June 16, 2021
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Carnival Splendor2017

Carnival Splendor is the sole ship of the Splendor class, a smaller, modified version of the Concordia-class cruise ship, operated by Costa. he entered service on 2 July 2008.

Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina For us, Raleigh is home base. Raleigh is a short 2 hour drive from our house. I drive between Raleigh and Chapel Hill so often that I am used to the drive and it’s a quick hop down 86. I lived in Raleigh for a while so I am familiar with the city and I just love the Triangle.We always fly out of Raleigh-Durham International because...

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Key West, Florida Key WestDay 1 We got on Florida Turnpike and south...Read More JoshApril 7, 2018 Ft. Lauderdale 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...

Key West, Florida

Key WestDay 1 We got on Florida Turnpike and south to the Keys we went! We stopped in Islamorada at Robbie’s so my kids could feed the tarpon and we could stretch our legs. It was about $20 for 3 buckets of fish so we could go out on the dock and feed the tarpon.This was fun, my youngest really enjoyed it. Be cautious when you go here because the pelicans are very...

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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...

St. Kitts

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...

St. Maarten

St. Maarten / Sint Martin 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 Bernard’s SXM Tours independently, we don’t like going through cruise lines for excursions. We met Bernard’s Tours at the cruise terminal and...

Port Everglades

Miami, Florida Miami, Day 1 The Everglades Our flight to Miami was...Read More JoshApril 7, 2018 Carnival SplendorMay 27, 2017Day 1 Embarkation, 4 ports, 3 days at seaWe 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...

Miami, Florida

Miami, Day 1 The EvergladesOur flight to Miami was really nice. There was no turbulence and the staff was awesome as always on Southwest. We always fly Southwest because they are the cheapest for us. They offer free luggage, free snacks and free TV. That helps kill time. I was able to watch some morning show on the way down. Not to mention Southwest has open seating...

Grand Turk

Grand Turk, 2016 In Grand Turk, most cruisers flock to Margaritaville which you can go to in any beach city in the USA. We don’t want to do that. We rented a golf cart through Karib (now closed) which was $90 for the day.With the golf cart, you can ride anywhere on the island. Grand Turk is a small island so you can explore the whole island in about 2 hours or less...

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