7-Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise on the Regal Princess

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    7-Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Regal Princess of Princess Cruises

    A couple weeks ago, I was lucky enough to get whisked away on a 7-Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise on the Regal Princess with Princess Cruises. Oh how I so needed this vacation and warm weather. Our winter in DC wasn’t nearly as bad this year (but we did get 8 inches of snow in DC while I was on this cruise) but there were still some bitter cold days that made me long for the sun and white sandy beaches. I was thrilled when this opportunity came through in my inbox. It came at the most perfect time. I had just turned in my manuscript a couple weeks prior to the trip and copyedits weren’t supposed to get back to me until after the trip. It was like the perfect reward for turning it in!

    I was joined by some sweet blogger friends: Kristen, Brandy, Monique, Lee, Deborah, Katrina, Shelley, and Aida. They seriously made amped up the trip. You must have good company when you’re on a long vacation like this and they were the perfect group! I kept saying to Jason that I think every night at dinner, I was burning calories as I was eating because I had the most belly-aching laughs ever. Tears would be brimming my eyes from laughing so hard. It was such good times. Why can’t all bloggers live near each other so we can have weekly dinners and laugh until it hurts?

    7-Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Regal Princess of Princess Cruises

    Anyway, let’s get started on my 7-day adventure with Princess Cruises! We embarked in Fort Lauderdale at Port Everglades and it was exhilarating boarding the ship and seeing the Fort Lauderdale coast from our balcony. As we departed, we all went out on the top of the ship and waved goodbye to everyone from the houses and condos. It was so cool seeing residents actually taking the time to get out and send us off. Some even had signs sending us off! Definitely way different than what I’ve experienced in the past. With less than a day at sea, we made it to our first island, Princess Cays, Bahamas, the very next morning!

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  • Kathryn says:

    Amazing! I’m just going to sit here and stare at your gorgeous pictures for a while and pretend I’m not sitting at my desk….

  • Nutmeg Nanny says:

    I wish I could be back there right now! LOVE this recap and I can’t wait until we can have breakfast together again…haha.

  • Lauren says:

    St. Maarten is my favorite! We have planned cruises in the past just based on the fact that they would stop there. Maybe we need to do a land-based vacation there…

  • Maria says:

    Oh my goodness! What a fun trip and such beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing!!

  • Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says:

    I desperately need sunshine. Your holiday seems like it was a blast!

  • Naomi says:

    Looks so gorgeous and fun! Great post highlighting everything. Now I have total wanderlust for all these places!!!!

  • Rachel @ My Urban Oven says:

    I could not be more jealous right now! Just to even see a sky that blue would be amazing! #jealous

  • Heather Christo says:

    That vacation looks like a dream. One I could use right now! I hope you got nice and relaxed and had a great time!

  • Jenny Flake says:

    Loved following you girls on this cruise! Looks absolutely gorgeous and how adorable are those dolphin photos?! Love!!

  • Gaby says:

    Beautiful pictures!

  • LoveCompassionateLee says:

    Breathtaking landscape! I’m glad you all had such a wonderful time. I cannot wait for the opportunity to enjoy an island vacation. Happy Saturday, Julie :)

  • Matea says:

    The water reminds me of the beaches where we’re from (Croatia!!) Look like a fun vacation :)

  • Lee says:

    I la la loveeeed all your pics. SO COLORFUL. Also- it was great to meet you in real lyfe :D

  • Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says:

    Ahhhh take me back! Loved spending time with you! xoxo

  • Kristen says:

    DEXTER! I want a dexter in my life daily, please! He was so adorable!
    I love your photos!

  • Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen says:

    Where’s Alberto?! Haha jk. Anyway, I love all your photos, especially the one with you and the dolphin. You just look so happy! The cruise was truly unforgettable!

  • Deborah says:

    Man- I want to go back!! I loved the tour we went on in St. Maarten, but part of me wishes we would have taken a beach day, too. I definitely need to go back one day!

  • aida mollenkamp says:

    Man, I wish I had gone on the dolphin adventure with you! Great pics, dear!

  • Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

    All that color!! A Caribbean cruise has been on our bucket list. Some day!

  • Stephanie says:

    I’ve never been on a cruise before, but I’ve been told that I *NEED* to one day. Not sure because I’m not really the type to have an itinerary. I love being able to do whatever I want, whenever I want when I’m on vacation!

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