Thursday, May 26, 2011

Guest Post -- Krysten’s First Cruise

It’s Thursday, which is a sad day for me. My cruise has come to an end. Since I know today and tomorrow will be busy with recuperating, unpacking, and trying to get back to normal life, I decided to keep the guest blogs coming! Today you get to read about Krysten’s view on the amazingness that is cruising. Her post made me so flippin’ excited for my own cruise.


Hi all, I'm Krysten of After 'I Do' and Stephany asked me to drop by and look out for her blog today while she's away on her fabulous cruise (which I am ridiculously jealous about, by the way).

Today I'd love to tell you all about the first cruise that I went on with my family in January 2007.  I remember being a little iffy about cruising at the time.  You hear stories about people getting really seasick and those pesky murders at sea (I know you know what I'm talking about you Lifetime Network watchers).  However, I couldn't pass up a free vacation from my parents!

We did a Mexican Riviera cruise with Carnival Cruise lines and let me tell you, I was pretty impressed.  The boats themselves are kind of amazing - gorgeous dining rooms, a mall area, multiple pools and so much more.  The entertainment is not to be passed up and each night there are large shows (comedians, magic acts, dance routines to name a few) as well as several small shows, plus places to dance, do karaoke and a casino.

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My family obsessed with a game at the casino

I think the neatest thing about cruises is being able to visit different ports.  If you aren't sure if you want to spend an entire vacation in a specific place a cruise can help you decide that.  Not sure if you'll like Jamaica?  Take a cruise that includes that as one of the ports.  Chances are you'll be able to figure out whether or not you like the place after spending the day there.  And if you don't like the port all you have to do is get back on the boat and spend the day at the pool!

San Diego and Carnival Cruise 060 A beautiful Mexico day

And don't even get me started on food.  All day long there's an amazing buffet of every kind of food you can think of.  At night there's a dining room serving the best food you've ever had - and you can order as much as you want.  You like dessert?  Order one of everything off the dessert menu.  Just don't be mad when you come home weighing more than when you left!

San Diego and Carnival Cruise 036 My dad and me at one of the formal dining nights

I never thought I'd have as much fun as I do when I'm cruising and I can promise you that Stephany is probably living it up right now!  If you haven't cruised before I very much encourage you to try it out.  And if you have, tell me, where did you go and what did you think?  Do you love cruising as much as I do?

Hope you're having fun Steph!


  1. I've never been on a cruise, but I bet you've had an absolute blast! Can't wait to hear all about it!

  2. I have always wanted to go on a cruise!  I will have to convince the husband :)


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