacation, this cruise was definitely a highlight. I've been lucky enough to visit a lot of beautiful places, and while nothing beats a beach side chair at the Atlantis in the Bahamas, a cruise is most a fun option as well, and it was a trip that none of us wanted to leave.

Set sail!

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