Feb 2nd, We headed out at 4:30 am for Jacksonville FL to embark on the Carnival Fascination! I LOVE Cruising!!! We went on this exact boat last year but it doesn’t matter….we just love to be on a cruise.
We had such a fun group! There were 14 of us so we decided to rent a 15 passenger van and pull a trailer for our luggage so that we could all ride together.
Can you imagine 14 peoples luggage…it loaded us down!!
We boarded the ship around 1:30 and was able to go straight to our room to settle in.
Then it was straight to the Lido deck for some lunch!!!
We did the muster drill and then set sail at 4:00!!
When leaving from Jacksonville, I’m always amazed that the ship makes it under this bridge. It looks like it will hit it!!
But it always clears it…thank goodness!!
After we set sail, we did some line dancing out on the deck and then watched some crazy people entertain us. We call this the crazy people cruise b/c there were a lot of crazies on board…which made for some great people watching!!!
Next up was dinner…..Meet our crew…
Deidra and Bobby
Rhonda and Jimmy
Brennan and Kim
Chase and Keleigh
Deana and David
Virgie and Ellen
The first night…we got held up by a pirate!!
This is how excited I was to be on the cruise!!!
All the ladies
David and his Mom Ellen
The next day was a fun day at sea. We did a lot of eating and relaxing…and that’s about it…and it was great!!!
I did start my day off with a morning run! Wish I had this view everyday!!
Our view for the day!!
Chris disappeared and we found him sleeping in the room!!
Night 2….time for dinner!!!
One memory I will always have of this cruise is the laughter. We had so many funny people with us that my belly hurt all week from laughing…..as you can see from the above picture….the boys were always cutting up!!
Our waiter Santiago from Columbia
After dinner, we watched the end of the Super Bowl!!!
and laughed and cut up some more!!
Me and Keleigh decided to do our karaoke performance again!! I am proud to say I rapped almost every word to Ice Ice Baby!!! Keleigh was a dancing machine!!! I couldn’t have done it without her!!
After karaoke, our group was performing every where we went!!
Chris even broke out in a little break dancing!!! Other people on the ship probably thought we were the crazy ones but the difference is….we were sober!!!
I was so glad we got to go on this cruise b/c honestly we weren’t sure we were going to get to with Chris’s Dad still being in the hospital. We didn’t finalize our decision to go until the last minute. The laughter, relaxation, and time with each other/friends was the perfect medicine to destress!!
Coming up next….Key West and Nassau