Vacation Recap: Bahamas Cruise

Usually I would do a weekend update but honestly this weekend I literally slept, ate and worked! I worked a TON of overtime this weekend.

So how about I tell you all about our vacation!

So we headed to Miami on Sunday so we could be there one day early. We arrived to 80 degree weather and sun πŸ™‚ We were so tired from our super early flight, I layer by the pool all afternoon and Scott slept in the room. He is not a lay in the sun type…. but I met a couple nice people at the pool to hang out with.

IMG_1895

After lounging by the pool for a few hours I headed inside so Scott and I could get ready to go find dinner. Our hotel (which we stayed in for FREE, thanks dad for letting us use your Hyatt points) didn’t really have a ton of restaurants near it but we did luck out and there was an Italian restaurant a block away.

IMG_1896

The star of the dinner was the free bread and dipping oil! They put garlic chips in it and it was amazing!

IMG_1897

I decided since there would be tons of eating on the cruise I’d keep it light with a salad for dinner. So good!!!

Monday morning I woke up bright and early to get in a workout πŸ™‚

WOD1

This is courtesy of Lee at Fit Foodie Finds! If you have a chance check out her site!! She posts amazing recipes πŸ™‚ And this workout is killer! My legs were definitely sore the next day, and a couple days after that.

After working out I headed back to the room to pack up our stuff so we could head to the port.

IMG_1963

Our Boat

IMG_2267

All the boats are heading out!

IMG_2280

Downtown Miami

Our first day on the cruise was a sailing day. We sailed all day and night towards Nassau, Bahamas. We took advantage of the sailing day to explore the boat.

Our cabin was located on deck 4. The Windjammer, which is where we got breakfast, lunch and any other time you need food was located on deck 10. The pizza place and deli was located on deck 11. The pool and ice cream was located on deck 10. Our formal dinner room was located on deck 3. The one thing that saved me from gaining weight on vacation was the fact that we took the stairs EVERYWHERE!!

IMG_1971

The windjammer also had an amazing dessert buffet! Thank god for all the stairs we climbed.

IMG_1913

The Moonlight Diner is where we had our formal dinner every night.

IMG_1916

We had a three course meal every night there; appetizer, main entree and dessert. My favorite entree was the roasted duck. It was my first time having duck and it was phenomenal.

IMG_1973

IMG_1917

On day two when we woke up we were in Nassau.

IMG_1958 IMG_1961 IMG_1962

Scott and I booked a snorkeling excursion for the morning.

It was a beautiful sunny day and perfect for snorkeling in the freezing water πŸ™‚ Once we were done snorkeling got to enjoy some rum punch!

IMG_1970

IMG_1966

We got a kick out of the captain announcing we were sailing back to the port but really all they did was put the sail up. They kept the motor running so really we were just motoring in with the sail up!

IMG_1967

That afternoon we walked around the shops a bit. We were on a mission to find a bottle of rum for the remainder of our vacation. The alcohol of the boat was ridiculously expensive so we snuck our own alcohol of the ship πŸ™‚ We found some Pineapple Rum to sneak on! It was very good!

IMG_1972

We did experience about 10 minutes of rain, but the rain brought this amazing rainbow πŸ™‚

Every evening before and after dinner they had shows and game shows to attend. Scott and I went to the shows before dinner. Our favorite show was a juggler/comedian.

IMG_1993

Our favorite game shows were the love and marriage game show and the quest game show.

IMG_1975

The game shows were probably my favorite activity. They were always super entertaining and funny.

On the third day we were on CocoCay, Bahamas. CocoCay is a private island owned by Royal Caribbean. We took a tender to get from the boat to the island.

IMG_1977

They had a lunch buffet and tons of activities on the island.

IMG_1983

IMG_1979

IMG_1980CocoCay was my favorite stop because we just layer on the beach all day and relaxed in the sun. The water was really refreshing and so clear. There is nothing like clear Caribbean Β water. We eventually had to head back to the boat though.

IMG_1960

On the fourth day we were in Key West, Fl. Key West was full of fun shops and sights to see.

IMG_1911

Incase your wondering the guy laying on the ground is part of the statue πŸ™‚ I sent this pic to my dad and he asked if that was Scott laying there πŸ™‚

Scott was on a mission in Key West to get some Key Lime Pie. We met some people on the cruise who told us where to go to get the best Key Lime Pie. Scott and I shared a slice and it was gone so fast I never got a photo! Scott means business when it comes to pie.

The sites from the boat were also awesome in Key West, crystal clear turquoise water.

IMG_1912

IMG_2297

IMG_2299

IMG_2306

Key West was a great way to end our vacation.

I think Scotts favorite part of the trip was looking out our window.

IMG_1914

We had a great vacation. The thing I loved about a cruise is that you get to see lots of different places on 1 vacation. Scott and I both agree that we had fun but there is no rush to go on another cruise. I think that even though it was fun seeing so many places on 1 vacation I’d still rather go to a resort somewhere and then explore that one place for a week.

Wheres your favorite place you’ve gone on vacation?

Advertisements