Going on a cruise is more than just taking a vacation. A cruise is an adventure. An adventure that I highly recommend everyone try at least one time in their life. If you read my pre cruise post you remember me telling you how I was scared to go on a cruise due to my fear of water. Well, I got over that fear pretty quick on my way to the ship, due to the size of it. OH MY… this is a HUGE ship. It is the 3rd largest ship in the world. Just take a look at his girl!
That was taken as we were approaching so it really isn’t even the whole ship. Since I had never been on a cruise before I didn’t know what to expect and this ship just blew my mind. So big, fancy, intriguing, pretty, well put together and full of adventure.
My adventure began when we got in line to go through all the steps to board the ship. Well, being a newbie and never traveling out of the country I don’t have a passport. Not a big deal as we were told we could use our birth certificate and marriage license. Well, I didn’t think I needed it until we docked in Mexico… so, I left it in my bag that was loaded onto a cart with other bags, and brought to a room with all the other 6000 passengers bags to be scanned and then delivered to our rooms. NOT GOOD!! I got up to the counter and when they asked me for my passport or other documents I explained what happened and they said I couldn’t board the ship. Right there, all I wanted to do was cry and go home. I was so mad at myself, and so sad that I couldn’t board the ship with all the other gals from my group. But, the PR Gal (Julianna) was amazing. She talked to a few people and then the search began for my bag that had my documents in it. It was about an hour or so and a guy came walking by with my bag. Oh, I could have hugged him. How they found my tiny red bag in the mass jumble of thousands of bags I will never know, but at that point didn’t care as I was so excited to be able to board finally. And, I did get to board with a few others who were late comers so I was excited about that.
Finally aboard the ship I was just in awe of all. This ship is way bigger than one realizes from any picture or standing by it. Yeah… I was on a cruise ship. :)I headed right for my room to put down the heavy bags I was carrying and to check out my room. HOLY COW.. what an amazing room my roommate and I had. All of us on Brandcation were given Balcony rooms with are very nice rooms. If you cruise a lot and are used to the lower prices rooms you really need to splurge and try one of these rooms. So much bigger, and the balcony was to die for. Sitting out there was so peaceful. Check out a few of my room pics.
And this is a view off my balcony before the ship sailed.
I was worried about my motion sickness so I had taken Dramamine when I left the hotel room. So far so good upon this big ol ship, but we weren’t moving yet.
Once the ship started to move I have to admit, I barely knew it. Yes, during the cruise there were times where I knew for sure it was moving as it got a bit rough, but not bad enough to scare me. I did keep up on my motion sickness meds though as I didn’t want to take a chance with spending my whole cruise in the bathroom.
There is so much to do and see aboard the Liberty of the Seas that there is no reason anyone should be bored or not enjoy their cruise. You can go swimming, lounge by the pool, play shuffle board, visit the game room, go shopping, go rock climbing, try surfboarding, chill out in a bar, dine at the many restaurants, go ice skating, check out a show, take an excursion when you dock, and so much more. Never a shortage of things to do or see. Myself, I loved the few shows we saw, enjoyed the dining as we all got to gather and learn more about each other, loved my time in the sun up on the ship deck and also touring the ship to learn about how the galley is run. I could have spent so much more time on this ship just so I could experience everything. Guess that just means I have to take another cruise soon. Now that I know what they are all about, my hubby can join me on the next one.
Well, if you want an adventure make sure you check out any of the Royal Caribbean cruises, especially Liberty of the Seas. Keep an eye on my site for more posts about my adventure. I will let you know all about the foods and the fun I had aboard the cruise.