Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Ahoy, Vacation Ahead!

Today marks a big-ish day: it's my husband and I's 10 month wedding anniversary!  I can't believe that 10 months have already passed and we're coming up on our first anniversary.  Time really flies when you're laughing-so-hard-you're-crying and having fun! 

We didn't do anything special to mark this lovely occasion today (we cooked dinner at home and took a long walk together), but we have been looking forward to our first anniversary in June.  To celebrate this momentous occasion, we decided to take the plunge and book a cruise to the Bahamas! 

On June 3, we'll be setting sail on the Carnival Sensation, leaving out of Port Canaveral.  This will be my first cruise out of this port (previously I've left out of Tampa), and I actually hear that it's pretty nice (more like Tampa than Miami, which I hear is a bit of a nightmare).

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We're going on a 5 day, 4 night cruise, which will be ideal for Pete's first cruising experience.  I took extra effort to choose a cruise ship that had lots of fun amenities:  waterslides, mini-golf, a casino, a sushi bar... all of the things I know my hubs will go ca-razy for (and I will certainly take advantage myself).  There's even a spa, so maybe we'll book a couples massage too (I hope, I hope!).

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Have any of you been to Nassau or Freeport before?  If you have, what fun things should we do while we're at port?  We are thinking of doing a snorkeling excursion in one of the ports, but weren't sure what else was available.  For our day at sea, I plan to spend a good chunk of the day lounging poolside with a great book, my iPod and many delicious cocktails.  A girl's gotta stay hydrated!

What's your favorite thing to do on a cruise?  Share your ideas with me!


Lauren said...

I think we've been on the same cruise! We went to Nassau & Freeport on our December cruise out of Port Can. it was so fun...we enjoyed Freeport the most(did an all exclusive resort day it was awesome!!) Nassau there isn't a ton to do unless you want to pay to get into Atlantis for the aquarium, etc we just went to Senor Frogs and walked around some :-)

TheTinyHeart said...

We're also going to Nassau for our anniversary! (not on a cruise though). What dates are you going? Wonder if we'll be there at the same time?? We went to Nassau 2 years ago and we absolutely love it.

The Tiny Heart

Nichole said...

We did a 4 day on the Sensation for our honeymoon! Oh I have loads of ideas for you. I also have an album on fb of us on the cruise if you want to look! So excited for you guys!

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