A Perfectly Brainless Honeymoon

Did anyone else wake up six months out from your wedding and realize, “Crud, I have no idea where to go on a honeymoon.” But you were completely overwhelmed with wedding planning that the thought of planning the logistics of a vacation made you queasy?

Yep, that’s us.

As much as we love to travel, we knew we wanted our honeymoon to be ridiculously easy and brainless to plan. Hello Mr. Cruise. We spent about an hour looking at a few different cruise lines, destinations, and lengths. We paid our deposit and didn’t think about it again until the morning after our wedding.

Literally, Mr. S was a the lobby of the hotel printing out our boarding tickets about 11:45 AM the day of our cruise…


We had no idea what we were doing. We pulled up and saw this beauty:


I always wondered if a cruise would be boring. Umm…this was hardly a problem. Our boat was the Freedom of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean vessel. Instead of dragging this out for many posts, let me give you a summary of what went down.


We relaxed, ate, tanned, drank, giggled about how amazing our wedding was, watched shows, surfed, danced, and just fell more in love. Best trip ever.


After a crazy week of exams and then the wedding, it wasn’t until about day four that Mr. Squirrel was totally relaxed.

We created a few rules for our trip:

1. No planning (We would wake up in the morning and just go where the wind took us.)
2. No feeling guilty about spending money (Order that drink!)
3. No phones (except for these few pictures)


Halfway through our trip, Mr. S came up with a few more rules that I did not agree with:

4. No entering The Sexiest Man contest
5. No entering the belly-flop contest


He would have won. And, I would have some amazing pictures. I turned to alcohol to cope.


I definitely don’t see us becoming that couple who spends every vacation “cruising.” We have too many other places to explore! But for a honeymoon it was absolute perfection. I wouldn’t have changed a thing.



I’m sorry, I had to include one:


Who else LOVED their cruise?

Stayed tuned…our professional pics are back! Squirrel recaps are just around the corner!


Mrs. Squirrel

Tampa, FL
Wedding Date:
May 2013
Antiquing: Never Thought I'd List THAT As a Hobby
Ceremony Crafting
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  1. panda Member
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:12 pm

    oh your honeymoon looked perfect! and I can’t wait to see your recaps!

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    Beltacular 51 posts, Worker bee @ 12:27 pm

    My fiance and I went on a cruise for a holiday a while back and it was awesome- its fun because you can see lots of things without the hassle of planning how to get from point A to point B

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    priyathescientist 1514 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:31 pm

    So excited to see your pro pics!

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    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 12:42 pm

    OK, your sunglasses are ridiculously cute and I need them for my “How many giraffe things can I own?” collection!

    Your honeymoon looks like the perfect relaxation you needed.

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    spotted_giraffe 312 posts, Helper bee @ 12:51 pm

    Looks like your honeymoon was so much fun and you just enjoyed being together! I love it!
    Also the yard-stick drinks- good call.

    And please share where you got your sunglasses! I love them…as I love all giraffe things! hence the username.. 😛

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    lac125 24 posts, Newbee @ 1:35 pm

    Looks like you had an incredibly relaxing time. FI and I on the other hand knew exactly where we wanted to go before we even set our wedding date…Kauai and Maui. Then about a month ago he starts dropping hints about how we’re practically already in Japan if we’re going to Hawaii (about a 6 hour flight close!) so we should just shoot out there for a few days. I laughed him off at first but then I realized he was legit serious. So Japan and Hawaii here we come!

    I can’t wait for your recaps!!!

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    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:38 pm

    Soooooo sooo cute, I love this post! Congrats again Squirrels! :) um also? So excited to see your pro pics!

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    triciag 438 posts, Helper bee @ 1:52 pm


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    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 2:27 pm

    That looks like so much fun!

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    mslyre 512 posts, Busy bee @ 2:40 pm

    Looks like so much fun! I love cruising, Mr. Ly has never been, it’s on our list of vacations in the future!

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    Jessica, Guest @ 3:42 pm

    Oh my gosh, we did!! We went on a cruise for our honeymoon and it was perfect! So glad to hear that y’all had a great time – looks like you did it right, girl! :-)

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:48 pm

    This sounds so relaxing and it looks like you had a great time!

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    krislynn_sd 72 posts, Worker bee @ 7:14 pm

    That looks amazing! :) FI and I are doing a cruise as well, and while I’m nervous about motion sickness (I get sick riding in the backseat of a car in town) I am all for relaxing and enjoying the warm air and water!

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    elibas 245 posts, Helper bee @ 6:19 am

    Love that necklace!

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    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:20 am

    Glad you had fun! Those jumbo drinks look super yummy! Can’t wait for the squirrel recaps :)

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    roadtrip 803 posts, Busy bee @ 7:26 am

    We adore cruising–I love the feeling of being in a floating resort. So glad you enjoyed your honeymoon cruise and I 100% support your honeymoon rules (even the last ones Mr. Squirrel tacked on… maybe ESPECIALLY those, lol).

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    mssquirrel 276 posts, Helper bee @ 7:40 am

    @Mrs. Genie: @spotted_giraffe: The shades were SUPER cheap from Charming Charlies
    @Miss Road Trip: Haha so true, I swear I am not that trashy girl! What can I say…the alcohol got to me!!

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    msjackrabbit 1080 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:52 am

    Yay cruise!! I’m so excited about ours. Never thought I’d end up going on one, but it’s gonna be amaaaazing!

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 10:37 am

    it looks like the trip was just what the dr ordered.

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    Mrs. Palm Tree 1122 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:46 am

    Mr. PT and I definitely want to cruise someday, one of the ones with multiple stops. I love that you and Mr. Squirrel had so much fun. :) Also love that it was ‘brainless’ – definitely what you need after wedding planning.

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