When children have school vacations its very difficult to keep them engaged at home. So this time we decided to have trip for siya’s march school vacations. Initially I searched for nearby tourist places and attractions for visiting. But truly speaking I needed a good break from daily routine and running behind two hyper active kids. And the search landed on cruise vacations. Going on cruise was always on our list but some how it never happened and we never went on cruise. I thought having cruise vacation will give limited scope to my kids for running, jumping, exploring and eventually some rest to mommy/me dear as well. But it didn’t happened in reality as they found plenty of space and activities on cruise as well. I wanted to relax and enjoy my trip instead of visiting various places and sight seeing . After taking reviews from many I finalized Royal Caribbean. For march the available cruise was mariner of seas and it was trip to Klang Malysia. The deal was awesome and we for 3 nights and it included 3 day and night stay with sea view state rooms. Then second important thing was packing and big question for me was what to pack for cruise vacations and what type of clothes to take for kids?
Kids were pretty much excited as usual as they’re going to have lots of fun and it was their first cruise trip. No doubt mommy dear has to answer thousands of questions about CRUISE like ,how cruise swims in water ? doesn’t it get sank ? and how it will be parked in sea and blah blah.. More than packing for the trip I took more efforts for answering. Finally the trip day risen and we reached to marina bay cruise port located at marina bay Singapore. After completing all formalities we reached inside the giant mariner of seas. It was so long that I couldn’t see it in one gaze. 14 floors and total engineering marvel. Now I also had 1000 of questions about it in my mind like kids. Out of curiosity wanted to meet cruise crew for finding out answers about this sea beauty mariner of seas. But the staff suggested to wait for next day as cruise captain would have meet and greet session with passengers.
Upon arrival on cruise we completed some documents formalities and and then headed to cruise. Every place in cruise is designed carefully and its not less than any hollywood movie set. We could see other people also mesmerized like us by seeing the beauty of it. My kids wanted to see each and every place on cruise immediately. I dont know from where they get so horrible ideas at wrong time. It was infeasible to visit every place on big cruise and it was lunch time too. Everyone was hungry so we headed to our state rooms to set all stuff and get ready. Then we checked all maps and events happening on cruise for planning remaining day. First destination for the first day on cruise was Windjammer cafe. It was huge with sea view seating arrangements and Variety of cuisines were served in different stalls. What to select for eating was big question for us. Being vegetarian we finalized baked pasta, French fries and some desserts.
Second destination for the day was deck on top floor of cruise from where we could see Singapore and most important how cruise rides. It was one of the awesome experience to see such a giant cruise riding on water with fast speed. We could feel fresh air and coolest possible breeze were extremely pleasing. The we visited game zone as it has variety of games to indulge with and baby play area as well. Kids enjoyed playing with all possible favorite games and elders too.
Second day started early morning as we wanted to explore remaining attractions. After completing lavish breakfast by sea view in the windjammer we headed to swimming zone. There are Swimming pools located on one of the floor and it has baby pools for young kids as well. Seating and relaxing in hot water jacuzzi was interesting activity for me while kids enjoyed their swimming.
There is dedicated bar at the swimming pool side to serve variety of drinks and one ice cream stall for ice creams. Comfortable seating arrangements are available beside swimming pools and immediate top floor .While seating and relaxing guests can enjoy watching movies on big screen planted at top corner. After swimming session it was explorer kids activity for siya who enjoyed learning every bit of ocean in it. Then she participated in origami and scrapbook classes as well.
To be continued…