Some pictures from the cruise trip


(We didn’t take many pictures during the trip mostly because 1. in lots of occasions it was inconvenient to carry a camera; 2. there was no point walking around with an iPhone with absolutely no service. Besides, we wanted to just relax and enjoy the time, our first ever cruise trip.)

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The ship, Liberty of the Seas, is actually more than twice the size of the Titanic.

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more looks at the impressive vessel (the second largest cruise ship to date)

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Two Carnival ships side by side basking in sunset

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Haitian Singers

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Imagine coming back to your hotel room at the end of the day only to find a crocodile in the bed staring at you… (hey that’s MY sunglasses!)

Gotta love the Royal Caribbean room attendants… and as we found out later, this is a Royal Caribbean tradition and they do this on every day of the trip, with a different animal each time. Stay tuned.

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The turtle farm in Grand Cayman, seeing turtles big and small like you wouldn’t believe. We even got to hold a small turtle in our hands!

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the sky in different locations and times

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Stingray City, where people swim with stingrays and wrap them around their bodies, literally

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Welcome to Hell. That is the name of a town in Grand Cayman. Our tour guide dressed up like the devil as soon as we arrived at this stop.

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As far as I can tell you, there are iguanas in Hell.

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No worries, No problems. That’s what they say in Jamaica.

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Towel animal of the day: an elephant

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The water at Tulum Mayan ruins, Mexico

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Mexican sky

Another Carnival ship

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Tulum Mayan Ruins, Mexico.

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More towel animals by our room attendant. By the 3rd day I pretty much was looking forward to going back to the room at the end of the day just to find out what animal we’d get for the day.

A few fun things that weren’t captured in pictures:

  • I did parasail! For someone who doesn’t swim, that’s an achievement, even if it was a dry-flight parasail that took off from a boat and landed on the boat. :D
  • Climbing the famous Dunn’s River Fall in Jamaica. 600 feet vertical against the current. In swimwear and water shoes, everyone got soaking wet in the end and, like the local tour guide said, felt 10 years younger.
  • The trivia games that ran a few times a day on the ship. How many dimensions does a TV set have? The guy right next to us answered “2”.
  • The Love and Marriage Game Show rocks. I don’t know if other cruise lines have it. It seems to be a popular mainstay on Royal Caribbean ships. The host (aka the cruise director) was seriously hilarious.
  • Finish the Lyrics game show was pretty funny as well, in the way that most contestants were quite bad.
  • The 70s disco night. Everyone was dancing in the streets. We were caught on camera, twice. Seeing ourselves on TV (that is, the Royal Caribbean channel on the ship) the next day was fun and odd at the same time.
  • Food was awesome, as expected. I didn’t bring my iPhone to the dining table (it’d look ridiculous in a formal setting like that) so there’s no pictures to show for some of those beautifully presented dishes. I also discovered that, unlike in a restaurant, you can in fact ask for as many appetizers or entrees as you want from the menu, without, obviously, having to pay more. A lady told me her brother gained 10 pounds from a 7-day-cruise. I’m just glad I exercised my restraints and am never really the kind of ferocious eater (you know what it means if you’ve been to buffets) anyway.
  • Had my first taste of the famous Johnny Rockets’ milk shake. I don’t disagree with the guy on the ship who said it’s 10 times better than McDonald’s’ milk shakes.
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15 responses to “Some pictures from the cruise trip

  1. Oh, that looks soooo nice and brings back memories of the one cruise I’ve been on. Sounds like you had a great time.
    It’s not even winter yet and I am just dying for a hot day in the sun.

  2. not even winter yet? I was freezing to death while outside today! do you live in Australia James? :-D

  3. These are really stunning pictures! I enjoyed them all, you are very good. Sounds like a wonderful cruise and a very interesting time exploring culture. I’m envious! ;)

  4. thank you muse… sometimes pictures look better than the objects in reality… :-D

    Corve, thanks for visiting

    • They will refuse you aolhocol, they activities for all ages , it also depends where the cruise is going , there are a lot of fun stuff you can do outside beside going to the beach.If you are goino Alaska you can go to the Red Dog Saloon: it is an awesome restaurant where they serve a 12 inches in diameter burger.Carribbean: bahamas ,lots of jewelry , the Atlantis Hotel, the parade of flamingos.Saint Martin: high quality jewelry at a low low price ,you can rent a moped for the day it is only $ 50,watersportsBarbados : submarine trip or Harrisson CavesVancouver: brighton street , lots of clothing stores for every taste,

  5. Wonderful pictures! It’s so nice to see the warm weather there in Caribbean while waiting for the first snow storm in Northeast U.S.! Looks like you guys had a LOOOOOOT of fun! I am so looking forward to my first cruise trip, which is not scheduled yet :)

  6. By the way, where did you start the Cruise trip? From Miami? I am also curious whether there is an problem with visa to visit those Caribbean countries and to come back to U.S.

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