Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Way Back Wednesday - June 30, 2010

This Week's Topic: What Are Your Favorite Memories From Your Honeymoon?

Unfortunately this post will have to be sans personal pictures because our desktop is fried and I cannot access the external drive all my pictures are on via the laptop. Our honeymoon was wonderful. John's Dad gave us the trip as our wedding gift...awesome! We went on a 7 Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise on the Zuiderdam, a ship part of the Holland America fleet.

We had a room on the Verandah level, which basically means we had a balcony. We had breakfast nearly every morning outside looking out over the caribbean water. Heavenly!

The first stop was at Holland America's private island, Half Moon Cay. Half Moon was one of my favorite places because it was all beach all day. Additionally, I prior to our honeymoon, I read on Cruise Critic that if you ask for the all-you-can-drink special that isn't advertised, they must give it to you. So for $20 each, we drank rum runners ALL DAY.

In St. Thomas we did some shopping and took a tour of the island which ended at the top of the island where we embibed world famous banana daiquiris and enjoyed spectacular views of the island.

In Tortola we took a jeep tour of the island and spent the afternoon at a private beach. The sand and waves are like none other in the Caribbean. I think we liked Tortola the most because it was less commercialised than other destinations.

All in all it was a spectacular honeymoon with beautiful scenery and once in a lifetime excursions. Though not without mishaps. Like our camera breaking halfway through the trip, meaning we lost most of our pictures; a day of HUGE waves and getting seasick before we were supposed to go to a Halloween party as pirates--take your seacalm people. Most of all though, we enjoyed being newly married and spending every minute together.


Steph said...

Those are just as good as "real" pics. Gorgeous...wish I could spend some time there!

Carrie said...

Wow, that's a pretty awesome honeymoon!

Victoria said...

I'm sorry you lost your pictures! It seemed like an amazing honeymoon though, I love cruises!