The hubs and I celebrated our tenth anniversary in November. I say that because that’s how long it took me to convince him that cruises were safe, cruises were (probably) a lot of fun. Okay, I finally get him onboard (no pun intended) for a five night cruise sailing out of Galveston on Halloween. Looking back, the date may have been my first mistake. Long story short, we spent the night on a wonderful ship that never left port due to engine problems. Carnival Cruise Lines was amazing throughout the ordeal and we re-booked. Fast forward to February 4th, out of New Orleans this time.
If you’ve never cruised before, let me say there is no feeling like waking up, going for a walk on deck and seeing the most beautiful blue waters all around you. I was a bit worried that I’d feel trapped, isolated, or cut off from the world. Boy was I wrong! It was amazing. No phones, no laptop, no kids, no dog. Nothing. Not that I don’t LOVE them to pieces, but let’s be honest, they’re energy draining monsters at times. Our steward, Blessing (real name), was the BEST. It was so nice to be taken care of at any hour of the day. No matter what I needed, there was Blessing. If you’re ever on the Triumph, seek out this guy, tell him hello. He’ll make you feel like you are the only passenger onboard.
We spent a day in Cozumel just shopping and hanging out a little on our own. Then it was off to Progreso to do some Mayan ruin exploring. Simply breath taking.
I think it’s safe to say this was not our last cruise. Maybe the next one will be a Disney cruise. Maybe we’ll bring the kids….maybe.