Cruise #1: This cruise was actually a corporate incentive cruise group. We cruised with 135 cruise winners. Now when you win a cruise you are pretty excited no matter what ,but this cruise was fantastic. We sailed on the Mariner of the Seas by Royal Caribbean. The ship was completely renovated and gorgeous. A virtual dream for families with a water park, escape room, laser tag, and unlimited ice cream. The thing is , I was traveling with 130 adults and five children. I did not need to worry because there was plenty to entertain the adults as well with a 70's disco party kicking off the first night complete with balloons dropping a staff dancing in 70's attire.
Our ports included Nassau and CoCo Cay. We all know Nassau so I won't even talk about that. CoCo Cay is not to be missed. Also having undergone renovation and upgrades it has a huge ( I mean really really huge) water park, swim up pool bar, cabanas, plenty of chairs for everyone and best of all your food and beverage packages are still honored on the island. Overall , I recommend this cruise for a great quick getaway. I saw lots of bachelorette and birthday groups.
Cruise #2 :
Celebrity Summit out of SanJuan. This ship was about to be dry docked. Now you might think "why would she go on that" Well, I had 38 of my closest lady friends with me and we had a blast. The key is , when a ship is about to be dry docked you get some GREAT deals. The food was good, drinks plentiful, islands beautiful and we all loved it.
Royal Caribbean Alaska Cruise. This was a graduation gift (sort of ) for our son. We had a blast departing from Seward and ending in Vancouver. We actually flew into Anchorage and took the train to Seward . I tried to pick active excursions to entertain a 22 year old so we hiked, whale watched, biked, took a helicopter ride to a glacier and generally debunked the myth that Alaskan cruises are for old people.
Viking river cruise Paris to Normandy
Another group cruise and all I have to say is WOW WOW WOW. From spending two fantastic days in the beautiful city of Paris to taking time to reflect on the sacrifices made by the soldiers on D Day. Viking did not disappoint with friendly staff, amazing good and wonderful excursions. If I had a tip it would be that the extra excursions are worth splurging on. They just give you a smaller group more exclusive experience.
This was a pure fun cruise. No history , no groups , just hanging with my friend and relaxing in the sun , enjoying Cozumel, Costa Maya and the Caymans. My tip on this is Costa Maya is a fantastic port to book Nothing! They have free chairs, pool, gorgeous views of the ship and ocean as you sip their yard of drinks and enjoy some fresh made guacamole . I did have the beverage package so I may have spent a little too much time at the martini bar!!
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