I have found a love in cruising that keeps me excited and counting down to each date. I don't know what I will do once we go on a cruise and don't have another one planned.
May 2019 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Vista
Hasta La Vista Baby
May 2018 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Glory
Glory comes in the morning...
Sail Date: May 11, 2019
Sail Date: May 12, 2018
We did not have an excursion for this port however highly recommended unless you just want to sit on the beach and eat and drink and Fat Tuesday's
In Cozumel, we took the Twister over to Isla Pasion. The Twister ride was really fun. If you are afraid of water or getting splashed, THIS EXCURSION IS NOT FOR YOU! We had a great time and laughed during every spin the boat took to drench us in sea water. Isla Pasion was much to be desired. This was supposed to be all inclusive with all you can eat and drink. They were understaffed and could not keep up with all the people from the 3 ships that were there. Prior to leaving, they gathered our group and asked that we all provided tips in their Crown Royal bag prior to taking us back to our Twister boat to leave. Because this was our shortest port, we didn't get a lot of time at the island and by the time we got comfortable, it was time to leave.
Travel via the water taxi in Belize went smoothly. The ride took about 20 minutes. We then took the Horseback Riding and Eco-Park with Lunch excursion. The ride there took approximately 30 minutes or so. The tour director told us about all of the plants that are used for medicine in Belize versus taking medicine. The horse I got was named Trek and he was a jerk. He didn't want to follow directions and decided he was going to go where he wanted to go. Overall a great excursion.
Port did not communicate the issue with the passengers. No excursion at this port.
Watch a movie on the deck.
We did not have a planned excursion in St Thomas. We originally planned to go to a restaurant called Cuzzins however it has been closed due to the hurricaine. Instead, we caught an open air taxi that took us on a 2 hour tour of the island. The driver took us to several locations and we got several beautiful pictures from 1500 feet above sea level.
We loved Puerto Rico. We did the Rum Mixology and Salsa Dancing excursion. At the end of the excursion, the tour guide gave us the opportunity to go shopping or return to the ship. We went to a little restaurant called Raices and had Skirt Steak stuffed Mofongo. It was fabulous. We also purchased a few gifts from the local artists to take home and give away to family and friends.
In Dominican Republic, we did the Over the Ocean Zip lining excursion. It was scary and fabulous at the same time. The road to the excursion was not paved and in terribile condition. However, after learning more about the countryside and seeing how the natives live, the condition of the roads is the least of their worries. It was about a 1 hour ride to the excursion and a 1 hour ride back. It was very windy while we were on the stands getting ready to do the excursion but the guides did everything they could to reassure us that we were safe.
Go to the comedy club EARLY for seats. Most nights, the 9:45 show is standing room only by 9:30.
We originally wanted to go to Jack's Shack until we found out it was quite the walk down the beach to get there. We went to Margaritaville and hung out for a few hours. The drinks and food there are a bit pricey. There does not appear to be much to do if you do not schedule an excursion.
The port in Miami was not bad at all. It appeared to be very organized and they work hard to get everyone on the ship as quickly as possible.
We brought a glade plugin and it kept the room smelling good during or whole trip.
Look into the excursions on the beach. One group went parasailing for $50
We didn't do anything in Charleston.
Bring a first aid kit. They charge $1.50 for one bandaid.
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