Day 2 & 3: The ship
We slept in, got put through the ringer with Alisa's personal training session, did some parking garage surfing,
played paparazzi on Star Island
no star sightings, just some amazing homes like this one that's owned by Lenny Kravitz:
Then we boarded the ship. Yes, I purposely dressed nautical, I thought it very fitting.
We didn't waste any time and gourged ourselves at the buffet before we even left the port.
We explored the ship and all wished we could have afforded the balcony suites.
But since we couldn't afford it, Jason did what Jason does best and worked it. He tried getting an upgrade but the ship was completely sold out, but he did become chummy with Jamie-with-the-cool-accent Hotel director who secured us highly sought after bridge tour invitations. We (some more than others...Julie) were excited to meet the captain and see the ins and outs of how the ship works.
Finally it was bon voyage off into the crystal blue Carribean.
We spent that night, the next day and the next night at sea. The food was delicious, the service was great, but we were kind of disappointed that there weren't a whole lot of amenities on the ship and we quickly learned that they were geared for more of the geriatric crowd. When we saw a jazzy scooter rolling out of the night club, that was when we knew. But atleast we were the best looking ones laying out by the pool and without much else to do that's pretty much how we spent the entire day, lounging by the pool sipping virgin pina colada's and thumbing through magazines. It was a rough life. Dinner was one of my favorite times, not only because I ate enough food at each sitting to last a week, but because it was so fun to just sit and talk. We loved our waiter, Leonard. Once again, Jason being Jason became buddies with him and they played basketball until 1:30am, I won't lie, I was worried he would end up as a missing person at sea on a Nightline special. He came back alive and I love that he can make friends with anyone. I also love that he and Joe dominated on the court and they won the ship's tournament later that week. Jayden was very envious of his medal.
singing happy birthday to Julie
speaking of missing persons at sea...we came across this girl (judging by her wardrobe we initially thought she was an old lady) around midnight passed out by herself on the upper deck (judging by the way she looked we initially thought she was dead). We alerted security and she better thank us that she didn't have the same fate as that girl who went missing from a Bahama's cruise ship this same week.
It was a relaxing day, but by the end we were ready to hit the ground and get a taste of Jamaica. Ya mon.