Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas Day 4 – San Juan – Christmas Day

Did I forget to tell you that Odette found us in the middle of the Atlantic? Alas, she would say her goodbye on Christmas Day, but she brought Stinky and Blinky joy for a few days every time they returned to the cabin and found her in a new pose. Blinky and I were up… Continue reading Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas Day 4 – San Juan – Christmas Day

Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas Day 3 – Sea Day – Christmas Eve

We had three sea days on this sailing which made the DH a little nervous. He wondered if there would be sufficient activities to entertain our diverse party of eight. Having recently completed Royal Caribbean University, I knew we'd be just fine. The Cruise Compass (daily planner) seemed to overflow with activities. However, the kids… Continue reading Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas Day 3 – Sea Day – Christmas Eve

Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas Day 2 – Nassau and Formal Night

Nassau was a sort of bonus fourth port of call for us. Since half of our group were born and bred Bahamians, we divvied priorities and ended up splitting into two groups. I customized a sightseeing/snorkeling tour with my uncle taxi/tour guide so that my mother-in-law, for whom this was her first visit, could learn… Continue reading Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas Day 2 – Nassau and Formal Night

Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas Day 1 – Embarkation

While it is tradition for us to travel over Thanksgiving, the four of us typically spend Christmas close to home. However, in trying to manage the logistics of a big family Christmas with our group in three separate locations over two continents, the easy solution was just to plan a cruise, an eight-night Eastern Caribbean… Continue reading Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas Day 1 – Embarkation

MSC Seaside Naming Ceremony – Day 2

So I've only just realized that my Day 1 recap was December 26th! #bloggerfail! We've been enjoying the final few days of Christmas Break. Grammy left early yesterday morning and we rounded out the night with a double sleepover. Non-verbal quote of the week: Me: "DH, twelve years ago did you think you’d be shopping… Continue reading MSC Seaside Naming Ceremony – Day 2