Monday, July 26, 2010

Baby let's cruise...

A month ago today we were just returning from our graduation cruise. Where has the time gone? While on the high seas the real world takes a back seat. The biggest decision of the day is what to eat.

This is S & I's seventh cruise & the teen's second. Since it was a celebration cruise he brought a friend along and my sister and her friend joined us for a relaxing 5 days aboard the Carnival Glory headed for Canada. It was our first cruise that wasn't going "tropic" but no matter because it was truly Glory-ious.

First I have to mention that this ship had the. best. music. hands. down. I found myself singing in the hallways, in the elevator and of course in the many lounges on board. It was a nice mix of classic rock & popular songs with some dance music thrown in.

Then there were the shows. Oh the shows! If you've ever been cruising you know they like to entertain you with "Vegas-style" shows. Sometimes they hit their mark & sometimes not. On the Glory they had a magic show that was AMAZING. Some of the tricks we could figure out but there were a few that made my mind spin. Making a motorcycle disappear...hello?! I never did figure that one out. Plus their soundtrack during the show was totally ipod worthy.

And how can I forget the food? THE FOOD! It's everywhere. Twenty fours hours a day. Lots of seafood (yuck!) and desserts and...well anything you can think of. No one will ever starve on a cruise.

While the weather was better than expected on this trip (only one foggy day) the two ports of call took a back seat to the ship & the cruise itself. We took advantage of the slight sway and dark interior room taking more than our fair share of naps. It was heavenly.

We sailed out of NYC...

...And went down the Hudson right by the Statue of Liberty

I LOVE this picture of them!

I don't care for this pic as much. I have awful posture.

Ah yes, this is more like me.

Oh Canada! Halifax, NS to be exact.


Even better than the book version!

Welcome to Saint John...

...where you too can be accosted by a weird albino dude drinking milk in 90 degree weather right after taking this picture...**

...and buy your lobster at good ole' McD's...

...before taking a boat trip to the Reversing Falls.

My only regret is that we had to disembark and come back to reality. I'm already counting down the days to the next one.

**No really this albino dude asked me if I wanted "to have a conversation aye?" to which I replied "uh no" that did nothing to stop him from trying to talk to me. Even after a slight confrontation with S he still continued to follow us for another block or two until he finally said "Hope ya' have a shitty vacation" and then went off in another direction. True story.


Heather said...

Joe and I sailed to Mexico on the Glory when it was only a couple of years old, and we loved it! Gorgeous ship, awesome food, great service, unbelievable vacation! I had no idea it sailed to Canada, too!

So glad you all had a great trip, despite the albino's bad

ps. Has Lula given up her blog altogether? Her website is gone!

Christina said...

I've never been on a cruise. Daddy and I have discussed it and would like to take one. Maybe things will calm down and we can set sail soon.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

MAN- that looks like a great trip.

Except for the Milky-Albino Man. That's just straight up trippy.

blueviolet said...

Albino dude wouldn't have received the time of day from either. I'm also not a fan of seafood, but I would be all over any dessert bar they had. You're a lucky girl to have had that vacay!

Melissa said...

One question......Did the albino have milk breath? That is the worst......

CaraBee said...

I so want to go on a cruise. I think that's what we're going to try to do for our big 5th anniversary trip. The one where Sophie stays home and we get cuh-razy. TMI?

We're there really lobsters at McDonald's?

Glad you had such a good time! And you look gorgey in the purple dress!