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Thursday, September 15, 2016

THE ARCHIVES: CARIBBEAN CRUISE [2011] PT.I

now i know for this one, i am going to be much more blabby so i decided to split this trip into 2 posts. i have so many pictures! this one will just be of the days we were on the boat. for this cruise we went to the western caribbean. with less islands to see, we spent more days on the boat (unlike the last cruise). the ports were cozumel, mexico; jamaica; and haiti. i remember so much more of this trip and the photos are much better quality. i feel like i enjoyed this trip more, but i don't know if that is because i remember more of it.




our first stop was actually fort lauderdale, florida. for the first cruise we arrived in puerto rico and got on the boat the same day. this time, we arrived in florida and left the next day. i remember having cuban food for the first time and it was delicious. i wish i took a picture :(



there were fuzzy chickens outside our hotel for some reason.



this cruise was also royal caribbean, but this time we were on allure of the seas.



we also had bigger rooms and balconies this time. because we had 5 rooms for the entire family, we would leave the balcony walls open to create one giant balcony. this way we could visit eachothers rooms without going into the hallway.

  

also, just like the last one, cleaning crew would make a new origami towel animal everyday. we would leave our sunglasses purposely out so they wold incorporate it into the animal.



when were were leaving the port it was cloudy but so pretty.



now for a tour of the ship! i always enjoyed visiting every inch of the ship to discover what goodies were on board.



the pool area. i never went because i am not a fan of salt water.



the chill area. i did spend time here



this area was called central park. it was very green and i remember they had a little free food place where you could make your own salad. also, that triangle dome thing is where live music was played at night. i did spend a few nights there :)



the miniature golf course



and of course a happy vacuum friend



oink oink.



our first full day, all the girl cousins made cupcakes.



our second night was also formal night.



this was also the first time i discovered coffee (i only had foo foo drinks prior). there was a starbucks on board! caramel macchiatos will always remind me of this trip.



i loooovvveed the buffet. here, you could have breakfast and lunch. dinner was in a formal dining room. 



being formal in the formal dining room.





a photo through a telescope. i am actually surprised this work. 



me and the cousins.





my cousins are weird.



the captain would ride his motorcycle around the ship.




and now for a song. i wanted to pick a song that reminds me of this trip but i can't think of any, so i will just choose an oldie song. you can't go wrong with an oldie. 'old man' by neil young. i like this live version because he tells the story behind the song. enjoy!


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