Sunday, December 10, 2017

Setting Sail Again

Happy Holidays, everyone!

We're on the Carnival Dream tonight ready to head on out to a beautiful seven-day Caribbean cruise. We had so much fun last year, that we thought we should do it again. We will be visiting Cozumel, Belize and Honduras. This time, armed with the knowledge we gained from last year's experience, we're sure to have a great vacation.

New food options on the Carnival Dream this year include Guy Fieri's Burger Joint and Guy Fieri's smokehouse, the Pig and Anchor. I've promised not to do any impressions of Mr. Fieri while eating.

We've chosen to forgo the Cheers and Bottomless Bubbles packages this year. In order to come out ahead on the Cheers package, one would have to drink 10 beers or 6 mixed drinks. That's certainly possible on any day that you spend all day on the ship. However, if you get off the ship in order to check out a port, you're likely gone for at least 5 hours. That dramatically cuts down on drinking time and you'd have to be really dedicated or majorly stressed out in order to hit your target. The kids didn't make much use of the Bottomless Bubbles last year, as they were happy with the free lemonade and iced tea.

We booked two excursions in advance, one with Carnival and one with a private company.  We'll have to see which excursion provides the better bang for our bucks.


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