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Carnival Fantasy Cruise

by Kay~Kacey on 11/3/2008

So, as you know, we’re home now…back to the land of fast internet…so I thought I’d show you some photos from our cruise. We really didn’t take that many photos this trip. Not sure what that says about the vacation. Maybe we were too busy having fun??

The cruise left from the New Orleans port. After a wonderful 80 degree day the day before we left, on the actual day of departure it was cold!

carnival fantasy lido deck

We started off, surprisingly :wink: by drinking and eating up on the Lido deck with our sweatshirts on against the crisp air. When SuperGuy wears a jacket, you know the weather is cold. When we checked in, we found they hadn’t seated us at the same table. :roll: So SuperGuy and The Geeky One went to go sort all that out. We ended up with a four top table, at the back of the dining room, right by the window. Sweet. Had a great waiter too. We were seated next to a family of 10. Okay. The mom spent the entire meal yelling at her 3 year old son. You know, saying the same thing over and over and over…so of course the kid never listened to her. You know the type. The dad wore a wife beater shirt to dinner. Yes, you know the type here too. How special. After that meal they were never seen again…wonder who offed them?? :mad2: Wasn’t me!

We proceeded down the river, tilting steeply to the side. Strange. A bit later they announced we had broken down in the middle of the Mississippi. Yes, well. Nothing really stops us from having fun. We finished dinner and went to the nearest bar on the ship in my quest for the best martini.

In the middle of the night, the engines kicked into gear, and off we went, out to the ocean. (about a 6 or 8 hour trip down the Mississippi from New Orleans to the ocean. Who knew??)

daybreak at sea

So nice to wake up to a view like this from your bed, isn’t it?

Okay, so SuperGuy gets up early without me and goes up to the Lido buffet and has a “prebreakfast” :roll: and he got this shot of the same sunrise. Yes, I know. He wins. (and it pains me to admit it!) Gorgeous clouds.

sunrise on cruise

The first day was spent at sea. The second day in Progresso, Mexico. I’m not sure how these small towns get the cruise lines to come to them. But this one you had to take a tour bus like 5 miles down the pier to even set foot on land. Let’s just say it wasn’t my favorite cruise port ever. We shopped in the open air market where they keep doing the “Hey, Lady, Look at this.” Anyway after some brief shopping where the Adorable Girlfriend picked up a few things (note to self, shop with Adorable Girlfriend next time, she found some neat things!) We then headed to the Ultimate Beach Party. :rofl: :rofl: Not.

beach party

The beach was rocky, cold, and windy…and about 3 feet wide by 15 feet long. Ah, well, we made the best of it. It looked like they made this spot out of a ruined hotel? Because only the pool was still there and a hut with a grill and cold beer. So, of course we made the best of things, as is our wont. :mrgreen:

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

iPost November 3, 2008 at 9:44 am

Fun, fun, fun! Gorgeous sky and sun…so jealous!

TSannie November 3, 2008 at 10:02 am

It’s good to be positive! SG’s photo is quite beautiful.

Mental P Mama November 3, 2008 at 10:26 am

I can’t get the image of that family of 10 out of my head. I don’t think I would have been very gracious. It’s a hormonal thing. At least that’s my excuse. :beer:

Katharina November 3, 2008 at 10:46 am

Great vacay photos. Enjoyed your upbeat stories.

Family of 10 with no parenting skills? No problem. I love to debate these fine points with the parents and totally horrify my husband while doing so.

Melissa Marsh November 3, 2008 at 1:25 pm

Love BOTH the sunset photos! :grin:

Gayle November 3, 2008 at 2:08 pm

Love the sunrise photos! So funny about the Ultimate Beach Party!

Kacey November 3, 2008 at 7:23 pm

Yes, quite the “ultimate beach party”. Whatever. We still had a great time. Next time I’d just stay on the ship though…

Michelle Willingham November 3, 2008 at 8:23 pm

The photos are stunning!

Suzanne November 3, 2008 at 8:27 pm

It looks like you had a great time! I love cruises. I only went on one, of course, LOL. But I loved it!

Kate November 3, 2008 at 8:50 pm

Super Guy wins for the sunrise photo. That’s a stunner. Too bad about the motley crew that sat next to you but good thing you didn’t see them again afterwards! Fun pics.

dlyn November 3, 2008 at 11:02 pm

SG’s photo is lovely. Someday I will learn how to properly expose a sunrise. Looks like a bunch of fun Kacey!

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