Back from the Seas

10 days off work, 7 days at sea.  Worth. every. minute.

I took a cruise on Harmony of the Seas, on the Eastern Caribbean.  Wife, kids, and my dad.  My in-laws were in a condo near the port, so we spent some time with them before/after to avoid stress around flights.

I’m fortunate enough to afford vacations out of town.  We’ve gone to quite a few places in Canada with the kids.  We’ve done a few all inclusive resorts over the years – with the kids in Cuba and the Dominican.  My wife and I also took a couple cruises as a couple earlier (Celebrity line), though this was the first time with the kids.

On this cruise, we (at least one member) did:

  • Beaches
  • Pools
  • Slides
  • Water Park
  • Flow Rider
  • Zip Line
  • Snorkeling
  • Grotto exploring
  • Waterfall climbing (Dunn’s River Falls)
  • Catamaran
  • Arcade
  • Karaoke
  • Shopping
  • Comedy club
  • Theater (e.g. Grease)
  • Movies
  • Ice skating (watched it… seriously)
  • Water acrobatics
  • 10 story slide (Ultimate Abyss)
  • 26 of the 27 bars
  • 9 different places to eat
  • Self-serve ice cream
  • Exercised / Ran
  • Casino

I’m sure I am missing things.  To give you an idea of things to do, below is a picture of the planned activities for the last full day at sea from 7am until 5:30pm.  There’s even more stuff throughout the evening, up until 2am.

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There’s about 100 things on this alone.  If you’re bored, it’s your own fault.

You pretty much only have to worry about showing up – everything else is taken care of.  Don’t get me wrong, I like resorts too.  But it’s hard to argue that the food quality, security, variety of everything, and general temperament of other guests in better on a ship.  More expensive – no question.  Worth.

Now back to ice and snow for a few more weeks.  Ah well, was a great trip.

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