During my class yesterday, I received this text message from my mom: “We are booked.”
I responded with, “Ahhh!!!” because I can’t believe it’s really happening! I’ve never been out of the Eastern time zone, much less in an entirely different country. My excitement level is through the roof!
We leave towards the end of May from Tampa and will be spending 5 days on our ship. We stop once at Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands and then again at Cozumel, Mexico.
We’ve put a lot of thought into the ship, such as how long, where we want to go, what kind of room we want. (We booked a ocean-view room.) We decided that we wanted to take it easy for our first cruise but did want to make two stops at two different places. So this was the perfect cruise for us and pretty cheap at under $400 a person!
We’ve been looking at shore excursions and we’re pretty set on going snorkeling in Cayman Islands. (Although my mom did admit she’s scared to snorkel. I told her it was a must.) There is really so much to choose from! Everything from scuba diving to swimming with dolphins to shopping to sightseeing. It’s crazy!
So here’s where you come in, dear readers! What advice do you have for a cruise-going virgin? Any must-dos while I’m in the Cayman Islands or Cozumel? Anything I need to know about the cruise ship, things to bring, etc.? I’m all ears!