Our last day of the cruise was spent in Coco Cay–Royal’s Caribbean’s private island. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it did exceed my expectations. The water was pretty and it was quiet. We were on the sand by 9 a.m. with a drink in our hand by 11. We tanned, ate, tanned some more. It was very relaxing.
Our boat from the tender
Since this was our last night on the boat, we decided to skip dinner in the dining room so we could have more time for activities! We watched the sunset, took advantage of the dinner buffet and started packing (ick!). We hit up one of the lounges for karaoke (I watched our girlfriends sing some Britney, so proud!) and went to play the “adult” game The Quest. Have any of you ever heard of it? I hadn’t, but I’m so glad I went! It was hilarious. Working together in teams, you have to complete the tasks that the announcer says. It started off tame with things like “Bring me an empty purse” (and all my stuff was dumped on the ground!) and moved on to things like “Bring me 4 women’s bras!” We had a great team who wasn’t shy and we ended up taking 3rd place. I now have a sweet bronze medal.
We watched some bad cruise ship comedy and, as usual, I was asleep by midnight. This was a good thing though since the boat docked back in Port Canaveral at 7 a.m.! Yikes!
I was glad to get home since I had a million things on my To-Do List, and I’m finally starting to get caught up on “life” again. I definitely recommend this cruise for a quick getaway with friends and family. Cruises are surprisingly cheap since meals are included, and if you keep your bar tabs low you can spend very little money on board. I’ve now cruised with two companies–Carnival and Royal Caribbean. It’s very hard to determine which I liked better. I will say that Carnival was very party time and Royal Caribbean had more families. The food on Royal Caribbean was amazing, but Carnival’s wasn’t so bad either. I would cruise on either again. =)
It’s time to look ahead and announce that we have *set the date.* February 19, 2011. The wedding planning has begun and I can’t wait to share with you our progress. Holy goodness, that’s close! I hope you all won’t mind some wedding posts here & there.