Back from the Bahamas

I just had the best girls weekend with Lacey, Reema and Elisabeth!  Royal Caribbean and the Bahamas treated us just right.  After a little drama getting off the ground in DC (sat on the runway for a few hours) I was in total vacation mode.

We struck a sassy pose after checking in.

Then headed straight for the welcome buffet, we got a quick bite before it was all hands on deck for the muster drill.  Lacey and Reema's station was out in the 100 degree temps, while Elisabeth and I lounged inside, where I asked every RC crew member if they would bring us a drink as they walked by...they were not amused.  Luck for us-there was a bar a few feet away and after the muster drill was over-it was time for a Miami Vice, followed by a Mojito.

After exploring the Monarch of the Seas and watching the shore line disappear, we got ready for our first dinner on board.  On the way to the dining room we made quick stop for what turned out to be a very fun photo shoot.

There were a lot more hilarious poses, but at $20 a pop, we had to narrow it down to a few favorites.

Dinner was great, and we started a tradition of getting the after dinner shot each night, I also drank a few cups of coffee so I could fully enjoy the evenings activities.

We went to the piano bar, casino and late night dance party.  It was tons of fun, and we finally made it to bed around 3 am.

Bright and early we were up and ready to explore Paradise Island. 

We jumped on a boat from the cruise terminal and headed to Atlantis. 

It was a spectacular day. The combo of tropical paradise, pina coladas and the Atlantis water park was perfection.  I loved all the water rides, and wish we could have spent the whole weekend at the resort!

The aquarium was soo amazing-some of the water slides even went through a part of it!
After an exciting day in Nassau, we headed back to the boat to get ready for dinner.  We had another fun night, and visited every deck trying to find the party people.  There was a dance party on the pool deck, but our favorite dance floor from the previous night was closed for business-but we still managed to have an outstanding evening!
 The next morning, we took the tender to Coco Cay - RC's private island. 

Renting floats and a few Coco Loco's made for a perfect day in the sun!

We enjoyed our last night on the boat-everyone seemed to win in the casino, but me.  I guess my luck still hasn't turned around.

I couldn't have asked for a better trip with a better group of friends, now the countdown is on for football season-so we can all be together again!


VA Gal said...

That sounds like so much fun! Glad you had such a wonderful trip.

Ashley said...

I love all your pictures and glad you had fun!! 32 days till football season! Go Gators!

Dara said...

Awww....Sarah, the pictures are great! Looks like you guys had an awesome time!
PS - great blog!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Love y'alls pictures!!!!!! You guys look great!!! I'm so glad you had such a great time! I would loooove to take another cruise to the Bahamas soon! :D

Whitney and the Preppy Puppy said...

Glad you had so much fun. You deserved it after the last few weeks you've had. JDD and I went to Atlantis for a week a few years ago. It was wonderful!

Kristin said...

Hi Sarah Beth! Looks like you girls had a blast! Any cruise advice for me? We're thinking of going on our first this winter, and I need all the advice I can get: where to find the best price, what length and cruise line you'd recommend, what hidden fees to look out for etc. Any knowledge appreciated :-)

Shannon said...

So jealous! Looks like y'all just had the best time! Y'all look like a group of girlfriends straight out of the movies!

DSS said...

WOW! Looks like you had an amazing time. Now you have me wanting to cruise it up pronto!

Welcome home :)

Vynuss said...

Awww I love the pictures!!! :) Looks like you guys had a blast!!! I've never been on a cruise ship, but it looks fun! Glad you got a chance to relax and have a good time!! :)
xoxo- Vy