Background: we are early 40s couple. One trip to TTR in 2013 and this was our first time to GOV. 3/20-25. Arrival day- Our flight was perfect, except we forgot AirT doesnt serve food so ate a lot of pretzels. We did arrive at “prime time” so the shuttle pickup area was packed and had to wait for our USA transfer, but I was in Cancun beeches, so I found cervesa and chilled out. On arrival at GOV (about 1:30 pm) we were met at the door and once they checked my name on the list, we were escorted to the VIP lounge (thanks Valentina!). Thankfully, because I later saw the line at the main checkin. We were there the last 2 days of spring break so the hotel was pretty full. Our room wasnt ready yet, so we checked the luggage and went straight to the buffet. I had only connected with 2 other couples on CCC before we left b/c thats all that had posted they would be there at the same time, but surprise to me, while we were eating one of the couples recognized us and introduced themselves. It was a nice surprise and much appreciated. We went back to VIP and went right up to the room to change. The lobby and beach are breathtaking. We went straight down to the pool for a quick drink (or 6?). I hadnt unpacked my big mug yet so suffered through the little plastic cups 2 at a time. There were not too many people in the pool our first day and the beach was the place to be. It seemed to be a lot more 20s groups there than I expected but I like that the volleyball court was non-stop. Being so late in the day, nearly every place on the beach was taken, but we found a beach bed that had been abandoned and met some great party people there. The sun was getting low and we both were sexed up, so we headed to the room for some “us” time. We enjoyed both porn channels, but 36 got a lot of air time. We did get a renovated spice room so I did not upgrade for a balcony room. However, we were on the 7th floor and when we went to shower found that there was little/no water. We had to mess with the faucet some but managed to get it working and went down to eat. We needed to rally because we had booked ourselves on the Kinky Pirate cruise and our day started at 4am mexico time to make our flight from Baltimore. We hoped to get into the Maki-Taco but they dont open until 7pm so we opted for the Italian place (Moonlight cafe). Our meal was very good (I had the tuna and she had the steak pasta) and the wine flowing. Suddenly the cruise was feeling iffy at best. After dinner we chilled on a cabana by the pool and were surprised to find the show started early that night. The performers were a cross between cirque and the Avatar move characters--very cool! After the show we went to the room; I had to try and get some sleep to make the cruise. She spent time changing and prepping and didnt wake me up until 10:15pm. Holy shit, the bus leaves in 15 minutes. I did my fastest changing and we ran down to the bus to find that it was all loaded and there was a mob trying to talk their way on. I was pumped on the rum and cokes from the day as well as some 5 hour energy so I parted the sea of people and went right to the guy that held the official guest list. He was saying 4 spots left as I got to him and said good, we are a party of 2 and gave the room number. Sure enough we were in! Its a short ride on the bus and it leaves from another grand oasis hotel. The ship looked big until 3 other buses of people (each from a different oasis resort) showed up. The cruise was great fun for us, but you have to want to dance and drink non-stop. I tipped a server $5 when they first brought drinks and he dutifully found me every 20 minutes to bring me 2 of whatever I wanted all night without my asking. A lot has been written about this cruise on other TRs. In summary, we danced the whole time except for the breaks for the show parts and had a good time. We crashed when we got back at 2:30AM. I promise the rest of the days on my TR will not be as long as this and I'll try to add pics.