12 Trips. 12 Months.

12 Trips. 12 Months.

April Edition.

I missed my April deadline since it is now May, but I have not forgotten to post about my April Trip! This past month I boarded the Carnival Miracle out of Long Beach California. Our intinerary to us to Los Cabos, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. I’ve cruised many times before but this was the first cruise we’ve ever taken on the west coast.

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I’ve always enjoyed cruising, the ability to travel to multiple places without having to deal with the details of traveling to each place. I also love the water, saltwater runs through my veins and I find that I will never tire of the ocean. And no matter what, when ocean meets sky you are will always have an amazing view.IMG_7177Years ago I had traveled on the Carnival Miracle, but now it is evident that the ship is slightly run-down and often times felt understaffed in areas. The shows onboard were mediocre and not at the same level as previous Carnival Cruises (Disclaimer: I am big into theatre and entertainment so my standards tend to be higher than the average guest.) I was happy to see Carnival celebrating their 5 year anniversary as partners with St. Jude Children’s hospital.

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The ports were nice to see, not sure if I would really venture towards any of them again, if I had to choose one it would be Puerto Vallarta. We didn’t do an excursion in Cabo, and were bored after just a few hours. Mazatlan we did a land and sea excursion which was alright, not the best, not sure if it was worth the money but after seeing the town it probably wouldn’t have been worthwhile to not take part in an excursion. In Puerto Vallarta a last minute decision led us to board a pirate ship for a show, beach time and a meal. By far this was the best part of the entire cruise, the crewmembers were amazing, the food delicious, and the beach private with no one trying to sell you a bunch of junk.

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I enjoyed my time away, and having the chance to relax as much as possible. For how much I love the ocean I am not sure if I will be booking another cruise anytime soon. This trip was a bit disappointing and not on par of what I have come to expect from Carnival.

-Elle

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