2 months later, we’re finally getting around to posting some pictures from our trip last December, after dropping a few here and there.
SeaDream was absolutely the best experience traveling I’ve ever had—incredible people (hi, Xander & friends!), the food was out of control, and every detail was perfection. We’d do it again in a heartbeat. Pure bliss.
Quickly, I’d like to mention something about this phenomenal boat. There were times I felt as if it were our very own. You can’t put a price on that.
My family has never done a ‘cruise’ before and this certainly didn’t fall under that category. At any given moment, you could find an entire section of the boat and have it all to yourself. That is, save the friendly, good-humored, attentive staff who know you by name and are always there with a smile or a cold beverage. I’m smiling just thinking about all the amazing people I met.
My favorite of all was a handsome South African with a smile and the wit to match, who would surprise me by popping up behind me and singing, “Mrs. Burden…” to the tune of “Like a Virgin.” I knew at that moment they’d have to pry me off the boat with a spatula come departure day.
[Breakfast. When we got home I lamented, “But who will bring me my truffle omelette? Nicholas?”]
[This open-air bar was our 2nd home]
[Montserrat volcanic debris. A bit of an emotionally draining visit—it was so beautiful, but I felt helpless in the face of what these people have been through. Arthur was the best!]
[Having a glass of Rose delivered to you at 11am is nothing short of pure decadence.]
[Handmade lemonade courtesy my love, Papa Zoltan.]
[P.G. Wodehouse, required reading]
[Sunset drinks off St. Barth]
[Briefly waylaid on St. Barth by this little mishap]
[Ile de France, St Barth]
[A post-lunch swim]
[Anguilla bike ride of death ended on a secluded beach]
[Virgin Gorda, The Baths]
[Going cheek to cheek with Fanny Rock]
[Gettin’ down at Foxy’s, Jost Van Dyke]
[Final day, trying to absorb the fact that we’re having champagne and caviar in the surf; totally absurd.]
Back to the brown snow and leafless trees. Thanks for the brief interlude!
p.s. Previously posted vacation-y tidbits: This post brought to you by… the winds of Saba, Greetings from off the coast of Nevis, Sunset rum punch off the coast of St. Barth, Photo journal: Le Gout du Vin, St Barth, Bensimon + St Barth.