For the second part of our trip we went on a cruise!
We went on the 4 day Carnival Imagination cruise to Catalina Island and Ensanada, Mexico.
When we ordered our tickets we also got the “Faster to the Fun”, where we didn’t have to wait in any lines to get on the boat and get off. Well worth the $12 each. The first thing we did was eat lunch.
And then we ate some more and relaxed. And that’s about all we did for the whole cruise.
It was great.
The ship left Long Beach at around 5, so the next day was our day at sea. People were saying that it was some of the worst waves in a long time and a lot of people on the ship didn’t feel well, including me. I did have a slight feeling of just wanting to be on real land and not stranded in the middle of the ocean..I went to the gym on the ship and made it a mile on the treadmill. I couldn’t even stay on it was so rocky! I tried lifting a few weights but just felt sick so I called it quits and that is the extent of my workouts while on the cruise. And you bet I enjoyed the break.
Luckily the next day the waves were down and we pulled in to our first port of call, Catalina Island. I headed out to explore (after breakfast!)
I might have maybe climbed a hill I wasn’t supposed to climb, but I did get to see some amazing views that I don’t think most people got to see. I don’t think I’d mind living here.
I made my way back to town and stopped at the cutest restaurant.
It felt so good to eat fresh, light food after all that (delicious) cruise food.
And if you know me at all –
Once we got back on the ship it was formal night. It was so fun to dress up! We went to this place for dinner every night on the ship. Why wouldn’t you when it’s included and you can have as much as you want?? Seriously, the fact that all the food was included on the ship was worth it by itself. I definitely made more than one midnight pizza run.You can bet I had an appetizer, entree, and dessert every night.Each night there was entertainment, and the concerts were so fun. I played bingo one night but sadly didn’t win. There were so many things going on it was impossible to make it to them all. One of my favorite things I did was just lay in a chair, read my book, and snack. Life was so easy.
The next day we sailed to Mexico!
It was my first time in Mexico, and to be honest…I wasn’t in love. Everything is cheap, but everyone was just a little too pushy. People telling you to go in their store, coming up to you on the street and trying to sell you things…yeah. Either way, I’m still so glad to see more of the world! And it was no doubt the best chips and guac of my life.
And for whatever reason my mom and I got Starbucks as we were going back to the ship. I don’t even like Starbucks.
It was our last night on the cruise, and the next morning we were out of our room by 8 to debark the ship and head to Universal Studios, which I wrote a little about in the last post. The next morning we flew home!
I’m so blessed to have went on such a wonderful trip, and I’ll cherish the memories forever. Thank you, Mom ❤️