I Got My Happy Back on a Royal Caribbean Cruise #SeasTheDay

Have you ever forgotten what it’s like to have a real good belly laugh or smile so much that your cheeks begin to hurt? I had found myself in that place, feeling stuck in a rut and not knowing how to get out. I was taking myself and my life much too seriously. It was time for some fun. Some real fun. The opportunity to attend Brandcation couldn’t have come at a more perfect time for me, and I am glad to say that I got my happy back on a Royal Caribbean Cruise last week.

I got my happy back on a Royal Caribbean cruise! Leave your worries behind.

It started as I was standing on my state room balcony. The massive Liberty of the Seas began to pull away from the port. As Ft. Lauderdale began slipping away into the distance, a mix of emotions set in – excitement, peacefulness, sense of adventure.

It was to be nothing but blue seas and great fun for the next few days.

This was a media trip, and there were some complications getting our wifi passwords established on the first day. The blogger and social media manager in me initially went into panic mode. How could I live without internet access for a whole day? As the day went on, I realized the fun to be had with this particular type of freedom. How wonderful to be on a beautiful cruise ship, with so much to explore and do, cut off from the worries and cares of home. No wonder more than 20 million people go on a cruise each year.

How I got my happy back! Liberty of the Seas Fun in the Sun!

Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas, the third largest ship in the world, offers a great variety of activities to insight fun. From the surf simulator, massive rock climbing wall, world class entertainment, 4 pools, and much more it’s easy to find something fun to do.

Royal Caribbean - Clim Every Mountain

While I was blown away by the entertainment and enjoyed my time by the pool, it was the quiet time I was able to find that helped me the most. At night on the upper decks, long after everyone left the pool, I enjoyed rocking on a swing or kicking back on a sofa. The breeze was cool and I could hear nothing but the sound of the ocean waves. I felt relaxed, grounded, and rejuvenated.

Chen Rio Beach in Cozumel - If I could go back and do it all over again, I would!

Our ship spent a day in port in Cozumel, Mexico. I went on an excursion that took me to tour the ancient Mayan ruins – more on that later this week. After the ruins tour, we spent the afternoon at Chen Rio beach. It was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. After a taco and Sangria lunch at an ocean front restaurant, I spent the afternoon playing in the surf.

I got my happy back on a Royal Caribbean Cruise to Cozumel!

This picture really captured the moment. Happiness.

Bliss is the sand between my toes and the sunburn on my nose.

It felt good to have some sand between my toes.

I am not saying that you have to go on a cruise to find your happy place. (Although it doesn’t hurt.) You can find your happy place right at home. Just find a place where you can relax, calm your mind down, and think about the things that make you happy. I’m spending that time dreaming of my next cruise!

disclosure: Cruise provided by Royal Caribbean.

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Comments

  1. It sounds like an amazing time. I have never cruised with RC before,.

  2. We recently went on a cruise, but have never done Royal Caribbean but we know we will soon.

  3. we are definitely looking into a cruise for next winter! We have to get out of Wisconsin for a while in February!

  4. You are encouraging my wanderlust. *evil stare* Looks like a beautiful cruise and a great way to get your “happy” back. Could definitely use some of that myself! (Although the warm weather and cherry blossoms in DC have helped.)

  5. I am so happy for you. I have not gone on a cruise before and I bet it would be wonderful!!

  6. You look fantastic and I’m glad this trip was so wonderful for you!

  7. I would love to go on a cruise sometime! Looks like you had a wonderful time.

  8. This sounds like so much fun and so relaxing! I need a vacation LOL

  9. I’m so completely jealous! But I am also happy for you – I can’t wait until I can sail the 7 seas with lots of wonderful people. Royal Caribbean seems like an outstanding company all the way around.

  10. It sounds like an amazing time! After this long long winter, I need to get my Happy back.

  11. I love cruising but have never gone on a Royal Caribbean. It looks amazing and is easy to see why you got your happy back!

  12. I have never been on a cruise, but if I ever go on one I think I would go through Royal Caribbean. It looks like an amazing time.

  13. This looks amazing! I am so glad you had such a fabulous time. I would love to go on a cruise but my hubby won’t go for it. Maybe I just need to go with some of my friends!

  14. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    that pool looks amazing!! i want to go now.

  15. Maria Oller says:

    Omg I’m so jealous everything looks amazing love the pictures and want to be there. I need to convince my hubby we need some vacas!!!

  16. I have never been on a cruise, but I would SO love to! That rock climbing wall looks like something I would do in a minute!

