As you can see from my previous post I’ve been planning a wedding for myself! I should have probably disclosed that this wedding will not be until July 2016- giving me a full year to get all plans into action. I think planning ahead for big things can be the best way to make the most out of your travelling. I’ve already booked part of our Honeymoon for us! We won flights from a competition with Thomas Cook (yay!) through my work so we thought it would be the perfect time to use them. Seen as though we loved Miami so much we thought we would return to celebrate our marriage! Now before anyone says it- I’ve been to Miami before in August and had no weather issues- in fact it was boiling and sunny. However, this time we’re going to do a cruise around the Caribbean (yes yes I know what you’re thinking- uh oh- hurricane season) I panicked myself at first- but then did a bit of research that eased my mind. I’ll be keeping all my fingers crossed that like the past few days the first few weeks of August have been pretty good in the Caribbean with little rain fall!
Anyway back to the cruise- we were really struggling to decide which cruise line/which cruise route to do. As Miami is cruise capital of the world we were completely spoilt for choice! Now Royal Caribbean had a few 3 night Bahama cruises that initially took our fancy- but after discovering we could get a 6 night Carnival for LESS then we thought why not! I’d heard they’re called the ‘fun’ ships and some people had said they can be a little cheesy- but the routing of this was so good we couldn’t miss it!
It goes from Mexico to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, then to Grand Cayman Islands and finally to Cozumel, Mexico. I have been to none of these places. This is probably a good thing as it can be somewhere me and Joe can explore together totally new!
The Carnival Breeze (the ship we’re going on) is one of the newer ships in Carnivals fleet. It has a lot of onboard activities and plenty of places to eat for those foodie lovers!
The cabins onboard vary from Interior cabin to Suite! We’ve gone for a Balcony Cabin (I don’t think I’d like an interior for 6 days!) The rooms look like this:
On top of your bed you have a sofa bed, which acts as your living area whilst inside your cabin. There is a balcony with two chairs on to sit outside on and watch whilst docking into each port. The rooms also all have their own bathrooms- so if you don’t sharing you don’t need to worry! – a tip is to get a cabin higher (away from the noise and the engines!)
Onboard activities include a full size Basketball court, miniature golf, shows on at the theatre, swimming, spa, adults only retreat, kids clubs, guys burger joint, a rum bar, a tequila bar, shops, an art gallery etc etc!
Now if any of you have been on Carnival before- I’d appreciate the tips- I’ll give you my thoughts after I’ve been on it!
Ciao for now,