We are anxiously counting down the days until our next cruise as a family. We just got back from a family cruise celebrating our daughter’s graduation. We went to Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Jamaica. God made an incredible world and we were honored to have been able to visit the Caribbean to see that part of the world.
We boarded the ship on a Sunday and it took a full day to get our sea legs. We went to the doctor several weeks prior to leaving to get a prescription for patches to wear to battle sea sickness. I am thankful that we didn’t have to see what it would be like to go on board without the patches. I get vertigo rather easily due to my multiple sclerosis.
The first excursion was in Cozumel. It was the “Dolphin Encounter & Sea Lion show at Chanjanaab”. It was three and a half hours. Our daughter always wanted to swim with the dolphins and this was just the think she wanted to experience. She received a go pro for graduation and bought a harness to be able to strap it to her body so she could film her experience. So cool. There were about 10 people there so the group was small enough to really enjoy it and get right in there.
On day four, we were in the Grand Cayman’s and participated in the “Deluxe stingray city sandbar”. You waded out in shallow water and there were stingrays all swimming around your feet. We lured them in by feeding them. It was a quick two and a half hours My parents were really excited about this excursion. It was a little creepy but exciting none the less.
Day five we went to Jamaica. We really wanted to do the zip lines but my dad was really afraid of heights, but he sucked it up and did it any way. The zip lines were longer than any that I have been on before but it still went by way to fast. We switched from zip line to zip line. The scenery was absolutely beautiful. Flying over the canopy of green trees was absolutely amazing. I want to go and do that again. That was the quickest four and a half hours ever.
On the ship, it was full of activities as well. There was food every where you turned. My daughter and I had to eat gluten free food so we had a special meal prepared for us each night at supper. I am sure I gained ten pounds while we were there.
One excursion that I would like to do next time is the ATV excursion. The sad but funny part of that was we weren’t able to do that one because my dad was too old. What is funny about that is you would never know he is 80 because he doesn’t look nor does he act like it. I bet that if we requested it on shore, they would have never questioned him and we could have done it, but we did all of our planning before we went on the cruise.
When we arrived on shore we were greeted by a limo service in Frisco TX, that took us all the way back home. It was a great vacation.