Eating, relaxing, and cruising, oh my! (Part 2)

Last week I shared Part 1 of my Caribbean Cruise pictures with you and today I am back to share Part 2!  It’s kind of ironic that I’m posting these today as this is the first day it snowed like crazy and got down to single digits where I live.  It really REALLY makes me wish I was back in 80 degree beach weather, who’s with me??

Day 6 – Antigua

Loving all the beautiful and bright colors of this island!!

Yum… mango smoothie and frozen hot chocolate.  It actually rained the whole time we were there so we didn’t see much as we could on this island.

Captain’s dinner was tonight! Recognize the dress? It’s from Anthropologie! I heart it!

Yum, seafood dinner!

Day 7 – Tortola

We took a tour + beach excursion on this day.

Wouldn’t you love to live in a colorful house on a cliff on an island??

Just surreal~!

Day 8 – St. Thomas

And finally, the last and (my favorite) island, which happens to be a part of the U.S. Virgin Islands!

I’m just loving the colors of the sky, water and sand in this pic!  And yup, those are my husbands and my feet, hehe.  Oh what I would do to be there again… I’m linking this up to

Sweet Shot Day

We visited Blackbeard’s Castle and saw how rum was made!

And I just had to snap a pic of this cute sewing machine for all my crafty friends! πŸ™‚

These creepy crawly iguanas were ALL OVER the place, ick!

And finally, Baked Alaska and I were reunited again.  (The last time I had it was in 8th grade!!)

Here’s us at our table with our dinner servers Jeffrey and Edwin!

And the best part about cruising… all you can eat ice cream! πŸ˜›

And now I am ready for another cruise, possibly with family or friends next time!  Have you been on a cruise before?  Where did you go?  What cruise line did you go on?  What was your favorite thing about that destination/cruise line?  Yes, I’ d love your suggestions friends, really thinking about going on another one already haha!

P.S. My 1 year blogiversary is on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 and I cannot wait!!  There will be an AWESOME giveaway + amazing discounts to many of my sponsors’ shops so get your wallets ready!! πŸ˜‰


  1. January 10, 2011 / 9:11 pm

    Oh my gosh, SO HAPPY you posted all you can eat ice cream. That’s one of my favorite parts of cruising, hehe.

    BEYOND jealous!

  2. January 10, 2011 / 9:12 pm

    Oh man..I didn’t even notice the iguanas until you pointed them out LOL I would’ve gotten the heebeegeebees D:

    You look absolutely GORGEOUS and the photos really do capture the fun you had on your trip! πŸ™‚

  3. January 10, 2011 / 9:22 pm

    so jealous! looks like an AMAZING trip!

  4. January 10, 2011 / 9:26 pm

    Your cruise looks like it was so much fun! I love cruising, and am always trying to get my hubby to go on a cruise. We went on an Alaskan cruise (Princess) for our honeymoon 4 years ago and went on a Caribbean cruise (Royal Caribbean) last year around this time. Stopped in San Juan, St. Martin, Tortola & Labadee. I loved both cruises, but Alaska is the most beautiful place we’ve traveled so far–we both agree!

  5. January 10, 2011 / 9:32 pm

    oh my gosh everything looks SO beautiful and straight out of a postcard! you look so gorgeous in your dress!

  6. January 10, 2011 / 9:44 pm

    I have been on 3 cruises before and all with different cruise lines – NCL, RCL, and Carnival. We went to Hawaii, Southern Caribbean, and Western Caribbean. With Caribbean, I feel like ‘you been to one island, you been to all’. They all start to look the same after a while. So next time when I go cruising (if another Caribbean), I am definitely taking the ‘less is more’ approach. Just relax and not go on every excursion because after all, they get expensive!

    I like cruises because they are all-inclusive. And it’s relatively cheap if you get a good bargain. A balcony cabin is nice, especially when you have several days at sea.

    Great photos as usual!

  7. January 10, 2011 / 9:55 pm

    you two make the most adorable couple – goodness.

