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January 14

Caribbean Cruise Recap: Part 1

I’m sitting at my computer, on Sunday afternoon, writing this recap post…. all the while everything is bobbing up and down as if I’m still on the ship.  Felix and I got home yesterday in the early evening and it’s been more than 24 hrs and I still haven’t gotten my ‘land legs’ yet.  I now know the full effect of sea legs after being on a ship for an extended amount of time.  It’s so crazy!

The first 3 days of the cruise were fine, but I felt like I was still getting accustomed to being out in the open ocean.  And then on day 3 there were some very rough waters since we were going through a horrible storm and we all got sea sick.  What saved me was some little wrist bands that took away most of the nausea, but you still felt the rough rocking of the ship which was a bit nerve-wracking.  Poor Felix had a much rougher time than I did and I didn’t think he was truly happy and relaxed until day 4 or 5.

All in all, it was the most relaxing vacation I think I’ve ever been on and I feel very refreshed afterwards!

That being said, I’m dreading going back to work and getting on the bathroom scale.  heh  The food was good and there were many fun drinks, but after days 2 or 3 I was getting a bit shall we say… weighed down by all of the rich food.  A few days is okay to splurge on food but after that I felt guilty and switched to eating fish and salads… but that wasn’t enough to keep the weight off since everything is cooked in butter.  I’m going to be having a fun time at the gym the next few weeks.  :)

Honestly, it’s kinda funny… Over the course of these 7 days you can actually see my cheeks getting a bit fuller in the images.  heh  I’m hoping that a cleanse will help me shed some excess water weight.

Since there is far too much to cover in one blog post, I’ll be splitting things into two posts for easier reading.

Our ship, the Caribbean Princess:

The whole time, I couldn’t get over how large this ship was.  My parents had gone on one cruise before this and they said their first ship was larger than this.  Mind blown!

The cruise was actually a family trip on my step dad’s side, but not the whole family could make it.  On board was Felix and myself, my mom and dad, my sister Katie and her husband Dan, my Aunt Karen & Kenny’s family (with a multitude of cousins) and some more of my Aunt Karen’s family.  But I primarily hung out with my immediate family or went solo with Felix.

Our petite state room:

The room wasn’t very large but it was just fine.  (It did end up feeling a little claustrophobic when we were going through the rough waters….)

Me and my mom on deck as we left port:

Day 2 at Princess Cays Island:

After being on the ship less than 24 hours we had already made port at the Island of Princess Cays and we had a lovely beach day there.

We had rented a clam shell on the beach since I have very delicate, pale skin.  I used (at least) spf 70 the entire time and still managed to get a bit burnt.

Snorkeling with my mom (my butt is the reddish one & my mom is the pink one):

We saw lots ofanemones and little fish in the reef this day.

Outfit for the evening, a 70’s dress in cream I bought on etsy for the cruise:

Everyone needs a kiss!

Felix and I camped out at the back of the boat during day 3 (I did some knitting and he did some blogging).

This was our view off the back of the ship:

This is what we saw the majority of the time at sea… a vast blue openness.

As the ship started rocking my poor husband got sick and sleepy.  (He wore the wrist-bands this day.)

He perked up enough to go out to dinner for the dressy evening.

This is the lacy greenish dress I bought 2 days before leaving.  The bodice is lined in a nude fabric and the sleeves were left unlined.

Well… that’s all I have of the images from day 1-3.  Much more to come with days 4-7 shortly….

Thanks again for all of your well wishes before I left.  :)

  1. Sew Little Time / Jan 14 2013

    that cream dress is beautiful! but i want to see more of your me mades!

  2. Meli / Jan 14 2013

    Looks like you were having fun, aside from the seasickness.. ALSO daaang lady you look great in that cream dress!!

    • Liz / Jan 14 2013

      Aww thanks lady!

  3. Michelle / Jan 14 2013

    Welcome back! I’m glad to hear you’re well rested and relaxed! I hope that your work week is easy.

  4. Tasha / Jan 14 2013

    Welcome home!! Even if there was some motion sickness issues (this would be my biggest worry with a cruise), glad to hear the trip was so nice. Those ocean shots look amazing and so serene. Your cabin is cute!

    And I love the blue dress, that’s a great color on you and looks great with the nude belt and shoes!

  5. Qui / Jan 14 2013

    hehe, love the walrus photo :) Your outfits look fabulous Liz! Welcome home.

  6. Ginger / Jan 14 2013

    Gorgeous outfits! You have great taste, girl!

  7. Rachel / Jan 14 2013

    Looks like you had fun anyway :) Glad your trip was enjoyable!

  8. Salma / Jan 14 2013

    Glad your trip was awesome! That turquoise lace dress is gorgeous on you!

  9. Sarah / Jan 14 2013

    Where on earth did you get your fantastic red swim suit?! All of your outfits are fabulous – you look like you are enjoying yourself.

    I had trouble with motion sickness when I went on a cruise. I took ginger capsules and Gravol Ginger and it worked by Day 3. Seasoned cruisers told me to start taking the ginger capsules about 3 days prior to leaving next time. Noted!

  10. Lauren / Jan 15 2013

    I am so jealous of your cruise, sunny weather, perfect outfits, and what appears to be a SUPER adorable bathing suit. Looks like y’all had an amazing time! Can’t wait to see part 2 :)

  11. VickiKate / Jan 15 2013

    You look beautiful in all those dresses! It sounds like the sea sickness was memorable? I hope there was far more good than bad though!

  12. Meg the Grand / Jan 15 2013

    Your cream and green dresses are beautiful! I’m glad you got some time to relax after that storm – rough seas are the worst – but the food is really something else :) I’m glad you had a wonderful time!

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