Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cruising the Dream

We had such an amazing time on our cruise this September!  I wanted to take more pictures than what I did, but I also didnt want to hurt my camera so I didnt take it everywhere we went, which I now regret... oh well, there is always next time!  Hope you enjoy these pics!
My crazy hubby the night before the cruise!  We went down a day early and stayed at the Raddison at the Port.  Its a great deal with free parking, breakfast and a shuttle to the ship! 

The lovely Becky!  Her and her husband Randall went with us last year and decided to go again!
We got to see a rocket launch the next morning at Cape Canaveral, it was an awesome experience and Ill never forget it!

Mr. Handsome!

Becky and Randall....they could be models! 

The gang waiting on our shuttle to leave!

Apparently there was major traffic at the port because our shuttle was 45 minutes late, we were beginning to be a little frustrated!

BUT...were on vacation so turn that frown upside down!!!

The Dream Atrium
The Lido Deck

My first meal!  I was planning on taking a picture of everything I ate, but that did not happen! 

This was a fun ship, on Sunday night we watched the Cowboys play football on the big screen under the stars! 

this HUGE American flag was hung and we had a special moment of silence on 9/11

lookin SO good! :) 

Our first dinner!

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Beck ordered two desserts!

This is the next night which was our first formal night!  We had went to Nassau Bahamas that day and I didn't take my camera because we didn't do anything except walk through the straw market.

This little fellow was in St. Thomas!  We did not do an excursion there either, but we took a cab to the shopping section and walked the streets.  I had a blast just taking pictures on my own little excursion!

The Lizards were feasting on these!

I loved all the stairways in St. Thomas!

The Carnival Dream

some random chicken!

Nathan and I at Paradise Point in St. Thomas.  The weather was bad because we were on the tail of TS Maria, the picture below is of a tornado we were watching!

St. Marten! 

We didn't parasail, but Becky and Randal rode jet skis and Nate and I just lounged on the beach and played in the water all day.  It was so beautiful there and the french were SO nice! 

We thought our ship was big!  Check out the Oasis of The Seas!

And last but not least, I got to be Aretha Franklin on the last night of the cruise for the Carnival Legends show!  I sang RESPECT with the live band and dancers!  It was so much fun!

Not pictured activities include Nathan and I doing the mud bath and the hot water going out and having to rinse it all off in ice cold water, massages in the spa = heavenly!  I got the bamboo and Nate did the hot stone, it was fantastic!  We also visited the gym several times, I ran my first 5k on the treadmill on the ship and we did morning stretch classes a couple times!  Nathan and I also did the special steak house where they serve only prime beef, my filet was MELT IN YOUR MOUTH GOOD!  And the rest of the time we laid around, ate and read books!