I am home sweet home, but boy do I already miss the open seas! I had the most fabulous time on our cruise last month, and I wanted to share with y’all some of the fun we had. This was my third annual Paula Deen Cruise, and let me tell you- they just keep getting bigger and better. Every year, I get so tickled meeting so many different and interesting people, and the best part is that I get to spend an entire week getting to know them. And what a better way to escape the cold and dreary month of January than to hop on a ship and sail the Caribbean!
My family and my new friends set sail on the awesome Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship by Holland America. The talented staff at Alice Travels put together such an amazing week of fun and festivities. One of my favorite events was the Deen Family Olympics. Y’all, just because I might be old enough to be your grandmother doesn’t mean this girl is too old to let her hair down and get in the middle of a competition with the rest of them! It was such a hoot. My family and the rest of the guests on the cruise competed in a handful of just-for-fun events like an egg race. I got so worked up trying to carry that egg in a spoon across the finish line that I nearly just grabbed it in my hand and sprinted!
Michael, my son Bobby, and my sweet brother Bubba all had their own excursions like hosting a BBQ and exploring some of the local sites on the islands. Those boys had a blast meeting y’all and I know they can’t wait to do it all again next year. The glam squad, Jamie Cribbs and Courtney Fix, hosted some Makeovers, and let me tell you, those ladies looked even more beautiful than they already were when Jamie and Courtney worked their magic on them!
Here are some of my favorite moments from our week at sea.
Photography credit: O’Neal Bailey, Bailey’s Photos
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Join Paula, Bobby and Jamie for a book signing at the Lady and Sons restaurant in Savannah from 2 to 4 pm. Only 350 tickets will be given out starting 1 hour before the book signing. No cameras permitted; a professional photographer will be on site to take your photo.
Join Paula and family for a Party at Sea to the Eastern Caribbean (San Juan, St. Thomas and St. Maarten - roundtrip from Miami) aboard the Celebrity Reflection presented by Alice Travel. Click here for more information, and please note that the Paula Deen cruise is only available by booking directly with Alice Travel. We are running out of space, so book as soon as possible!
Paula Deen is coming to Buffalo, NY to perform a live cooking show and let VIP ticket holders enjoy a delicious Southern feast with a menu created by Paula herself! Both events will be held at Samuel’s Grand Manner in Williamsville, NY which offers a refined elegance in a classically modern setting. The VIP lunch will be held at 12:00pm on February 8th and will go until approximately 2:00pm (doors will open at 11:30am). The lunch will include a hearty helping of Southern style cuisine which is personally selected by Paula, a Southern Cooking Bible cookbook, a photo op with Paula where she will also be signing autographs, a gift package, and preferred seating at that evenings cooking show! The cooking show will begin at 3:00pm on February 8th and run about 60 minutes long (doors will open at 2:15pm). Paula will be cooking up some of her favorite meals live for you at Samuel’s Grand Manor! Seating is unreserved and is “first come, first served”.
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Join Paula and family for a Party at Sea aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas to Labadee, Jamaica, and Cozumel (roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale) presented by Alice Travel. We will be having special, separate events for kids on this one with Jack Deen hosting the kids program! Click here for more information, and please note that the Paula Deen cruise is only available by booking directly with Alice Travel Book now before the prices start going up on the cruise and air!