• Bermuda Bound

And while I miss that crystal clear teal water, we’re happy to be home with our Bokeh Boy! About one year ago, we were in the heart of wedding season with no break in sight until July. It’s taken us several years to realize that saving one weekend off every now and then throughout wedding season is what we need to stay sane and not become burned out. We planned to save May 10th over a year ago and blocked it off on the calendar. Soon after we blocked it off on the calendar, we booked a Norwegian Cruise to BERMUDA! When you book a cruise, you keep your dates free!

There’s no backing out! We have been looking forward to this cruise for quite some time and it was all that we hoped it would be! Michael and I LOVE cruises! It’s definitely not for everyone but we actually think it’s one of the BEST ways to travel! It’s fun! Instead of only enjoying our time AT the vacation location, we get to enjoy the TRAVELING part of the trip! Just leaving the dock in NYC was entertaining and we had such amazing views! We traveled with Michael’s parents and we had rooms on opposite sides of the ship. We were worried about not being side by side at first but it was actually awesome to always be able to have views on both sides of the ship!! We love going to different restaurants on the ship and shows every night. It’s literally a floating hotel/amusement park! And then when you add the SPA into the mix, it’s paradise! Now, we were spoiled because we were on the second largest cruise ship in the world! The Norwegian Breakaway is only 2 years old and it’s MASSIVE! They actually treat it as two ships when it docks in NYC because it’s just SO BIG! So enough about the ship, lets get to the pictures!


Cruising away and watching NYC pass by! (It was a little chilly that day!)

First dinner on the ship! We had two days at sea before arriving in Bermuda! We had “Spa Suites” which just means that our rooms were near the spa and so we could access the Thermal Suite anytime we wanted! There were heated stone lounge chairs, hot tubs, saunas, etc. It’s a great way to get away from the masses on the ship and relax without laying beside the pool! It was a little chilly the first day on board and so we took full advantage of our spa pass!

The whole crew!

Love this one of Michael’s parents! 

Every night you get towel animals at the end of your bed and we loved this one because it reminded us of Bokeh Boy… there’s a resemblance there, right?

This ship is just insane. Those slides? Those are just the KIDS slides! There were more slides on the other side! Heated pools, open deck movie theater, a Cirque Du Soleil theater, a broadway show in an 800 person theater, 22 restaurants, a massive spa, lounges & bars, specialty shops, a bakery, a gelato shop, a ropes course, etc. It’s amazing! 

Michael and I felt like kids getting suited up for the ropes course on deck 16 of the ship! 

I was just doing it because he was *obviously* very excited about it….

But I ended up loving it! It’s such a fun, unique part of the ship!

And I’m currently standing over the SIDE of the ship. There was a 16 story drop into the Atlantic ocean below me! 

Oh my gosh I can’t believe I’m posting this. Look at my face!!!! bahahaha! This was the zipline across the ship!

And then after a day of laying out and watching miles and miles of blue ocean pass us by, we arrived in BERMUDA! Ah, that water!!!

Hamilton! We shopped in this beautiful little city our first day and you’re not going to believe this but we actually ran into a fellow photographer and blog follower while we were shopping!! WHAT?! It was surreal! Loved meeting you Sarah!!!

Love this picture of us! Skirt is from Target…. along with everything else I own.

White rooftops! They keep their rain water since there isn’t any freshwater source on the island! 

Some of these were taken on the bus ride back to the ship…. the bus ride that took an hour (to go 18 miles). We were surrounded by local middle school bermudians in the back of the public transit bus and let me just say this, they were entertaining! And in true Michael fashion, he made friends with some of the middle school guys. While it took longer than we expected to get home, we felt like we were a part of the culture for that hour!

There she is! 

I couldn’t even fit all of her in my frame from the dock! MASSIVE.

Michael’s mom had them decorate our room for Michael’s 28th birthday! If you missed his Birthday post, it’s HERE! 

Catamaran day! 

Don’t be fooled, this water was COLD! But we got used to it! Bermuda is only 500 miles off the coast of North Carolina… so their temperatures are very similar to ours! The water hadn’t quite warmed up yet!

iPhone pic! 

The next day Michael’s mom joined us for an early morning beach exploration! We had the place to ourselves!

The little nooks and crannies we found were just amazing!

Private beach anyone?! 

Our fearless leader. Michael got us to all of our locations. I’m so glad I don’t have to read bus routes and ferry schedules!

Love this place!!

Bus stop!

And then we met up with one of my dad’s childhood friends who is a pastor in Bermuda!! We loved sharing lunch with him! We have A LOT of mutual friends… small world! 

This is St. George’s!

And then we had to head back to the ship… we could have spent 5 days in Bermuda! It’s beautiful! It’s so clean and bright and colorful! I’ve decided that it’s my east coast “Hawaii”! :) 

xoxo, Katelyn
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