Hey family! First off, I miss you guys. Sorry I haven't been around that much lately. But trust me, I'm never too far from here. I check in everyday to see what you guys are up to
So anyway, I went on a cruise. It was from Monday Jan 5th to Friday Jan 9th. I was on the Carnival Ecstasy and the cruise left from Miami (Day 1), went to Key West (Day 2 from 7am to 1pm), then to Cozumel (Day 3 from 7am to 930pm), then a day at sea )Day 4) and finally back to Miami on Friday! It was a great experience. My first cruise ever. The weather was perfect! The boat was great! The food was exceptionally good! I bought the drink package which gets you 15 drinks a day. It costed a little over $200 (including tax and tips) which made it about $4 a drink if you did all 15 each day. I spent the majority of the time on the cruise with a Mai Thai, Pina Colada, L I Iced Tea, or some other kind of drink in my hand. And all they do is feed you non-stop. Buffets everywhere plus an all night pizzeria!!
The ship had a comedy club which also had seminars during the day, about 15 open bars on the ship, a casino, 2 bars you could actually go into (one was a piano bar and the other was something or another, lol), a dining room, a classy bar outside and upstairs from the dining room, an arcade, a candy store, a coffee shop, a night club, 2 huge water slides, and photo studios set up all over. I had the time of my life! I spent two nights (the first night and the third night) out on the back deck of the boat from midnight to 6am with a drink in my hand just watching the sky and clouds and the moon and the ocean! They had the most peaceful music playing. I swear the 6 hours flew by like minutes. I only went back to my cabin because it got too windy out there.
I slept thru Key West. By the time I got up that day the ship was already back out sailing. But I made it off the boat for Cozumel. Such a nice place to visit. Great bars, great food!! The locals all LOVE to see tourists. Soo many things to see and do there! Unfortunately, I only had about 2 hours off the boat in Cozumel. I'm a night person, I sleep during the day. So I got off at 6pm and got back on at about 830 pm. Trust me, I was able to get myself in a little bit of trouble in those 2 1/2 hours, lol!!
So anyway, on top of the buffets, there is dinner every night starting at 8-830. The staff puts on a nightly performance singing and dancing to all kinds of music. And they offer lots of different foods to try like escargot and other stuff. You can order as much of anything as you want. The steaks were phenomenal!! And the performances in the comedy club at night...man those guys were hilarious!!
I just gotta say, if you never been on a cruise, then you owe it to yourself to go. That is as long as you don't get seasick. You will love it. My friends and I weren't even off the boat before we were planning another cruise, lol!! It is an eye opening experience. I only have a few pics but I hope you enjoy them