I spent the week after my trip to West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale on the Harmony of the Seas, the world’s biggest cruise ship. There is so much to do on the ship and there’s honestly no other way to describe it other than as massive. It was a very different cruising experience than the ones I’ve had in the past, but it’s definitely an experience everyone should have at least once in their lifetime. Since I’m still so new to this blogging thing I’m still not in the habit of taking photos, but I’m working on it 🙂
Our first day on the cruise than as overwhelming. The ship is so huge there’s so much to see and do. We were staying on the same floor as an area known as Central Park which was basically an outdoor walkway covered in lush greenery with several restaurants.
After walking around the ship for a while we had our first of many meals on the cruise ship. One of the only things I don’t like about cruises is just how easy it is to overeat! We went to a cafe in Central Park and then headed upstairs to the giant buffet.
When it was finally time for the ship to sail off we went to the deck party and watched the ship sail off.
That night, we ate in the dining room and then went and saw the live show of Grease.
We spent the second day in Nassau. We went to Atlantis and looked around. The whole area was so picturesque and there was even an area where turtles were just happily swimming around.
We walk around for a while, got Starbucks (of course) and spent a few minutes playing the slot machines.
We then hopped back in the car and our taxi driver took us to the newest large hotel on the island so we could walk around there as well.
Once back on the ship we spent the afternoon relaxing by the pool.
Immediately after dinner that night we went to an is show. The boat had an actual ice rink on board, how cool is that?!
All of our nights were essentially spent the same way, walking around, exploring and eating late night pizza.
This was our first day at sea. The only things I really want to do on sea days are absolutely nothing and that’s exactly what we did. The morning was spent drinking $1 mimosas and lounging by the pool.
How cute is he??
And you guessed it, the afternoon followed in a similar fashion.
That night we saw one of the coolest shows I’ve seen in my entire life (and I’ve seen a lot of pretty cool shows). It involved several aspects including acrobatics, tight robe walking, dancing and diving from several heights. This show was probably the highlight of my entire cruise.
We spent the 4th of July in St. Thomas. With St. Thomas being a part of the USVI (US Virgin Islands) I had cell service and I was excited to be able to talk to my family on a holiday.
We only got off the ship long enough to take pictures, but the water was so crystal clear it was absolutely beautiful!
Even in our short time off of the boat, we saw at least five iguanas just casually walking around (a total first for me!).
That afternoon Simon and his younger brother went on the Flow Rider and and the zip line. While I didn’t participate in either activity, I enjoyed listening to the music, people watching and reading my book.
We spent the evening walking around (as usual) and that night we found the adults only area that was super pretty and had a robot make me a drink!
There was a 4th of July celebration on the Promenade with one of the biggest cakes I’ve ever seen!
Our last day on an island was spent relaxing by the beach in St. Kitts. I love places with mountains and St. Kitts did not disappoint! It was absolutely gorgeous and so picturesque.
After back on the ship some of the highlights of the rest of my day included rock climbing and watching Beauty and the Beast on the big screen (I’m slightly obsessed with it!).
You’ll notice that each day of my vacation I do less and less because let’s be honest, being on vacation can be exhausting haha!
Our last two days were spend on the ship and the first day after enjoying $1 mimosas and lunch, we headed over to the aqua theatre to watch another show. This one was funnier and more of a play than the first show we saw. Still good, but not as good in my opinion.
Our last day of cruising was bitter-sweet. I was starting to be ready to get back to reality, but at the same time I didn’t want my vacation to ever end.
We went ice skating, went on ever amusement the ship had to offer and tried to soak in every last minute.
Overall, I had an absolutely amazing vacation and I already can’t wait for my next one!