It’s hard to believe that Will and I have been married for a YEAR already! Boy oh boy, does time fly! It seems like only yesterday we were meeting eyes at that altar…
So what did we do to celebrate?? We went on a cruise of course! 😀
(Gotta love our cruise glamour shots 😉 )
We sailed on Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas through a great deal we got from Costco Travel. We left on a Friday afternoon from Port Canaveral, sailed to Nassau on Saturday, Cococay on Sunday, and back to Port Canaveral on Monday morning. Although the cruise was only three nights long, we had an absolute blast and felt rejuvenated and refreshed by the end of it. Not to mention the boat was AMAZING!
I had never been on a legitimate cruise before, so I was blown away by the nonstop supply of free food, ongoing activities, and exceptional entertainment. Not to mention I got to spend the weekend with this hunk 😉
We stayed in an ocean-view stateroom on Deck 3, conveniently located next to the main elevators. Our room was spacious enough to lounge in, and we never really felt cramped or uncomfortable.
As I mentioned before, the boat was truly amazing! Everything was clean and well-kept, and there was always plenty to explore and do.
The main deck:
The art gallery:
I was particularly a fan of the onboard gym (which I forgot to snap a photo of), and found myself enjoying its amenities each morning. It was such a cool feeling to be able to walk or jog on the treadmill while looking out at the ocean!
Everything we ate was AMAZING. This was such a nice change from the Luxury Bahia we stayed at for our honeymoon in the Dominican Republic. At the resort, the both of us had food poisoning from the fresh vegetables and we were sooo nervous to eat certain things for a good portion of our stay. Cruising is so much different! Even though there is a constant abundance of food, everything seemed to be really well prepared and delicious.
At the buffet I ate lots of concoction salads–
While at the more formal sit-down dinners I ate some sort of salmon every night. No shame.
Will ate lots of everything. And I mean EVERYTHING! Boy that guy can eat! I can’t believe I only captured these two photos of the mountains he ate, but he is sneaky I’ll tell ya!
The Towel-folding skills:
These can speak for themselves 😉
(We kept calling that one Popcorn <3)
We didn’t do any excursions on our cruise because it was pretty short, so we figured we could find enough activities to entertain ourselves in that period of time. I’m really happy that we made this decision– by the time we explored each of the ports, we were ready to head back in and eat/rest/get ready for dinner. Despite the multiple crowds of partiers on the boat, this was a laiidddddd back cruise for us. Totally rejuvenating!
The port at Nassau:
Overall, we had a FANTASTIC time. I mentioned before that we got a great deal through Costco Travel that also gave us a $250 onboard credit to spend on anything we wanted—including the daily taxes and fees. This MADE the trip for us because we felt like we had money to spend on extra things here and there like a spontaneous coffee at the Starbucks or the random Anne Klein watch I had my eye on… If y’all have a Costco membership, check out their travel deals! We loved our experience using them, and would so do it again!
(This isn’t sponsored by Costco Travel—although it sure sounds like it 😉 Will and I are Costco fans for life!)
Have you ever been on a cruise? Do you have a Costco membership?