  17. Wow, I would have loved to be in your shoes on this cruise! I have never been on a cruise and hope to set sail some day on one God willing!

  18. That ship looks amazing!

  19. I’m not sure what sounds more like paradise – the gorgeous beach, or the fact that you got to spend a little time on the boat without WiFi to just unplug (Even if unintended)! I want to go on a cruise someday.

  20. I know it may sound silly, but your post made me smile and truly happy for you, that you got your happy back!

  21. I’m so bummed I couldn’t make it on the cruise! It looks like a wonderful time!

  22. Oh my goodness, I am so jealous… sounds like you had such an amazing experience. We have been talking about going on a cruise… we may just have to get on it. Thanks for sharing.

  23. This looks amazing! I wish I would have been able to go!

  24. This looks amazing. I have never been on a cruise!!! The kiddie pool looks really good too! Glad you had fun!

  25. There is something soothing and wonderful about a vacation that really does allow the stress to melt away and brings the happy back.

  26. I’m Glad You Had A Great Time Love The Great Pictures Especially The Last One!! LOL!

  27. This sounds like a wonderful cruise! I’ve actually never been on a cruise but always considered it.

  28. I am so glad that you were able to get your happy back! You really do look happy on that shore. :) Gorgeous pics!

  29. Glad you had an amazing time. I’ve never been on a cruise before but would love to someday.

  30. Everything looks so fun and beautiful. I am glad you had such a wonderful time.

  31. Looks like a ton of fun. They have so much to do on cruises anymore. I really enjoy great activities like this.

  32. One of my favorite vacations was the cruise I took with my sisters. I love cruising and would love to do one with my family next!

  33. very nice! I so want to go on a cruise, never been. This looks like they have something for ALL ages!

  34. I’ve been on several Royal Caribbean cruises and loved them all!

  35. I love going on a cruise. You are basically forced into going into vacation while you’re there too and really can’t reach people inland. Well, you can but it will definitely cost you … sometimes a lot! This is great! This definitely has a lot going on there.

  36. Your post reminded me that I really need to go on a vacation. I think I am going to book mine too. Looks like you had an amazing time.

  37. couturegalchic says:

    Your’e post really made me want to go on a cruise thanks for the inspiration!

  38. Julie Wood says:

    It looks like so much fun and I want to get my toes in the sand and see the gorgeous water and eat the yummy food! It looks like you had fun!

  39. Sounds like a fun vacation and wow that rock climbing area looked HUGE!!! My sister loves going on cruises, maybe one day I will venture out!

  40. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    You look cheerful and relaxed, and I am glad the cruise was wonderful for you. We all need time to relax and rewind.

  41. Oh my goodness. I want to go on one of these cruises just to try out that incredible climbing wall!

  42. Sweta Sonulkar says:

    love to go on a cruise ,

  43. What an amazingly beautiful trip! Welcome back, happy. :)

  44. ellen beck says:

    I have begged my husband to go on a cruise for many years. One of these days I am gonna go! You look happy for sure!

  45. I so wish I could have been there to enjoy it all with you. It does sound like heaven!

  46. Wow, that sounds like an amazing time. I can’t wait to hear about the Mayan ruins. We visited Machu Picchu last year, and have since discussed how great it would be to see the Mayan ruins next… combining that with a cruise sounds absolutely perfect.

  47. We have done 5 cruises over the years and they are the most relaxing vacations we ever take. I struggle getting off the ship at week’s end because it’s a bit like living in a fairy tale for seven days, LOL!

  48. I have never been on a cruise and would like to take one of the Alaskan ones someday. But for now, I will happily watch from land. :D

  49. Glad you got your happy back! I would have loved the beach and the Mayan ruins sounds interesting!

  50. Nothing is like being on a beach and having the sand between your toes! So bummed I couldn’t make it, looks so fun! Next time :)

  51. Oh, how exciting! I’d love to visit Mexico someday. That’s on my travel bucket list. I have never been on a cruise before, but I’ll be going on one for the first next month (if my passport comes in time, lol) to the Bahamas. I’m so nervous, yet excited at the same time.

  52. I think a lot of us got our happy back on that cruise! So glad I went!

  53. I’m so glad to hear you had such a great time! I’ve been on several cruises and each one has been such a fun experience.

  54. Joey Simmonds says:

    My wife and I have been on one cruise before many years ago. Reading this took me back to that time for a few moments. It was a nice time indeed. I hope we can get the opportunity to go again someday. We only took a cellphone and never turned it on till we got back to the states.

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