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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 Paradise

4 Day Western Caribbean: January 25-29, 2018

 

Itinerary

Jan. 25- Departing from Tampa

Jan. 26- Fun Day At Sea

Jan. 27- Cozumel, Mexico

Jan. 28- Fun Day At Sea

Jan. 29- Arriving in Tampa

Photo Courtesy of Nautical Knot Travel

Photo Courtesy of Nautical Knot Travel

 

Facts about the Ship

70,367 Gross Tonnage

855 ft. in length

2052 Guest Capacity

920 Onboard Crew

Photo Courtesy of Nautical Knot Travel

Photo Courtesy of Nautical Knot Travel

 

Features:

Serenity Adult Only Retreat

Twister Waterslide

Mini Golf

*The Paradise will be going into Dry Dock in Feb 2018… We will be on one of the last sailings before all of the new cool stuff is added…. 

Photo Courtesy of Nautical Knot Travel 

Photo Courtesy of Nautical Knot Travel 

 

Why did we book?

This is a special/unusual booking for us. Alyssa works for Big Frog Custom T-Shirts as their Project Manager and is in charge of planning their Annual Corporate Event. This year, she proposed that they go on a cruise to celebrate the business’ 10 year (in 2018) anniversary. So this means we will be quite busy during this trip with all of the meetings and activities going on for Big Frog.

 

What we are looking forward to?

Spaghetti Carbonara… LOL If are a little lost from our reference, CLICK HERE to find out..

Cozumel. We always have a great time in Cozumel

Not having to take vacation time to cruise! ;) 

Salsa and Salsa Shore Excursion in Cozumel, Mexico. Photo Courtesy of Nautical Knot Travel

Salsa and Salsa Shore Excursion in Cozumel, Mexico. Photo Courtesy of Nautical Knot Travel

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

Majesty of the Seas

 

3 Day Bahamas: September 15-18, 2017

 

Itinerary

Sept. 15- Departing from Port Canaveral

Sept. 16- Grand Bahama Island

Sept. 17- Coco Cay, Bahamas

Sept. 18- Arriving in Port Canaveral 

Coco Cay, Bahamas. Photo Courtesy of Royal Caribbean

Coco Cay, Bahamas. Photo Courtesy of Royal Caribbean

 

Facts about the ship

Royal Caribbean Sovereign Class

Launched in 1992

74,077 Gross Tonnage

880 ft. in length

Cruising speed: 18 knots

 

Features:

Rock Climbing Wall

Basketball Court

Top Deck Running Track

Photo Courtesy of RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com

Photo Courtesy of RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com

 

Why did we book?

We booked this cruise for a few reasons:

1. We still had 8 months until our next cruise, and we didn’t want to wait that long.. ;)

2. We wanted to experience an nice little weekend getaway to the Bahamas.

3. We LOVE Royal Caribbean!

Photo Courtesy of Cruise Only

Photo Courtesy of Cruise Only

 

What we are looking forward to?

Since the Majesty of the Seas is one of RC’s oldest ships, we are interested in seeing how different it is from the larger class ships they have. We didn’t really get to have a real “honeymoon,” so this will be a great opportunity for us to unplug and spend some quality time with each other. Also, the food. If you have ever been on a Royal Caribbean cruise, you will understand!