Belize Sights and Sounds 😎😎😻😻

Belize is such a beautiful place to visitπŸ˜ƒBy far, it is one of the best places that I have visited. Always a great feeling when you can get long time bucket list items checked off your list. Here is just a compilation of the sights and sounds of Belize:

Hopefully you enjoyed the video!πŸ˜ƒBelize was one of the stops while cruising along the Western Caribbean! Impressive trip all around especially the speed boat tour of the Belize River. If you ever go, please do the Belize River tour – you will be so glad you did!

I must admit, the Belize River tour isn’t always fast moving. In Belize πŸ‡§πŸ‡Ώ, there are spots along the river where you cannot go fast. While sailing along the river, you will see manatees, alligators 🐊, snakes 🐍 etc.

In addition to the tour, you can also visit the Belize Zoo, where you will see a lot of awesome animals. Thankfully this is part of the overall tour – which really adds to the value that this tour has!

All Aboard – Sail Away Party 🚒 πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰

If you have ever wondered about the type of entertainment that cruise ships have on board, look no further than this

I remember this experience as if it were just yesterday πŸ˜ƒ. So much fun and so much eager anticipation of sailing to the Western Caribbean to visit Costa Maya, Belize and Cozumel. I could hardly contain my excitement, just like kid, excitedly waiting for Christmas πŸŽ….

The video above is just a snippet of entertainment that we had on that day. Once you take a cruise, there is a myriad of things to do. Casinos are there, Broadway style performances also keep you entertained. Comedy shows are onboard along with miniature golf, basketball, swimming etc.

If you are wondering whether daycare and kid care facilities are there, the answer is yes πŸ™Œ. There are also adult only pools etc. if you prefer the all adult experiences. Food is there in absolute abundance: buffets, fine dining, fast food etc. it is almost like a airplane, hotel and restaurants all combined into one experience!

I will readily admit that I have not been cruising since the pandemic 😷 so I caution everyone to take all safety precautions to ensure that you get the most out of your experience. The video above is from pre-pandemic times so the experience would have changed since then. I am sure that the cruise lines will do all that is within their power to ensure a safe experience.

I look forward to sailing in the future and I encourage you all to cruise, especially if this is the first time or if you have cruised before. The experience is an excellent one and the memories will last a lifetime! πŸ˜ƒ

Dance πŸ’ƒ πŸ•ΊπŸΎParty on the High SeasπŸ˜ƒ

Nothing quite like a Carnival Cruise 🚒 Dance Party😁! No matter how many times I cruise on Carnival, the experience seems to get better and better. This particular one that I captured, will give you an idea of what I mean:

So incredibly fun 🀩 to experience this type of entertainment with the staff getting involved in it along with the cruise guests. I often wonder how long it takes to choreograph those dance moves πŸ˜‚. I would guess hours upon hours.

In any event, it was a fun time had by all. This was pre-pandemic which in my opinion, was the best time to have this type of experience. I am unsure how you accomplish something like this, in the midst of a pandemic 😷. Especially with so many people concentrated in one area.

As you can see from the video, kids of all ages are participating in the entertainment. Certainly the way things should be.😊 There is no doubt in my mind that these times will return. You can count on me to bring the sights and sounds to you. Who knows, I might even meet you there πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ!

Sailing the Cabo Sea 🚀 🌊

If you have never gone sailing before, it is such a wonderful experience. Before sailing ⛡️, I would avoid it because I figured that I would get sea sick πŸ€’. Here is a voyage that I took along the Sea of Cortez in Cabo San Lucas:

Prior to this voyage, I took my first cruise with Carnival. I packed Dramamine, a wristband (that helps avoid seasickness) and I packed the little circle bandaid type strips that are designed to go behind your ear. To my surprise, I did not get seasick but felt pretty sick because I spent money on all of these products that are designed to help prevent seasickness πŸ˜‚.

Still, it is always better to be safe rather than sorry. I had a wonderful time on both the Carnival and Cabo voyage. As you can tell from the video, the weather was very beautiful and the waves were not as choppy. Truly one of the best voyages that I have been on because of the weather and the wonderful tour guide that we had on that day.

In case you are interested in booking this same tour, it can be found on the Trip Advisor site or app. It is the Cabo San Lucas Glass Bottom Boat tour and it contains a couple of hours on the sea, tour of a glass blowing factory, lunch, tequila tasting and a tour around the city of San Jose del Cabo. You will be so glad that you booked this tour – prepare to have loads of fun 🀩!

Cruise Cabin Ocean Views πŸ˜†!

If you have never seen the view of the ocean from inside a cabin room, prepare to be amazed:

Isn’t it just spectacular 🀩? When I saw this when I took my first cruise, I was truly amazed. Seeing the waves in the vast ocean, just blew my mind. Almost could not sleep seeing this amazing sight.

Most times when I have seen video from a cruise 🚒, I have rarely seen what the cabin rooms look like or the ocean view from within the cabin. I am glad to at least check one of these items off of the list for all of you that will view the video. I will have to look through my video archive to see if I have room pictures πŸ˜‚.

The views that we see on vacation, oftentimes gets burned into our mind and this particular trip provided no exception. I hope that you enjoy the video and that you have a great week ahead!

Dance Vibes for a TuesdayπŸ•ΊπŸΎπŸ’ƒ!

Nothing like a fun trip! 😊 If it contains dancing, you have a party πