Monday, April 25, 2011

A Vacation of A Lifetime......

If you've never had the chance to take a cruise vacation, you really should. Make it an item on your bucket list. I promise it will be one of the most wonderful times of your life.

We recently returned from a 7 day cruise upon the Carnival Pride, stopping for 2 1/2 days in Bermuda. This cruise although, already special all on its own, was extra special because it was also our honeymoon.

This being my 2nd cruise (hubbys 7th!!!) I knew a little about what to expect. But I will say Carnival was by far much, much better than the ship I was on for my first cruise.

The schedule of shows, and activities were geared more for my liking. Previous cruise, was like the Dawn of The Dead, everyone on there was at least 70! We only saw two other couples even close to our age on the whole ship. So the atmosphere and all around experience was more geared to what we like.

If you've never been on a cruise, you are pampered from the minute you step foot on the ship. No cooking, cleaning, making the bed ...nothing. Your bed is made every day, room attended to. In the evening you come back to your room with you bed turned down, mints on your pillow and a newsletter of what is planned for the next day. You are able to plan out each day if you are in port or at sea. This is your vacation, be as busy or do as little as you want. Take in all the activities or sit by the pool with a book.
Lets not even talk about food. Oh my! You have access to food 24/7. The only downside to the food... you may need a bigger size clothes by the time your vacation is over!


Bermuda is a beautiful island. It consists of 150 islands, but only 20 of them actually have people living on them. The islands were formed by volcanic rock topped by coral formations.  The island itself is only 22 miles. But don't let that fool you. There is so much to do and see in Bermuda.

Once you are in Bermuda you will see that most of all the rooftops there are white. These rooftops are designed to collect rainwater. Bermuda has no rivers, lakes or fresh water wells. They have to depend on the rain water. As a result, water and ice is very expensive there. I noticed while going through the shops, a 25lb bag of ice was $12.00.

Although very expensive to live there, I would highly recommend visiting Bermuda if you ever have the chance.  We are planning to return to Bermuda at least once more some time in the future. There is so much there to see, it would take many, many times being there to actually see everything Bermuda has to offer.

Enjoy the pictures of the beautiful blue water of Bermuda (won't find that around here).

1 comment:

  1. That looks SO beautiful. I've never taken a cruise, but I've always wanted to. I'll have to show the hubs these pictures and see if I can convince him to go.