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3.12.2012
This cruise experience was amazing. The people, the food, the islands, the ship. We were on Allure of the Seas, which is the largest cruise ship in the world. Incredible. It had carousals, zip lines, Broadway musicals, golfing, ice skating, a complete replica of Central Park, not to mention the first ever Starbucks at sea. Of course there was the usual full service spa, casino, comedy, tons of headliner shows and nightlife. And the food. Oh my tastebuds was the food out of this world. We enjoyed italian, sushi, brazilian steaks, and basically whatever else our little hearts desired.

Want to see some pictures? I assumed so... ;)

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our ship dwarfed the others at the ports around us.

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first day at sea. also, I'm wearing a Free People dress, in case anyone was wondering.

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poolside

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winning big at the casino. I wish.

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breakfast

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lunch. ok and dinner.

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err...dancing?

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I finished it. My thoughts on this deserve a separate post.

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casino again

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making a new friend at Johnny Rockets

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dinner at izumi.

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mouth water

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Rob cooked all his own food on the sizzling hot rock

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Rita's Cantina. Fabulous mexican food. Not to mention those margaritas...

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they also made good bloody marys

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morning view

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I basically summed up the experience on the ship to "being in Las Vegas at sea." Doesn't get much better than that.

Tomorrow: The Bahamas

59 comments:

  1. I wanna cruise soooo bad!

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  2. Looks amazing! You look great too!

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  3. Looks like you guys had fun! Haha @ breakfast, lunch & dinner!

    xx

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  4. LOVE your pictures!! You guys look so good together!! Your food pics are making me HUNGRY and your drink pics are making me excited for my getaway weekend to Chicago this weekend!! :)

    P.S. This is the first weekend my hubby and I are not gonna be with Olivia. We are doing an "adult only" weekend with our friends! Any tips? ...I'm gonna miss my baby!! :(

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  5. We never did eat at Johnny Rockets on our cruise.... next time! Because after reading this post I am DYYYYYING to book our next cruise!

    So sorry about your little man's curls :( He still is precious as ever though. And I bet that hair will grow back in no time :) Ok, I'll shut up. I know I'm not helping here...

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  6. I would have loved to see your face when she sent you that picture. I am sure you didn't know whether to be pissed or schocked! But on a good note from the picutre it looks good and you mamma look hot in all of the above pictures!

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  7. Soooo jelly! Ready for my next cruise! Can not wait to hear your opinion of Mockingjay... I'll save mine for your post! :)) Glad y'all got home safely!

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  8. Love this whole post Raven! I can't believe your Mom cut his hair!!!! The good news is that he's still precious as can be! :) Hair grows back! Don't worry hot mama! I love you! OH and the pictures on the ship!? AMAZING! AND Stop being so freaking gorgeous! I love you and Rob Rob Tapered Pants! Thanks again for letting me guest post too boo. I love you to the moon and back!!!!

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  9. Dude I think I love you or something? Didn't even realize I mentioned it so many times. LOL. Muah!

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  10. I can't believe she cut his hairrr! That's like a monumental event in life!! He is still gorgeous of course, but I'd cry if I missed that!

    Andd your cruise ship looks AMAZING! I've never been and had no idea they have SO many different restaraunts, etc!!

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  11. You look hot, bloddy mary's for breakfast are necessary on vacation and your son's hair looks CUTE! :-)

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  12. Love Royal Car. cruises looks like a wonderful time :)

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  13. Love your hair!!! Sorry about C's hair, that totally sucks. He still looks adorable though!

    That cruise looks like trouble! Good trouble! You guys woke up to that view every day?! So nice!

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  14. you look sooo cute in all the pictures!!! Love the free people dress too!

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  15. Say what???? I can't believe your little boys hair is gone!!! Crazy! But your trip looked/sounded amazing!!

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  16. How dare she!! But he does look pretty darn handsome still!!! =) Looks like you are having a blast.

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  17. Uh oh, hope that you still claim your mom! Your little guys haircut looks cute though. :)

    I am so ready to book a cruise, and I am talking right NOW. You guys look like you had SO much fun! Great pictures!

