by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on September 7, 2009

There is no place like home. But boy, did we have fun on our anniversary trip!

The days we spent in the ports of call were certainly the most exciting. With zip lines and a river raft tour in Jamaica, snorkeling in Grand Cayman, and an Everglades safari in Miami, we had loads of fun! (Stay tuned for pictures of our days in port.)

The Carnival Destiny, however, left much to be desired. The ship was older; the food was good, but certainly nothing to write home about; and with only a few exceptions, our fellow cruisers were a bit on the “shady” side. I do have to say, though, that the crew took good care of us, and all-in-all Ray and I have decided we like to cruise.


Next time we go (on a different cruise line, I’m thinking) we’ll bring our kids along. I think they would have a ball!

This was not a review or payment for any work done. I won this cruise, by random draw, and our fare was paid for by Walmart and Levi Strauss & Co.
A huge thanks to Walmart for this amazing experience… Ray and I were able to celebrate our 10 years of marriage in style!


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Tammy September 7, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Cool! nice pics – we discovered cruising 5 years ago, and it is our preferred method of vacationing now.

I love hearing people’s experiences on other cruise lines, we’re stuck on Disney, done three with them and have a fourth booked for April. We always say we’d like to try another line but haven’t yet!


oh amanda September 8, 2009 at 5:55 am

Oh, I LOVE Cruises. But I’m w/you…I did a Carnival Cruise and was just eh about it. My DISNEY CRUISES however—you will LOVE them and so will your kdis!


Dana @ Frugal in Virginia September 8, 2009 at 8:01 am

Glad you two had a good time!

Thank you for sharing this. My husband and I are planning a cruise for the spring, as a honeymoon re-do. My husband was horribly sick our whole honeymoon a few years ago, and since our marriage has been since filled with pregnancies and babies, we’ve yet to get away on a healthy, kid-free vacation. Needless to say, I am absolutely looking forward to the cruise and have started to do some planning, so I appreciate your feedback on the whole experience and the Carnival line.


kristin September 8, 2009 at 11:30 am

what a crazy good time. I can’t wait to see pictures.

Did I see Tara on the cruise with you? :D


Duong sheahan September 8, 2009 at 6:32 pm

That is so awesome Christine!! Great photos and sooo happy you got to get away with hubs! Isn’t it so refreshing! Thanks for sharing and you look awesome sweetie!!


LyndiLou September 9, 2009 at 12:59 pm

We went on a cruise a couple of summers ago and I LOVED it!!! We went with Carnival but we were on the Legend… and it was great! :) We want to try another line to compare too!!! Congratulations on making it 10 years!!! Here’s wishing you 10′s of 10 more!!! *:D*


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