Last week I went on a cruise to the West Caribbean as a Christmas bonus from work. The beginning of the trip was affected by the cold front that plagued most of the United States that week. While we didn’t nearly have the freezing temperatures, we did have 40 mph winds, 8-foot waves, and some chilly rain. That did not ruin our trip, however! The crew and staff on the Carnival Legend were beyond amazing. They kept the morale high, and we had a pretty good time.
Here are my favorite pictures from each day of the trip.
Sunday: Our first towel animal!; Monday: Sitting on the deck for our first day at Sea; Tuesday: The waves crashing on the beach in Cozumel; Wednesday: The markets in Belize City’s port; Thursday: Getting dressed up for our fancy dinner at the steakhouse!; Friday: Our view at lunch in the Grand Cayman Islands; Saturday: Enjoying one more sunset on the boat
To be honest, even though we had a pretty good time in general, Michael and I aren’t sure if cruising is our preference when it comes to a vacation. Michael gets motion sickness pretty easily, and with the crazy waves, his sea bands weren’t much help, so he resorted to the patch behind the ear, which made him drowsy (though it did work). For me, I found that a lot of the scheduled activities on the boat were either trying to sell me something or were much too late in the evening for me to enjoy (I am an early bird, through and through, so night owl activities aren’t for me). We haven’t completely sworn off cruising in the future, however. We just decided that if we do it again, we would make some different choices, especially with the time of year. In our world, it probably wasn’t ideal to book a cruise right after the holidays and right before the busy season was in full swing!
Have you ever been on a cruise?