Part Two of That Time I (Went on a Cruise)
The first full day of the cruise was what they liked to call "Fun Day at Sea" which meant that we would not be getting off on an island that day. Totally fine! It was so much fun to explore the ship! There were too many rooms to count and so much free food to eat! Come on, you guys know the best part of a cruise is the food, right?? ;)
I was so excited for the second day, but honestly really nervous, too. We would be docking in Grand Turk and doing a Reefs and Rays excursion. I don't know why I was so nervous - getting off the ship and having the possibility of getting stranded on an island sound fun? No thanks! But I woke up bright and early ready to step on land when the captain made an announcement - we would not be getting off the ship that day. The winds were too strong for us to be able to get to the docking area safely. At first I honestly wasn't that bummed out. I thought the ship was fun, we would get refunded for the excursion, and I could sleep in a little longer.
Then the second day came and we were actually able to dock safely!
So our first stop: La Romana! The third-largest city in the Dominican Republic.
And our excursion: Speedboat Adventure!
I am still amazed by how amazingly gorgeous this island was. The speed boat took us to a small island off of La Romana, which I can't remember the name of now. You can see as many pictures of this gorgeous water as you want, but nothing compares to actually seeing it in person. I was just in awe the entire time. We stayed on the beach for a little while and then they took us out to a natural pool, where even though we were in open water, it was shallow enough for us to stand in. That's where Dillon's cousins found that awesome starfish! I definitely didn't want this excursion to end, and little did I know that it was our only real beach day! Once I was off the boat and onto this gorgeous island, I started to get a little more upset that we had missed our excursion the day before. Nonetheless, this excursion was amazing! Walking along the beach and actually being able to be in the ocean without being afraid of what might be down there...just pure bliss!
Oh, and there may or may not have been an open bar where we got free coke and rum the entire time. Nothing will ever compare to this drink in the Caribbean, there is something about their rum that is just so much better!
Make sure you come back next week to see pictures from the excursion in Curacao!