Travel Photo Flashback: Our First Cruise

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Back in 2008, we took our first and only cruise. We went on a Carnival Cruise and it really was such a completely different vacation than anything we had ever taken.

Cruise ShipWe enjoyed the never-ending food options as well as the wide array of activities and entertainment.

Carnival CruiseOn the ship, there was always something to do from watching ice carving demonstrations to musicals and even a nightly on deck movies, we were definitely never bored.

First CruiseOff the ship we had the chance to visit Caribbean Islands where we could relax on the beach all day or shop and tour the local towns and villages.

IslandOne of our favorite parts of the cruise was the gorgeous sunsets. Nearly every night the ship’s rails would be lined with passengers, cameras in hand, ready to take a shot of the brilliant sunset. Here’s one of ours:

SunsetWe enjoyed our time on our cruise and hope to go again someday soon.

What about you? Have you ever been on a cruise? What did you think?

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  1. Olivia Rubin says:

    I have never been a cruise and now that I live in South Florida, it would be the most economical to go since I live so close to the port in Miami. When my parents went on their cruises, the reason it was so affordable was because they only had to drive less than 1 hour to get to the ship.

    I want to go on one that has all the activities. Like rock climbing and a zip line. I know that many would accommodate my needs of having a service dog with me, but I don’t know if she would understand that she was “at work” 24-7″ . I guess there would be an area to let her fetch a tennis ball, but I know that when ever drive to the beach she starts squealing when she smells the water. I can just see us now on the ship and she is squealing at the water surrounding us. She knows her job and she does it great, but from NY we didn’t run into pools all the time, so we didn’t train to not go in. When we saw a pool it was for her to swim in. Yeah, I don’t think the cruise line wants her swimming. That would be the best though and then all the meat she can eat at the buffet

  2. Janet Jackson says:

    beautiful pictures! I would love to go on a cruise, never been on one!!

  3. carol roberts says:

    wow beautiful sunset would love to go on the disney cruise that would be fun

  4. Deborah Curran says:

    I have never been on a cruise – the idea of getting stuck in a place with so many people feels weird to me but your review has me wondering if maybe I’m worng

  5. Going on a cruise would be awesome!

  6. Tammy S says:

    We took a cruise about 14 years ago. I would love to take another one someday. Boyh my husban and I have always wanted to take an Alaskan cruise. We had a friend that took one and said it was the best trip of his life. It’s on our bucket list.

  7. How fun! I’ve never been on Carnival, but I took a cruise to Alaska once that was amazing.

  8. we have been on several Carnival Cruises and have never been dissappointed

  9. Michael Lambert says:

    My wife and I have never been on a cruise. We would like to go on one for our honeymoon since we haven’t had one yet.

  10. Jennifer Marie says:

    I have never been on a cruise-I really want to go on one though! Love the towel animal! :)

  11. Two months until my Oasis cruise. Love Royal Caribbean!

  12. I really love cruises and Carnival is my favorite cruise line. They’re so affordable and we always have a great time.
    Stephanie

  13. Elisabeth says:

    I’ve never been on a cruise, I’ve always been a little hesitant. Now, I want to go!

  14. Tiffany Winner says:

    still waiting for the day we get to take our first cruise

  15. Joni Mason says:

    I can’t wait to be able to go on a cruise! Thanks for sharing your fun times!

  16. I always enjoy cruises. I want to go on an Alaskan cruise!!

  17. I want to take a cruise so badly! I usually prefer a more ‘hands-on’ (for lack of a better term) vacation, but I love the idea of just relaxing and having everything I need or want right there…in the middle of the ocean! Awesome.

  18. Never been on a cruise but definitely on the top of my wish list! :)

  19. Ashley Nolan says:

    This looked like a lovely vacation, the pictures are beautiful! I have never been on a cruise, your very lucky!

  20. Lynnette Watkins says:

    No I have never been on a cruise. I have a fear of large bodies of water.

  21. A great way to see Alaska is a 7-day Vancouver to Seward cruise, then take the train to Anchorage or beyond. We rented a car in Anchorage to give us more freedom.

  22. Wow – such fun! I’ve always wanted to take a cruise (Alaska, I think) and will one day!

  23. WOW that’s a huge boat. I can’t say I’d ever get on one but ya never know

  24. I have never been on a cruise but would love to someday! Sounds wonderful!

  25. I’ve never been on a cruise. Looks like fun.

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