Monday, June 24, 2013

Babiesmoon Cruise

Abe and I decided we needed a vacation before the babies come. Just the two of us. 
So we looked up cruises and decided on a Southern Caribbean cruise for May.
 8 days on the ship and a few extra days exploring Miami and Key West.  
We had an amazing time.  We cruised when I was 18 weeks along. I truly felt so good on the cruise. I tried to drink a lot of water and got in the water as much as I could. And we played and played and played!

Here are some pics... okay a lot of pics... from our babiesmoon cruise.
Eating in Little Havana in Miami
 Exploring South Beach

 Leaving the port of Miami
 Hanging out on the boat
First Formal night

17 Week belly picture

Our waiters were the best!
Pretty sure he was obsessed with Guy Fieri's burger bar on the ship.

Our dinner friends all the way from Vancouver Canada.

Our 4 port stops were Grand Turk, Dominican Republic, Curacao and Aruba. We did a whole lot of snorkeling!
Grand Turk

 We swam with and held stingrays, nurse sharks, barracudas and lots oh lots of tropical fish!

 Meeting the locals in Grand Turk
 A replica of John Glenn's capsule that fell in Grand Turk

Next up..the DR.. the water in the caribbean is so amazing. Warm, clear and turquoise! 
 Abe did paddle boarding with the locals

 And we explored the city of La Romana

Our third port stop was Curacao. Owned by the Dutch.
The pastel colored buildings were quite beautiful.

Of course we did more snorkeling. And saw some amazing sea life.

Sunset in Curacao at Playa Portomari
 Before getting back on the ship we dined at a restaurant that served Dutch food. Fun to try!
And finally our last stop was Aruba! Also owned by the Dutch.

We got a taxi and headed over to Palm Beach which was amazing... Paradise for sure!
 While at Palm Beach we snorkeled around a sunken German WWII freighter

We did have to do some exploring of the city Oranjestad before heading back on the the boat.

Once we got back to Miami we rented a car and drove to Key West. What an amazing place!
 We went sunset snorkeling at the 3rd largest reef in the world.
Ate dinner at Duval Street and of course ate some Key Lime Pie.

 And did some more exploring in Key West before heading to the airport.

We had a great time!  We enjoyed the boat and all the stops we went to. Such a great babiesmoon.
Now onto getting the house in order before the babes arrive!