Holy cow, so I just realized I never made a post about our cruise! Who am I?! So back in October I went on the most amazing vacation ever with the dear wifey. We went on a Carnival cruise to Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. My mom kept Hudson for the week, we had planned on driving but decided last minute to fly. So we drove our butts to Baltimore to fly to Miami!! The cruise ship itself was absolutely amazing, everything you could ever need was there. The food was great, the pools were nice, and we even managed to get a couples massage!
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
First stop, Jamaica!! I’ve always talked about how bad I wanted to go to Jamaica and finally, I made it! We walked off the ship and I almost cried, I seriously couldn’t believe we were actually there. First stop? Dunn’s River Falls! 180 foot waterfall that you hike up, just in case you didn’t know. I was scared to death! I’ve never been much of a hands on, outdoorsy, active person, so I told myself there was no way I would ever make it to the top. Well boy was I wrong, with everyone helping each other up to the top it was actually pretty easy. We stopped a few times to sit under different little water falls, even slid down one of the big rocks like a slide! It was an absolute blast! By the time we got to the top I was ready to go absolutely gain! After we were picked up by our driver we asked for jerk chicken, and boy did he deliver. It. Was. Amazing!! We even tried their fried beef pastry things(I don’t remember what they were called), they were actually delicious!! After eating we shopped and headed to the public beach before heading back to the ship. It was by far my favorite port!
And just like that we were on to the next stop, the beautiful Cayman Islands!! We didn’t want to over do it on our trip so we had only planned on visiting the turtle farm. Did I mention that to go to Grand Cayman you have to be tendered in? Meaning smaller boats come get you to take you into port. The water was absolutely stunning! The turtle farm was actually kinda sad and boring haha. I mean it was neat don’t get me wrong, but after hiking the day before and having a blast it just wasn’t the same. You’re allowed to stand in the tanks with the turtles and catch them for a picture. Well they hated me, every time I would almost grab it, they would flap their arms. And good lord are those things fast and it kinda hurts. Ever been slapped by a sea turtle? Well I have and it wasn’t nice haha. We had lunch there and it honestly wasn’t all that great but we didn’t even care haha. After leaving we took the public transportation to Seven Mile Beach and just lounged around the rest of the day. Though next time we will do some sort of water activity, I’m thinking parasailing myself! It was overall a beautiful place!!
Our last, and final stop before heading back to Miami was Cozumel. I was super excited because I had heard such amazing things. We went to this little private beach(that I don’t remember that he name of right off) and it was beautiful. The only downside? Which to some isn’t a downside at all! The fish! Holy cow. I didn’t like it!!! If you want to snorkel that’s the place to go. It was so bad that this massive fish came up to Kristen and was nibbling on her shirt. It was seriously 2 feet long! I got out of the water crazy fast. Needless to say we spent the rest of the time in the pool. We got some authentic mexican food, it was good but pretty simple. Before leaving we did a quick tequila tasting, smoothest darn tequila EVER! Looking back I wish we had bought some. Before we left we went shopping, the art in mexico is beautiful.i absolutely loved all the hand painted stuff and can’t wait to go back to buy a sugar skull!
We were absolutelt not ready to go home after Mexico. We did all sorts of stuff on the boat and had an absolute blast. I cant wait for our next cruise!