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  18. Lol, I just sat here at my desk giggling reading about the haircut. He is a handsome little guy. :)

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  19. SHE CUT HIS HAIR?!?!?! As a mom-of-a-boy-with-long-curly-hair (well, before we cut it, which I actually LIKE, surprise, surprise) I feel your pain!! I would have been DEVASTATED if someone cut my son's hair before *I* was ready! Several people commented about cutting it and I would think "If they ever cut his hair without me knowing, I'll..." type of things. Cruise looked like fun - but I really didn't care much about the pics because I was focused on the hair cut - HA! :)

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  20. O NOOOO!!! His precious, precious hair, but just remember.. It is hair, so it WILL grow back ha!!

    O, my my my... How jealous am I of all these pictures. You looks beautiful and I'm loving the hair color. I hope you two had the best time!

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  21. oh, no way! i can't wait to hear your thoughts on his hair once you see it. Too bad, I liked his ponies :( but you know what they say about hair... it always grows back.

    the ship looks obviously AMAZING. oh em gee I want to chill on it. and i love your outfits at sea!

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  22. OMG I am sooo freaking jealous. Looks amazing- as do you my dear! :)

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  23. OMG I need to be on this cruise ship. STAT.

    you look amazing in all the pictures! Cant wait to see the rest!

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  24. You look fantastic woman, please stop making me look like a hot mess of a mother/wife with your gorgeousness. love that peacock head band! Okay so Id LOOOOOVE to go on a cruise, I seriously would. BUT, here is the thing - I get sea/motion sick so freaking easily. Even watching The Bourne Ultimatum in theaters made me wanna ralf and I had to leave the theater. Then I heard a friend of mine say she got so sick on the the cruise she went on. So my question, do you get sea sick or ever heard of people getting sick? Cause its not like I could even try it, the ticket would already be bought and I'd be stuck!

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  25. Haha I am dying over your Mom cutting Colt's hair! He is still cute as a button though!

    This cruise ship is incredible! I haven't been on one in awhile but this looks insane! Need to plan another one soon!

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  26. Gorgeous! Makes me wanna book a trip like, NOW! :)

    And I really can't believe your mom got his hair cut! Everyone knows you let the parents decide on those things!!

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  27. Ah THE HAIR!~ Omg Mom no brownie points for her last week! Aww it'll grow back! :(

    Allure of the Seas looks amazing and this Vegas on water idea sounds fab..

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  28. i sent this post to kurt because hes never been on a cruise and legit THIS is teh way to travel. IN STYLE!

    you and rob are such a hot couple and am so happy for you guys that you had alone time without teh kiddies!

    speaking of kiddies, colts hair looks adorable!!! but i agree i did love his locks (like how im talking like I know him personally and/or have felt his hair? lol)

    his hair willl grow back dontcha worry!

    i also like your taste in brekkie, lunch and dinner. liquid calories YUM!

    xoxox

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  29. Oh my goodness! I bet you did almost faint! He's still precious though! :) Your cruise pictures are amazing! We went on our last cruise in 2007 and our boat was nothing that extravagant! You're making me so anxious for our vaca coming up! :) You look beautiful!

    xo

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  30. i can't believe your mama cut colty's locks while you were away!! the good news is that hair always grows back AND he's still just as precious as ever!!

    this cruise looks AMAZING!!! holy cow - i can't believe that ship had all that on it! and i know i've said this before and i'm not just saying it b/c we're friends or to be flattering but you are seriously so stinking pretty.....in every picture! there is not a look you can't pull off. can't wait to see more pics!!

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  31. I hope Colty has curls for my wedding!!!!

    Sounds so much fun and I am uber jealous! especially Atlantis...seriously. I wanted to go there 4 years ago. for a different reason but that can change right?

    Love you can't wait to see you soon!

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  32. I couldn't even focus on the cruise part after the first hair cut part! I'm so sad for you! I have a little girl and everyone keeps telling me to trim her hair so the bangs aren't so weird, but I am adamant that I am NEVER getting it cut, so I feel your pain!

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  33. Looks AWESOME! I cant believe your mom cut his hair!!! He still looks adorable but his hair was precious! You looks GORG in all these pictures!

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  34. Your mom. His hair. OMG.

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  35. Looks like a great trip... but I can't get over the hair cut!!! OMG! Here's hoping the photo made it look shorter than it is?

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  36. I am so freakin jealous!! Looks like an amazing time!!

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  37. I've never been on a cruise, and even after seeing this pics I cannot even fathom how massive the ship is!! wow but looks AMAZING!

    AND i cannot believe your little one lost all his gorgeous hair =(

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  38. That sounds like something my mom would do and I would lose my shit. Seriously. Glad you had fun other than that incident though.

