The last port of call on our Southern Caribbean Cruise was the beautiful island of Barbados.
( I know this is a little out of order but I had to get these pictures up for my journaling sake! )

We took an open air bus ^^ around the island visiting pretty beaches.
It was a perfect day to relax and build a "shark sand castle" for Ry. HA
We all got our last taste of Caribbean ocean for the trip and we headed back to the ship for dinner.

29 weeks ^^

We ended the cruise with Ryan dancing the night away and being front and center stage :) HA
( he is pretty shy 97 percent of the time but when you break out music, he will come to life HA )

Overall I LOVED the Southern Caribbean! First time to this part of the world and it was so beautiful!
We cruised Royal Caribbean and did THIS 7 night cruise.

If you love the "beach" scene with lots of outdoor activities I would highly recommend this cruise!
If you are considering cruising something like this while pregnant - the only downside is having more limited choices with excursions. Other than that, the "relaxation beach" part of it all was really really nice!

I loved this cruise because we hit 5 ports in 7 days which was pretty amazing with only 1 day at sea!
The "days at sea" aren't my favorite because the boat is EXTREMELY crowded and it's harder to get around.
I loved that you got to see so many different islands in such a short amount of time!

As far as going back to a specific island - If I had to choose one I would definitely choose St. Lucia.
One day didn't cut it in that pretty place!

A thanks to my wonderful in-laws for such an amazing week as a family!
Sunshine and family time is the best.

Karina Marie Powell


  1. Seriously the cutest family, ever!! I think it's so neat yall do so many fun family trips altogether.

  2. Cutest pictures! Ryan seriously just gives me literal heart eyes, oh my goodness! And you are the cutest pregnant lady EVER. This looks like such an amazing trip, I have yet to take my first cruise! ONE DAY haha!

  3. Love the photos! What a beautiful island! Do you mind sharing where you got your blue and white dress from?

    1. Thanks sweet lady! Yes of course! It is from Destination Maternity and the brand is "A Pea in the Pod"! Hope that helps! XO

  4. Nothing like a good family beach holiday - and that teeny gorgeous bump and Ryan's amazing outfits?? x