November 14, 2018
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Port Everglades, Florida

Port Everglades is a seaport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, located in Broward County. Port Everglades is one of South Florida’s foremost economic centers, as it is the gateway for both international trade and cruise vacations

15th Anniversary Trip – Grand Cayman

In case you missed day 1, click the tile below 15th Anniversary Trip – Raleigh 15th Anniversary Trip – Ft. Lauderdale In case you want to go back to the ship review, click the tile below. 15th Anniversary Trip – Carnival Conquest Day 8, Grand Cayman We arrived on our tender into George Town, Grand Cayman Island on the first tender in. We then...

15th Anniversary Trip – Ocho Rios

In case you missed day 1, click the tile below 15th Anniversary Trip – Raleigh In case you want to go back to the ship review, click the tile below. 15th Anniversary Trip – Carnival Conquest Day 7, Ocho Rios, Jamaica I had booked a private driver through Marvyn’s Paradise Tours back in January. It was $150 for the day for both of us which included...

15th Anniversary Trip – Carnival Conquest

Missed the beginning? Here ya go!   15th Anniversary Trip – Raleigh 15th Anniversary Trip – Ft. Lauderdale Day 5, Embarkation It’s sailing day! We woke up around 8:00 to get ready for this busy busy day. We had everything packed so I just needed to shave and take a shower. We got ready and called for an Uber to take us to the port. It was $26...

15th Anniversary Trip – Ft. Lauderdale

In case you missed day 1, here ya go! 15th Anniversary Trip – Raleigh Day 1 (officially) We woke up at 3:15 so I could take a shower and get ready to catch our 4am shuttle. WOO, it’s time to head out. 🙂 We walked downstairs at the hotel and hopped on our shuttle. It took us a whopping 5 minutes to get to the airport. Typically we use the skycap when we...

15th Anniversary trip

When we cruise we always take the kids with us. In fact, we take the kids with us everywhere we go. I don’t understand how some parents always leave their kids behind when they go places. Your kids are your family! That being said, my wife and I have not gone anywhere alone without our kids in 15 years with the exception of a concert trip here and there but...

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Day 1 We slept in a little this morning since we were in no hurry. We woke up and loaded the car to head north. I didn’t want to go. I love Key West. The car was loaded and north we headed. We ended up stopping at an IHop in Marathon for breakfast. I hate Ihop but everyone was hungry. The service and food was okay, again, it’s Ihop. The weather was still nice and...

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Again we had an excursion booked. This time it was the Old San Juan City & Fortress tour through Island Marketing. We went ahead and booked a private tour, which was nice because it was just us. There was a hiccup in the beginning because there were two people from Island Marketing contacting me, which was a bit confusing. Finally our driver arrived in a black...

St. Kitts

We had an independent excursion booked this day as well. We booked through Pereira Tours which Liz was GREAT. I cannot say enough good things about her. She also joined our Facebook roll call and helped all of the cruisers answer questions, find excursions even if they weren’t with her, and just make everyone feel welcome to St. Kitts. We started the day by shopping...

St. Maarten

We were excited about St. Maarten. St. Maarten is part of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean Sea. It comprises 2 separate countries, Netherlands & France. We had booked an excursion through Bernards SXM Tours independently, we don’t like going through cruise lines for excursions. We met Bernard’s Tours at the cruise terminal and boarded an air conditioned van...

Port Everglades

Carnival Splendor May 27, 2017 Embarkation, 4 ports, 3 days at sea Day 1 We woke up fairly early to load the vehicle to return it to FLL and go to our ship. This day was different though, because this was Sunday and the festivities in Miami Beach were starting to heat up. All of the residential streets were closed in Miami Beach so the traffic was crazy getting out...