The day had arrived... we were on our way to Fort Lauderdale to board the Celebrity Solstice. We met up with our best cruising buddies in Atlanta and soon we were on our way.
I had Pricelined all our rooms on line and we stayed at the AWESOME Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Boulevard. We had an incredible room overlooking the New River. We met up with our entire group at the hotel. My parents flew in on a different airline and just happen to meet up in Chicago with our other cruising buddies, Kristy and Jeff. We had dinner at the incredible Big City Tavern. What a night!
Soon we were walking onboard the Celebrity Solstice. This was our second time onboard this incredible ship. It was like coming home. It's my favorite ship I have ever been on.
We were getting ready for our sail-away party. Here is Deb and Rich... our bestest cruising buddies from Kansas.
This is Kristy and Jeff... Fantastic couple from outside Chicago. I met Kristy on our Med. cruise and I couldn't wait to sail with her again and to meet her husband. I see MANY more trips in our future.
My parents came along for this cruise... this was the first time we have all cruised together.
Here is Dan and I at my favorite bar, the Sunset Bar. It is the nicest outdoor area on the ship. I just love it!
This is me at the pool area. I think the Solstice has one of the nicest pool areas I have seen.
Our first port was San Juan, Puerto Rico. I arranged for our whole group to take a Segway Tour. It was one of the best activities we have done on a cruise. What a FUN FUN day!
After our super fun tour, it was time to party at Senior Frogs. I don't know what it is about this place that makes you lose all sense of sense! :D We had a blast!
Here is most of our group hanging out on our balcony. We had such a great time with all of our friends. It was hard to leave.
Another happy hour at Galleria Tastings... what a fantastic bar! They have these cool molecular drinks. Oooh... I want to go back already and have another!
On Saint Maarten, we sent the boys to Maho Beach. This is the famous beach where you watch the airplanes land. It is truly an incredible display.
Here are all the boys handing out watching airplanes.
The bar at Maho Beach has a surf board in the sand that says when each aircraft is supposed to arrive and what type it is. It makes planning your time between drinks much easier.
What a wonderful vacation! We had so much fun with all our friends. It was so nice to be back onboard the Solstice. SO much fun, in fact, that we booked another cruise for next January.