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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Summer Cruise

Way back on July 21st my beloved and I headed out on a 5 night cruise with Carnival.  It was convenient, leaving from Galveston, fit into our time slot and our budget, Ahem, our moving budget but budget nonetheless. We work hard year round so we deserved it!  Here we are arriving at the port in Galveston, about 1 1/2 hrs from home.  There she is......The Triumph.
 
In our 10 yrs together we have cruised once and that was for K's graduation from graduate school.  His family from out of town joined us and we sailed on Royal Caribbean and had a blast.  We were not even engaged at the time but I knew we would be life partners. Carnival was just fine for the money we spent and alone time we needed.  Royal is one step up, yes, and so is the price.  Weigh your importance. Carnival has the embarkation and debarkation down to a science and that is a well oiled machine.  20 minutes to get on and 20 minutes to clear customs and get off!  Good Job Carnival! Here is our inside cabin, plenty of room.  Last time we had a large window but it's not necessary unless you spend a lot of time in your room.
This is the shower and restroom, still okay size.

This is the room shot from the door way, just past the bathroom.
This is from the other angle of the room facing towards the door.  Large vanity for sure and the bathroom is off to the right.  Not cramped at all really.  Bring a cooler, they are allowed and it was the best decision ever!
You know the daily towel arrangements!
We just boarded the ship and walking around. Note:  the Galveston dirty water, eek!
Rooms are not available until 1:30p so you can purchase a drink(s) and walk around certain decks.  Here is the 8 hole course.
View of the large deck.  The pools were way small but there were chairs o'plenty.
Yes, there was a water slide and yes, the mister rode it.  Twice.
The big screen that played movies most of the time and the little pool and 2 hot tubs that were all about the same size.
The love that I am married to.
I like vodka martini's, dirty, 3 olives.  Well they only had small olives so I got 5 or 6.  Still de-lish!
MORE TO come..............stay tuned!

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