Our First Cruise

In 2019, my wife and I decided to go on a cruise with some friends. We was very apprehensive about getting on a ship in the middle of the ocean with no land in sight. However, our vision of what a cruise was became a distant thought in the back of our minds. Because the experience was very different than one can put in words. You basically have to experience it to get a full view of what a cruise entails.

First of all is the service, our stewards knew our name on day one. Where can you go to get that kind of recognition? Oh yea–we went with Carnival Cruise on the ship called the Valor. No matter where we went on the ship or what we did, we had excellent service from the staff. I was blown away by the friendliness and professionalism of the staff. Also, there is the cruise critters that show up on your bed.

The second thing that is extraordinary on a cruise is the food. There is so much food, and so little time to sample it all. I think that I did gain a little weight on this cruise but it was worth it. Sorry I did not get any pictures of the food but next time I will have pictures. If you go hungry on a cruise, then you are at fault because there are so many options. We did try the steak house and do highly recommend it. That was a Five Star Experience, and an experience that we have not experienced before from anywhere.

Final thing that will blow your mind is the entertainment. Yes–the entertainment was top notch on our cruise. We did our cruise in December. So the theme was about Christmas with a performance by little kids on the cruise doing a play in the main theater on the last days of the cruise. It was cute and entertaining. On the other days before the kids play was a rock through the times sort of performance. I am not much into these types of performances but I did have fun, and the entertainers were very good at what they do. It did change my mind on future performances of this caliber. This picture is from one of the performances but I do not remember the name of it. It was spectacular and entertaining.

My wife and I were so taken back from the cruise that we had to get onto another one soon. Then Covid happened, and we could not get another cruise until this year. We are going on the Carnival Mardi Gras in November of 2022, and we can not wait for this cruise. This may become a yearly vacation.

Oh yea, you can not go on a cruise without mentioning the views. Enjoy.

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