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  39. I think your baby boy looks adorable too but I CANNOT BELIEVE SHE HAD HIS HAIR CUT WITHOUT YOU! I would sob if that happened to me! ! !

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  40. oh my! you make me itch for my april vacay. also. i love hunger games!!

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  41. Shut the front door, she did not cut all of that wild hair off! As a hair stylist I could never do a "baby's 1st cut" without the momma there.
    Love the cruise ship. Looks like a great time.

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  42. haha mom sent me that picture of colty with his new hair cut and asked: is raven going to cry or kill me? :) It is much cuter than that picture, you'll have to update your blog followers with the cuter pictures of his new hair cut. I was running my fingers through the back of his hair over the weekend and there is still some curl there. =) poor kid was always running into walls because his hair was always in his face. We don't need him losing another tooth. ;)

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  43. Just a few things...drinks are looking good. Feather headband, way cute. Cutoff curls, makes me sad. Can't wait to hear your hunger games recap..I am done and officially have a hunger games hangover. Glad your back!

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  44. I describe the strip as like being on a cruise ship. Obviously, I'm a fan of any place where you can walk around 24/7 with drinks in hand.

    Glad you had a good trip!

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  45. yikessss. Gma is in trubs. I love your multi-colored necklace, where is it from?

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  46. Oh man!! I can't wait to see his hair front view. If it isnt cute, disown her!!!!

    And you look like you had an incredible time! You looked gorgeous and the views! So beautiful!! Can't wait for more of your recap!

    Welcome back!

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  47. I can't believe that your mom cut his hair! I'm glad you had fun on the cruise though!

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  48. omg take me there ASAP!! love your free people dress!

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  49. Shut the front door lady...oh if my mom did such a thing to Sadie (even tho shes a girl) I would have been PISSED off. I want to witness it and have it videotaped too. lol. And She has precious curls as well and I just am afraid if they are gone they wont come back. oh I am so sorry Raven, but he does look adorable with the cut!

    The pictures are AMAZING. Looks like you had a blast and got some color.

    I am still bummed about not being able to meet up with you guys in person :(. But I guess hustle and bustle got the best of you guys anyways..

    maybe next time.

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  50. You're cruise puts all 3 I've been on to total shame!! I have to go on this one now! Looks like y'all had a blast :) i love your free people dress!! I would die if my mom cut my sons hair too but hey at least boys hair grow back really fast!!

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  51. um wow. First of all, don't be hustling me for comments you little hussy when you already have OVER 50! YOU SLORE!

    Second of all, your ship is amazeballs. That is a FAR cry from Carnival, which I deemed Circus Circus of the sea. Like the tacky ass hotel in Vegas on the sea. Yah, that is what CARNIVAL was like. I was appalled.

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  52. This week last year I was on a cruise and your pics make me miss it even more! I'm excited to hear about your thoughts on the last book...and only 10 days until the movie comes out!!!!
    P.S...your mom may or may not deserve to take part in the Hunger Games for taking him to get his hair cut...just saying :)

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  53. Ok this is making me wanna go on a cruise SO bad! A couple of my friends and parent's friends have been on that ship and they said it was incredible. It looks amazing!

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  54. It's official. You've convinced me that I need to go on a cruise. An all-inclusive cruise. Looks like you had so much fun with the hubs!!

    And I need to ask, I love your makeup, it always looks so flawless! I think I saw you did a vlog about it once so I muuuuuust go back and visit that post! By the end of the day, my makeup looks awful!

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  55. this is my next "big vacation" my family is cruise snobs and love royal caribbean and it is my favorite cruise line; this ship is the one i want to enjoy next!

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  56. I'm playing massive catchup, girlie!
    J and I have been talking about a cruise recently, and this just makes me want to book mine NOW!
    I bet your little one looks cute, but I am looking forward to seeing more pics and hearing your thoughts on this...I would have shit a brick, too!!!
    And can I just say... LOVE that free people dress, and your makeup is stunning in these pics (and I am sure everyday)! GORGEOUS!
    Have a good night, Doll!

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  57. I soooo miss Colt's hair! I think that every single time I see a picture of him on instagram!

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  58. Okay, i was thinking that a cruise would be best for our 2nd trip because believe it or not, my husband and I who have been married for 7 years have NEVER been on vacation together. Niagara falls doesnt count lol. You are making me want to make this our first vacation...hmmm.

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