  8. January 10, 2011 / 10:20 pm

    So fun to see part 2 – you REALLY have me convinced to take a cruise! Such a great way to see so many places in one trip, and eat well along the way : )

  9. January 10, 2011 / 10:42 pm

    Beautiful photos, Sandy! I was in Antigua when I was a little girl and I so wish I could remember it more. Sadly, all I recall is drinking goat’s milk and disliking it, feeding those flowers to the iguanas, and being in bed for days with a bad stomach bug.

  10. January 10, 2011 / 10:44 pm

    The pictures are amazing! My mouth is watering over that icecream. I love that you wrote St. Thomas in the sand. So neat!

  11. January 10, 2011 / 10:49 pm

    i love your scallop dress and grey shoes!!

  12. Chrissy
    January 10, 2011 / 10:52 pm

    OMG – the pictures seem to get better and better! Awesome! Beautiful! Amazing!
    Thanks for sharing!

  13. January 10, 2011 / 11:13 pm

    Looks like a lot of fun!!! You couldn’t have posted this at a better time. My husband and I haven’t gone on our honeymoon YET and we’ve been discussing where to go. He’s leaning more towards a cruise… I don’t mind but I’m worried I might get bored because I’m deaf so we couldn’t see movies & go to live entertainment shows because there wouldn’t be an interpreter. I suppose there’s a ton of other things to do on the cruise anyways. πŸ™‚

  14. January 10, 2011 / 11:18 pm

    Such lovely pictures as always! I love your anthrologie dress!! πŸ˜‰ I’ve never been on a cruise. I get motion sick easily so I’ve always been afraid that I would be sick the entire time. But it looks so fun!!!

  15. January 10, 2011 / 11:21 pm

    Wow, so many wonderful photos here, Sandy!! First off, I LOVE that dress of yours! πŸ™‚ So Anthro. Love πŸ™‚
    And second – I haven’t been on a cruise since I was a little kid. I’ve taken boats to get places (within Croatia & Greece), but I get seasick on smaller boats πŸ™
    But I think I’m going to try a cruise again soon (bigger boats, hopefully less likely for seasickness!). I love cruises because you can just leave all your stuff in one place and not worry about packing up each time you go somewhere new. πŸ™‚
    With these photos, maybe next time I’ll go to the Caribbean πŸ˜‰

  16. January 11, 2011 / 12:34 am

    the beach views are just too pretty!! what a great vacation.

  17. January 11, 2011 / 1:07 am

    Fabulous pictures Sandy! Chris and I went on a cruise for our honeymoon (we went to Belize, Honduras and Grand Cayman) and LOVED it! So much fun!

  18. January 11, 2011 / 1:58 am

    How fun! And I love that Anthro dress. You wear it perfectly!

  19. January 11, 2011 / 2:54 am

    The Anthropologie dress looks gorgeous on you! I love that store!

  20. rubie lee
    January 11, 2011 / 3:30 am

    yay! so amazing photos they are so lovely.

  21. January 11, 2011 / 4:13 am

    Amazing! All the food looks good πŸ™‚ And that water. Amazing! It reminds me of Hamilton Island where we went for our Honeymoon.

    I think another cruise is in order πŸ™‚

  22. January 11, 2011 / 5:41 am

    Oh my. I {heart} the beach picture with both of your feet. Too cute!

    So, now that you’ve been educated . . . are you going to try your hand at some rum making? ;D

  23. January 11, 2011 / 6:17 am

    Looks like a dream come true! That water in St. Thomas is to die for! And you look so fabulous at the Captain’s dinner. I never look that great when I’m away on vacation πŸ™‚

  24. January 11, 2011 / 6:27 am

    How great I would love to do the cruise! I have done the Western C . We have snow in Kansas City right now!

    Also, I have a Great New Giveaway from Blydesign! Come and enter!

    Art by Karena

  25. January 11, 2011 / 6:42 am

    Lovin’ all your photos and being on vacation with you!

  26. January 11, 2011 / 7:03 am

    what a wonderful vacation…it all looks delightful!

  27. January 11, 2011 / 7:14 am

    looksl ike a wonderful time! looking forward to tomorrow!

  28. January 11, 2011 / 7:36 am

    Oh my! These shots are beautiful – they make me want to go on a cruise SOON!

  29. January 11, 2011 / 7:38 am

    I adore the color in the first photo!! I wish you saw more color on homes in the US. The greys, whites, and beiges are so dreary.

