Cruise Ship

MSC Seaside

8 Day Eastern Caribbean: April 14-21, 2018

Itinerary

Apr. 14- Departing from Miami

Apr. 15- At Sea

Apr. 16- At Sea

Apr. 17- Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Apr. 18- San Juan, PR

Apr. 19- At Sea

Apr. 20- Nassau, Bahamas

Apr. 21- Arriving in Miami

 

Facts about the Ship

154,000 Gross Tonnage

1,060 ft. in length

4,140 Guest Capacity

This will be MSC’s newest cruise ship! She will be setting sail on November 28, 2017 from Italy and sailing TransAtlantic to Miami for her Christening. 

 

Features:

South Beach Pool

360 Degree Waterfront Boardwalk

Double-Deck Glass Wall Atrium

Forest Aquaventure and Adventure Park

Photo Courtesy of Seascanner.com

Photo Courtesy of Seascanner.com

 

Why did we book?

Cullen has been wanting to do a trip to the Mediterranean.. And seeing as we live in Florida, there are a lot of other expenses involved in a week trip than we are able to afford at this current moment.. 

And, we wanted to experience the new Seaside in her inaugural year.

Photo Courtesy of Cruise Critic

Photo Courtesy of Cruise Critic

 

What we are looking forward to?

WATERSLIDES! Alyssa LOVES waterslides.. and it looks like the Seaside will not disappoint!

The Swarovski Crystal Staircases

The Food: Now we have heard many mixed reviews of the food on MSC ships.. but we are looking forward to trying it out!

The MSC Experience: This will be our very first MSC Cruise. 8 days may be a long time for our first experience on this line, but we are hopeful for an amazing cruise!

Photo Courtesy of Cruise Fever

Photo Courtesy of Cruise Fever

Carnival Magic

7 Days Eastern Caribbean: December 2-9, 2017

 

Itinerary

Dec. 2- Departing from Port Canaveral

Dec. 3- Fun Day At Sea

Dec. 4- Amber Cove, DR

Dec. 5- St. Thomas, USVI

Dec. 6- San Juan, PR

Dec. 7- Grand Turk

Dec. 8- Fun Day At Sea

Dec. 9- Arriving in Port Canaveral 

Photo Courtesy of CruiseMapper.com

Photo Courtesy of CruiseMapper.com

 

Facts about the Ship

130,000 Gross Tonnage

1004 ft. in length

3690 Guest Capacity

1367 Onboard Crew

 

Features:

WaterWorks

Red Frog Pub/Rum Bar

Blue Iguana Tequila Bar

Cloud 9 Spa

Serenity Adult Only Retreat

Sea Day Brunch

Photo Courtesy of MommyMusings.com

Photo Courtesy of MommyMusings.com

 

Why did we book?

Well… If you are just joining us for the first time, you may or may not know that we got married in St. Thomas while cruising on the Norwegian Escape back in January 2017. (We have plenty more information from that trip in our YouTube vlogs). Anyways, we had just gotten back from our trip, not quite as relaxed as we had hoped to be.. and had a scheduled ship inspection on the Carnival Pride. During our presentation, we were shown the port of Amber Cove, and Cullen said, "Lets go there!!” So, the minute we got home, Alyssa started researching Carnival cruises that stopped in Amber Cove, DR. And what do you know.. They had a sailing on December 2, 2017… which means we would be on a cruise for Cullen’s birthday. What a perfect birthday present! :D Plus, we get to go back to St. Thomas .. 1 month before our 1 year anniversary!

Photo Courtesy of AmberCove.com

Photo Courtesy of AmberCove.com

 

What we are looking forward to?

We are REALLY excited about this one!! We haven’t been on a Carnival cruise since 2013.. Shocking, I know! But we have been hearing wonderful things about the Magic!

We are obviously looking forward to visiting Amber Cove because that is the reason why we booked.

We have a large balcony cabin in the aft. Our bed will face out towards the water! (Category 8B)

AND! Since it will be the first of December, the ship should be decorated with beautiful Christmas and Holiday Decor! How MAGICal!!! :) 

Photo Courtesy of AffordableTours.com

Photo Courtesy of AffordableTours.com

Carnival Paradise Review

We had the opportunity to tour the Carnival Paradise in the Port of Tampa at the end of April. In our review video, we discuss all the details about the Carnival Paradise you will ever want to know accompanied by our silly banter. 😊  We will be sailing on the Paradise again in January 2018, so be on the lookout for more updates!