LOCATION: Carnival Glory Cruise to Freeport & Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
This is part of my Carnival Cruise Trip series. This is the start of the series.
I’ve wanted to go on a cruise for the longest time. Luckily, there was a cruise to the Bahamas leaving from my city, so Troy and I got a room. The cruise was six days long. Two were at sea, then a port call at Half Moon Cay, a port call at Freeport, then two days back.
Immediately upon arrival, we decided to get drinks. The drink of the day was $10! We knew that it was going to be a very expensive trip from the drinks alone.
We definitely weren’t on an all-inclusive trip like Mexico. After settling in for a moment, we had to do cruise ship drills. This basically meant learn how to get in the life rafts if something were to happen. We also were able to go to our room. We stayed in the bottom rooms closest to the front. This meant that any movement the boat made, our room felt it. We swayed back and forth in there. I enjoyed it since it rocked me to sleep. It also made for fun times walking down the hallway. For the next two days, we were going to be stuck on this ship.
The buffets and food were good and plentiful. If you want to gorge on food, go on a cruise. The cruise we went on also had a small water slide and three pools. The pools were salt water and pulled in from the ocean. It was cool to swim in it and feel like you were out in the water. There were plenty of sunning decks and lounge areas, but they filled up extremely fast. We aren’t much for lying out, so we couldn’t stay out there long. The ship also provided a nice gym, running deck, shopping, casino, cheesy shows and mini golf. However, for two days at sea, we got bored pretty quickly. We were ready to get off and explore an island as soon as we could.
Our first port of call was Half Moon Cay where we kayaked and lounged on the beach. The next day, our port of call was Freeport, where we snorkeled. You can read about my Bahamas experiences HERE.
After two days in the Bahamas, we had another two days back at sea to make it home. At the end of the week, we were relieved to not overeat anymore. They really do serve a lot of food on board. I think the experience on the cruise would have been so much better if we had a group to go with. It was fun and relaxing, but it would be a much better party atmosphere with more involved.
Now, if I could just stop swaying back and forth from the sea legs. HA!
* Thank you Troy for accompanying me on this adventure, being the biggest supporter in what I do and always being there to take the pictures for me.
WOULD I DO IT AGAIN?: I think I would rather do this with a group of people instead. Still fun and worth it once though.
HOW TO DO THIS: Carnival Cruise www.carnival.com