Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Majesty of the Seas

The ship!  The beauty and magnitude of an ocean worthy hotel!   12 stories of state rooms, casinos, bars, swimming pools & hot tubs, restaurants, life boats, and exercise room and running track!  Taking one of six elevators was difficult to near impossible most the day if you wanted to get somewhere quickly, so we did a lot of stair climbing. We were on the 4th floor, the food and pool on the 11th.  I'll say no more. 

What I savor the most about the ship experience was getting up early in the morning and heading to the 11th floor and watching the sun rise. I would drink the delicious coffee (addict) and eat the melt in your mouth croissants.  Everything at that time of day is quiet and peaceful.  Around 730am the murmurs began....by 8am it was a full blown crescendo of human voices. 

We participated in or watched an activity every night.  The most fun was a rated X scavenger hunt.  Not really as risqué as it sounds, but a rollicking good time.  We attended a midnight dinner with dancing one evening. A very enthusiastic group of party seekers also attended.  . Visulize the tasmanian devil doing the Freddie. (does anyone else remember the Freddie?)

Standing at the pool bar one afternoon after arriving back from the CoCo Cay beach, someone yelled, "Hey Joe! Hey Lexington!" (actually they yelled his last name and the small town we are from).  To our astonishment, there were seven people aboard the ship from our small town! 

Money is not allowed on the ship.  Everything is charged to the room.  The bar bills, the excursions, the photo's, the duty free perfume...just everything.  It becomes so easy to just sign that little slip of paper. The total bill?  Let's just say, not as bad as last year!

Beginnings make the endings so sad.  Four days of not having to worry about a thing.  Four days of not having to think about a thing....Nothing.  This is bliss.    

11 comments:

wfhbear said...

Your entry brought back memories of the cruises we've taken over the years. You are right about morning coffee and the sun rises. OK, "The Freddie"?, Man, are you dating yourself. :-)). Regards, Bill.

barbpinion said...

THE DAYS WENT BY TOO FAST TOO, DIDN'T THEY? WATCHING THE SUN RISE WOULD HAVE BEEN MY FAVORITE THING TOO. Barb

dymphna103 said...

My dear I am so happy you are sharing this. john

ondinemonet said...

Oh my, I want to take a cruise someday. My dream is to see the Aurora Borealis, so I guess it will be to Alaska or maybe the Bahamas...LOL...Can't decide. :)

andreakingme said...

Ohhhhh. Wowwwwwww. Me jealous. It sounds fabu!!!

barebytes said...

Darn you woman hahaha you are making tha waiting seem like forever!!! But yes, I know that feeling of not having to do anything but what you choose. Yep, they are truly the vacations to plan. It was hard to get me on our first one but after that, I was hooked. They are the only ones that I look forward to. Glad you enjoyed yourself. hugs Lanny

dakotarose2852 said...

A vacation like you had will give you warm wonderful memories for many years to come. It's so nice to kick back and remember and relive. You make me want to take a cruise and I've never thought of myself as a "crusie person."
Susan

sonensmilinmon said...

I've only been on a cruise once ... years ago when I was too young to appriciate the cruise and before they had so much to offer. I look forward to going again one day in the future.
Smilin Mon

sunflowerkat321 said...

I've never been on a cruise, but we've done the all inclusive resort. It is nice just forgetting about the money. It sounds like it was an awesome time. I would have been out there with you...coffee and a sunrise....it doesn't get much better than that!

karensull12 said...

This sounds like so much fun. I am so jealous!!!!

s0ngbird1962 said...

Ohhhh, what memories! 5 yrs ago after my divorce I went a 7 day cruise with 2 girlfriends. We were on the Majesty of the Seas. What a gorgeous ship!! Honestly had the best vacation I ever had in my life. 2 yrs ago I remarried and we went on a cruise with Carnival. Wasn't nearly as impressed with the ship, but we still had a blast. Wished I was journaling then, because memories fade so fast...