Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Back from my Cruise! The Boat.

I'm Back!! Many thanks to Felicity from All Things Bright and Beautiful who made some guest posts for me while I was away. The rest of this week, I'll be posting bits from trip. Today I wanted to show some photos of the ship that I was on. I took a 7 day cruise in the Caribbean on Celebrity Cruise line.

I think this is about my 8th cruise. My parents started taking us when we were young and the habit never died ;) Cruising is a great way to be pampered and leisurely travel. Great for headache and a relatively details free vacation because everything is planned for you and you can choose to do whatever you want while you're on the ship. I slept in every day and ordered in tea and room service every day ^_^ Meals are all inclusive on cruises including the room service, it's what I LIVE for on these cruises. Celebrity has really great service which is one of the reasons I prefer this line.

There are many other lines out there that are great as well. I've personally been on Norwegian Cruise Lines, Carnival, Celebrity, Princess, Royal Caribbean, and a smaller Greek liner in the Mediterranean. If any of you are thinking to plan a cruise and have questions about cruises or any of these lines, feel free to email me! I highly recommend cruises for a relaxing vacation - great for singles, couples, and families.

I was on the Millenium on Celebrity Cruise Lines.

We booked a balcony stateroom.

Sofa and balcony area. It's hard to see from here, but I
specifically booked a balcony room that had 1/3 more space
than the average balcony and you pay nothing extra. The
way you do this is look at the ship/deck plans when you book
and request the specific stateroom that has this extra deck
space. A great trick that many travel agents use to get a bit
more bang for the buck so to speak.

And the lovely balcony. Nothing like enjoying tea and
reading a book while enjoying the views and feeling the
sea breezes out here.

Balcony staterooms usually come with complimentary
champaigne and fresh fruit every day. I, for one, am
not complaining.


All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Oooooh Alkemie - oh yum - the only cruises I have been on were the Superstar Leo and Pieces Thye were fun but not quite a patch on this one by the sounds of it

M&Co said...

Welcome back!! Your cruise looks wonderful! :-)

kkonmymind said...

ohh, you're making even me think I could do a cruise! And you know how apprehensive I am about these things!

flow said...

welcome back!
sounds like you had a wonderful time :)

girl meets glamour said...

Complimentary champaigne, what more do you need!! Glad you're back :)


Alkemie said...

Thanks Girls for all the wonderful comments! I highly recommend cruising in case you haven't noticed hehe.

Villa Anna said...

*sighs* That looks gorgeous! Room service inclusive of the price?! Is there really such a thing?! Heavenly!

I have never been on a cruise before but it's definately on my list and I think after reading these couple of posts since your return I'll have to bump it up to the top.

Great to have you back matey.

Anna :)

Alkemie said...

Thanks Anna :) Inclusive room service and food is probably one the main things I live for on a cruise hehe.

maison21 said...

i'm glad you had a great cruise! i took a cruise along the "mexican riveria" awhile back, and the LOVED having a room service breakfast on my balcony everyday. so peaceful and kinda glamorous- at least during breakfast i could imagine it was my own private yacht...

Venisse Quellette said...

Oh, yes! That is a heaven-made trip! All that you need and you want is there! That's the pleasure you'll get from a classy and elegant ship combined with great service. I hope you had a great trip! :)