#SeasTheDay with Royal Caribbean and Brandcation

This Mama’s going to Cozumel in a few weeks aboard the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas! As one of 40 bloggers invited to this year’s Brandcation sponsored by MomDot and Royal Caribbean, I’ll be embarking on a 5 day, 4 night cruise to Cozumel, Mexico aboard the Liberty Of The Seas. I honestly can’t think of a better way to kick off Spring!

#SeasTheDay with Royal Carribbean and Brandcation

Brandcation is a sort-of conference, sort of retreat created by Brandfluential and MomDot, and is in it’s sixth year. However, this year will be my very first time embarking on this exciting journey. I’m really looking forward to meeting and getting to know the 39 talented and inspiring bloggers who will be joining me as we #SeasTheDay with Royal Caribbean.

The Western Caribbean cruise will be departing from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on April 3rd and returning to port on April 7th. While in Cozumel, I plan to join excursion that tours the ancient Mayan ruins – something I am super excited about. I can’t wait to share pictures with you in a few weeks.

Royal Caribbean is rolling out the red carpet for the bloggers, with premium accommodations (including a private balcony – Woot!), exclusive activities, and behind-the-scenes tours. Liberty of the Seas is an impressive ship with so much to do. Here’s a look at what’s in store for us:

Entertainment on Liberty of the Seas

-Complimentary Broadway hit Saturday Night Fever: The Musical in the Main Theater
-Complimentary Ice-skating shows in Studio B
-10,258 square foot Vegas-style Casino Royale® with 304 slots and 18 tables
-22 bars, clubs, and lounges that never have a cover, including Boleros Latin-themed lounge and Hoof & Claw English Pub
-Enhanced, more-intimate Vintages wine bar
-Complimentary DreamWorks® Experience – memorable moments including parades, meet & greets and character dining with favorite characters from Shrek®, Madagascar®, and Kung Fu Panda®
-Outdoor poolside movie screen
-3D movie theater

Delectable Dining Options

-Main Dining Room with complimentary, multi-course dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner
-Complimentary options including Windjammer Café, Jade Sushi and Asian-fusion cuisine, Sorrento’s Pizza, Café Promenade for coffee and pastries/snacks, and room service*
-The Cupcake Cupboard, a vintage-style gourmet bakery with 30 types of cupcakes
-Casual dining and snacks at Johnny Rockets and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
-Specialty restaurants Chops Grille steakhouse and Portofino Italian restaurant, where for one low cover charge you can choose any items off the menu from appetizer to dessert

I fully prepare to gain 10 pounds on this cruise!

Cruising on Liberty of the Seas isn’t all about food and fun. I plan to do a lot of relaxing on this cruise, and hope to take advantage of some of the spa treatments available at VitalitySM Spa. Most likely I will be poolside, at one of the ships 4 pools, with a good book for the majority of the cruise, and I can’t wait. I might even pop into the state-of-the-art Fitness Center for a yoga or tai chi class.

Doesn’t this all sound like a dream come true? Well, it is for me. I forgot to mention that, while I love to travel, this is my very first time on a cruise, making this trip all the more special. I hope you’ll follow along with me April 3-7, @aboutamom on Twitter and Instagram, and the #SeasTheDay hashtag for all the fun.

Since this is my first cruise, I need your help. Please share your cruising tips below. What I should pack?

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Comments

  1. That sounds like an amazing trip! I can’t wait to hear all about it.

  2. I love cruising. I took a cruise with girlfriends and my sisters a few years ago. We had a blast.
    Can’t wait to read your recap of the conference/cruise.

  3. I wish I would of planned for this conference, how fun!

  4. That looks like such an amazing trip. I wish I could have gone.

  5. I have nver been on one.. almost went on the Disney Cruise but bought a house instead.. I have heard that it is 100% relaxation! Start starving yourself now.. so you can eat all the yummy foods they have wo feeling guilty.. Bring lots of books!

  6. No cruising tips here unfortunately.
    I would have loved to have gone to this Brandcation.
    I have heard great things bout Royal Caribbean, I hope you have a great time!

  7. So jealous! This looks like such a fabulous time!

  8. We are planning a cruise next spring with our whole family–what a great looking ship with so much to do.

  9. This sounds like an amazing trip. I was so hoping I would get the chance to go and meet you all too. Hopefully I’ll be able to join you all on a future trip. Have fun and drink a mud slide for me. :)

  10. I just know you are going to have a fantastic time.

  11. no tips, never been on a cruise. but have a fabulous time. and if you CAN swim with dolphins? do it. always. it’s amazing.