  30. January 11, 2011 / 7:47 am

    Just GORGEOUS!! I’m warming up a bit just looking at your photos. Of course I’m feeling a little jealous also…

    Love the shot you featured in Sweet Shots – my favorite!!

  31. January 11, 2011 / 7:53 am

    Your pic makes me long for the beach and warm weather. So relaxing. Your trip looks amazing!

  32. January 11, 2011 / 7:54 am

    I haven’t been on a cruise before, but I definitely want to go now — not just from your amazing eye-candy pictures, but from the ALL YOU CAN EAT ice cream!!!! πŸ™‚

  33. January 11, 2011 / 7:57 am

    OMG!!!! BEAUTIFUL! Love the pictures, bright colors, and that dress!!! Ow Ow girl πŸ˜‰ All you can eat ice cream is DEF the best!

  34. January 11, 2011 / 8:41 am

    I so needed this today Sandy! It’s freezing here – so this makes me long for spring & summer – or a tropical vacay πŸ™‚ Lovely pix – btw, my hubby and I take “foot” photos too on vacation πŸ™‚

  35. January 11, 2011 / 8:49 am

    I love St. Thomas and St. John. What fabulous places to visit!! These are great pictures; thanks for sharing!

  36. January 11, 2011 / 9:15 am

    Aww I wish I could be there right now..Those are such an amazing photos,sweetie. The sea food looks incredible too
    Hugs and kisses

  37. January 11, 2011 / 10:22 am

    girl all of the pictures look AWESOME!!!

  38. January 11, 2011 / 10:32 am

    It looks so colorful…and warm πŸ™‚ I am hoping to go on a cruise this year, I’ve never been on one!

  39. January 11, 2011 / 10:43 am

    Loving Part II of the trip! The water shots are to die for… πŸ™‚

  40. January 11, 2011 / 10:52 am

    i couldn’t agree with you more…all you can eat ice cream is the best part of cruising.

    I visited Tortola and it was such a lovely place.

  41. January 11, 2011 / 11:01 am

    Stopping by from Meg’s blog crawl! πŸ™‚ LOVE that last shot of the ice cream cone – so sweet! And yes, I definitely love the whole all-you-can-eat-ice-cream-for-FREE aspect of cruises. Glad y’all enjoyed yourselves!

  42. January 11, 2011 / 11:03 am

    going on a cruise is on my bucket list, so maybe one day i’ll get to go on one…looks like you had a fun time though! can’t wait for the blogoversary!

  43. January 11, 2011 / 11:42 am

    Ahhh! So gorgeous. Love those shots of feet by the ocean–I have a few of those πŸ˜‰

  44. January 11, 2011 / 11:47 am

    Gorgeous pics – antigua looks amazing. Loving all your outfits and the food! Yum!
    Rachie xo

  45. January 11, 2011 / 11:51 am

    love the “toe” shot and the first one, too, the most… alll are beautiful!

  46. ChantaleP
    January 11, 2011 / 11:55 am

    You are sooo photogenic Sandy! Amazing photos, looks like such a wonderful time. I want to just jump into the photos and escape!!

  47. January 11, 2011 / 12:05 pm

    Love the photos, and totally agree: ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT-ICE-CREAM!!! Woohoo.

  48. January 11, 2011 / 12:41 pm

    What a fun trip! You look happy and refreshed….and beautiful of course! Thanks for sharing the photos!

  49. January 11, 2011 / 12:49 pm

    I just got home from a cruise to the bahamas with my family! They are SO MUCH fun — I went a few years back with friends to Mexico and Key West…and we’re planning another cruise (with friends) for our 10 year high school reunion this October, and my FAMILY is planning to my Christmas Cruises our new annual tradition!! We’re going to try to book the Disney Dream (their newest ship) for 2011 Christmas!! Yay!! πŸ˜€

    GORGEOUS SHOTS!! & You guys are adorable! β™₯

  50. January 11, 2011 / 2:40 pm

    it’s snowing and really cold here too! wow, your vacay must have been amazing!

