In 34 days my mom and I will be living life on the high seas! Our last cruise was to Hawaii and that was 14 years ago and the last time we took a mother/daughter trip without the kids or hubby was probably more than 10 years ago. We are way overdue for a girls trip!
Carnival Miracle Western Caribbean Cruise is a 7-day cruise that leaves out of Tampa and we’ll be stopping in Grand Cayman, Isla Roatan (off the coast of Honduras), Belize and Cozumel. I travel a lot but cruising usually takes more planning on my part because I want to be prepared since its harder to get things you need in an emergency without paying an arm and a leg.
If you’re going to be traveling out of the country make sure and have your passport and whatever other documents you need. Leave a copy with family in case something happens. I also did a post with tips on traveling out of the country.
One of the first things I like to do is pre-book excursions. I found a really great deal online for an excursion that I want to do that wasn’t through the cruise line. Yea I’m taking a chance by doing it on my own but I’m also saving a ton of money. I’ve read all the reviews and talked with the company a lot and I’m pretty confident we most miss the ship. And if we do I’ll just start a new life and learn spanish…LOL! [Read more…]