That Time I (Went on a Cruise)

Part One

You may not like me for this, but this is going to be a very short and sweet post about that time I went on a cruise. Due to me being lazy my busy schedule, short posts are all I can seem to handle recently. Although I do find that once I start writing, I can usually get in the groove and I don't mind staying up until 1am a little later than normal to write a decent post. But because I want to capitalize on this amazing time of my life, I'll break it up, and that way you can enjoy it more, too!

When Dillon first told me his family wanted to go on a cruise over Christmas break of 2012 and I was invited, I was super torn. With D being at the academy, Christmas and summer breaks are the longest amount of time we are able to spend together (and that's only about three weeks for each). So when he told me it was a week long cruise, I knew that I had to go. There was no way I was losing 1/3 of the time we would spend together. However, this meant that it would be my first Christmas away from my family. I know I'm growing up and it had to happen eventually, but it made me really sad that I kind of had to choose between D and my family. My family is incredibly important to me, and special holidays such as Christmas are always spent together with amazing traditions. It took me a long time and a lot of tears before I finally decided I would take up his family's offer to let me tag along. Plus, his grandma told me that I was already like family, so of course I was invited to go on the cruise; too sweet to refuse!

Remember that time I went to Canada? That was the first time I had left the country, and then this would be my second! Both times with Dillon, awh! ;)

I'll add a collection of pictures of the ship and some of my favorite photos from the week. I hope these will hold you over until my next that time I where I will go more into detail about our excursions!

I think the ship had 13 or so levels total. These slides were a blast!

The room I shared with D's mom. It was a lot more spacious than I was expecting, and it actually had two bathrooms which was extremely convenient. And we shared a door with D and his brother which was nice to have him so close.

D in front of the cruise ship at night in Curacao. It's actually quite pretty.

Us on the beach in La Romana. I could not get over how beautiful the water was. I usually greatly dislike oceans, but who wouldn't love this??

I'm really excited to continue posting about the cruise! This is definitely a trip I need to document because I want to remember everything! I'll go in order of the exact excursions in which we went to La Romana, Curacao, and then Aruba!

As always, check out the lovely Alex to see her That Time I post! :)

Have you ever been on a cruise? Tell me all about it!

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  1. That ship looks amazing! You've officially made me want to go on a cruise.

    Also, I LOVE the dress you're wearing in the last picture. Where is it from?

  2. We went on a Mediterranean cruise last year but it didn't have an awesome slide like yours!

  3. I have never been on a cruise but My husband and I have been talking about it.
    The cruise you were on looks amazing! I bet it was soooo much fun.


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