Great White Snark: Cruise Part II: THE SHIP.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Cruise Part II: THE SHIP.

So, my people of the cruise post(s) took a little more space than I had anticipated. And instead of just telling you about the boat (which would get real boring REAL fast), I decided to picspam you and tell you in the captions. Briefly. :)

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Right, so the ship was the Celebrity Solstice. We'd never done Celebrity before. Overall, it was really nice. Extremely clean, the service was AMAZING, and the on-board activities trumped our other week-long cruise experience on Holland America. There were pro's and con's about both lines, but I'd recommend both just depending on what you're looking for.

This was me and Michael's room.

The balcony off my parents' room.

Some of the DELICIOUS pastries on the ship. JUST LOOK AT THEM. You don't even know.

This was possibly the best dessert I've ever had. It was like, some cannoli thing. I know what you're thinking...

...just know it was AMAZING. *_~

Mom scoring BIG at the Casino.

I realize that what I'm about to say cements my status as Queen of the Nerdly People, but the ship had this AMAZING library that I was enthralled with. It was HUGE. And tall. Kind of like Belle's in Beauty and the Beast.

This was a really neat lounge on board, ironically enough called Michael's Club. It looked the way I imagine Victorian gentlemen's clubs would look (they didn't have the strippers back then in their gentlemen's clubs, guys. Or if they did, it was ankles all the way.), with guys sitting in their monocles with their pocket watches smoking cigars and playing whist. :)

One of the nightclubs called the Sky Lounge.


The reason I love cruising.

So they had this...lawn, upon which people played like, croquet and stuff. It's a big deal. I'm not entirely sure why. I think it's just the novelty of having GRASS in the middle of the ocean.

One of the coolest things on board that they did right across from the lawn was have live glass blowing shows. It was pretty awesome. If you've never gotten the opportunity to see glassware made right in front of you, I highly suggest you take the chance to do so sometime. It's pretty incredible. And the guys were extremely talented. Moreso than I could EVER be.

Also, here's a slight confession: is it terrible that when I look at this pic mind immediately jumps to this?

I am a terrible person. I know.

Overall, the ship was GORGEOUS and there was a lot to do on it which made the three days we spent at sea bearable, and ENJOYABLE. To come: the destinations!

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