Wednesday, May 4, 2011

VH1 Best Cruise Ever 2 – Day 1

Hello my lovely blog friends! I’m back from vacation, unpacked and ready to relive the memories through some recaps. I’m hoping this doesn’t bore you to tears, but I always like to relive my vacations through my blog. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone back to read old posts and remember the fun times.

On Thursday, we flew to Tampa and were very worried we wouldn’t get out of here due to some nasty weather headed straight for Philadelphia. Once we were in the air, I was able to breathe a sigh of relief. We landed safely in Tampa and shared a cab to the port with two fellow cruisers from Boston that we saw several times on the ship. Great guys!

The second we walked on the Inspiration, we were met with smiles from good friends Amy and Chad that we met on the cruise last year. We’ve keep in touch with them ever since and I was super excited to see them.

Us with Chad and Amy

We all went and had some lunch at the buffet and then headed down to our cabins to get settled in. Lifehouse rocked us out to sea on the Lido Deck and we went to check it out with Amy and Chad. After that, we listened to Crowfield for a little bit play in the Atrium.

I missed those towel animals

Lifehouse rocking us out to sea

We went to the Carnivale Dining Room for dinner and loved our server and host. I asked them if they love these types of cruises, since they don’t have to dance around the dining room and they said I just read their minds because they hate that. It made me laugh…a lot. After going on the Vh1 cruises, I could never go back to a regular one.

After dinner, we went back to our cabin to get ready for the night. We met up with Amy, Chad, Tracy and Steph in the Candlelight Lounge for the SafetySuit show. This was one of the best shows on the cruise and we had a blast. We got to hear 4 new songs off of SafetySuit’s upcoming album and the mood in the audience was awesome. We saw Tate, Dave and Chico from SafetySuit after the show and talked to them for a bit.

Amy and I

Tracy, me & Steph

One of our many self-portraits

Doug from SafetySuit

From SafetySuit, we headed up to the Lido Deck to catch the rest of The Script show and ran into our buddy Jim Shearer from the VH1 Top 20 Countdown. He is awesome, but more on that later. We also got to meet Danny from The Script and he was very nice.

Us with Jim Shearer

The Script

Us with Danny from The Script

To cap off the night, we got some late night pizza with Chad and Amy and then headed back to the Candlelight Lounge to see the Yacht Rock Revue. They were awesome and played hits from the 70’s and 80’s. They’re actually pretty talented and never stayed out of their retro characters the entire cruise. We took a late night stroll of the Promenade, hit the club/disco for a bit and called it a night.

Us with the Yacht Rock Revue


MCW said...

That sounds like a long night!

What do you mean the servers dance around the dining room? Literally???

Kerr said...

I have never heard of a VH1 cruise but it sound awesome! Cant wait to hear about the the rest of the trip.

Anonymous said...

Yay for cruising!!! I've only heard of Lifehouse, none of those other groups...I feel so out of the loop!

Kathie @ Like A Box Of Chocolates said...

It's so awesome, I have to get Josh to go on this.

I think Jim Shearer is hilarious, I like him hosting the countdown on VH1 (so much better than that Alison chick who used to).

Leslie said...

Oh my gosh!!! I'm so jealous!! It looks like y'all had so much fun! What a great trip! Can't wait to hear more ;)

Jessica said...

I'm so jealous! I LOVE Lifehouse. It sounds like a great time.

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

oh my gosh how fun!!

Gwen said...

Looks like you had a great time even though I'm glad to have you back to blogging. =) Can't wait to see the rest of your photos!!!

Carly said...

Looks like you had an awesome time! i am SO jealous...I wish I had a vaca coming up...
at least summer is upon us and I live at the shore...sigh.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

YAY! I feel like I have been waiting forever to read this post! Day 1 seems amazing I can only imagine it gets better and better :) I think the fact that you've met - and kept in touch with - so other SafteySuit fans/ people from past cruise is a testament to what a wonderful couple you and Geoff are. I wish we could actually meet in person!!

You look adorable in these pics, as always!

can wait for recap #2! Welcome home :)

star said...

It sounds like you have a fabulous first day on the cruise! Looks so fun! I can't wait to hear about the rest of it!

Meghan said...

This sounds like a fantastic way to cruise! I cannot even imagine all of the fun that live shows would add! It looks like you had such a blast.

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

What a blast! We love cruising....this sounds fabulous! And I'm super jealous of your tan. Looking great lady!

Alyson said...

yayyy so glad you had such an awesome time... day one sounds LONG!!
-- alyson

Fashion Meets Food said...

oh my goodness looks like so much fun! I would love to be able to go on a cruise one day!