Happy Monday ladies! Well, I’m finally writing about our 12-night Southern Caribbean Cruise. We traveled in early March which was a perfect time since we were ready to get away from the cold Kentucky weather.
I received a lot of questions about our cruise, and so today I’m going to share what to pack on a Southern Caribbean cruise and what cruise line we used.
First off, I would suggest if you have never been on a cruise you pick a shorter time just to make sure you like it and you don’t get seasick. Wayne and I both LOVE to cruise, and we are already planning our next trip!
We were on the Celebrity Cruise Line, and we were on the Silhouette ship. Celebrity is Royal Caribbean’s sister cruise line.
Celebrity has an emphasis on trendy culinary experiences, and it’s a little more upscale and chic. I have also cruised on Royal Caribbean, and it is wonderful too!
I think the biggest difference, and it may have been because we were on a 12-night cruise, but we were some of the youngest people on the ship. Haha! This was not a party ship which worked for us.
We chose the AquaClass package that comes with unlimited access to the Relaxation Room, and Persian Garden thermal suite, as well as exclusive access to Blu, a health-centric alternative restaurant (we loved this restaurant!).
The AquaClass also has other amenities such as daily delivery of flavored teas, a pillow menu, upgraded bath toiletries, and an expanded room service breakfast menu.
We had a room with a balcony. Some people don’t care about having a balcony or a window in their room, but I personally like having a place to sit outside. I’m a little claustrophobic.
We did A LOT of excursions!! We booked all of them through Viator.com, and we looked for 4 stars and above excursions. They were all great excursions, and we had no problems, and our groups were always small which isn’t always the case when you book your excursions through the ship.
We toured, we tubed down a river, we snorkeled, we sailed, and we booked it all through viator.com.
Okay, now let’s talk about what to pack! My situation was different because I was packing to take spring pictures. But if I were only packing for the warm destination cruise, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, shorts and dresses/jumpsuits for dinner is all I need.
I typically wore a bathing suit on our excursions because most of them involved water. Here are the seven islands we visited.
St. Thomas is known as an idyllic vacation spot with amazing beaches, gorgeous landscapes, and duty-free shopping,
St. Maarten is the smallest land mass in the world to be shared by two different nations. This island is owned by France and the Netherlands Antilles.
For some reason, I didn’t get a picture of us together at St. Maarten, but we rented a jeep for the day and drove around the island.
It’s famous for the Princess Juliana International Airport where the planes fly right over your head on the beach. Of course, we had to visit this beach, and we ate lunch while watching the planes fly into the airport.
St. Lucia has mountains, banana plantations, beautiful beaches and it’s lushly tropical.
Grenada is the spice island! It produces vast quantities of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and more.
Barbados has gorgeous beaches with British charm. This island was one of my favorites!
Dominica is known for its rugged terrain, volcanic activity, pristine coral reef, and its untouched tropical rainforests. It has over 364 rivers and 200 waterfalls.
St. Kitt is the larger of the 2 Caribbean islands that comprise the nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. It’s known for rainforested mountains and beaches of white, gray, and black sands.
Most of the outfits I wore on the cruise, I have already shared. I did wear this jumpsuit. I also took some dresses that I had from last summer.
This was my travel day outfit.
Open Front Cashmere Cardigan (similar option here, less expensive option here and here)//Tie Front Top (I’m wearing a small)//Madewell Jeans (I’m wearing a size 27)//Kayla Espadrille Sneaker (These run big, I sized down 1/2 size)//Initial Necklace//Street Level Reversible Tote//Weekender Bag//Mark & Graham Spinner Luggage in Blush Color
Beauty For The Heart~~
One of the sweetest things on our vacation was seeing so many beautiful rainbows from our balcony. It was a constant reminder for me that no matter where we go, God is with us!! And boy has He created a beautiful world.
The Lord your God is with you. Zephaniah 3:17a
Have a blessed day!
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