Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Crusing the Caribbean for Christmas!

Yesterday I hinted that we have BIG Christmas plans...

Because we're going on a 7 day Caribbean Cruise!


Last year I had a pretty crappy Christmas, so this year I wanted to do something different and fun! So I convinced the Mr. and my parents to forgo Christmas presents this year and instead do a week long cruise together as our presents to each other.

We'll be on the Celebrity Eclipse ship...


Staying in "Aqua Class"...


And visiting the islands of Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, and St. Kitt's!


Here's what we're thinking about doing in each place:
- Puerto Rico: Bacardi Tour
- St. Maarten: Kayaking and Snorkel Adventure in the morning, shopping in the afternoon
- St. Kitt's: Rainforest ziplines in the morning, beach in the afternoon

But if you have been to any of these destinations and have tips on things to do or see, let me know! I'd love some advice.

30 comments:

Mrs. Potts said...

I haven't been to any of those islands, so I don't have any advice on things to do. I'm excited for you guys that you'll be able to get away this Christmas. I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time!

The Conway's said...

Me and my husband lived on St. Maarten for two years so my suggestions would be:
-- to visit airplane beach and watch the planes fly in.
--Seraphina's (yummy French bakery in Marigot by Fort Louis)
--Shopping in Philipsburg (where the cruise ship will drop you off)

Have fun :)

Café Moka said...

Wow, that's amazing! You will have a great time!!!

What happened last year at Christmas?

Dee Stephens said...

So fun! As I mentioned, we went to the Bahamas last year. I was shocked to see just how many people do destination Christmas'!
Have fun!

Nichole said...

Oh, heck YES! I am *so* jealous. Hubs and I took our first cruise for our honeymoon this past April and have booked another one for our one year! Have fun!

The Ramblings of a Thirtysomething Wife said...

That sounds like an awesome Christmas present! I hope you have a wonderful time. I have been to St. Marteen, but it was many years ago. I think we did a rum tour there, but I can't be certain. We did do some shopping and sightseeing, as there is plenty to see and buy :)

Jodi said...

That sounds like a wonderful Christmas to me. You will have a blast! So nice to be able to spend all that time together too since that is really what the holidays are all about.

Alex and Jill said...

This sounds AMAZING!!! Merry Christmas to YOU! :)

Rachel @ My Happily Ever After said...

Ahhh how fun!! You guys are going to have such a blast...and you're going to come back from the holidays with a tan! You lucky girl :)

Holly said...

Totally jealous - those islands are so pretty!!!! :) Hope you have a wonderful time!

Linda said...

So cool. Hubby and I dying to do a cruise so I expect a full report on yours.

DietCokeStraightUp said...

This is so cool!!! I love that you're doing something different. I hope you post all about it.

Katie said...

What an awesome trip!!!! I'd love to go somewhere so pretty and warm for the holidays!

Only Caribbean island I've been to is St. Lucia and it was amazing - never been to the others though. Can't wait to see your posts when you get back!

Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

I'm so sorry your holidays were not enjoyable last year. I hope this doesn't come off as presumptuous or invasive of your privacy, but through your posts this past year I have an idea of what you went through. My husband and I are going through the same thing and it's so sad and painful. I'm glad you're going to have a better Christams this year. Your cruise sounds amazing.

Carly Anne said...

I am so incredibly jealous. I would love to get away for Christmas... That is, to some place warm. :)

Betty said...

Umm...I think I'm convincing my family to do this next year!! I'm SO jealous!!!!

Sonya said...

That sounds amazing! Anywhere warm in winter sounds amazing!

Mrs. Bennett said...

OOOH! You'll so need to tell us all about it. My husband and I are going to do one for our 1 year, but there are so many to choose from!

The Mrs.! said...

Oh my! You are going to have so much fun!! We just took a similar cruise last summer. LOVED St. Kitts! I can't wait to hear all about it when you get back!!
I got my Mary Kay gift box yesterday.... so excited to use all the goodies!

Lauren said...

Looks fantastic!!!!

We've been to those islands, you can read reviews on my blog. St. Kitts was my favorite!

Have an amazing time!

Lib at Truly His said...

Love that they were willing to change it up with you! What a great idea. Have fun!! :)

Emily said...

Sounds like the perfect Christmas to me :]

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

That sounds like SO much fun! We spent last Christmas in Spain and I really like the idea of a vacation for a holiday. Can't wait to see pictures!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I think that's a fabulous idea!!!! I hope you have a wonderful time!

Meghan said...

Going somewhere warm at Christmas is so much fun! I hope this Christmas is much better for you. I'm sorry last year was not so great.

Leah said...

Sounds amazing! You two surely deserve it!

Rachel said...

You definitely deserve this getaway this year! Love your friend :)

L A C E Y said...

awesome - you're going on a cruise too! that is so cool. i hope you have a ton of fun. i've been to puerto rico and st. martin... st. martin has amazing snorkeling - so good choice on that. and in puerto rico, we walked from the cruise terminal to the fort (castillo san felipe del morro) - it was a long walk but there's lots to see and the views at the fort are gorgeous.

enjoy your cruise!!

Laura said...

My family has done several celebrity Christmas cruises and we have loved them! Great way to spend the holidays! That being said when we went to Puerto Rico we did not enjoy the Bacardi tour at all. Felt too comercialized and too much like they were promoting alcohol in a bit of a sleezy was. But that just may have been our impression. When we went to St. Croix and toured Cruzan Rum Factory we did not get that vibe at all. In Puerto Rico the Fort in the old downtown is amazing and well worth going to. Also the old down town is great to walk around and see the historic buildings. I also think the Rainforest (El Yunque) in Puerto Rico is a great place to go but I'm not sure if that was an option. Our favorite thing in Puerto Rico was kayaking with dinoflagellites. It is amazing but again, that may not be offered as it has to be done in the dark. hope this is helpful!

Lucky in Love said...

Catching up...that's awesome!! Hope you have a fabulous Christmas in paradise!

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