Upon stumbling on a recent giveaway on a friend's blog, Keenly Kristin, I was inspired to share my own story of a cruise experience I had as a teenager. I lived with my Godmother and her husband, who later became my parents when they adopted me, when I was 15 until 18 years old. Several months after moving in with them, she announced we were going on a cruise. I was SO excited!
We cruised with Carnival cruise lines, on their ship Carnival Spirit. It was such an amazing experience! I was 15 and had NEVER left the state of Vermont! We flew to Miami to board the ship, cruised the Carribean, and stopped at 3 different ports: St. Maarten, Barbados, and Martinique. In St. Maarten we lounged on the beach, in Barbados we took a submarine ride all the way to the bottom of the ocean floor, and in Martinique we took a tour of the Rainforest and Dole banana plantation. It was such an amazing experience and life changing for a 15 year old. I learned a lot, and had tremendous fun. There was so much to do ON the ship too. There was food available 24 hours a night, beautiful formal restaurants, room service, spectacular shows every night, and so many various activities during the day too. Not to mention, the pool and the views from the deck from our rooms. More times than I can count we watched dolphins swimming along with our ship, or the sun rising or setting on the horizon. We met some amazing people, and have so many amazing and unforgettable memories. I would give anything to go back and do it all over again. Maybe some day....
And if I do ever get the chance to do it again, I will turn to Cruise Web to help me find the best deal and plan the best cruise with the best cruise line.
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