I had such a fun weekend being one of the first to test out the Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas in its NYC debut! If you remember, I went on a girls trip with them earlier this year to the Bahamas. They sure do know how to put on a cruise. Can't wait to share my recap with you all...
This was Andrew's first cruise and my fifth (?) so I was really excited to show him what it was all about. Forgive me, I didn't take a ton of photos of everything but only when I remembered. It was nice to kind of put the camera down for some time!
Right when we got on the boat we found our room, unpacked and started to explore the ship while we waited for our friends to arrive.
First stop, the Bionic Bar. It was a really cool idea and was so popular throughout our whole trip but I'm not one for mixed drinks. Everyone else seemed to love it!
This was the Two70 room and it was so beautiful. We ended up seeing a show here during our final night on the cruise. The whole place completely transforms for a totally unique experience!
When everyone was together, we made our way to the SeaPlex for some bumper car action. We basically all turned into little kids and rammed into each other. I wish we could have done it for longer!
(Bumper cars in the SeaPlex)
You'll see more of this a little further down!
The first night, we had a cocktail hour with our group and hung out above deck as we sailed by the city. The skyline was beautiful and it was so fun to see the city from this view! So thankful for the amazing weather we had. It was unseasonably warm!
Then we had dinner and Andrew and I caught a comedy show before heading to bed. The next morning we met everyone early and explored the boat a little more. The restaurants on the boats were SO beautiful!
Then we made our way over to the iFly station for our indoor skydiving experience. This was what I was most excited about. It's an indoor skydive tube on the back of the boat that gives you the same feel as skydiving.
We look like idiots in our outfits but it was totally worth it. And do you see our instructor? #Hi
What pure joy looks like....
After that we went over to the North Star which I can best compare to the London Eye. Itt takes you 300 feet above sea level to get a full 360-degree view of your surroundings. It wasn't my favorite because it was overcast and all there was to see was water, but I believe that under different circumstances it would be more fun!
Next came what I had been waiting for most: my redemption at the FlowRider. This was my favorite part of the cruise earlier this year but I didn't give it enough tries to master it. This time I was so set on doing it and I finally convinced Andrew to go with me (after a couple hours of begging).
Of course he had more fun that he thought he would and we spent about an hour surfing :) HA! Not going to lie, the instructor basically helped me out there and gently let me go so this wasn't all me. I kind of got the hang of it after a couple tries but with the photos below, you can see how it ended. Have to go out with a bang, right??
It was great to get everyone in our group together for one huge dinner! All the food was amazing but we had to dip out right before dessert to get to our show at Two70.
We ended the night with some time at the casino before heading to bed. Cruises really wear you out! The next day we woke up and were back in NY. Not the worst view :)
And that was it! We didn't stop anywhere since it was just for a weekend and the main purpose was to test out the ship. I want to thank Royal Caribbean again for such an amazing trip. It was the perfect way to get out of the city for a weekend and I really had a lot of fun.
When I go on trips, I'm all about doing stuff and experiencing everything and on this trip I was able to do just that! I think the only thing I didn't do that was on my list was the We Will Rock You show. OH! And I didn't get to climb the rock wall because it was rainy :( I guess that means I just have to go back again!