Traveling the Caribbean…via Carnival Cruise

Recently I was going through my pictures and found some amazing shots that I had taken. My wanderlust began with cruises that I went on from 2007 through 2011. So let’s dedicate this post to how it all began. Over 25 family and friends were in attendance for each cruise, which was pretty dope and I grew a love for foreign lands.Since I was very young my parents always made it their mission to take us on vacation and experience new things; and for that I will be forever grateful.

  • Nassau & Freeport, Bahamas: this was the first place we ever been to on the cruise. We went to the markets and beach in both Freeport and Nassau- and of course we went to the famous Atlantis (but I do not have any photographs unfortunately). Nassau reminded me so much of Nigeria.
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico: we didn’t get to do much here- we literally just went to the community beach (there was a Heineken festival going on near by), stopped by at the mall then went to Senor Frogs to eat by the port.
  • Belize City, Belize: definitely not my favorite place at all. I don’t know maybe it is the port where Carnival took us; but the water wasn’t clean and there wasn’t even a beach for us to go to.
  • St Thomas, Virgin Islands: Out of aall the different countries and cities that I went to- this was my most absolute favorite island. I think the pictures below speak for themselves.
  • Mahogany Bay, Honduras: Another one of my favorite places. It was just pure beauty and peace.
  • Turks & Caicos: So very beautiful and free. There was just something about being on open land surrounded by clear blue water and just feeling and being free.
  • Cozumel, Mexico: the City that made me fall in love with Mexico as a whole. We took a tour of the Mayan ruins, then stayed at the beach. Right across the water you could see Cancun.
  • Grand Cayman Islands: We got a tour bus and drove around the island then went to the beach. Things are so expensive out there, but the land is beautiful and the people are very friendly.

Overall I really enjoyed Carnival Cruise, I would definitely go back on another; but I rather try other cruise lines to compare and contrast.One thing that I really liked is that cruise has almost everything that you could think of- different restaurants, clubs, bars, etc. There are different events that you could partake in (indoor and on the sun decks); and of course the food is amazing. They make one night “Captain’s Night” which is a dress up night with special entrees at dinner such as lobster and shrimp. 

Biggest Pro: You’re able to visit multiple places (like a sampler) then if you really like it you could plan anozther trip to go back to just that one place

Con: You don’t spend enough time on a lot of these islands- it can range from anywhere from 4-12 hours.


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