Thursday, July 18, 2013

cruising with a baby



it is no secret that isaiah and i are OBSESSED with royal caribbean. we are total "cruisers for life".

we first cruised together in November of 2011, two months after we got engaged. we left on 11/11/11 & that alone makes my heart melt. {i always make a wish at 11:11}. when isaiah and i started dating in december of 2010, he requested that he have my presence on 11/11/11. what a romantic ;)
i had already cruised once before in 2007 for spring break while in college and i fell in love with it. so taking isaiah for his first time had me like a kid in the candy store while we waited for the day to come. SO. EXCITED. we sailed with royal caribbean on the Mariner of the Seas -- and isaiah LOVED it!!!
he even won the sexy man contest ;) LOL!











we also had some engagement pictures done while we were docked in cozumel, you can see those here


after that cruise, we were pretty sure that we would do it again for our honeymoon. we spent a lot of time researching other options and checking out all inclusive resorts, but the more i read the more nervous i became about taking the risk for something as special as our honeymoon. SO. we turned back to royal caribbean for another cruise. & it really worked out well for us. {isaiahs dad passed 2 days before our wedding, so we had to cancel and delay the honeymoon}. 
we ended up taking our honeymoon at the end of September in 2012, about 5 or 6 weeks after our wedding. this time we sailed on the Oasis of the Seas which was their newest and largest ship. HUGE.
AAAND. he won the sexy man contest, AGAIN.




















needless to say, it is a goal of ours to cruise every year. we would like to try some AI resorts and go on 2 vacations every year - but without a doubt, cruising once a year is on our list.

royal caribbean has a rule that you can not cruise AFTER you are 24 weeks pregnant, or before your child is 6 months old. aka -- we didnt cruise in 2013. we found out we were pregnant in November (which still makes me smile considering our RE had me on birth control during our honeymoon) and cruising again before i hit the 24 week mark was just too soon considering we cruised at the near end of 2013. 

so up next? CRUISING WITH A BABY.

as soon as baby G is 6 months old, were hittin the ships!
his due date is in 5 days and i dont think he'll be here by then, so we havent booked the exact date of our cruise in fear of him missing the "6 month" age rule, but were looking at march 1st or march 15th of 2014. this trip is $609/pp - SERIOUSLY? amazeballs. you know you wanna come with.

the itinerary: 8 nights!
leaving from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
cruising
cruising
St. Maarten {isaiahs fav}
St. Kitts {we never been}
San Juan {we never been}
Labadee, Haiti {my fav!}
cruising
back at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

having a baby wont stop us! 
and i am already having so much fun buying beach & nautical outfits for little man to wear on this vacation!!



17 comments:

  1. I'm so jealous! I tried to convince Keegan that we should do a cruise for our honeymoon, but he was really wary about it. Maybe I'll show him the good time you guys have and he'll change his mind!

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  2. Oh, and 4 days! AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! I can't wait!

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  3. You guys take the best pictures! You just want us all to come along so you'll have babysitters. :) kidding! I really want to go on a cruise!

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  4. Ok now i want to cruise! $609 for all three of you?? Does that include food on the ship?? That sounds too good to be true. :)

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  5. EEK! :) Love it!!! You'll have so much fun! :)

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  6. Hmm. Perhaps Trev and I would be able to join you three? :) We were already planning on a trip around then!

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  7. good for you!!!! I love traveling! This sounds nice :)

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  8. I am a total opposite...I am an AI resort girl all the way!! LOL Regardless, Baby G will learn to love it too!

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  9. We cruised out of Jacksonville last Oct to the Bahamas and are now OBSESSED! We are hoping to go again at the end of the year!

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  10. That's awesome! I hope we can keep up with doing things that much! :) Baby will look great cruising! Pretty soon you'll find out when you can cruise! :)

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  11. That sounds amazing! We've never been on a cruise! We should totally jump on board with you! Too bad school vacation weeks are my weeks off and the price is through the damn roof!

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  12. So fun!!! I can't wait to travel with a baby some day :) I can't wait to see the pics of your next family vacation :)

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  13. Um...I think I need to join...and bring D and R. ;)

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  14. What a beautiful couple! I wish I could go on a cruise with my husband, but he gets seasick!

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  15. It all looks and sounds amazing!!
    Is this your "slide show" for me to show Scott? :)
    We are actually contemplating a cruise in February for our friends wedding. If that doesn't work out....

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  16. I just posted about cruises because I'm going on the Oasis in 37 days!! I seriously love RC too and that's what my husband and I did for our honeymoon. This will be my 5th cruise and my husbands 2nd. Cruisers for life!!!

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  17. So cheap!!! How can you pass up that deal?!? Well, if you're me and terrified of falling overboard, it's not too difficult to pass it up, but we're talking about you here. It's not even a question. (-:

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