Monday, June 4, 2007

Our Cruise

We learned a lot on our Carnival cruise to Mexico. We had a great time together and enjoyed beautiful weather and sites.

I learned....
*go to the Doctor beforehand to get a motion sickness patch. The biggest surprise to me and Jim was the rocking of the ship!!! I spent the first day at sea in bed seasick. I was not impressed with the cruise experience on this day. Thank goodness I had brought Dramamine with me.

*to bring more money. Yikes...everything costs on the ship. Jim and I both won spa services in a raffle, so we both enjoyed discounted prices for a facial and massage. The spa is fabulous, but pricey. It was totally worth it though.

*the water in Cozumel is amazing. We spent our day at Chankanaab National Park snorkeling and soaking in the sun. It was a fun day.

*the merchants in Mexico are pushy. We did have fun bartering with them in Progreso. I bought some neat silver jewelry and Jim purchased a handmade hamock.

*beware of the 21 and older sun deck on the ship. Jim and I assumed that meant a quiet place for adults. Not this was a topless sunbathing deck. That was interesting!

All in all, we had a great experience. I learned a lot, so our next cruise will be even better. More than anything, it was nice just to have fun with Jim with no distractions, to be able to experience a full dining experience, and to just spoil ourselves.

pic. 1- sunset on the ship
pic. 2- Laura having a blast without us
pic. 3 - Progreso
pic. 4- boarding ship in Progreso
pic. 5- Cozumel
pic. 6- Chankanaab
pic. 7- formal night


Dallas said...

Oh good, YOU have the pictures! I just left a comment on Jim's blog wanting cruise pics, not baseball commentary :). You look fantastic and relaxed...a wonderful combo! I'm so glad you had fun and that you weren't sick the entire time.

Cassie said...

Glad you guys had a great time. Sorry you got sick at first!! Wow I had no idea about a deck of that sort on a ship. Thanks for sharing the info if we ever go on a cruise we will be sure to pass on that deck!

You look good in the photos! Nice and tan!

Brad, Amy & Sadie said...

I am so glad you guys had fun! The pictures are beautiful. Thanks for the tips, though I know I won't need them any time soon...

Side note: Sadie is on my lap, and she gave Dallas' photo (by her comments) a kiss. ???

Kim said...

Such great pictures. I am soooo jealous. Looks like a fun time. You look relaxed and very happy. I appreciate your info if we ever go on a cruise.

Angie said...

Cruises are amazing. We're planning ahead for our next cruise, which we hope to take in 5 years (15-yr. anniversary). I can't wait. Wish we could cruise whenever we wanted, but for real, money doesn't grow on trees or hang around on ship decks.