Who has 4 thumbs and is going on a 7 night western Caribbean cruise? These guys! Thanks to the occasional inept crew and/or maintenance engineers, Carnival Cruise Line seems quite desperate to fill up their cruises at this point. Couldn't imagine that, could you? So after some scrutinizing of our budget up to this point and helped by the fact that were probably going to be paying about 85% less than we would with a normal booking, we're all in. We literally booked at the last minute, as you must book 72 hours in advance and we sail 78 hours from now.

So now we just have to figure out the next couple of days around Miami. We're in an awesome Marriott right now (naturally paid for by credit card reward points), but we have to figure out the next nights on a budget. We're thinking camping in the Everglades at this point, but we still have to see if all the campsites are reserved.

I have a feeling the cruise is going to be awesome as an Exuma detox. Since we're rolling this on a tight budget, and alcohol is not included in the so-called all-inclusive booking, we won't be doing much drinking. I'm definitely planning on eating my moneys worth of lobster and seafood though, and working it off in the gym. The cruise has ports-of-call in Belize, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, and Isla Roatan.

Hopefully in the next couple of days we will be able to write a bit about Exuma and find wifi to post it. In the meantime, know that it was completely awesome, and every bit as good as we expected it to be. Cerulean waters, golden rum, and crimson skin all around.

1 comment:

  1. Drinks on the cruises are very pricey. You can bring 1 bottle of wine per person though. I took 1 in my suitcase and then 1 in my carry on bag. For shore excursions, don't book through Carnival. When you get off the ship there are all sorts of excursion people just begging for your business. Barter with them on price. Have fun!