BeachDiva

BeachDiva

Second Mate
California
Joined 01/2018

21

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6

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57

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Love to cruise to new beautiful beaches. I’m a huge beach lover.

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Past cruises

MSC Meraviglia

September 2021 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on MSC Meraviglia

New cruise line, new cruise ship for me!

Had a great time. It was a mellow cruise. It is definitely different than a carnival cruise.

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Carnival Horizon

August 2021 - 8 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Horizon

Great to be back cruising 🛳

I really enjoyed myself and it felt great to be back on a cruise ship again!!! Had fun!!

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Norwegian Sky

October 2019 - 5 Night Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Sky

Nice mellow cruise. Norwegian Sky is more for adults than kids. I like that! 😉

I had a good time. Mellow and relaxing 😎 🐚🏖🍹Enjoy!!

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Carnival Sensation

September 2019 - 5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Sensation

Sensation cruise 9-2019

I had a great time. Loved the beaches I visited. Carnival employees were very nice and friendly.

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Carnival Fascination

June 2019 - 7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Fascination

Good cruise, old ship

Great itinerary, old ship. We loved doing a beach crawl through the Caribbean.

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Carnival Conquest

October 2018 - 8 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Conquest

Great itinerary!

I choose cruise for itinerary, not ship. I would do this itinerary again in a heartbeat

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Norwegian Escape

October 2017 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Escape

Empress of the Seas

November 2016 - 6 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Empress of the Seas

Carnival Victory

November 2015 - 5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Victory

Carnival Liberty

April 2015 - 7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Liberty

Crown Princess

November 2014 - 7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip) Cruise on Crown Princess

Carnival Breeze

January 2014 - 6 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Breeze

Carnival Paradise

March 2007 - 3 Night Baja Mexico (Los Angeles roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Paradise

Cruise tips

Cozumel, Mexico

I went to Nachi Cocom for the first time and it was fantastic! Thoroughly enjoyed myself!! Taxi prices have gone up, $19 to get there and $20 to get back. It was worth it, I spent all day there, as it is an all inclusive. The place was not full, so not crowded at all. The drinks were good and if you ordered one and then decided to go in the water, they delivered it to you in the water. Lunch was good too. They accommodated me because of the celiac and instead of fried grouper, they grilled it plain for me with veggies, and I got a fruit plate. All good. Met 2 other solo cruises from other ships,(there were 4 ships in that day) and had a fun time with them. I will definitely be coming back here.

OCEAN CAY MSC MARINE RESERVE, BAHAMAS

Beach day at lighthouse beach. Sunset beach,paradise beach, Bimini beach and another beach were all closed. The only beach areas open were lighthouse and south beach and the one special beach for the yacht club members. The water was beautiful to swim in, nice and clear.

MSC Meraviglia

MSC Meraviglia

Be prepared to have your temperature taken everyday and wear your mask 😷 just have fun!!

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

Amber cove is a place carnival made there. Pool, zip line, waterside, bars, food on one side and shopping on the other side. I just did some shopping and went to Serenity deck the rest of the day. Next time I go (February) I’m going to book a tour.

La Romana, Dominican Republic

I did a carnival tour called Catalina island beach break. 40 min boat ride to an island and had a beach day. Beautiful island, thoroughly enjoyed it. I strongly recommend doing an excursion in la romana as there is nothing to do in port, except a little shopping at a straw market kind of place there.

Carnival Horizon

Carnival Horizon

Gone are the days of showing up with passport and boarding pass and you are on. Remember to bring all passport, boarding pass, original vaccine card, and negative antigen or PCR test results.

Key West, Florida

Went to the key west butterfly conservatory. Loved it. The price is $12, but I heard there is a coupon if you buy one you get one free, so $6 per person. Do it you won’t regret it. Wear good walking shoes if you want to walk Duval Street.

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

2 ships were here. Sun and the Sky were anchored off the island. Found some good shells. Water is nice. There are rocks in the water. They have a zip line for you adventure seekers. I did stingrays city. I’m 5 foot 3 inches tall and the water went to my chest, I say that because I can’t see any kids doing this - the water is too deep. A lady told me that Carnival’s stingrays excursion is better because water only goes to your waist.

Norwegian Sky

Norwegian Sky

More for adults than kids. Deck 10 is under the pool.

Carnival Sensation

Carnival Sensation

This is the oldest ship in the carnival fleet. Built in 1993 it is old. You have to take that into consideration when looking to book. I book cruises for the itinerary, so I knew it was a very old, dated ship. I spent my time at the serenity adult only section on the sea day.

Nassau, Bahamas

4th time here. I just walked around and down to Junkanoo beach, which has gotten a lot more rocks than my last time I was here. It is not my favorite beach. Cable beach is a better beach but you must take cab or bus or Uber to get there.

Oranjestad, Aruba

I love Aruba. It rained hard all morning. I did not leave ship till 1pm and I went to eagle beach. Sun never came out, but I did not care. Had a palapa and lounger and just enjoy the sight of that beautiful beach 🏝 took walks along water as I did not want to get my cut leg wet. Had fun!!

Willemstad, Curacao

Walked across floating bridge and did some shopping. Sunny out and really windy. Short time there. Had to be back on ship by 2:30pm and a lot of the stores don’t open till 10am, just FYI. Sat and had a drink in port and watched the waves crash against rocks. Some people got drenched. Curaçao is beautiful.

Castries, St. Lucia

Had problems with Spencer Ambrose tours to sugar beach. Big disappointment, won’t use them again.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Mullet Bay Beach was beautiful. Be aware the you must get a cab back to ship before 3pm to make back to ship by 4:30pm. Lots of traffic and one way streets

Carnival Fascination

Carnival Fascination

You are picking this itinerary, not this ship. If this itinerary had more than one sea day, I don’t know if I would have picked this ship.

Grand Turk Island

Loved pillory beach. Had the beach to myself. No umbrella or lounger rentals but you can find shade. The water was clear and beautiful and warm. Cab $8 each way

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