Sewing

Cruising the Caribbean Day 1 – All Aboard!

Hi Friends,

I’ve been silent here for a week or so due to a special week upon the high seas in celebration of my parents’ 50th Wedding Anniversary!  They love cruising so all of the kids and family got together aboard the Oasis of the Seas for a trip of a lifetime!

The snow was on the ground when we left.  Just another cold day in Chicago! Yuck!

DSCF7548

We flew to Ft. Lauderdale, FL where the weather was decidedly different! 85 degrees! Below is our approach over the everglades into Ft. Lauderdale.

DSCF7555 DSCF7561

It only took about 30 minutes to check in and get on-board the ship.  We boarded the Oasis of the Seas at approximately 12:30pm.

DSCF7562

Our stateroom was ready at 1:00pm, everything was clean and fresh.  We chose to have a balcony as this was our first cruise and we thought that would be a nice experience.

DSCF7572

Children were already in the pools!  The ship had an amazing kiddie play area and they all looked like they were having fun!

DSCF7574

Of course we stopped at the bar for a celebratory beer!

DSCF7575

And walked up to the uppermost deck to look out and watch the send off as we headed out to sea.  Below is a Princess ship that would also be leaving the port.

DSCF7577

My brother, Jim and me…

DSCF7598

Looking North up the Florida coast as we head out to open water.

DSCF7605

 

Our first night at sea.  Almost a full moon!

DSCF7634 DSCF7635

The trip would take us to Haiti, Jamaica and Mexico.  Lots more photos to come!

This was our first cruise ever.  I’d never thought I’d be taking a cruise, ever in my life.  The thought of being trapped on a boat in the middle of the ocean always gave me the heebee jeebees.  I’m thankful that at least for this trip we boarded the Largest ocean going ship on the planet.  There was plenty of space and plenty to do.

More stories to come!

~Cathy

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Cruising the Caribbean Day 1 – All Aboard!”

  1. Great Blog Cathy…The Picture of you, Jim and Mark is one for our “cruise book”. Think I will forward this to Kevin.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s