It’s been a month since my cruise, and yes I know you are like “WTF Candy, you know we’ve been waiting!” I know, I’m sorry! I literally stepped off that boat and straight into midterms for college and around 25-30 recipes I had to create and photograph for bloggers. I have been BIZZAY. But I can tell you this recap should be shorter than last time because it wasn’t my first time, I didn’t have as many face time moments with the guys and basically I did the cruise my way, meaning I had more fun talking to other fans and making new friends, which made NKOTB a very sweet bonus to my vacation this time. I had an amazing time, but different than last time 🙂
Let’s start with New Orleans. This is a city I so badly wanted to photograph as part of my bucket list. This couldn’t happen though because I booked the cheapest flight in history but landed at 6:3o PM. Why is this bad? Because NKOTB had a pre-party that I completely missed. I did meet some AWESOME BHs in Detroit though! Shout out to the squad!
The other girls in the pic above were giddy the whole plane ride. I have done this rodeo before and knew I better sleep which is exactly what I did after this photo was taken. lol
For a cheapo airline it was a nice direct flight!
Are we there yet?
Had I went I would have been in the back and not been able to see anything so I chose not to even go. Regret #1 because my other husband Jordan took selfies. It’s almost impossible to get one with him on the cruise so I blew it. Moving on..
Me and my kick ass roomie Julie hit Bourbon Street. But before that we checked into our room. Our other two roomies had left the place a total mess so we took my Jordan doll and their Joey doll and had a little fun first (Yes we texted them the pic)
The concierge totally lied to us saying it was a few blocks from our hotel (The Hyatt Convention Center). I was wearing flat flip flops, huge mistake! Bourbon street was insane! The titty bars, the karaoke bars, the BARS. But I DID get me a beignet!
Bourbon street was super smelly to be honest. Like beer and pee. It was pretty gross. It was fun running into my girls and guys too there, though!
me and my girl Cait
Me and Cedric McConnell, love him and his sweet girl Erin!!
And the live entertainment at Razzoos was GREAT!
So after a little exploring we decided to start the trek back to the hotel and grabbed my bff Stephanie since her hotel was by ours. We proceeded to get lost and I logged over 22k steps thanks to that mishap. We made it, I apologized to my poor feet, took a shower and we passed out!
After a mediocre breakfast we headed to the terminal. I will say this, New Orleans Carnival terminal is SO MUCH BETTER than Orlando was, I mean we were in there so quick that I didn’t realize I left my wallet in the security bin! THANK GOD security grabbed it for me. OMG moron moment! So we waited for a bit.. Selfie time! Me, roomie Julie and my super local ride or die Bitch April..
Then we get to check in and get our sign and sail cards and our bracelets.. Yep, shitty balcony seats again. Yay. Whatever its a few hours out of 4 days. And then before we knew it..
For those that don’t know this guy is my dangerous tendency. I’m a Jordan girl but this fucker keeps talking to me on Twitter trying to draw me in. Oh plus he’s hot AF. This blurry ass selfie means a lot to me because I didn’t have a single selfie with him last year, I had photos of us from town hall but neither of us actually looked at the camera so it wasn’t a selfie.. for a reminder this was my blissful 4 or 5 minutes of bliss last year:
So this year getting one before we even got on the boat was like WHOA. Actually when I texted my hubby the selfie his exact response was “Whoa!” . No Jordan, Joe or Jon though because we were on the boat within a few minutes!.
Our shitty ass door..I went all out last year and I know they never saw it so I said fuck it this year..though I took the photo in the middle on last year’s cruise:
I’m a smoker (Don’t even start) so I had to find out where to do that and the only place was the casino or on deck 10. What are the chances I would run into Jenny’s dad Macky again? Actually pretty good because we both were always in there!
Pretty soon it was mustard drill time and after that was the 6 flights of stairs race to get to the lido deck for the Sail Away party! I didn’t get as close to the stage as I did last year but I think its because I was further away from the stairs. I got a pretty okay spot though!
Too many pics to post here so please watch this slideshow!
Sail Away #NkotbCruise2016 by Slidely Slideshow
Stay tuned for part two…..