I just returned from my first “cruise” experience and it was awesome! First off, I sailed on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas…its newest and biggest addition to the fleet, I want to say it’s the biggest in the world with sister ship Oasis. There’s a Starbucks on board (I think the first at sea), central park, an ice rink, full court basketball, surfing, and endless amounts of food! At any rate, very cool, chic and exciting.
Now, this excursion came about as part of a press trip to see singer Taylor Swift perform for the first time ever “at Sea” in a pre-kickoff to her world tour at the ship’s AquaTheater!
I didn’t sail the whole time, instead boarding the ship for the final two days, catching it while docked in Cozumel, Mexico and hitching a ride back to Ft. Lauderdale.
I will say I was very impressed at Miss Swift’s loyal fan base AND how she plays so many different instruments in addition to singing..a true musician! Before seeing her live all I knew was about her recent break up and the MTV “incident’ with Kanye West…. O.o
And, even though I wasn’t familiar with her music, she sings of love and heartbreak, so it’s very relate-able! Also, my baby sis sent me all these links and stuff before I went… to “get familiar!”
Here’s some video of her performance that I captured on my camera…
Good times indeed!
And — One more cool thing…I got to actually meet Taylor during a private meet and greet…man, did I feel SHORT!