Our beachy day at Labadee, Haiti

by DaniGirl on October 23, 2012 · 2 comments

in Allure of the Seas 2012, Reviews, promotions and giveaways

Okay, I’m feeling a little less freaked out about this whole hurricane thing now. Apparently we’re taking evasive manoeuvers which still sound to me to be perilously close to the storm, but as technologically advanced as the Allure of the Seas is, the transporter beams are still in the beta phase so we just have to chug out of the way the old fashioned way, full steam ahead.

In the interim, we did not let a pending hurricane cast a shadow on a perfectly fun (and perfectly exhausting!) day on Royal Caribbean’s exclusive beach enclave at Labadee, Haiti.

Allure of the Seas in Labadee Haiti (1 of 8)

It sits on a bit of a peninsula on the north part of Haiti, so you can visit a beach with a calm sea or a more active ocean beach. Of course, the first place the kids wanted to visit was the wavy beach.

Allure of the Seas in Labadee Haiti (2 of 8)

Allure of the Seas in Labadee Haiti (3 of 8)

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Allure of the Seas in Labadee Haiti (5 of 8)

And then I put the camera away and had fun just playing with the kids! They have a big waterpark with giant inflatable floaty things that are really hard to climb up on to but really fun to slide back down off from. You can see them in between the boys and the ship (they’re the blue and white things) and the ship in this photo:

Allure of the Seas in Labadee Haiti (7 of 8)

Other than trying to boost Lucas and sometimes Simon up onto the floaties while in water over my head (wearing a life jacket) without being able to get a foothold myself (oy, my arms!) and once accidentally losing my footing and crashing backwards off the floatie while taking Simon with me in the process, we had a fun time!

And we had time for some more mellow beach fun, too.

Allure of the Seas in Labadee Haiti (6 of 8)

This was one of the days I had been really looking forward to, and I was worried about the rain and thunderstorms forecast for our day at the beach — but it turned out to be a perfect day with only light cloud cover, warm and breezy and perfect.

As I write, we’re chugging our way along Cuba’s coast toward Mexico two days hence. I’ll keep you posted on the hurricane watch and share more of our adventures soon!

Oh, and yesterday Julie asked about seasickness and the motion of the boat. I haven’t had any problems at all, and actually love the very gentle swaying motion. Beloved and Simon are both prone to motion sickness and so we’re well equipped with gravol and ginger, but neither one of them has felt unwell enough to use it. I think the fact that we are on a low deck toward the aft of the ship helps, as does the fact that it’s just such a honking big ship that it takes a lot to get it rocking. We’ll see what tomorrow’s stormy weather brings!

Any other questions about cruising? You know, now that we’re experts and all! 😉


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1 Coffee with Julie October 24, 2012 at 9:34 am

Thanks for answering my question about sea sickness! 🙂

2 Chantal October 25, 2012 at 10:11 am

I am SO GLAD you got a photo of YOU with the boys! That beach looks like a blast!

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