February 03, 2010

If You Like Pina Colada...

The Wife and I recently returned from a Caribbean cruise, courtesy of Royal Caribbean and The Freedom of the Seas. And you know what? What an amazing experience it was.

Best. Holiday. Ever. The Wife will tell you it was our Hawaiian honeymoon, but whatever...

Yes, like a lot of you guys, I figured the smell of rubbing alcohol would choke me, and that I would have nightmares about a tribe of renegade false teeth chasing me along the poop deck. Trust me, I made my fair share of jokes about it too, but the truth is, it wasn't like that at all. Cruises have come a long way since the blue-rinse brigade set up camp onboard: now, it's becoming more and more of a family thing. Sure, there were old people there, but there were four thousand guests riding the high seas with us as well.

The shows each night in the theatre rivalled anything I have seen on dry land, and the evening parades matched the best of Disney. There was an interior Promenade filled with shops, restaurants, and bars, an ice rink (complete with show), a fully loaded casino (where I won a poker qualifier, but fell at the final table), and a full-size basketball court (where I competed in a 'crew versus guests' dodgeball tournament), as well as a climbing wall, a boxing ring, a gym, a nightclub, karaoke booths...

...well, just check it out online and you'll see for yourself.

Suffice to say - fantastic.

2 comments:

Ian said...

Another holiday? When are you gonna settle down and do some writin'?

The previous comment says it all, really. Well, the one word I can read. Have you tried any of those links?

Brian G Ross said...

No, didn't click on it, but I went near it and my PC opened about sixty windows!

'Tis gone now though...

What you mean another holiday? The last time I had been overseas was March last year when I went to Dubai.

:o)