Last week I went on my very first cruise for Brandcation #6 - SeasTheDay with Royal Caribbean. Mike and I have been wanting to take a cruise for years, and though I was sad to go on my first cruise without him, it was an opportunity we agreed I could not pass up. Now, I will be telling you all about the actual cruise - but I wanted to start by showing off my amazing fellow bloggers, and the great work they all did on decorating their cruise ship doors. We issued a contest to the person who decorated their door with what what "#SeasTheDay" represented for them. To be honest, I wasn't sure anyone was going to really participate - no one seemed real excited about the idea on the forum. So we thought the contest would be easy to judge... instead, it took us over an hour to choose a winner - because every one of them was just simply amazing.
The ladies all paired up to decorate their cabin doors - check out their awesome work -
April and Arena kicked things off with their Top Ten Ways to #SeasTheDay - giving us their checklist of things they wanted to do while on the Liberty of the Seas -
Lisa and Angela showed off their mad streamer skills with these cute little fish... one donning a sombrero of course -
Leah and Kim showed off some positive ways to #SeasTheDay - and below had ways to avoid being #ThatGirl -
Summer and Lori showed off our rockin itinerary for the four days on the ship. Our days were so jam packed with cool stuff to do - almost all of which were 100% included in the cost of the cruise - I was impressed that these ladies FIT everything under those tabs!
Annie and Kat channeled their inner Marilyn Monroe for this underwater masterpiece... who knew these two silly ladies would end up being the "belles of the ball"... no wonder they are fans of Ms Monroe...
Heather and Stephanie brought some pirates to the party... did someone say booty?
Stefanie and Maggie got creative and used the Royal Caribbean Cruise Compass - the daily magazine you get every evening with the list of all of the ship happenings for the following day. Scissors + Cruise Compass + Glitter Glue =
Jenn and Kenda did a true "shout out" from their door - turning their #SeasTheDay moment into a Bucket List Success!
Lee and Amy encouraged people to follow along in our adventures posting their Facebook and Twitter profiles along with our hashtag - and even took the time to personalize it with their pictures.
Joy and Brandy incorporated our "mascot" - a sheep - in to their decoration. Do ewe get it?
Courtney and Dawn put up their business card "fish" - the cool part was that several of these "fish" had already been taken by the time we did the judging. Cool way to promote your blog! They also had a place for people to leave them a note on their dry erase board - which also had a few cute notes from other shipmates.
There was no question where the Wild Women were... Sheila and Jenn didnt even bother trying to hide their crazy... (girls after my own heart)
This has to be the best use of paint and cotton balls ever. Jessica and Maria painted themselves right there on the beaches of Cozumel enjoying a fruity cocktail... which is exactly what they did when we got there. 🙂
Brittany and Mary incorporated the whole Brandcation crew in their door - posting pics of every single one of us. I loved the idea - and even chose to overlook that they chose the absolute worst picture of me to ever hit the interwebs....
Cyndy and Jennifer got creative and had their heads super imposed on some pinups for this retro throwback theme door. They even brought tulle for the waves. Seriously, I told you these ladies were crazy creative.
The winner of our Cruise Door Decorating Contest was Jen and Kelly - who turned their door into a "Selfie Station" that went "viral" with their custom #SeasTheDay magnets.
They decorated the Selfie Station so you could pose for pics at the door - which was awesome - but the magnets are what really did it for us - especially after we saw people taking the magnets, filling them out, and then sticking them on their own doors.
Throughout the rest of the cruise we saw these magnets scattered around the cabin doors - and even I now have one happily placed on the metal cabinet in my office to remind me of the best vacation ever!
Judging this contest was the hardest part of Brandcation because everyone did such an amazing job! Thanks to everyone for participating - we absolutely loved your doors!