WE'RE GOING ON A CRUISE!!

Ok, the secret is out! We are going on a cruise!!

Now, before everyone freaks out (mom), we got an EXCELLENT deal and couldn't pass it up! We will be sailing on the Freedom of the Seas on August 11 for a 7-Night Southern Caribbean cruise out of San Juan! We did sail on the Freedom of the Seas to the Western Caribbean in 2015 and it was our ALL TIME FAVORITE cruise that we have taken. It was actually our first cruise with Royal Caribbean and we have been itching to go back. And what better way to really amp up our cruise vlogging efforts than to go back to the ship where it all started!

Griff & Alyssa on Formal Night

Griff & Alyssa on Formal Night

Freedom of the Seas docked in Falmouth, Jamaica

Freedom of the Seas docked in Falmouth, Jamaica

The Promenade on Freedom of the Seas- 2015

The Promenade on Freedom of the Seas- 2015

Now for itinerary! Besides the Freedom herself, we found the itinerary to be very intriguing. Neither of us have been to the Southern Caribbean and there has always been something exotic and prestigious? about exploring the Southern Islands...

As I mentioned earlier, we will be cruising out of San Juan. Since we live in Florida, we have only cruised out of Tampa, Port Canaveral and Miami since they are all within driving distance. SO this will be the first cruise that we have to fly to. We will be arriving Friday evening and staying at an Airbnb near the cruise port! The ship doesn't leave until 8:30 pm the next day, so we plan to do some exploring that first day!

From San Juan, we will be revisiting St. Thomas for the first time since our wedding! Our Carnival Magic cruise in December was supposed to sail to St. Thomas, but because of the hurricanes, they changed our ports to the Bahamas.... We are very interested to see how the island has recovered and bring back some of those wonderful wedding day memories!

The other ports we will be exploring are Curacao, followed by Aruba and then St. Kitts. We have been doing some research to see what we want to do, but we would love some advice! If you have ever been to any of these ports and did something AWESOME, let us know in the comments!! We were thinking about Swimming in Caves in Curacao, Kite Surfing in Aruba and exploring the rain forest in St. Kitts on ATVs?? We will see!

We will be vlogging the entire trip... these will be different from our previous vlogs, as our equipment has upgraded and our techniques continue to develop!

Also be on the lookout for our packing videos! As part of our 31 Day video challenge, we will be bringing you a week full of packing tips! *We've never booked a cruise so close to the sail date before, so we are extremely excited and frantic all at once! LOL So much to do to prepare, but we cannot wait!