Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The drive + boarding + day 1: Cruising (first full day)

7 day Mexican Rivera Honeymoon cruise, on the Royal Caribbean cruse chip, the Mariner.  
Most amazing trip of my lifetime!!

After getting married in Las Vegas J and I drove to San PedroCalifornia.  
Our first road trip ever, not to mention just 2 days after we got married. 

Driving to California: 


The drive to California was very beautiful:

We only go lost once (dropping off the rental car to the airport) but we made it safely to the Crowne Plaza in San Pedro. -We will never stay there ever again, it was over priced, had less then par customer service and the room smelt so bad we had to be a room deodorizer.   We left our hotel about 10:00 am, took a short shuttle over to the dock and saw our amazing boat.  There was excited energy in the air, J and I were more then ready to get our honeymoon started!

Walking up the gangway into our cruise! 


Check in was very smooth, we were in our cabin within 20 minutes of arriving at the pier. 

Ahh drinks in the solarium (adults only pool) We had to wait about two hours to get into our rooms, so we went to the pool's bar to get our first drinks. Loved them. Mine was the "drink of the day" I got that a few times (that day and though out  the week) 

We also had some lunch at the ship's main buffet, Windjammer Cafe. It was nice for free. 


Once we got into the room we realized why this room get sold out all the time.  It was a perfect Honeymoon suite. 

This was the only pic I had of the whole room.                                           

Nothing special about the bathroom, but it was nice.


The bed was actually quite comfortable

Our amazing (and private) balcony!

Here are just some shoots around the ship



We had our first formal night Monday night. The dinner was amazing. (Looking back on it I wished I would have taken pictures of the food, or at least wrote what we ate down.)  I did take a few pictures before we left the room.

So they would have charged us something like $20 for this photo. Well jokes on them....just take a picture of the picture!

we look so regal.

Over all our first day was all about roaming the ship and finding all the good spots. We ate, drank, relaxed and went over the week's timeline, the first day of our honeymoon was perfect.

So I was very much looking forward to the towels that your stateroom attendant folds and puts on your bed, on a nightly is round one: THE CRAB

1 comment:

  1. 1 - Love your room! On our cruise, we got the standard room with a window. It was pretty small but I agree - the beds are comfy!

    2 - You guys looked awesome for the formal evening! So classy!

    3 - Weren't the towel animals awesome? We had an elephant and a swan and something we couldn't decipher. ;)

    4 - Glad you had fun!