My daughter and I have traveled many times but this was a first for us both…a cruise.
Honestly, I was never interested in cruising and didn’t get it. After working with Expedia Cruises for a year now, and never having sailed (how ironic), I decided to answer the call when I was asked if I wanted to try the new #CarnivalCelebration.
When I started my research, it was the destinations that really caught my attention and made me think I could do it.
Miami, USA 🇺🇸 ➡️Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos 🇹🇨 ➡️Amber, Cove, DR 🇩🇴 ➡️San Juan, PR 🇵🇷 ➡️St Thomas, USVI 🇻🇮➡️ Miami, USA 🇺🇸
Our trip was going to be 8 nights, with 3 of them at sea 😅
Because it was just my daughter and I, when we docked, I stayed within view of the ship. This wasn’t hard cause the thing was massive and was visible from every city/town we were in lol
San Juan, PR & St Thomas, USVI were amazing to walk around and explore! So much to see, do and learn!
But the other two stops? Next time I will *definitely* book an excursion for the dry port at Grand Turk (there was a beach but it was rocky getting in the water and they also have a Margaritaville) and Amber Cove (ummm….where the beach at?!). Next time I’m at that Amber Cove port, I’m definitely going to trek into downtown #PuertoPlata which was about 30-40mins away.
Now I know what to do. I just have to work on my fear of missing the ship 😂 🚢🏃🏽♀️💨
Overall, the stops in each different country added variety to the experience and really complimented the trip well.
Big groups/families will find it great cause you can hang out together while sailing but everyone can do what they wanted to do, on land.
The concept of visiting multiple countries, islands, and cities all while unpacking once, is a concept I’ll easily do again (ya I said it!)
If you want to learn more about our trip and what to expect on a cruise, send me an email [email protected]