World Travel 2013-2014, Cruise Wrap Up

  • Overall what we did: 6 days split into: 2 days at sea, 1 day in Jamaica, 1 day in the Cayman Islands, 1 day in Mexico and 1 day in the Bahamas from 13 September 2014 to 20 September 2014
  • Favourite part of the Cruise: The lovely people we met on the ship – can’t beat meeting new people!
  • Key tip: Manage your expectations and don’t expect good food! Oh, and be cautious about how you use your cruise card. As it’s linked to your credit card, I can imagine that some people would have had nasty bills at the end of the trip without realising
  • Cultural points:
    • Culture: In regards to the cruise we went on, expect a European / American culture
  • Highlights: Horse back riding in Jamaica and swimming with sting rays in the Bahamas
  • Floating with the Sting Rays, Bahamas

    Floating with the Sting Rays, Bahamas

  • Best Experience: A pair of sting rays attempting to eat my toes during our sting ray experience. Very strange sensation.
  • Worst Experience: Hmm, there were a couple of not great things. Some food which was either off or so poorly cooked it was inedible, and 4 different mistakes with our excursions ranging from incorrect billing to giving us the wrong time for our excursion (yeap, sitting in the sun for an hour wasn’t fun)
  • Must See Attraction: Hard to say as we only stayed at each port of call for at best 12 hours
  • Most Over-hyped Attraction: Great Stirrup Cay. Not sure if it was really over hyped – but to me it was just a beach. We have lots of lovely beaches in Australia so it didn’t hold much appeal for me personally after we had finished our sting ray experience
  • Would I go back? Eventually yes, but not straight away. It was a good expereince and a very relaxing way to travel; however, at this stage I’d like to spend more time in the places I visit which isn’t possible with most cruises

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