Sunday, December 13, 2015

Cruise of Caribbean

 We took a family vacation on the Carnival Cruise Line. We left out of Miami and the entire boarding process was simple and pain free! We had spent the money on the "Faster to Fun" passes and this made an incredible difference in time.
We left this weather behind!!
Fast boarding process

After a brief safety lesson from the ship's personnel,
we let the kids go out and explore the ship on their own. This ship was the Carnival Glory. All staff were very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. We had a suite on the 8th floor with a full balcony. It was an amazing size and having the balcony was really fun.
   It wasn't long before we set sail and we saw some great birds and cloud formations along the way.

 Our first stop was in Half Moon Cay. We arrived the morning after we set sail. This is also know as Little San Salvador in the Bahamas. This island was owned by Norwegian Cruise Line but is now owned by Holland America Cruise Line. We had the island to ourselves when we arrived. It was a beautiful island and the water was definitely some of the clearest I have ever seen!
 There were excursions and activities offered for the island, for additional fees. I had signed up for yoga on the beach. It was an experience I had never had. It was a small group of us and we brought towels and we walked down to the other end of the beach where there weren't many people at all. We did yoga right on the sand and under some trees for protection from the sun and heat. It was definitely one of the greatest yoga experiences I have ever had! I highly recommend trying this.

One of the other options we had was renting a cabana on the beach. There were a variety of options. We rented one of the larger cabanas and we were really very glad we did. It was a little pricey but as we were on the beach all day, it provided protection from the sun as well as a bathroom and full kitchen. There was also a hot tub on the first floor which was pretty cool. When we arrived they had delivered water, soda, and chips, guacamole and salsa. 

 Lunch was provided to everyone and it was really great.There was a very large covered area with picnic tables for a place to eat.
 At the end of a very fun filled day, we set sail again towards our next destination. There's nothing like enjoying the sunset from the balcony on the boat. It was a beautiful ride.

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