Given that I’ve only been on one true cruise, I fall easily into ‘amateur hour’ in terms of cruising tips. Even so, I picked up a few tips I feel will be helpful to get a first-time cruiser off on the right foot. If you have dreams of exploring a floating city while traversing the ocean to distant destinations, you’re in the right place!
Since I don’t travel full-time, I figured that instead of doing a monthly recap, I would recap each of my trips following the full posts. These recaps will contain highs, lows, logistics, funny anecdotes, pictures, etc. that I likely didn’t include in the full posts.
Without further ado, my Caribbean cruise on Carnival!
If anyone had told me before my cruise that I would be more enamored of Cozumel’s port than Grand Cayman’s, I likely would have laughed at them. I can’t even say why I loved it so much – perhaps the piña colada had something to do with it – especially considering it was the most tourist-driven, inauthentic port we stopped at. For some reason, this port stole the spotlight for me.
Our first full day at sea, one in which we spent exactly zero time on land, began very lazily. We slept in, ordered room service for breakfast, put on our fancy hats we bought in Key West, and then decided to chill out near the pool. Word of advice for anyone hoping to sit pool-side: go early.
I didn’t know what to expect when cruising, really, as the only one I had been on prior to this wasn’t long enough for us to have a room or even eat aboard the ship. Luckily, I enjoyed every minute of our cruise!