Friday, November 5, 2010

Radiance of the Seas - Part II

Oh, it's been so hard to get back to blogging and sewing. I wanted to talk a little more about my vacation. Last time I spoke on the quality of the ship and the service. This time I want to share a few more thoughts and a suggestion for those of you who may be thinking about a cruise in the near future.

The Radiance:

Most of the time was spent on the ship. There was only one port of call, Cozumel. This cruise, we toured the ship and took advantage of all the wonderful amenities aboard. The Radiance is like a floating city in itself; equipped with casino, movie theater, dozens of shops and restaurants, and a multitude of activities and shows. We had our fill no doubt.

A few of us (early risers) went to the top of the ship for a early, early morning workout. Before we started our brisk walk, we took a moment to see the beauty of God's divine creation. The rising sun on the vast ocean is a sight to behold. It caused me to pay homage to our great God, thanking Him for His beauty; then thanking Him for every opportunity to travel and see a beautiful place. After a little quiet, I let out a sigh then started my brisk walk. With hearts pumping above rate, our blood warmed our muscles and readied our bodies for weight lifting in the gym. It felt good. After the workout, me and the girls went to breakfast.

Our afternoons were filled with visits to the theater, shops, solarium, and casino. We had a very fortunate winner, who should remain nameless. I on the other hand, never win everything. Hmmm..., maybe it's because I don't really take chances with my dollars...,?? Anyway, there was much to do aboard the Radiance.

For dinner we changed yet a third time. The second night is the Captain's reception/ball. Some dressed in formal gowns while others wore after 5 dresses. The service is impeccable.

In Cozumel:

This time, we didn't sign up for any excursions. When the ship docked, we shopped along the docking area. I wanted to see a little more of Mexico. But with the recent events, I decided not to. So shopping was good. We didn't shop long though.

Back on the Ship:

Activities and entertainment to boot. Did I say the service was impeccable. It is...,

Suggestion -

Take a cruise. You will love it. For years I thought a cruise would be too expensive. You can vacation at a reasonable price and feel like a queen. My entire 5 day vacation package cost about $800.00 (airfare and cruise). The key is to book early. We started making arrangements in February 2010, sailing October 21st.

More pictures of vacation Here.

Next, I'll post reviews on three garments I made to wear during my vacation.

Happy Sewing!



  1. Hey lady, that was a great vacation. There is nothing better that taking a trip with friends and family.

  2. Looks like you all had a wonderful time.

  3. It looks like you had a fantastic time!!

  4. We're longing to take a cruise! Your suggestions are a great help. I enjoyed every one of them, and all the great photos! We're on the road again-- in brrrrr Wisconsin-- so this was a fun read!

  5. Looks like you had a wonderful time!

  6. That was an Awesome vacation, now you have me thinking about a cruise...mmmm

  7. Looks like you had a great time! I LOVE cruises! LOL

  8. Loved your cruise pictures, we didn't go away this year because of household expenses. I always tell everyone I know, these holidays are the best value for money and the best service you will ever get. No third world facilities on these babies.

    I do like to see places at the same time though so like the smaller ships with less to tempt me.

  9. It's great you had the cruise experience. I like the way they make everyone feel as if they are special.

    You all look as if you are having a wonderful time.

    You can really let your hair down because most of the people you don't know anyway so you don't care what they think:)



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