Saturday, June 17, 2017

Day 7: Sea Day 3

Our last full day on the ship and nothing but blue skies . . .
. . . well and this pile of dirty laundry that is left to pack . . .
Before we headed to dinner we watched a beautiful sun set . . .
. . . and tomorrow it is back to reality!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Day 6: Cozumel, Mexico

Today we stop in Cozumel, Mexico . . . which is probably one of my favorite cruise ports.  There is always something to do here!  This is our only excursion that we booked with the cruise ship.  We will be going snorkeling and stop at a starfish sanctuary.  We had some time so walked around and did a little shopping before meeting our group.  Thankfully the group was small and enjoyable.  It was about an hour boat ride to the area we would snorkel but not a problem as it is a beautiful, sunny, hot day!
The snorkeling was just okay . . .
We had fun.  While the group was small everyone seemed to bunch up as soon as we hit the water and it was not enjoyable.  The second stop at the starfish sanctuary was beautiful . . .
The water was amazing . . .  but I only saw one starfish . . .
Apparently from my photos I just stood in the water drinking rum punch and margaritas!
Colin finally joined us . . . he took off as soon as you could get in the water and by the guide so he can be in the front . . .
Oh and as I went to climb the ladder to get back on the boat . . . all those drinks hit me!  The boat ride back was fun . . . music, dancing, drinks, and someone wasn't so amused by me having a good time . . .
It was back to do a little shopping and nap before dinner!  Tonight was lobster night at dinner.  I didn't take a photo but Colin only had one steak and seven lobster tails.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Day 5: Costa Maya, Mexico

Today we stop in Costa Maya, Mexico.  I have been here before and wasn't impressed.  In fact it was a stop built just for cruise ships so not so much to do.  I booked us a day at The Maya Chan Beach.  It would be a day to hang out, eat, drink and nothing but beach and relaxation . . . the sign says so it must be true!
They limit the number of people so it never felt crowded.  The beach was okay . . . unfortunately the seaweed was rolling in but the workers were out there the entire time raking and hauling off.  It didn't spoil our day one bit.  You have your own reserved area with chairs and cabana.  We quickly were brought a drink and snack . . . why yes I do . . .
. . . the guacamole was  so good I think I ate two bowls by myself.  Colin found the hammock to help with his stressful life . . .
There was a place to get massages and he begged to help get rid of some stress . . . I let him since it was inexpensive . . .
. . . and then he found a friend
Of course he was first in line when lunch was served.  His new friend showed up and watched him eat.  We headed to eat lunch and when we returned he told his friend just licked my plate . . . right kiddo!  Lunch, why yes I do . . .
The food was amazing!  Super yummy and the staff was beyond words amazing too!  They were always asking if you needed anything and just so friendly.  If you did need something all you had to do was ask, and they made it happen.  I probably could have sat in a chair the entire time and not moved!  It was time to head back to the boat.
Apparently, it rained a lot while we were away . . . we could see the boat from where we were and at times the rain was so heavy you could barely see the boat.  The power was out at the port so back we went to relax before dinner.  About dinner . . . one of our favorite things about cruise ships in getting to know our servers during the week.  After about a day or two, they usually peg Colin and he never has to order his meal.  Of course that happens when you don't eat a variety of food!  We ordered our appetizer and his dinner was served without even ordering . . . can you say spoiled?
Yes, there are 3 steaks on that plate.  We had a new friends when returned to our cabin . . .

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Day 4: Roatan, Honduras

Our first stop:  Roatan, Honduras
Finally we get off the boat today and couldn't be more exciting since I have never been to Honduras!  Our excursion today is called Zip 'n Dip . . . so zip line and beach!
You can't really see the zip lines but they are in those trees below . . .
So why so few photos?  I was told to not take your camera because it might fall.  I was also told there would be some one out there taking photos at various places so thought okay.  I should not have listened . . . everyone had their cameras.  I was mad that I listened but the flip side is we focused on having fun and not capturing the moment.  It was really fun and would do it again!  It was then time to head to the beach!
The water was much prettier than the photos.  It was also a bit cold but after being in the hot sun for a bit it felt so good.  Colin took the camera into the water.  In fact he never exited the water the entire 2 hours we were there.  He loved all the fish at his feet.
He loved them so much that we have 176 similar photos, no joke!  I laughed but seriously what was he thinking?  Our driver showed up and we had to say good bye to the beautiful beach . . .
It was back to the boat, and we were so hungry!  Before we boarded we stopped and had a $5 frozen drink which was really good and stronger than I expected.  It is funny the things you put on your plate when at a buffet . . .

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Day 3: Sea Day 2

Another day at sea and nothing but blue today . . .
. . . and napping . . . and if all else fails you eat!
. . . or play games . . .
We did go to trivia before dinner but only got 9 out of 20 which was about average.  It was off to dinner and then to prepare for our first stop tomorrow!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Day 2: Sea Day 1

I like sea days at the beginning of a cruise.  It gives me time to relax and enjoy the things around the ship.  We started our day ice skating or for me ice walking and holding the railing . . .
Then time to hit the deck and hang with a few of our friends this week . ..
. . . but let's be honest sea days are all about the food . . .
. . . well and napping too!  It is always nice to return to the cabin at night and have a new friend waiting too!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Day 1: setting sail

It was a quick turn around for trips but today we boarded the Liberty of the Seas.  I was amazed at how quick we got on the ship.  We made our way to the Windjammer for a quick lunch and then out to explore the ship before finding our cabin, 8625.
Our cabin was an inside with a view of the promenade.  I was worried about the noise but we never heard the music or any noise for that matter.  I do admit I missed the balcony!  It was fun to sit and watch the people below or across but usually kept our blinds closed so we didn't have any embarrassing moments.
We were soon informed that we would be delayed leaving by four hours so that work on some internet equipment could be completed.  We unpacked our bags and did a lot of hanging out.  As we found our table for dinner at 8:00pm sharp it was good bye Galveston.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Bahamas day 4

We made a last minute reservation for an activity since the swimming pigs tour was cancelled.  Colin has been asking to do scuba so thought it would be good for him to give snuba a try to see if he liked the feel of being under water and breathing through a regulator.
Well, he was a natural and loved every minute!  So I guess we will both be taking certification classes.  I got certified when I moved to Germany in 2000 but haven't been on a dive in years so I need a refresher.
It was back to the Fish Fry area for dinner tonight.  Tonight we tried Oh Andros (several locals recommended) and it was yummy too!  Colin had lobster again with shrimp, rice, cole slaw, and macaroni . . .
. . . and I had conch fritters and all of Colin's sides above!
It was back to the hotel to pack of bags and get ready to head back home tomorrow!