After we checked out of the hotel we headed down to the pier to board the ship! We were all really excited! This was Ben’s first cruise so he was quite shocked when he saw the ship! We boarded the ship and headed straight to the windjammer for lunch! Aahhh! It was good! We waited for our rooms to be ready and once they were we headed that way.
Day 1 we were at sea the entire day! It was a great day to explore the ship and just relax! We spent time at the pool and enjoying the beautiful sea!
Day 2 we arrived in Aruba for a fun-filled day! We had booked an excursion called the Kuku Kunuku bus tour which took us to two landmarks and then to Palm Beach! It was a fun-filled time! We had a blast!
Day 3 we arrived in Curacao and were super excited for our excursion. What could this excursion be you ask? The Dolphin Swim of course!! At first I wasn’t going to do the dolphin swim but after thinking about it for a few months, I decided that it was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I really should do it. I was extremely nervous but it was so incredible. We had a blast. Oh, Shawna came with us too!
Day 4 we were at sea again all day! Another fantastic day to lie in the sun, sleep and explore more of the ship! The days went by so fast!
Day 5 we were in St. Maarten! St. Maarten is such a beautiful island. This day started off rough (I was having some slight health problems) but turned out to be a great day! We went to Orient Beach (the nudist beach) where the water and beaches were incredible. If I ever get to go there again I will be sure to spend more of my time at the beaches! They are gorgeous! We took a tour and it dropped us off for shopping which wasn’t that great in the area they took us too! They do have excellent shopping near port though!
Day 6 we were in St. Thomas and since my parents had been to St. Thomas 3 times and me and Lisa had been there once before we decided to take a ferry over to St. John’s Island. It’s about a 45 minute ferry ride and we went to Trunk Bay for snorkeling! I think St. John’s was by far my favorite island. It is an incredible island. I would go on my honeymoon there and I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a vacation. This would be a great place to go for a week to relax.
Day 7 we were back in San Juan and sad to get off the boat! We had an incredible time and would soon find out that back in Ohio everyone was getting hammered with a really bad snow storm. We hadn’t really seen much news related stuff while on the ships so when we checked into the hotel in San Juan we turned on the news to see the snow storm! This really made us wish we weren’t going back home the following day!
Rooftop view from hotel in San Juan
Cathedral in Old San Juan
Fort in San Juan
The Adventure of the Seas!!! (our ship)
Me, Lisa & Ben in Aruba
Palm Beach in Aruba
Me & Lisa on the Ferry in St. John's
Dad & Ben on the Ferry in St. John's
Mom at the Fort in San Juan
Me, Lisa and Ben
We had a great trip and are very blessed to have been able to go to such fantastic places!! I hope to go again someday!!