Number 5: Food
Who doesn't love food on cruises? You can eat as much as you want and try new foods too. My favorite restaurant was Qsine, where we got to select food from an iPad. Food is definitely one of those things that makes a cruise wonderful.
|Me at Qsine having a Chocolate Covered Strawberry.|
|Jenna taking her first bite of frog legs.|
Number 4: Excursions
Excursions are the planned tours and activities that you can do while at the ports. The Celebrity Reflection stopped in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Basseterre, St. Kitts, and Philipsburg, St. Maarten.
Jenna and I stayed on the ship at went to the "Fun Factory" (Kid's Club) when docked in San Juan. We already had been to that port and wanted to get a tour of the Bridge.
In St. Maarten we went on a tour. It took us to the French side of the island (St. Martin), to an iguana farm, and to a beach where airplanes fly directly over the beach. It was very fun. But St. Kitts was unforgettable.
|Plane flying right above us.|
In St. Kitts my dad and I went on a volcano hike while Jenna and my mom went zip lining. Little did we know that the hike was meant for people in amazing physical shape, not us. We had to stop climbing because we were too worn out. My legs still hurt one month later! Jenna described zip lining as "epic" and was glad that she did not go on the volcano hike.
|Jenna doing "epic" zip lining.|
Number 3: Entertainment
There was so much to do on "at sea" days. There was trivia (which we won one time), swimming, and a ton of cool shows.
The shows had acrobatics (which I thought was amazing), dancing, and singing. There was even a magic show!
|At night, we were awaited by amazing towel animals.|
Number 2: Activities for Kids
The Fun Factory is the Celebrity Kid's Club for children ages 3-11 years old (12-17 is the X-club, the teen area). I made a lot of friends and had a ton of fun. My favorite part was the scavenger hunts around the ship and the backstage tour.
|Me on deck.|
Number 1: Being with Family
Cruises are the best way to be computer-free for a week and spend time with family.
My family in St. Martin.
Fun Fact: St. Maarten is the smallest island that is shared by two countries.
Now it's your turn...
Have you ever been on a cruise? If so, what is your favorite thing about cruising? Be sure to leave a comment.