Our First Cruise

Timmie in the head

So this is getting a head?

Timmie Two and I overheard the girls talking about going on a ship! We decided that we wanted to go too! So we hid in one of the big suitcases underneath some of the soft clothing.

It was very dark and bumpy! We heard very loud noises…loud roars…swooshes…rumbles…all sorts of noises! Then it got very quiet. Soon the suitcase opened and Missy laughed as she found our hiding place.

Timmie's new hammock

Timmie's new hammock

The room was bright and cheery with lots of places to play. The first place I explored was something I heard called a head, but it was not like any type of head I had ever seen. 😳

I found a delightful new place to sleep for the night. It was so comfy and warm! I also had a great view of all the goings on while everyone got ready to go to dinner. What fun!

We spent our days in luxury in our little cabin. Timmie Two and I especially enjoyed watching the ocean outside through the bedroom window. While we were sailing, it was a little too windy for us to be out on the balcony by ourselves.

Getting ready for formal night

Getting ready for formal night

The next night everyone dressed up in all their finery while Timmie Two and I supervised. The girls were ready early and looked really nice with their flower wreaths and pretty gowns.

Timmie 2 checking out the view

Timmie 2 checking out the view

Timmie Two found a great perch on one of the lamps in the living room. He said he loved that he could see everything in both rooms and still watch the ocean outside the balcony door.

Timmie One rises above it all

Timmie One rises above it all

My favorite perch was the top of one of the pictures in the living room. I really enjoyed being able to see everything without being in anyone’s way. I especially liked watching Cirilo, our cabin steward. He came in every evening to turn down the bed and left chocolates and the next day’s menus. Yummy! Of course, we only took a nibble and left most of it for the rest of the family.

Missy's birthday balloons

Missy's birthday balloons

The next morning, Missy brought her birthday balloons into the cabin, and Timmie Two found them to be a great place to sit. The balloons had been attached to the cabin door in the corridor the previous day to celebrate her birthday. She also received a delicious chocolate cake which she shared with us.

Hiding from Cirilo

Hiding from Cirilo

Timmie One decided to hide from Cirilo by ducking down behind the living room waste bucket. It was so fancy that it looked like a champagne bucket! I would be afraid to throw anything away in it!  Timmie One said the edge of it was fancy too.  🙄

Ooo Anyone want some ice?

Ooo Anyone want some ice?

This place came with lots of goodies and Cirilo always made sure we had fresh ice. Timmie Two like to make sure it stayed nice and cold. I think he wanted to try out the stuff in the minibar too! 😆

Mmmmm Chocolate covered strawberries!

Mmmmm Chocolate covered strawberries!

Every evening canapes were delivered along with chocolate covered strawberries! Ooo la la!

Of course both of us wanted to make sure they stayed safe until all of us could indulged. The best way to keep them safe was to duck under the cover and sit with them. Right?

Just making sure they are safe

Just making sure they are safe

Mmmmm…dark chocolate, our favorite!

One of the best things Timmie Two and I did was to have fun with Cirilo.

Waiting for Cirilo

Waiting for Cirilo

We really enjoyed waiting for him in unexpected places when he came to bring things to the room. One day we even hid under the duvet on top of the pillows. He was really surprised when he came to turn down the bed! Whee!!! 😆

Of course, Cirilo was very, very proper and made sure that we were comfortable and had everything we needed. He always had a smile and happy greeting for us.

Mmmm this dessert looks great!

Mmmm this dessert looks great!

I really enjoyed reading the menus each day and dreaming about what I was going to have for dinner! I especially loved choosing which dessert I wanted to have. Sometimes I would choose two! Timmie Two and I usually picked different desserts and tasted each other’s dish. Yum!

Watching Missy get ready

Watching Missy get ready

We also liked helping Missy get ready for the evening. She and Stu loved dressing up for dinner. A couple of nights they went to the stage shows. We hope they take us to one on our next cruise. BP and CB really enjoyed them.

Catching our dreams

Catching our dreams

In Roatan, Missy and Stu bought a dream catcher in Roatan made by the Garifuna natives. I thought it was a wonderful place to help catch our dreams. It also made a great swing, especially when the ship occasionally rolled.

All in all, our cruise was so much fun that we are looking fun to our next one. When do we go?