About 18 months ago, I booked a cruise while on board a cruise. My intent was to sail aboard the Carnival Breeze and eat Guy Fieri’s burgers.
That’s it. That was my only goal, besides getting roasted on a nightly basis.
I had a great time on this cruise, mainly because I sailed with my sister. My wife didn’t want to go to the Bahamas; I didn’t care. That meant I didn’t have to get up early for excursions; there were three sea days and three ports. I spent an ungodly amount of money. I SLEPT. It was a vacation.
The cruise was completely cool. I had never sailed to the Bahamas before. It was just relaxing, getting some fun in We also visited Key West in addition to Freeport and Nassau. Key West to me was a tourist trap; Freeport and Nassau needed our visit. Apparently the Bahamas had been hit by a heavy duty storm last year. We could see the damage in the ports. One person who had been away from the port told us the islands were a wreck.
A couple of things I’d like to note:
Sailing out of Galveston was cool. Most of the people cruising were from Texas or other parts of the Midwest. The other cruisers were actually decent human beings. They were … polite. Much more polite than you’d see if you were sailing out of Miami or the West Coast.
The Breeze is not like it was the last time we sailed her in 2012. The ship is tired, and she’s going into dry dock for upgrades. It’s going to be a great ship again when they are done.
Finally, we booked another cruise for next year. I’ll discuss that one more in the upcoming months but the next one is going to be the biggest big deal of our cruises so far.