A jewel of an adventure! PTR pt.1-intro

What does the PTR in the title stand for? If you’re just tuning in to this blog, welcome! PTR stands for Pre-trip report, which is what these first posts will be. It’ll be about all the planning that went into my trip. You can expect to read my TR (trip report) when I return.

This is my first time blogging about a cruise, but it is neither my first cruise nor my first trip blog. This will be 2nd cruise filled with many first. But let’s face it, most trips (even to places we’ve been to) are filled with firsts!

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean. I sailed with RCI on my first cruise and I can’t wait to sail with them again!
Ship: Jewel of the Seas

Isn’t it beautiful?
Itinerary: Western Caribbean with stops on Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico
Dates: Feb 26-Mar 4, 2012
Cast: Yours truly, Yuki. I’m a recent graduate and will be paying part of this cruise with some of my grad money! So I guess you could consider this a grad trip.

As always, I’ll be accompanied by my DBF (dear boyfriend), YuChun! And as always, he’s just along for the ride. It’s also his 2nd cruise, with his first being with Carnival many many MANY moons ago. He’s holding onto our Disney Bear, McDuff, who is always along on our adventures.

What makes this trip especially SPECIAL is that my BFF (best friends forever), Anndie and her DBF, Mr.S, will be joining us on this trip! It’ll be our first trip together as well as our longest double date, haha. We both LOVE traveling and travel planning and have been on our own fair share of trips (though she’s been much more abroad than I have *jealous*). I’m so excited to experience this trip with her. It’ll be their first cruise ever! She’s holding onto her constant travel companion, Duffy the Disney Bear.

A little more about me (because I know you’re just DYING to find out, right? I’m just kidding). Like I said, I’m a huge fan of travel and my love for it has grown in the past 3 years, starting with my first trip to Walt Disney World in Florida back in 2006. My passion for the World is what brought me back in 2010 where I spent about 2 years planning for it. That was when I fell in love with all aspects of travel and travel planning. I can spend hours reading on how to make my trip go smoother, packing lists, travel accessories and tourist brochures.

My first cruise was back in 2005 and I have been aching to go back since. I just loved everything about the cruise. I love how the ship is like a resort on the sea. I love the all-inclusive meals. I love that there’s so much to do on the ship. Most of all, I love being able to explore so many places on one trip.

If you’re interested, click here for a link to my completed TR for my WDW trip in 2010. So strap in, grab your sunglasses and get ready for a great ride!


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2 Responses to A jewel of an adventure! PTR pt.1-intro

  1. Nikki says:

    Hi Yuki! I love the playfulness of your blog and can’t wait to hear about your trip in February. We’re actually giving away a trip on the Celebrity Reflection’s inaugural cruise, would you be interested in posting about it for your readers (and you of course!) to enter?

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