The Cruise: What We Did and What I Wore

May 4, 2018


¡Hola! Here it is! Today I'm going to let you in on our day-by-day from our 6-day cruise through the Caribbean aboard the Norwegian Escape. Our experience was amazing and we will definitely be booking another cruise with Norwegian Cruise Lines in the future! This is going to be a long one so grab a drink, some snacks, and settle in to enjoy!



We arrived into Miami the day of the cruise, praying that there wouldn't be any issues with our flight. Thankfully there were none and we made it just in time. Since you check in your heavier luggage (they take it to your room later on), we had prepared our carry-ons with a change of clothes and items to freshen up for the night. We explored the ship, which is HUGE, attended the mandatory safety briefing, and had dinner in one of the complimentary restaurants.

Romper: Zara (old) Bag: Zara






We woke up in Nassau, Bahamas! As you'll notice as we continue, we did not take any of the cruise's excursions. They were too expensive in our opinion and we just wanted to enjoy the beaches. We got off the ship, explored the town and shops for a while and then took a taxi to Cable Beach. The taxi was $6 per person including a pay toll. There we rented out 2 chairs and an umbrella for $30 and bought 4 beers for $20. The beach was beautiful with cristal clear water though there were pretty strong waves.

Bathing Suit: Aerie Skirt: American Eagle

Parliament Square

Enjoying a local craft beer


Once back aboard the ship, we actually went down all of the 3 slides the ship has before grabbing a late lunch and heading back to the room for a nap and getting ready for the evening. After dinner in one of the complimentary restaurants, we checked out The District, a bar aboard the ship with craft beers which had great atmosphere and a photo booth!

Top: Zara Skirt: American Eagle Bag: Zara Scarf: Zara 



Day 3 was spent at sea so we explored all that the ship had to offer! We slept in, had a late breakfast at the buffet and checked out the minigolf course. Can you guess who won? We then ended up in an art auction which was a new and cool experience (and they were handing our free champagne!). We even spent some time working out in the gym!

Romper: Zara Shoes: Steve Madden (similar)

I won!

Free champagne at the art auction!

We learned so much about this artist, Tarkay, and feel in love with his work!


In the evening, we got ready for dinner and joined the fun going on in the atrium where they would host game shows and competitions every night. Then we experienced After Midnight, the ship's own Tony Award winning musical! The tap dancing was incredible!

Dress: Forever 21 (similar) Bag: TJ Maxx Shoes: Steve Madden (similar) Scarf: Zara

S'mores Brownie!

I loved these so much!


We arrived into Ocho Ríos, Jamaica on Day 4. Once off the ship, we hired a local tour guide for $30 each (much cheaper than anything the ship had to offer) which took us through all the famous local spots: Dunn's River Falls (we opted not to do the falls because it was an extra charge and was pretty crowded), Fern Gully (anyone remember the movie FernGully: The Last Rainforest?), a scenic stop, the Taj Mahal shopping center, and lunch at Mama Marley's where we enjoyed some of their famous jerk chicken.

Fern Gully has hundreds of fern species!

A scenic stop for photos


We obviously had to try some Red Stripe beer!

Co-ord: Forever 21 (top & similar, bottom) Hat: Forever 21 (similar) Sunglasses: Forever 21

After getting ready for the evening, we had dinner as usual and stayed in the atrium because that's really were all the fun was!

Dress: Forever 21 Necklace: Bauble Bar

How cute is this!



On Day 5 we arrived into our favorite island from the whole trip: Grand Cayman! We were the first off the ship, which had to be by tendering (when a small boat takes you from a larger boat to shore). When we got in, all the shops were closed but we still walked around and explored the town. We already knew we just wanted to spend the whole day at the beach so we grabbed some beers and jumped on the local public bus which took us to the beach for less than $3 per person! Once on the beach, we rented out 2 chairs and 1 umbrella for $15 (half of what we payed in Nassau) and just relaxed. The water was cristal clear, calm and warm. It was definitely our favorite beach from the whole trip!

I paired the same dress from the previous night with flat sandals and a denim jacket for a more daytime look.




Bikini: SheIn (available in red & other colors!)

A quick shower and change of clothes and we were off to dinner and a show! This night we experienced For The Record: The Brat Pack, a musical with all the best songs from the 80's. If you're like me and love The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, etc., you'll love this show!

Top: Forever 21 Skirt: Forever 21 Shoes: Steve Madden (similar) Bag: Star Mela (old)




Our last day before arriving into Miami was spent at sea. We just chilled by the pool, ate ice cream, went on the slides one last time and hit the gym.

Bikini: SheIn


At night, we had dinner, had fun watching the games hosted at the atrium, and then saw Thor: Ragnarok in 3D in the Theater with free popcorn! It was the perfect ending.

Top: Forever 21 (similar) Bottoms: Forever 21 Jacket: Forever 21 Shoes: Steve Madden (similar) Bag: TJ Maxx

Last dinner with a view
The cutest one of all!




Have you ever been aboard the Norwegian Escape? If so, how was your experience?  Let me know below!

Con amor,
María Eugenia

14 comments

  1. Beautiful shots and outfits! Thank you for sharing!
    Lots of love,
    Tiffany Lea
    https://zimmylifestyle.com

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  2. Amo los cruceros!!! Me falta experimentarlo con mi babe! Me encantaron todas las fotos y los amo a ustedes! Mo bestie no es la mas linda???? YAAASSS! 💙

    Abrazote,
    Valeria Cid (a posCIDtive smile)

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    1. Gracias mi vida! Imaginate los 4 de crucero! WHOA! haha
      x ME

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  3. Ooooh! Great outfits! I love how the pictures really captured the moment and were perfect to really help us see how wonderful your cruise was! Thanks for sharing the experience with us :)

    www.beingisabella.com

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    1. That was so sweet of you! Thank you!
      x ME

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  4. Sounds like it was a lovely trip!! Cute photos :)


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  5. You brought so many cute outfits. I really love your Zara romper and the striped Forever 21 skirt. Would wear these pieces myself <3

    E || OH LA LATKES

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    1. Those where some of my favorites too!
      x ME

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  6. cute blog you have here, and your outfits are wardrobe goals <3

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    1. What an amazing compliment! Thank you!
      x ME

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