April 11th, I headed to the airport around 6:30 am to fly into Ft. Lauderdale for a new adventure. The anticipation had been building for two months now and it was finally the day that I would be embarking on Royal Caribbean’s: Independence of the Seas for my first cruise experience. I did not know what to expect, but I was excited and absolutely thrilled to be taking my first trip of the year. I planned the trip for my mom and, I just hoped for the best. I knew that I would find something on board to do, but I wasn’t sure that she would have a good time. She did though, she really did!