Recapping some of my trip to the Bahamas with Royal Caribbean on Freedom of the Seas... warning, photo overload!
Nothing makes you appreciate being sent off to warmer weather than sitting on a flight, 45 minutes behind schedule due to de-icing the plane. I was worried that I was going to miss my connection because we were so behind schedule. I loved the yellow de-ice machines, though... they reminded me of minions.
What else does one due when sitting on a place for 45 minutes at 7am as the plane defrosts? Selfies, of course. This de-icing process also gave me time to text in our group text with all the girls-- Katie and Krista were also de-icing, but theirs took so long, they almost missed boarding the boat in Florida!! Luckily, Royal Caribbean was so accommodating, that all of the right people were motivated and they were ready to hold the ship just for the girls! But alas, so thankful that everyone made it safe and sound.
Flight #2 gave me time to catch up on my Town and Country-- this one included the top 50 bachelors and Ansel Elgort (swoon) graced the cover.
I also was able to get a lot of work done, which made me enjoy my weekend getaway that much more.
As soon as I landed in Florida, I could tell the warm weather was here!! Seeing the palm trees was so exciting. As soon as we boarded the Freedom of the Seas, we grabbed lunch at the Windjammer and then headed onto the deck with our fruity cocktails to enjoy the views before we set sail. The food was delicious and the cocktails were just what we needed to put us all into relaxation mode.
We then checked out our rooms, which were pretty spacious for cruise standards. My bedroom had a desk and large sitting area with a couch... not to mention a large balcony and cozy queen bed. If you've ever been on a cruise, you know how tiny the rooms can be! We threw on our suits and headed to one of the many hot tubs... and you guessed it, more fruity drinks.
We had a cocktail party to attend hosted by the Royal Caribbean team, so we headed back to our rooms right around sunset to get ready. My favorite part was getting ready in my stateroom as we cruised. The sound of the water and the light from the sunset really set the tone! I may or may not have played Bobby Darin's, Somewhere Beyond the Sea a few times, just for fun.
The cocktail reception was held in a lounge on one of the higher decks of the ships with pretty views. Delicious drinks and hors d'oeuvres were served and we got to learn some fun facts about the Freedom of the Seas... like there was literally an entire ice rink on the ship!!
My dress for that night was Anthropologie from this past summer. It doesn't look like it is available any longer on their website!