My Wonderful Cruise Adventures on the Celebrity Summit

Our adventures started out pretty glim. Due to Hurricane Irene, there was zero chance of getting on the largest cruise ship in the world, The Allure of the Seas. We tried every imaginable way possible, even including meeting the ship at the next port, but nothing. I was so bummed until I inquired about a cruise leaving Monday on Celebrity Cruise Lines out of Bayonne, NJ. We got the last stateroom on the ship and off we went. After six months of intensive planning for our original cruise, we didn’t even know the name of this ship. Truthfully, I didn’t care. I just wanted to go away at this point.

We ended up boarding the Celebrity Summit and spent three days docking in beautiful Bermuda. The weather was not great but honestly, we preferred it over the sweltering hot. We did so many amazing things, including going jet skiing on a tour with post-hurricane winds (the tour still went, so we did it), kayaking for the first time, watching some of the best entertainment on the high seas, drinking slightly (okay, maybe a little more than slightly) but you get the picture, getting awesome spa treatments, etc. You get the picture. It was incredible!

Now onto how Hayley and Zane did. Well, they did awesome. We missed Zane’s first milestone of rolling but I am not the least upset because I have already seen him do it a dozen times in the last day. His sleeping was another story but the grandparents took care of them with flying colors – I was never really worried. We honestly missed them a ton but it was so good to get a sans-kids vacation.

The one thing I have to thank my kids for is the ability to get up at 7am even when I was on vacation and haven’t slept well in the past three years. I was so looking forward to sleeping in but it just didnt’t happen. No matter what time we retired for the night, I was still up at that godly hour. So a big Thank You to them for letting me watch the sunrise each morning. Sense my sarcasm!

Enjoy the pictures and I am glad to be back to blogland:

                                          New York

                                          Horseshoe Bay Beach

                                          Not so happy with the rain

                                          Crystal Caves in Bermuda

                                          Michele Balan of Last Comic Standing

                                          The Verrazano Bridge

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  1. Stephanie of Gumdrop Pass says

    Aw, it looks like you were able to enjoy the vacay even though the circumstances weren't the absolute BEST. It looks fun – I'll take a beach anytime! ;) It was good that you enjoyed the kids free days, too! We could all use them every now and then – and seeing them when you get back is one of the best feelings EVER. :)

  2. Jessica @ TheCrazyChaoticHouse says

    Glad you got to getaway, even it it wasn't the original plan. I think it's so important to have alone time with the hubby. You have to treat yourself to vacation just to stay sane;) Looks like you had a blast! And so so glad the babies did great.

  3. Mandi says

    Oh, what a beautiful place! :) My kids are the same way about waking up early. As soon as the sun comes out, BAM! Wide awake!

  4. Jamie says

    Beautiful pictures! I'm glad everything worked out in the end and I hope you had a great vacation! It'll be good to have you back in twitterville lol.

  5. TwinsWithTots says

    Wow – this lloks like a great cruise. And so much fun. Welcome back and hope you all were able to totally relax and reenergize!

  6. JDaniel4's Mom says

    This looks like such a wonderful trip! The kayaking looks like so much fun as does the dessert.

  7. Heavenly Savings says

    Cute Blog Looks like you had a blast! I enjoyed your posts so much I decided to follow! Happy Tuesday!! I would love for you to stop by and check out my blog as well! If you like it you can follow back! Thanks! Hope to blog with you again soon!

  8. Kelli | Sweetness of Life & Motherhood says

    Aren't cruises great? Especially sans kids! Beautiful pictures. Your blog and kids are adorable.

  9. Kelli | Sweetness of Life & Motherhood says

    Aren't cruises great? Especially sans kids! Beautiful pictures. Your blog and kids are adorable.

  10. Kelli | Sweetness of Life & Motherhood says

    Aren't cruises great? Especially sans kids! Beautiful pictures. Your blog and kids are adorable.

  11. Mare says

    my favorite cruise was our Celebrity one out of NYC to Bermuda too! Looks like you had a great time! It was around Hurricane Floyd and the ship was a little rough on the way there. But the rest was great! Then we stayed a few days in NYC when we docked back home!

  12. KERRY says

    Aww so glad you finally got onboard a ship and set sail! Looks like you had an awesome few days…Taking a cruise is on my to do list :)
    Hope you feel relaxed and rejuvenated!!

  13. LOVE MELISSA:) says

    Thanks everyone!! It was so relaxing. Mare, did you go on the summit? I appreciate all the comments and I hope you guys enjoyed the pictures and I didn't scare you with my bathing suit ones,lol.

  14. Maria says

    you got so many good ones! the trip looked amazing! and so did you and your husband!
    loving all your cute outfits, the blue bathing suit and your braids!
    so glad you had an awesome time!!
    <3 happy hump day!
    maria :)

  15. shara says

    Great photos! Glad you enjoyed the trip. I love cruises to Bermuda. Horseshoe Bay Beach is so gorgeous! I heard Celebrity is a great ship, what did you think?

  16. Heavensent1 says

    GULP…your braver than I…I could never do a cruise…all that water and no where to escape too…eeek!! Glad to hear you had a wonderful journey~!

    Stopping on by from the Mom Blog Monday Blog hop…GFC following *heavensent1*

    If you have a moment, please stop on by and say HI ~ Mad Moose Mama ~ ~ Have a groovy one~!! Peaces…xoxo