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I Love It When We're Crusin' Together

When you live in Chicago, you never get used to the winters, no matter what "people say". So mid-winter this past January, we were lucky enough to take a week off from boots and parkas to cruise the sunny Caribbean. For 5 days, the Majesty of the Seas was our new home.

With destinations in Nassau, Bahamas, Coco Kay (the private island owned by Royal Caribbean), and Key West, we departed from Miami on Monday evening and set sail (literally) into the sunset. (This first post will cover the trip excluding Key West. So many photos in Key West, it'll need it's own post).

Our Vacation Photos:

The Captain, mom, and dad in the Miami Cruise Terminal

Me with the in-laws at the Miami Cruise Terminal

The Captain and I before we set sail.

Majesty of the Seas -- it was a great ship!

Mom and dad on deck ... with a pear.

Departing from Miami

On deck.

First night's dinner

First night's dinner

Cocktail of the cruise - caipirinhas 

Bananas Creme Brulee

Taking in a show

Hanging in the Boleros Lounge 

If the Village People are performing, you better believe we will meet the Indian.

Main Atrium of the ship

Docked in Nassau

Welcome to the Bahamas

Port of Nassau

Finding a Greek Restaurant in the  Bahamas? No problem. Athena Cafe at your service.

Inside the casino at Paradise Island

Paradise Island

Bar at Paradise Island

Bridge Suite at Paradise Island

The Flying Horses

Back on the Ship.

A-mazing Pear Mousse

At the helm

Flaps joined us on vacation.

Deck Party and Midnight Buffet

En route to Coco Kay (We never got to dock in Coco Kay due to high winds. We spent the day shipboard instead and had a great time! The staff was totally prepared with activities all day long, all poolside.

Dinner on Formal Night

Formal night ... though this is how they always dress.

After dinner show

Theater with 60 seats and The Captain somehow always manages to get called to the stage.

Last night on board

Departing from Key West

Lobster!

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