Did you miss me?!
Sunday the boyfriend and I (reluctantly) flew home from Miami, Florida where we stayed the night after disembarking from our amazing Celebrity cruise. I want to share some pictures and some highlights, but I’m not planning to do a detailed review. If you have questions about our trip, Celebrity cruises, or cruising in general, feel free to ask!
This was my second and Mike’s first cruise. I absolutely love cruising. I love being on the beautiful ship, waking up in a new place each day, the amazing service you receive on board… I could go on and on! We left from Miami on Saturday the 6th, and stayed on the Celebrity Reflection for 7 wonderful nights.
We spent the day Sunday at sea, enjoying the sunshine, moving from our balcony to the pool area, and around the ship. I took a yoga class on board which proved to be an interesting experience. Although it was a slow-flow, relaxation class, the ship was moving quite a bit that day, creating a little extra core work for everyone! The view during the class was amazing though! So serene.
In the evening we went to the Sunset Bar, at the back of the ship to enjoy drinks on the lit up bar stools!
Monday afternoon at 3:30 PM the ship arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We spent a few hours walking through the shops in town, and found a beautiful, small beach area.
Tuesday morning the ship arrived in St. Thomas, and we had a snorkeling excursion booked! We are still awaiting snorkeling pictures from Mike’s submerged camera, so we will see how those turn out! Side note- “Waterproof” and “Underwater Safe” are not the same thing…
On Wednesday we were set to arrive in St. Maarten first thing in the morning. I had planned on making no plans for this stop, and I figured we would have a good time wandering the island and relaxing on the beach. My boyfriend tends to have a tough time simply relaxing and decided we needed to see more of the island than was in walking distance, so we booked a Jeep tour excursion, which took us all over the island. It ended up being a great experience!
One of the stops was at Sunset Beach Bar, on the beach near the airport on the island. The beach area is famous for being right next to the airport runway. As you stand on the beach, planes come and go throughout the day and they seem to be just out of reach! It’s a really interesting place! During our hour at the beach, we were able to see three smaller planes landing at the airport. We hear the really exciting part is seeing the planes take off, but our timing didn’t work out on this day. I guess we will have to make a trip back!
Thursday was another day at sea, and we relaxed around the ship before getting ready for the second formal night on the cruise. The ship was decorated for the holidays- had it not been for the Christmas trees we would have forgotten it was December- being from Michigan we are certainly not used to 80 degrees and sunny this time of year!
It’s the third day back home and I am just now feeling back into the swing of things! It was such a wonderful trip with a perfect combination of staying busy and active and taking time to relax. Now it’s time to get serious about the holidays!