My family just got back from a Carnival cruise today and before I got totally back into my routine I thought I would take a few minutes to blog about what we learned. First of all, it was an amazing trip and I highly recommend that families and extended families consider a cruise. We had 14 of us on the trip which was most of one side of our family. Many of us haven’t spent considerable time together in years and this cruise was an opportunity of a lifetime to make that happen. It definitely did not disappoint we had a great time reconnecting and getting to know some of the “kids” which are all now old enough to really engage in great conversations and activities with us “adults.” In fact, I’m not sure whether or not some of the “kids” acted more mature than some of us “adults” or not. But I digress (what happens on the ship stays on the ship)… Here are some of the tips that I wanted to share with you for your next cruise experience:
In general, the thing to keep in mind throughout the trip is “_________ is as fun as you make it”. For instance, boarding is as fun as you make it or waiting in line is as fun as you make it. Remember you are on VACATION. You don’t need to freak out every second or overly plan every single thing (which is harder for some of us than others). Just go with the flow and you will enjoy your cruise way more than if you treat it like your regular routine. We had a blast and reconnected with family in ways that would have been impossible on any other type of trip. It was a relatively cost-effective way to create memories that will last a lifetime at least for our family and hopefully for yours.