How I did it: I finally booked a cruise with one of my best friends. We decided on a 5-day Carnival cruise. It started off horribly ... I developed a sore throat and a toothache for the first 2 days (what are the odds?), so it was rly hard to eat and enjoy the food. The place was freezing, which made us wonder why on earth we thought it was a good idea to cruise in January??? The cold also wasn't helping my throat one bit. I had a hard time finding my way around the ship @ first, but after all these were over, we started to have a good time. I did get seasick one evening, but even that had its merits. After spending the first 2 days not feeling well, I made the most of the remaining 2 1/2 days. I did at least one thing at each port, I went to all the shows/activities that I could and tried all the foods that I wanted to. At the end of it, I can say it was a great experience! And I would do it again, but I think I'd opt for a 2 or 3 day cruise now.
I just have to point out the staff was simply excellent, and the beds were so comfy, if not for my determination to actually do stuff, I think I could have spent most of the time just relaxing in bed. Read how I did it… 3 months ago
I’ve traveled Royal Caribbean and Disney, both fantastic cruise lines. Going on the infamous Carnival cruise line this Stepember and I am looking forward to it, despite all the flack it gets.
If you are seasick they sell bracelets that are helpful to balance you. I’ve heard they work beautifully. I personally don’t use them because I’ve got sea legs but that information is there in case you’d like it! :-)
There is something amazing about being out in the middle of the ocean. Even though you’re on a behemoth of a ship, I feel so much more in tune out there. The feeling is beautiful—the sea spray, everything. It calms me in a way nothing else does. 3 months ago