If you’re thinking about taking a Caribbean cruise, read this post for our review of the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas Cruise. We took an Eastern Caribbean Cruise and in this post we’ll show you all the islands (ports) we visited. Keep reading if you’re trying to decide between an Eastern or Western Caribbean Cruise with Royal Caribbean Cruises!
Which cruise line is the best for Caribbean?
Our two favorite Cruise Lines in the Caribbean are Royal Caribbean Cruises and Carnival Cruises.
Royal Caribbean Cruises (Eastern Caribbean Cruise) — Port #1
Our first stop on our island-hopping cruise was St. Thomas.
Look at that insane water!
You have to try a Banana Daiquiri in Saint Thomas. They’re amazing!
We were lucky enough to spot a rainbow over this lush tropical island!
St. Thomas has INCREDIBLE views!!
I loved gazing out over this bay!
We walked around the shops in town and found this Belgian Chocolate factory. Of course we had to check it out! The chocolates were incredible, especially the chocolate peanut butter truffle. It melts in your mouth!! Definitely worth checking out if you are in the area.
We made it back on the boat just in time for sunset.
Royal Caribbean Cruises (Eastern Caribbean Cruise) — Port #2
The next morning we woke up in St. Martin.
We walked on the soft beaches of Orient Bay.
Have you seen these water jet packs / flyboards?? I really want to try it but I think I’ll fall flat on my face!
We went to a nude beach. For real. It was the best part of the trip. NO WE DID NOT GET NUDE! ;)
We spent the afternoon lounging in a beach chair cocoon in the Caribbean.
With this as our view.
We walked through the colorful shops on our way back to the beach.
How fun would it be to have lunch here?
Loved this cute shop!
Next Up: Atlantis and the Bahamas
Click the link above to read Part 2 of our Royal Caribbean Cruises Eastern Caribbean Cruise. We went to Atlantis and the Bahamas.
Photography Conference on a Royal Caribbean Cruise
I signed up for Click Retreat, a photography and blogging conference that took place on a cruise, The Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas. I didn’t know much about the conference, but a week in the Caribbean in January sounded like a dream come true! If you are interested in photography and blogging, and ever have the opportunity to go to a Click Retreat conference, it turned out to be one of the best conferences I have ever been to. I love going to blogging conferences and try to go to a few a year. The connections and friendships made there are priceless, and even though I’ve been blogging a long time, I always learn something, and I always come back inspired to try something new and different!
Get a FREE Photo Book
One of the cool things I learned about during the conference was Chatbooks. They turn your Instagrams into a high-quality photo book.
As a gift to you guys, they are offering Kevin and Amanda readers their first book FREE.
- Simply download the Chatbooks app on your phone (iPhone & Android)
- Click Get Started and then Instagram Series.
- Pick your favorite photos (you can filter with hashtags!) and use the code KEVIN673 when you order.
Yes, it’s really free! Go get yours now!
Thanks so much for looking!! Stay tuned for more tropical weather!
What a fun adventure! That ship looks amazing, and love your fabulous pictures!
Love your blog and posts! What beach in St Maartin did you take the pictures with the cool chairs? I’m going on a cruise soon and stopping there as well. I want to spend some time at a beach. It looks perfect!
Hi Mary Lou! That was La Sand Beach. :) Have fun on your cruise!
I’ve heard awesome things about chat books! And these photos are gorgeous. Looks like an amazing trip :)
Hey lady!!! LOVE the gorgeous photos!! I’m heading to st. maarten and st. thomas in a couple weeks and i was wondering…how did you get to the top of the mountains for those island shots? Are there designated places you can go to do that or did you wander off yourself?
Hey girl! We went on a bus tour with the group and they took us everywhere. :) See if you can find an excursion that takes you to the souvenir shop at the top of the mountain with the famous banana daiquiris. :)
aw shucks, no windows phone app :(
We just got back from St. Thomas/St. John a few weeks ago. Can not WAIT to go back – it was pretty much heaven! Thanks for the post!
Lovely photos! can’t wait to check out that conference.
See those sailboats in your pic of St Thomas? by the big cruise ships? That’s where we anchor our sailboat when traveling there from the BVI’s!! Spent 7 weeks last season sailing the islands and loved every second of it!! This season? Cuba!!
You’re living my dream life… literally. How is it you get to do all this?? I’m so jealous… typing this at my work computer (at the worst job ever) in FREEZING cold Connecticut with our third major snowstorm in two weeks blowing just beyond the window. This makes me weep…
Seriously. I want your life.
LOVE your fab photos! Do you use a special photo editing app to get such vibrant colors? If so, can you share? Thanks!
Wow. Stunning photos, and amazing trip, I’m sure! I’d love to visit the Caribbean one day! So lovely! xoxo “MirandaAlexis95”
Wow! Amazing photos…what a fun adventure!!
Thanks for mentioning Chatbooks…
I think I’ll be signing up!
great photos!! Looks like it was a blast and I love love the photo of you and Shaina!! <3
That looks like the best conference ever. With dreary skies here today, your Caribbean pictures are an instant pick-me-up! :)
Gorgeous photos. I think your the luckiest person in the world to have the opportunity to go to the places you go to.
Insanely gorgeous! That would be the blogging conference to go to!
Now to start skimming my Instagram! :-)
Thanks for the code just ordered my 1st chat book! Beautiful photos!
Thanks for these GORGEOUS images….wow, best pics from that cruise I have seen. You seriously need to be a photographer for a travel magazine, Amanda! Such talent!
Chatbooks…have heard of them, have always wanted to do that, thanks for that link!