Monday, June 4, 2007
We learned a lot on our Carnival cruise to Mexico. We had a great time together and enjoyed beautiful weather and sites.
*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 deck....it 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