Mike and I have travelled with Carnival 2 times before and loved it. The food was always awesome and they definitely catered to the younger crowd with parties and entertainment. We loved it. Their comedians are the best and there is always something to do. This year's vacation will not change our minds about cruising. But...it might make us rethink when we decide to book.
We drove 17 hours to Miami. We left at about 6 on Friday night and stopped for some sushi. Then headed on our way. Snapchat was rocking that night as I documented my travels with my lovers. Sorry guys...but Mike and I always have a blast driving to Florida and this time was no different.
(Don't mind the spray tan residue...)
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For rizzle. Ask my mom. Luh you Ma!
We got to port on Sunday morning at about 10:30 and headed in to be interrogated. Lots of questioning due to Ebola, which was nice but....I didn't really want to be reminded of possible consequences. haha.
The embarkation process wasn't that bad. We paid an extra $50 to get the Faster to the Fun package, which pretty much allows you to board right after priority and your stateroom and luggage is there when you board. That alone I think was worth the $50. Considering Mike and I always smuggle alcohol on the ship it's a lot less stressful when you don't have to wait all night to see if you have been sent to the "naughty room" for your indiscretions.
We boarded the ship and headed right to Guy's Burger Joint and Blue Iguana to get our burgers and burritos. (You're going to read a lot of stuffing face in this post.) Then, we went and got the unpacking out of the way for the week. We had the muster drill and attended our meet and greet to get the dranking started. Dinner and entertainment that night was awesome...as usual...and we finished off the night by getting stupid drunk and watching Ride Along on the big screen on the pool deck. That's right...under the stars in the middle of the ocean. Doesn't get much better than that.
Here's how our itinerary was supposed to go...
Cruise itinerary was supposed to be as follows:
Sunday - Board the ship
Monday - Key West: 8-4 (Key West Pub Crawl)
Tuesday - Sea Day
Wednesday - Grand Cayman: 8-4 (All Inclusive Beach Day)
Thursday - Cozumel: 8-4 (Cozumel Bar Hop)
Friday - Sea Day
Saturday - Off the ship to head home
We got off the ship in Key West a little late. I think I might have overindulged a little the night before. But, hair of the dog master her had it all figured out with a bar hop through Key West. We tried to meet up with Jess, but unfortunately, didn't get the chance. I may or may not have been a little hungover in the heat and the drinks weren't helping. lol. But we really didn't have a lot of time to get back to the ship anyway. Between Jess and Key West itself, however, I'm sure Mike and I will be taking a trip there soon enough. Awesome!!
We woke up Tuesday morning all ready for our sea day. Mike and I actually don't mind sea days. It gives us time to lay out and lounge in the pool. We started off today no different only it was a little dreary outside. That doesn't disturb us, however, and we lounged about anyway. About 11 in the morning we got an announcement that there was a medical emergency and instead of going to Cozumel on Thursday we were increasing speed to get there today. Disembarkation would be about 2:00.
At about 3:30 we were allowed to get off the ship. Not sure if you know much about Cozumel but all the resorts where you can pay $50 and get all inclusive drinks and food close at 5:00. It's just no competition for the downtown Señor Frogs type clientele. So...there wasn't much to do unless we were willing to spend about $200 on a few drinks and some food.
No sir. Not when we have free shit on the ship. So, we walked around in the rain for about an hour and headed back to our sanctuary.
Oh well...At least we've got Grand Cayman left...
...famous last words...