Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Our cruise with the Leidners!

Recently we returned from our Eastern Caribbean cruise with our best friends and we had a BLAST! I have been wanting to go back since we got home, but I had to return to real life, I guess...Anyway, here is a recap of some of the highlights! Check out Facebook to see all of our cruise pictures!

We flew to Orlando, and then took a transfer bus to Port Canaveral, where we boarded our ship on Sunday, July 3.

Our first port stop, the following day, was in Coco Cay, Bahamas. Coco Cay is a private island owned by Royal Caribbean. It was BEAUTIFUL and our favorite day of the cruise! We rode jet skis and the water was gorgeous! Then we hung out in some hammocks and relaxed, plus did some shopping. Below are some pics from the Bahamas! When we got back on the ship, we ate dinner in the dining room, our first formal night of the week.

The next day was a sea day, and we did lots of fun stuff! We played Bingo, played some 42 on the deck, and tried the Flowrider surf simulator. The guys also won a basketball tournament and even got medals! :) We ate dinner in the dining room that night as well, and the food was always amazing!

The following day we stopped in St. Thomas, which was beautiful! We did separate excursions on this day. Mike and I did underwater scooters and Christen and Ronnie did Snuba. Then we met back on the ship to eat dinner at the pizza parlor and then went to the ice skating show, which was amazing!

The following day was spent in St. Maarten, and our excursion actually got rained out. I was worried that it might ruin the day, but we ended up having a great day! We shopped, did some sight seeing, ate at the Hard Rock Cafe, and went to the beach. All in all, it was one of our favorite days!

Christen and I got opal jewelry in St. Maarten! Showing it off...

To finish off the week, we had 2 more sea days filled with fun and relaxation! Mike & I took a cooking with chocolate class, we hung out at the pool, played games and hung out! We also played miniature golf and ate lots, so they were 2 awesome days to end our week!

What a fabulous trip! We had a blast and look forward to making this a yearly event!

Posted by *Becky*


  1. Looks like a wonderful trip! Mike and I debated on that exact cruise I believe in early Sept, but were too nervous about hurricane season to book. We decided on Vegas instead. I love the beach, but I know we will have fun. Thanks for the details so we'll know for next time!!! :)

  2. Looks so fun! My favorite part about all your pictures is your hats... I love that yall have big floppy hats, even the boys :)