  51. January 11, 2011 / 2:57 pm

    I went on a cruise once seven years ago. I was eleven at the time. My family joined some friends and went to the Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean’s Sovereign of the Seas. I had fun, but not enough (my parents go on vacation to rest and they literally rest). πŸ˜‰ Everyone missed out on going to CocoCay because there was a storm, but hanging out in the Bahamas was really great. That always happens to my family on vaca, haha! The food was oh so good… Mmm… haha! I need to go on a cruise sometime. πŸ™‚

  52. January 11, 2011 / 3:22 pm

    ok, so you say “jealous much”? these pictures are amazing!

  53. January 11, 2011 / 3:44 pm

    look so fun. can’t wait until my trip this spring.

  54. January 11, 2011 / 3:56 pm

    LOVELY. Picture of your feetsies and the beach is perfect. Took me back, and I want to be there right now too!
    And baked alaska.. yes please!!

    Oh, I can’t wait to cruise again. I loved all of your pictures. And Captains night, you look so gorgeous!!

    p.s. I think I’m going to order one of your bows soon! I just can’t decide between that beautiful red felt one for v-day or mustard yellow.. my favorite color. eep!

    Your shop is so cute. Love all of it!
    Hope you’re having a wonderful Tuesday girl!

  55. January 11, 2011 / 3:59 pm

    Found you on the 3barbians linky and I have to say, my favorite shots are the mango drink and hot coco along with the ice cream! I love food!

  56. January 11, 2011 / 5:40 pm

    Gorgeous photos! They look especially great to me on a day like today when it is freezing and there is several inches of snow on the ground here in St. Louis.

    All the ice cream you can eat–that reminds me of Forrest Gump πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing!

  57. January 11, 2011 / 5:49 pm

    I’ve never been on a cruise but this definitely makes me want to go on one!

  58. January 11, 2011 / 5:56 pm

    Thank you for sharing these amazing photos and I’m so glad that I found your blog. Tortola looks absolutely gorgeous. I also love the St. Thomas sand pic too!

    We love going on cruises. It’s the perfect way to see some different spots you might not see on their own. The ice cream is another good perk πŸ˜‰

    We’ve only done Carnival and we have another cruise booked for the end of April. The cruise is going to have a bunch of bands on the ship like Train, Lifehouse and The Script. We’re really looking forward to it!

  59. January 11, 2011 / 9:54 pm

    cruises are so much fun! i drooling just looking at your food pictures and the locations you went to look amazing!

    cute and little

  60. January 11, 2011 / 11:08 pm

    gorgeous photos! i especially love the one of your feet in the sand looking out at the water!

  61. January 12, 2011 / 12:03 pm

    amazing!!! I’m so jeal! I love love antigua – one of my best friends at school lived there and it was amazing!

  62. January 12, 2011 / 12:38 pm

    Love all the pictures! This trip looks so lovely! Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could find yours! Looking forward to all your posts! =)
    How I wish I were on a beach right now!

  63. January 12, 2011 / 1:44 pm

    I used to go on cruises every year with my family! We usually went on Royal Caribbean and went somewhere tropical! They really are so much fun!

    I love your Anthro dress! You look adorable :}

  64. January 12, 2011 / 2:23 pm

    I love cruises. One year I went on 2 of them. You gave some great pictures. My fave cruise line is Carnival and Royal Caribbean. I like NCL too because they have a better spa than Royal Caribbean and Carnival.

  65. January 12, 2011 / 3:49 pm

    Oh my goodness. This looks just about perfect. What a beautiful trip! Glad you are having such an amazing time!

  66. January 12, 2011 / 8:11 pm

    Yay happy 1 yr blog anniversary! I heart ur cruise pix, the food looks better than the one I had on mine!! I’m so jealous lol. I’m glad u got to see St. Lucia and Antigua, both of those are pretty close to Dominica..but 10x’s nicer…and of course st. thomas is much much nicer…
    So the cruise I was on (Mariner of the Seas Royal Caribbean) is gonna be going down the coast of south america, then do some routes from brazil to rome!!!

  67. January 12, 2011 / 9:38 pm

    i LOVE your cruise pictures! i esp love the first one of you and marv. so cute – and you look gorgeous! and that icecream in the last pic looks so yummy!!

  68. January 16, 2011 / 3:56 pm

    SO beautiful!!! Looks like such a lovely time.

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