Cruise 2 | The Life of K: Cruise 2

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Cruise 2

Who's ready for part 2 of our cruise? I finally had a chance to go through the pictures so here's Martinique, Barbados, St. Kitts, and our last sea days. (Part 1 here)

After our beach day in Antigua, we spent some time on the ship. There's lots to do and the SeaPlex was a favourite spot. It has a court area used for sports, bumper cars and other activities, air hockey, ping pong and foosball tables, and XBOXs set up. On the deck near the SeaPlex is shuffle board, and there's a huge giraffe near the rock climbing wall on the other side of the ship.

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The SeaPlex.
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Shuffleboard.
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Giraffe.
Inside there was cool lightbulb thing that would flash in time with your heart beat, cool huge chairs, but often we'd be running between Adventure Ocean and our room down long hallways.

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Heartbeat lightbulbs.
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A spot we sat often.

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Throne.
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Little J was captivated by the moving art.

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Running down the hallway.
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Antigua.
One of the coolest attractions is called the RipCord, a skydiving simulator. We got all suited up in jump suits, socks and shoes, helmets and goggles after watching a safety video. J stayed outside with the GoPro and videoed Little J, Little K and then me. It was so cool! I stepped out to video him.

We all loved it and I wish we'd done it again because the 90 seconds fly by. Normally, everyone on the ship can only do this activity once, but this particular cruise had a high number of older travellers so they did have openings. Next time.

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Getting ready to fly!
Our next port was Martinique. Little K wasn't feeling great (we think she got too much sun the two days before) so the kids stayed with Adventure Ocean while J and I got off the ship. We stayed close to the port and got caught in a huge downpour on our way back.

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Martinique.
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As the storm rolled in.
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Sunset at sea.
The next day we arrived in Barbados. We decided to try out Harrison's Caves. Self-tours are an option but weren't available when we were so we took a tram.

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Harrison's Cave, Barbados


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Taking the elevator down.


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On the tram, ready to go!


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Cool caves.


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Off the tram, checking out the walls.


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Water dripping creates stalagtites and stalagmites.


St. Kitts was our last beach day and it was perfect! We chose a beach that was almost an hour from the port so we got to see a lot of the island. It was my favourite of the trip.

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Kids in the sand.


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Volcano.


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GoPro view of the beach.


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Starfish!


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J and the kids in the water.


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Family shot!


We spent the next few days at sea heading back north. I got to try the trapeze and am so glad J came to video me. It was incredible! Such a rush and I was shaking for a good 15 minutes after!

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Before trying the trapeze.


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Family shot while dressed fancy.


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The FlowRider and RipCord at night.


We had a booking for the North Star on our seond last sea day. It's a bubble on an arm that lifts up way above the ship. It was neat but not as cool as I was expecting.

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The ship from above.


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Little K and the binoculars.


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J and the kids high above the world.

That same day was the Best of the Best of the FlowRider. J entered and was the first to compete. He showed off his fancy tricks and got a lot of applause. The guy who won was pretty amazing.

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The competitors lined up.


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J's trick.

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J's 2nd trick.
Keep in mind that I wasn't even able to stay standing on the FlowRider...


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Beautiful sunset.
Our last day at sea was the day of shows apparently. J and I went to see We Will Rock You, a story of rock in the future. It was really clever with great music.

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We Will Rock You
And I went to see Mo5aic by myself. They're a a cappella group and were amazing. At one point they had us all singing together. They perform in Vegas so if you're ever there, be sure to check them out.

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Mo5aic.
Our last dinner at American Icon, we celebrated Little K's birthday (early). Everyone sang to her and she got special cake for dessert (on top of her regular dessery). She was thrilled.

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Birthday girl.

The next day we woke upearly to have breakfast before getting off the ship. We took an Uber back to the hotel where our car was, and trekked home. It took over 8 hours and we had to stop to de-ice the windshield. Welcome back to Canada!

And that's it for our cruise. It was the best vacation we've had with the kids. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow I cannot believe what is possible on a boat! I don't remember hearing about Harrison's cave in Barbados when I was there, looks amazing. I'm glad you had a winter getaway!

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