Friday, July 6, 2007

Vacation Pics!

Our cruise was wonderful! It was so relaxing to just walk around the ship, sit on the deck, take naps, be served by others, not have to cook, etc.

Day one - just arrived - yes, it is very windy!
Sunset on the first day.

The ship had a Las Vegas flare to it. This is the atrium.

The view from the ship was overwhelmingly spectacular.

There were many places on the ship were we could just sit in the window and enjoy the view - and cuddle!

Our stateroom was neat and cozy, and the steward kept it super clean.
Each night, the steward made an animal out of our clean towels.

For dinner, we were assigned to sit at a table with a great group of young couples.

This was the night of the Captain's party - formal night.
Our server discovered it was our ten year anniversary, and he got some other servers together and sang to us - quite embarrassing.
Then he covered our faces with a napkin and had us kiss - even more embarrassing!
Then he folded the napkin and gave Roy Madonna boobs - beyond embarrassing!
And then devil horns - finally, the truth is told!
It was a fun night, but boy were we tired!

One night they had a special midnight buffet which included ice carvings and fruit and/or vegetable carvings and designs. Here are two of my favorites:

The ship had a coffee shop that sold desserts - fabulous and cheap - only $2 per slice. That's cheaper than Starbucks!

All products on the ship are tax and duty free, which meant we could buy lots of alcohol - we brought home 9 liters! This one is my new favorite. It is not sold in the US. It is coffee liqueur on one side and vanilla liqueur on the other. When you pour it out, it swirls together. Soooo yummy!

Roy bought me a tanzanite ring for our anniversary while we were on the ship! It is white gold and has diamonds on each side of the oval gemstone. It never leaves my finger!

We spent a day in Cozumel, Mexico. This is a view of our ship (Carnival Ecstasy) from the port.

We ate at the popular Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville in Cozumel.
We drank mango margaritas and watched others party hard and get free tequila shots for dancing in a line (is that called a Conga?) Yes, we only watched ... we were not brave enough or stupid enough to join in.
I ate volcano nachos!
(Will have to fix the size of this pic later. I'm such an amateur!)

We went snorkeling for about an hour and a half. It was so much fun! I could snorkel for hours!

On a scale of one to ten, I would say our cruise experience was a nine. The ship's crew was outstanding, the environment was fun and relaxing, and the time we spent together was much needed. I am sure we will cruise again.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Yay! I've been waiting for this post!
So, so fun! :) I love the pictures from your anniversary night, especially. You look great, my friend (skinny-minny too!), and like you are so happy! Oh, and your ring is gorgeous! I love tanzanite. I'm so glad you guys enjoyed it! :)