Yeah, there might not be anything better in the whole world. :)
We went back on Carnival, a big ship this time. This is the same ship Alvin and the Chipmunks filmed Chipwrecked on: Carnival Dream. The kids thought that was pretty cool - they looked for them but never did find them ;)
The ship almost didn't fit into my camera lens!
I think there were over 4000 people on here, including crew members. Crazy! It really didn't seem that crowded though - I guess they have the traffic flow issues down pretty good.
We left as soon as school was out. No sense on waiting! Let's get this vacation started. ha. Which also means that Little Miss Emma had the most spoiled birthday present ever! Oh yes, this 6 year old was on a cruise on her birthday. We paid a little extra to have the room decorated for her. I think that should've been included for the amount we paid already, but.... She also got a card from the Carnival crew and the dolphins. She was so excited the dolphins knew it was her birthday! :)
Oh yes, the rooms really are that small. We got an inside cabin this time. It seemed smaller than the balcony cabin that my parents had, but we did save some money. Tips for an inside cabin that really worked: I bought an alarm clock that has a light that slowly comes on 30 minutes before the alarm goes off to simulate a sunrise. I also turned the TV onto the channel that showed the front of the ship and muted the sound. At night, it was dark. In the morning - blue skies out our "porthole". I had no problem with not seeing the light of day. I tricked our brains :)
First Day. Good bye land, hello fun! (Really, I should be a spokesperson for them.)
A little more crowded in the background than usual since we were pulling out of port and everyone was excited to see the land leaving - well, except for Pappy and Luke. Game on. Let's get this party started. No time to waste!
Second Day. Look at us, we are fun waiting to happen! We are happy cruisers. HAPPY!! (Have I mentioned how much we love cruising?!?!)
Third Day. Cozumel, Mexico. We went to an Adventure Park which was really no big deal - but it was great for the kids. Great for my mom too :)