First Cruise, CHECK! Now back on dry land…

BackpackMr and I are just back from our first cruise, which we took with Holland America Cruise Lines, aboard the MS Oosterdam.

MS Oosterdam cruise ship
The sun sets behind the MS Oosterdam, docked in Cozumel, Mexico last week. No, seriously, it was this gorgeous. Photo by Charish Badzinski.

We’ve got loads of good info to share with you over several upcoming blogs. But long story short, we had a wonderful time. And our stops in the Bahamas and Jamaica, as well as our return to Cozumel, Mexico, were all spectacular.

We even enjoyed the luxury of our days at sea. (Though not without deep thoughts! Stay tuned.)

Wine…truffles…a handsome companion…bliss. BackpackMr and I have dinner in the Pinnacle restaurant, aboard the MS Oosterdam, on our first cruise with Holland America. We clean up nice.

And after some exhausting travel issues on our return, we are so happy to be home with Ms. BrooklynHound (who had some rather amazing adventures, herself!)

Thank you to everyone who offered up cruise travel tips and ideas! Your input was so helpful as we prepared for our cruise in the days and weeks beforehand.

sunset from balcony room on MS Oosterdam cruise
Appreciating the view from our Neptune Suite balcony on our first night aboard the MS Oosterdam, a Holland America cruise ship. Photo by BackpackMr.

Stay tuned for multiple blog posts to come on our experience, and our post-cruise re-entry.

Charish Badzinski

Charish Badzinski is an explorer and award-winning features, food and travel writer. When she isn’t working to build her blog: Rollerbag Goddess Rolls the World, she applies her worldview to her small business, Rollerbag Goddess Global Communications, providing powerful storytelling to her clients.

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