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In just over four weeks time my hubby and I are off on a cruise sailing the jewell seas off the coast of Mexico and The Caribbean. It is a holiday experience that we have been thinking about for a while. We have never been sure whether cruises are our ‘thing’. However from all of the feedback we have received, it will be the holiday of a lifetime!
Our ship, the Norwegian Dawn, says that is was “built with freedom in mind”, offering a choice of 17 delicious dining options, 12 fun bars and lounges, the fitness center and spa, casino and swimming pools. It also has a shopping mall and a cinema! It is really like a big floating holiday resort. Check out the latest cruise deals and prices.
This is our lady of the sea:
Our cruise departs from New Orleans and this is our itinerary:
|New Orleans, Louisiana (EMBARK)||—|
|Day 1||At Sea|
|Day 2||Cozumel, Mexico|
|Day 3||Belize City, Belize|
|Day 4||Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras|
|Day 5||Costa Maya, Mexico|
|Day 6||At Sea|
|Day 7||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Day 8||At Sea|
|Day 9||At Sea|
|Day 10||At Sea|
|Day 11||Oranjestad, Aruba|
|Day 12||Willemstad, Curacao|
|Day 13||At Sea|
|Day 14||Philipsburg, St. Maarten|
|Day 15||St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands|
|Day 16||At Sea|
|Day 17||At Sea|
|Day 18||At Sea|
|Day 19||Boston, Massachusetts (DISEMBARK)|
My biggest concern has been sea sickness (as I suffer terribly from any form of travel sickness), however I have been assured that the seas are very calm where we are headed. Otherwise I was worried about what we are going to do with ourselves during the ‘at sea’ days. However once again I have been assured that there is plenty of entertainment aboard the ship (apart from eating and drinking oneself into oblivion!)
This will be me:
Things to do aboard the ship include shows like ‘Rock of Ages’ or ‘Legally Blonde’, comedy performances, a casino, dancing the night away at one of the Nightclubs, a spa treatment, gym classes, swimming pools and aqua parks, movies, mini golf, rock climbing wall, shopping and did I mention eating and drinking?
Then there are the shore excursions at the various ports. You can select from touring Mayan ruins, snorkelling and scuba diving, kayaking, marine life encounters, island sightseeing tours, shopping at local markets, Salsa cooking and dancing, ATV jungle tours and cave tours.
We disembark at Boston, which will provide us with not only a change in climate, but a chance to explore one of the oldest cities in the USA. It’s history includes the American Revolution, with events such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston. Historically it will be a very interesting place to visit.
Naturally I will be keeping a journal of my travels and will be taking plenty of photos. So stay tuned for some holiday stories of the cruise and of course New Orleans and Boston.
Have you been on a cruise? Where was it to and what did you think of it as a holiday experience?
Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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