Welcome to Day 4 of the Caribbean Cruise, we landed upon Half Moon Cay. It is beautiful island, soft white sand, beautiful clear water and this awesome villa my uncle rented for the day.
We had to tender into the island. I am not a fan of tendering but this time it wasn't too bad. It went pretty quickly.
A bar on the island is called " I wish I could stay here forever", talk about the best photo opt .
Finally we arrived where we would be staying for the day. They had a tram but they only had one running that day so we decided to walk in the humidity to our little place.
Half Moon Cay is Carnival owned. Therefore everything on the island is used with your sign and sail card that is attached to the ship. Even the people who work on the boat are working the island. So as expected it was expensive but they did offer free lunch which was okay. We booked this villa online before we left for our cruise and once we boarded our ship in Miami we went to guest service to book which one we wanted, we picked C.
Thank goodness we got a villa because EVERYONE on the ship hangs out on the same beach. It looked like a city and chairs were everywhere and there is no shade. It was nice to leave all our stuff everywhere and not worry about it getting stolen or wet. Also, it was nice to get away from the people.
The best decision I have made in awhile was buying this water proof camera. I didn't have to worry about it while on this trip.
After awhile of bobbing around in the water we decided to take some selfies.
After a day of bobbing in the water and drinking in the sun it was time to catch the tender back to the boat.
It was shower time and get ready for dinner
Over all, Half Moon Cay isn't bad. I can say I have been there and explored it. If it ends up on my itinerary again I won't complain and we will be getting a villa. Have you ever been there?
Day 3 of our Caribbean cruise was the soul purpose we booked THIS cruise. Grand Turk I fell in love last year when I was there with the white sand beaches and the crystal clear blue water. Not to forget my favorite swimming/walking/hunting dog ever.
I think it's safe to say I have a love affair with this guy, Tofer. I even bought a shirt that says "Digging the Grand Turk life." Check out a video of him here
After we reunited, it was time to lounge in the water with some drinks in hand.
Our ship from the water
After we headed back down the beach to Margaritaville for some loaded Land Sharks and these amazing nachos!
Alex had to have his clock drink
After a day of drinking beer & eating it was time to head back to the ship. Yes I did get another beer condom while at jack shack!
Apparently it was nap time
Don't worry I believe I will be back in 2015 to see my love affair!Not to mention this is my favorite place in the entire world.. everyone is so nice and laid back, what is there to complain about?
Now that my trip is over, can someone take me back like now?
I am ready to go back to sun in my face, drink in my hand and my hubby. You can't blame me right?
First drink of the trip always deserves it's own picture...
Well we landed in Miami on Friday at about 11pm and let me tell you what a let down this town was for me. We stayed in downtown at the Marriott. The room was okay but not for the price we paid. They had no room service and there was NO WHERE to eat that was open. Not even a Mcdonalds or Burger King in sight. We ended up a CVS trying to kick us out because they were closing to get a bag of chips and peanuts.
The next morning we went downstairs to get breakfast because they were having the breast cancer 5k walk/run and we didn't want to get mixed up in that. My sandwich was still frozen in the middle and the coffee was gross. Needless to say, I learned my lesson about Miami.
After breakfast though, we took a little power nap and we headed off to the ship.
We always get spoiled and get a balcony. Why not have the extra room and private place to hang out? Also, the first night I stubbed my big toe on a chair on my balcony and sliced my nail in half. I had blood everywhere and it hurt. Medical was closed on the ship and I ended up paying $1.50 for two bandaids.
On the ship by the pool
Yes we did buy the Cheers! package and yes I did hit all 15 of my drinks 4 out of the 5 days we were on the boat. The best thing carnival ever did was introduce the Cheers!