So my friend and I have been planning what to do on our upcoming cruise. Usually I don’t plan a lot to be honest, I just go with the flow when I get there unless there is something I really want to see, for example I really wanted to see the leaning Tower of Pisa, so much so I have now seen it three times and that quite frankly is enough!
Anyway, as I said we have been planning what to do with our days. Mainly I think because this is such a mammoth cruise we don’t want to miss anything and we don’t want to waste a second of our time ashore. I usually don’t mind wasting an hour or so whilst we slowly get ourselves ready and have an old ladies meeting about where to go and what to do but not this time, definitely not.
We have researched into every port until our brains were ready to explode and we are coming along nicely with a cruise port guide document for ourselves. We have each place marked off and have maps saved that show specific locations of places we want to check out.
Some of those places include Grand Anse Beach in Grenada, a Rainforest tram excursion in St Lucia, Cane Garden Beach in Tortola and a day at Nachi Cocom Beach Club in Cozumel, really, what more could we want?!
We have got a few places noted down that are a little more leisurely in pace. We know where we want to go but in order to get there all we have is a short stroll from the ship. As much as I love to explore and cram in as much as possible its nice too sometimes to just take at least one day as it comes.
I keep forgetting about the Panama Canal too. Because it’s a transit and we don’t actually leave the ship then obviously all I have to plan for this experience is who I am going to throw overboard so I can have their space on the deck. We plan our ports and then I remember, oh we have the Panama Canal transit too, it makes the cruise feel all that more amazing again. And yes, I was joking about throwing someone overboard, as tempting as it is sometimes! 😉
It still feels strange to say I am going to the Caribbean on a 35-night cruise. I don’t think it’s so much the Caribbean as it is the 5 week cruise that I can’t wrap my little brain around. It’s such a long time and I know by the time we get back I will have to be escorted from the ship by security as I simply will not want to leave! In fact, I have even written on our cruise port guide:
Find somewhere to hide on the ship and do it all again! 😉
We are slowly counting down the days, only 77 more to go before we wave goodbye to the UK and say HELLO to the Caribbean, ok well not exactly as we have quite a few sea days before we get there and a stop off at Madeira first but, you know what I mean!
I suppose the fun will really start the morning of January 2nd when we leave our homes in what feels like the middle of the night, get bitten by Jack Frost and wish we were just there already!