We woke up from our hotel and began the long journey of getting into the ship. Each person got a sea pass card which are our identification for the week. Each of my family members chose a lanyard to hold the cards, and I couldn’t help but get a Georgia Bulldogs one (since I hope to got there after uf.) After getting on the ship, we explored the many twists and turns the ship had to offer. post lunch/ice cream and the mandatory muster drill, we dressed up and had dinner. I was unfortunately unable to picture dinner, but I know I had escargot, watermelon soup, seafood spaghetti, chocolate almond cake and strawberry charlotte. I know, quite the meal for a young girl, but I haven’t eaten this good since LAST thanksgiving. Afterwards I was barely able to keep my eyes open so I retired to bed early.
DAY TWO: Day two was full of relaxation, due to the majority of my day being in a chair at the pool. It was amazing to actually be lazy and not have anything to do. After a few hours, my mom and I decided to play bingo (we didn’t win :(). We had dinner, which I wasn’t real impressed with, and at nine we watched Once Upon A Time. I retired early to bed, eager for tomorrow’s events at Costa Maya.
DAY THREE: Day three we were in port at Costa Maya! The morning was full of clouds and rain, but by 11-12 it turned into a beautiful overcast day. The whole group wanted to go experience the public beach, and it was very nice, even with people constantly trying to sell you things (I almost considered buying a knockoff gucci belt from one of the vendors, but decided otherwise). The beach was a beautiful crystal blue with little black and white striped fish weaving in and out of the docks. Upon returning to port, I bought a t-shirt to remember my journey and climbed aboard the independence.
DAY FOUR: Day four was at Cozumel, a port near and dear to my heart. We ended up at pleasure beach, a beautiful white sanded blue watered paradise. Filled with fish of every color and the sound of swaying palms, it would be hard not to unwind and appreciate how beautiful the scenery is. After hours of lounging and taking pictures, we arrived back on board to eat and watch Grease, the ship’s featured performance. While I appreciate the actor’s and dancer’s talents, the play was not what I expected. nevertheless, it concluded a relaxing and wonderfully unrushed day.
ARRIVAL DAY: It was a bittersweet day when we finally arrived at port. Overall, it was the most relaxing and most NEEDED vacation i’ve had. A break from school and the outside world allowed me to clear my thoughts and truly find peace on the water. Royal Caribbean International nails it again with incredible service and beautiful destinations!
(This post was written in the notes app on my phone, so I apologize for the informal approach!)
Now for the pictures: