Thursday, March 1, 2012

Caribbean Cruise

We had so stinkin much fun on our cruise. I had requested time off from work to go on a trip with our friends Benny and Chelsea but they ended up not being able to go so we booked a cruise last minute and got a killer deal on a Royal Caribbean cruise.
Here are some of the highlights from it. We had a tiny little room but everything in it was so nice. I would take nice over big any day.
This is from our formal dinner night. We were really wanted to be able to eat by ourself but the cruise was completely booked so our chances with that weren't good. We got seated at our table and kept waiting for people to show up to our 10 person table, but no one ever did. We had the whole table to ourselves!
Our first stop was in Cozumel were we went and visited some Mayan ruins that were right on the island. I couldn't believe how many iguanas we saw. They were everywhere!
Jake in front of some of the ruins.
The taxi drivers were crazy! I couldn't believe how fast they drove and no one stayed in the marked lanes.
Our next stop was in Costa Maya where we went snorkeling from a beautiful white sandy beach. I got sunburnt even with sunscreen on!
This is the bus that we rode to go snorkeling. It was a truck that had a flat bed on it with bus seats screwed to the flat bed and a canopy over the top.
This was our ship, Jewel of the Seas parked in Costa Maya. I still can't get over how beautiful the water is in the Caribbean.
Our last day on the ship after eating breakfast. We took this picture looking out the back of the ship.
When we got back into Tampa we had a few hours to kill before we had to be back at the airport to catch our flight, so we went to the Florida Aquarium. It was so awesome! This picture has a great horned owl in the background that was just flying around their wet land exhibit.
They had this aquarium that surrounded you on top and on all sides and divers were able to go and swim with the sharks if they wanted. It was so neat to be able to be so close to them but to still be safe from them.
I had so much fun our trip that I already want to start scheduling another. The only thing that keeps me from doing that is knowing that we are going to Moab soon for some dirt biking!