Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Day 5: Day at Sea, and Day 6: Heading home

Sadly, this post brings me to the end of our vacation (which I desperately want to pack up and go back to!). This post will be considerably shorter, as all we did the last day of our cruise (LITERALLY) was eat and sleep and read. We got up for breakfast, ate, and came back to take a nap/watch tv. Then we dragged ourselves to the main dining room for lunch. After lunch, we went back to the room again - I read a book, Mark napped. We watched some tv. Then we showered and got ready for our last dinner with our cruise friends. :(

Our group picture: Me and Mark on the left, Steve and Meredith in the middle, and Adrian and Chantel on the right. They were really awesome table-mates, and made that part of the cruise so much fun!

Our table with our servers, Warren and Marvin

Me and the hubby at our last dinner on the cruise :(

After dinner, we rushed back to the room to pack before the shows. We found this - my favorite towel animal! What a cute little stingray :)

That night, our whole table met up for the last big show on the ship - and sadly, it left something to be desired. The first show was pretty good, I thought, showcasing different music and dance styles from different decades. This one was something about Paris, and was just ... weird, in parts. The dancing was still good ... just ... weird.

So then, Steve and Meredith and Mark and I all headed over to the lounge to watch the comedy show - it was, again, alright. At least we were able to find a seat. After that, we headed back to the room, finished some last minute packing, and sadly went to bed.

The next morning came pretty early, and we weren't very excited about leaving. We headed up to the deck to grab a bite to eat and take a few last pictures on deck in the Port of Miami.

We had SUCH a great vacation.

And we were SO sad to leave!!

From there, we went through customs, got a taxi back to the airport, and flew into Atlanta. We stayed in Griffin one more day, and then came home.

We had SUCH a great time, and I would totally cruise again :)

(Now I just need to get all these pictures printed and see if I can scrapbook them - I am SO far behind! That is my project for this summer - catch up on scrapbooking. I'm just finishing up Christmas, so I'm about 5 months behind - and I need to re-do all of my college scrapbooks in acid-free books so the pictures won't be ruined. So much to do!)

Hope everybody's having a great week so far!


  1. Your trip looked AMAZING, April! And I know you've been working really hard, so good for you. :) That's great you made friends with your tablemates! I've only ever gone on cruises with my huge family (and once J's fam/fam friends), so we've never sat with new people, just each other. The snorkeling yesterday looked so incredible--I was thinking about that all day! Much better than the day I had. ;) Welcome back home and yay for an amazing vacation!

  2. I'm so glad you had such a great vacation!!!
    You totally deserve it!:)
    I've gone on a cruise just once. Last September. And I loved it!! We made good friends, some of them were the singers and the magician of the shows! haha
    But saying goodbye to the cruise was pretty sad. Boo.