In March we are embarking on a fantastic month long vacation and even though it is seven months away my excitement is almost palpable. Last night I even dreamed about it and pictured our boys playing happily in the sand in the Caribbean. Their smiles lighting up the beach and their laughter echoing in my ears. It was a beautiful dream and one that I know will come into fruition sooner than I think.
We have booked an 8 day cruise aboard the Carnival Breeze. Carnival Cruise line’s newest mega ship. With a wide variety of restaurants including Guy Fieri’s burger joint my chef husband will be happy. With a 4D theatre, live Hasbro game shows and an on board water park we will definitely experience all that a “Fun” ship has to offer! With a great child care program “Camp Carnival” my husband and I will get some alone time and with four fantastic ports to visit our thirst to see new places will be quenched. I can’t wait!
One of the many reasons we have chosen a cruising vacation is that my concerns regarding travel with food allergies are taken care of in a very professional manner. In my past experience cruising I have had the option to enjoy anything on any menu with my food allergens removed. Cruise ships follow U.S. Department of Health regulations and in my experience have truly gone the extra mile to ensure that I have a safe and worry-free dining experience. While I love exotic travel sometimes it is nice to just relax and enjoy myself and the time with my family.
As I mentioned we are going on an 8-day cruise, but will be away almost a month. The rest of our trip will be a road trip extraordinaire! Our family loves road trips so felt this was a wonderful opportunity to drive to Florida to board our cruise. Living in Ontario it will be about a 30 hour drive (without stops) but we plan to really take our time and see some of the amazing places along the way. I haven’t started to plan this part of the trip, but I know this will be what keeps me motivated through the dark days of the Canadian Winter. So many exciting places to see and explore!
What trips are you planning right now?
*Note* This post, nor the cruise we are taking are sponsored by Carnival (I wish!). We have paid for all parts of this vacation.