Team Cocktail Cruise Preview

Well, we’re back in the office after an amazing week in the Caribbean with 60 of our best Team Cocktail friends.  We’re a little rum soaked (ok, A LOT rum soaked), sun tanned, and tired…but we’re back and ready for the next cruise!  While we are already in the midst of planning the 2013 cruise, we can’t help but want to tell you all about this years cruise first.  So let’s get started.

Imagine this, 61 people bellied up to the Siren’s Aft Bar on the Carnival Victory in their Team Cocktail Cruise T-Shirts.  Pretty awesome sight if I do say so myself.  25 Rookies (that’s what we call all the newbies to the Team Cocktail Cruise) and 36 veterans.

Everyone’s excited, ordering cocktails from our new bartender friends Sam & Simona, and anticipating the lanyard ceremony.  I know what you’re thinking…what the heck is a lanyard ceremony?  Well, I am going to keep most of that a secret in hopes that you’ll come on a future Team Cocktail cruise to find out yourself.  But, what I will tell you is during this ceremony you recieve your badge and official welcome to the Team Cocktail Cruise Family!

After brief introductions, instructions, several cocktails, a strip down into a Team Cocktail Flag and fully clothed people jumping in the pool, we were ready to sail!  Let’s just say we knew from the first get together this was going to be a great week!

Everyone brought their A game to the Team Cocktail cruise and we couldn’t have asked for a better group of people.  Hope you all will join us next year to see if we can top it! That is the challenge!

We tried our best throughout the week to keep you all updated on our travels and excursions via Facebook & Twitter, but let’s be real, we were in the islands and sometimes cell phones and wifi just don’t work.  Oh and we drank A LOT of rum and sometimes we forgot.  Whoops!

If you missed us and our blog posts you are going to love the next 3 weeks.  Starting tomorrow we will be featuring different islands, island drinks, excursion ideas and photos & videos of all the fun we had! If you missed out on this year’s Team Cocktail cruise don’t worry, we’ll be cruising again in 2013.  We hope to have the dates and information on the 2013 cruise within the next few weeks.  So stay tuned!

Here is just a little teaser of what you’ll be hearing about over the next couple weeks.

  1. How Team Cocktail spends a day on Jost Van Dyke – A day FULL of Painkillers!
  2. How Team Cocktail fills a day at sea.
  3. How Team Cocktail drank a bar on Barbados out of Banks beer…and just about everything else!
  4. How an unsuspecting catamaran trip to Jalousie Beach on St. Lucia turns in to the party of the year.
  5. How Team Cocktail sees all the best beach bars on St. Kitts in one afternoon.
  6. How Team Cocktail follows the saying “when in rome” on a clothing optional beach.

So follow along as we take you through our trip to the islands! We’d love to hear about what you have done on the islands and what you would suggest we try next time!

Thanks again to all of our 61 Team Cocktail Cruise friends who made the 2012 cruise the best yet! Want to top it? Join us in 2013…and tell all your friends!




By Lyndsey
We Take Fun Very Seriously!