Birthday Booze Cruise

The second day on our cruise vacation was easily my favorite.

Booze cruise + Some of my favorite people + My birthday = A fantastic time!

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Awesome day!


Since Ryan and I cannot seem to sleep in, we were up before everyone on Friday morning and decided to explore the gym aboard the ship and sneak in our one and only vacation workout.

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The boat was rockin’ a bit on Friday morning and I couldn’t keep my balance very well on the treadmill. I walked for about four minutes before completing 30 minutes on the elliptical beside Ryan.

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I didn’t really get my heart rate up too much, but it felt good to sweat a bit.


After our workout, we headed to the dining room for breakfast. I tried to start my day on a relatively healthy note every morning and ate fresh melon, two poached eggs, an English muffin with jelly, two slices of ham and a small soft serve cone every day.

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I turned the eggs, ham and jelly into a make-shift breakfast sandwich that was fantastic!

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The cruise had all-you-can-eat soft serve available 24 hours a day and I had a cone after breakfast and lunch every day. One of the many perks of crusin’!

Booze Cruise

The Carnival Sensation docked in the Bahamas around noon and our group had plans to board an all-you-can-drink booze cruise leaving from Senor Frogs, a popular bar on the island, at 12:45 p.m.

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There she is! What a beaut.

Our group wasted no time hitting up the bar on the way pick up more booze cruisers and head out to an island.

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Beach Time

Since our group and nearly everyone else on the booze cruise took advantage of the bar service, our time on the private beach was full of shenanigans and lots of fun.

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My sister and I found it absolutely hysterical to randomly strike the most awkward poses known to man which quickly rubbed off on others… 

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And then I apparently looked a little too dry because this happened…

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When Daniel started making a beeline for the water, I did my best to save my dress!

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The water wasn’t cold at all and actually felt rather refreshing. It was so clear and gorgeous though scenery pictures apparently alluded me on this particular vacation.

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Booze Cruise Back

On the way back to Senor Frogs, the music was blastin’ and the drinks were flowin’. I couldn’t stop the beat flowing through my veins and hit the dance floor with everyone to party it up for a few hours.

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Oh and there may have been a limbo contest aboard the booze cruise on the way back…

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And I may have come in second.

I am not flexible at all in my legs (hence why I am horrible at basically anything involving my hamstrings in yoga), but apparently my back is rather bendy. (<—Said like Phoebe Buffay.)

Our whole group was pretty surprised about the limbo contest and thought I should’ve been given a handicap once I made it to the final two because I am 5’7’’ and the girl who won was barely five feet tall and made me look like some kind of a Yeti.

Honestly, I blame the drinks for giving me the courage to even attempt to participate in the limbo contest because in my sober mind, I would’ve looked at that bar and thought that there was no way I would get under it! That’s what we call liquid courage, my friends. 

After the booze cruise we stayed at Senor Frogs until we had to be back aboard the ship at 7:30 p.m.

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We rushed to change to make it to our 8:15 p.m. dinner and let’s just say the ridiculous pictures from dinner are a hoot. Our themed formal night photos are coming up next!


  1. Kaella (MrsNeithercut) says

    Oh my gosh, your photos are hilarious!!!!!!! I am so excited for the themed formal night ones! 🙂 Happy Belated Birthday!


  2. says

    Hi Julie! I just found your blog a couple months ago and absolutely LOVE it! I just did one of your interval treadmill workouts this morning and it kicked my butt! I live in South Florida now, but was a KD at Clemson. I can definitely say I have pics similar to these from some of our crazy booze cruises:) AOT!


  3. says

    HAHAH if these are the “appropriate” selection, I wonder what the rated R pics look like! Bahaha my favourite is of you in the super awkward standing pose with your hands clasped together. Soo hilarious. I love that you can share these kinds of ridonncculous photos with your readers :)!

    PS – I have the same bikini top from VS. It’s the ONLY bikini I’ve found to date that gives me more “oomph” up top (something I desperately need!)


  4. says

    What a fun trip!! Sure looks like you guys had a blast. And congrats on getting 2nd! I too am flexible and usually win or am in the top few (even though I am 5’8). We should have a limbo faceoff 🙂 Heheee


  5. Natalie says

    These pictures make me so sad because I was just on the same exact booze cruise last month. Best day ever. And only a portion of my pictures were appropriate for Facebook.


  6. Vanessa says

    that looks like so much fun. can i ask how much the booze cruise was? i am going to the bahamas on a cruise in november and that looks like something i would want to do!!!


  7. Franzi says

    Haha, I totally read “Our group was wasted in no time” instead of “Our group wasted no time…”. Looks like so much fun, I’m jealous! 😀


  8. Traci says

    That’s too funny, I definitely went on that same booze cruise line in the Bahamas a few years ago. Let’s just say it was just as good a time as yours seemed to be and a few bahamas mamas were consumed 😉


  9. says

    haha i am laughing that almost every picture with ryan in it, his mouth is open, tongue out. Looks like you had an awesome time, and as every girl has mentioned your abs are amazzzing.


  10. says

    oh my god, could not stop smiling/laughing looking at your pictures! Julie, you look awesome (talking about those abs) and I absolutely loved your green bikini! Surely you had lots of fun.


  11. Accountant in FLA says

    Looks like you had a blast. Can’t wait to see the Formal Night pictures.

    I read your blog often and just wanted to make sure you filed your annual report with the State of Florida that’s due May 1st


  12. Leila says

    You and Ryan look great in your swimsuits! It looks like you have a tattoo peeking out in the photo of you in a bikini with Ryan. Can you tell us what kind of tattoo you have?


  13. Beth says

    looks like so much fun! you and your friends seem like the type of people I’d LOVE to hang out with. Fellow UCF alums are always my favorite 🙂 and nice abs, girl!


  14. Brooke says

    Ha I loved this post! And I love that you told us you had a soft serve cone after breakfast AND lunch. You deserve it…you work so hard all the time AND worked out on vacation. Looks like you had a blast!! Happy belated birthday!!


  15. says

    Loving the pictures so far. Looks like you all had a great time! But how could you not on a booze cruise?! Now I really want to go on one. How awesome that you got soft serve twice a day too! Jealous


  16. says

    Looks like an epic birthday! Those pictures rock and I’m totally jealous about the soft serve cone thing although if I had access to one of those machines I’d probably eat my weight in soft serve!


  17. Amanda A. says

    Gotta love that liquid courage!! I first said I love you to my boyfriend after a night of drinking (I had been trying to for weeks but didn’t have the guts to do it). He still makes fun of me for waiting until I had a few drinks in me! Looks like you had a great time! Happy Belated Birthday!


  18. says

    That booze cruise looks like so much fun! The pictures are hilarious! 🙂 Congrats on the limbo contest! I’d never in a million years be able to do that! Cannot wait to see the formal night pictures.


  19. says

    SO much fun! I actually met my hubby on my very first cruise in 2004 and we’ve gone on one almost every year since then but, no plans for one this year =( Looks like y’all had a blast!


  20. says

    You’re making me want to go on a cruise! Though I don’t drink so it wouldn’t be a boose cruise for myself haha. You just look like you’re having a BLASTTT. Jealouus



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