  12. I’m very excited to hear about your cruise experience! I’m possibly going on a cruise for the first time sometime this year. :)

  13. This sounds so fun!

  14. Congratulations! That is so awesome and exciting for you! I cannot wait to see all the pics and read all about it! Have fun! (Sorry, I have never been on a cruise so I have zero advice for you other than to have fun!)

  15. I am so sad that I’m missing Brandcation this year — it is going to be awesome!

  16. Have fun! I’m so sorry I won’t be able to join you on this Brandcation but am anxious to hear about your experiences!

  17. I am so excited for you! I wanted to go so badly but I have a tiny baby at home. Have some cupcakes for me!

  18. Hubby and I were just talking about maybe checking into a warm water cruise. We have only taken a cruise to Alaska never warm water. The cruise looks like FUN!

  19. Oh, how fun!! I can’t wait to hear about it!!

  20. So jealous! One day I’m sooo gonna come :)

  21. Congrats on being invited. I’d totally love to be invited to something like this. Sounds like a great to vacation and squeeze in a little blog related fun conference stuff. I hope you have a fabulous time. Don’t forget the sunblock. Have fun!!!

  22. This sounds like a ton of fun. I can’t wait to read more about it and hopefully see photos. This is something I would love to do myself.

  23. This is going to be such an amazing trip! I’ve never cruised with Royal Caribbean before, I’m so excited!

  24. I love going on a cruise, but have been on so many that we decided to take a break from cruising and try something else. Now, you have made me want to cruise again.

  25. What a fun trip! I’m disappointed I can’t join everyone but so excited to hear how it turns out!

  26. I can’t wait to follow along with you all! You’re going t have a fantastic time!

  27. No cruising tips, but this sounds like an amazing trip. Have a great time and take lots of pictures!

  28. You are going to have so much fun! I am so sad I had to cancel and can’t go with you ladies.

  29. This sounds like a ton of fun! Enjoy the cruise and team building!

  30. I can’t wait to meet you! This will be my 2nd Brandcation. You are going to have a blast!

  31. Have a great time, I’m just a wee bit jealous. :) Maybe I’ll be able to join everyone next year. What could be better than a vacation with bloggers?

  32. I can’t wait to meet you! I am so excited to get there and meet everyone in person finally! We are going to have so much fun!

  33. I’m jealous, I want to go! Have fun!

  34. Relaxing, playing, and good food. That does sound like a vacation delight! :)

  35. I really wanted to go on this trip, but Hubs insisted that my first cruise be with him. ;) I can’t wait to hear more about it.

  36. Wow, good for you! I’ve never been on a cruise either, but I hear bringing a big floppy hat to protect yourself from the sun on the high seas is key!

  37. I am dying. I was hoping to be able to get to go, but it didn’t work out.

  38. I went on a RC cruise for my honeymoon. We’ve talked about going back and I’d love to do it and see more of this world!

  39. I am excited for you! That sounds like crazy fun! I have always wanted to go on a cruise. :)

  40. I am so super green with envy! This is the first Brandcation I’m missing and it’s breaking my heart. Have an amazing time! Give everyone hugs for me.

  41. Cruising is so much fun! You will love it. I brought a power strip so I could charge all my electronics at once (I think my room only had two plugs). I also brought an air freshener for the bathroom to keep the room smelling fresh! Haha!

  42. Meanwhile we’re still dealing with snow and ice. I’m pretty jealous. We have wanted to take a cruise for a while.

  43. Eliz Frank says:

    Congrats to you! I’m sure you’ll have a terrific time. I haven’t been on a cruise in ages so all I can say is enjoy the journey!

  44. Sounds like there’s lots to do and you’re going to have an amazing time! I’ve never been on a cruise so I can’t wait to hear how this one goes.

  45. Two more weeks baby! SO EXCITED!!

  46. How much fun are we going to have?! I can’t wait to see you again :)

  47. This sounds like a great trip and a wonderful vacation. I am looking forward to seeing your photos and reading the stories.

  48. Sandy Cain says:

    How wonderful, you are so lucky! I’ve heard cruises are the absolute best. Please post all the pix you can and descriptions of everything – especially the food! Bon voyage!!

  49. Sounds like a great trip. I hope you have a great time.

  50. Sandra VanHoey says:

    Oh my gosh,, you are SO lucky! Here I am a Grandma and never been on a cruise….yet. Hoping one day. Can’t wait to hear al about it and see lots of pics and doesn’t matter if you gain 20 lbs. just have yourself a blast

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