what a transatlantic cruise is like

the transatlantic cruise.  i’ve been wanting to post about it but i really have very few pictures to show for it.  And y’all may think i never even went on one … and i wouldn’t blame you!!  But I did sweet readers.  We did!  In one word it was- RELAXING.  You see after you pack up your apartment and put all of your belongings into seven huge bags you hardly want to lift your finger again.  which is exactly what we did for the next two weeks once aboard the celebrity century.  Let me back up for a minute, things did not go according to plan on that fateful day of October 23rd. You may remember we were supposed to take a train hotel where we went to bed in switzerland after a delicious meal aboard the elipsos and then woke up in barcelona’s central station.   But those french, they like to strike.  So we get to Bern with our 7 bags and discover our train was canceled.  I had even been checking online all week because I feared precisely that but they gave no warning.  We then took our bags and our haggard selves to Geneva and caught an overnight bus to barcelona.  It really wasn’t too bad and I was consoled by the fact that we’d get 70% of our money back.  But it was an ordeal with those darned bags.  So you see, after a few days in barcelona we were ready to put our bags somewhere and not think about a thing.  And that is what we did.   The days at port were so much fun but part of me really liked the days at sea best.  It was 70-80 and sunny the entire time until hurricane tomas came our way the last two days.  I layed out, read, watched movies (there was a movie theatre aboard), went to shows, and ATE.  Not surprisingly,  3 course meals 3 times a day made us chunks by the end.  I can’t say enough about the service though- we were very spoiled.  Most people ask if we’d do it again??? a resounding YES!  It was a nice way to get home with very little stress once onboard.  Plus there is just something romantic about sailing across the atlantic with your love.

our little breakfast nook.  
sailing along the spanish coastline
saying goodbye to the canaries
that little speck is the rock of gibraltar
you see the spanish coast on one side, and the african coast on the other.
does the idea of seven days at sea make you a little uneasy? 
or do you, like me, relish in time just relaxing reading, laying out?  
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  • Reply Ashley Hasty

    Oh no, seven days at sea makes me squeal! I would love love love relaxing and enjoying nothing but ocean. So fun!

    November 18, 2010 at 2:15 pm
  • Reply Mary

    7 days with nothing to do but relax sounds fabulous anywhere, but to do so while having food prepared for you, the beauty of the ocean surrounding you, the love of your life next to you….yes I'd be okay with this. 🙂

    November 18, 2010 at 3:09 pm
  • Reply Sarah Ann

    Ah! Lovely! 🙂
    Just found your blog and I'm in love!

    November 18, 2010 at 3:35 pm
  • Reply Amy

    I would be surprised if I got sea sick. However, I do think all the fun activities can divert my mind to not feeling sick. lol

    November 18, 2010 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    Ya'll are so cute! And that DOES sound romantic…except I get seasick at the drop of a hat. HA!

    November 18, 2010 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply grace

    a transatlantic cruise sounds like a dream come true! seven days of relaxing anywhere are ok with me.

    November 18, 2010 at 4:19 pm
  • Reply Lindsay

    me + open water = heaven… i am envious of your trip and glad to hear that you and jb made it across the big ole atlantic safely 🙂

    November 18, 2010 at 4:54 pm
  • Reply Lindsay

    ps. did you finish reading the american wife?

    November 18, 2010 at 4:54 pm
  • Reply bailey

    Sound amazing to me! I had to laugh though, have you seen the movie The Darjeeling Limited? This reminded me of you and your seven bags:

    hehe 🙂

    November 18, 2010 at 5:00 pm
  • Reply diane @ a spot of whimsy

    this sounds fantastic. and so affair-to-remember-classic! what made you guys decide to do this over flying? just for a new adventure? is it actually cheaper than a transatlantic flight?

    November 18, 2010 at 5:09 pm
  • Reply Marie

    7days might seem too long at first but thinking about it, it sounds like a wonderful experience.:D

    Thanks for sharing these pictures with us.:D

    ***** Marie *****

    November 18, 2010 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply Marian

    Looks like such an amazing time!! Would love to be at sea for 7 days (as long as the waters are calm;)

    November 18, 2010 at 6:58 pm
  • Reply Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle

    You are both too cute words! Thanks so much for all the fun pictures…loved them!

    Liesl 🙂

    November 18, 2010 at 8:03 pm
  • Reply Anna Walker

    I went on a cruise to mexico and I was a little uneasy, because there was super super rocky :/

    November 18, 2010 at 9:23 pm
  • Reply Natalie

    This looks so fun! I took a cruise once and you really do get spoiled rotten…and gain 100 lbs!!

    November 19, 2010 at 12:13 am
  • Reply Sydney

    7 days at sea sounds FANTASTIC!! And by the way you described it, that would be incredibly fun!! Glad you enjoyed yourselves 🙂

    November 19, 2010 at 4:32 am
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  • Reply Sara Louise

    The idea of seven days at sea sounds wonderful to me! I have been on a cruise once, when I was 14. To me, it's the perfect holiday and I'm dying to go on one with my husband! It looks like you two had a marvelous time together 🙂

    November 22, 2010 at 4:35 am
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    i am terrified of flying, so to get to my honeymoon i told JJ we have to take a cruise to get to europe. i'm a little uneasy because i dont know what could go wrong (i'm a scaredy cat) but it sounds and looks so so amazing.

    i am so loving your blog!

    November 23, 2010 at 1:57 am
  • Reply Corey @ Learning Patience

    So funny that today on your blog this the the …you may also like…and it was about this cruise! too funny!
    we are getting VERY excited about our cruise…as you can imagine! emailing you tomorrow… xoxo from Trinidad

    October 10, 2011 at 11:16 pm
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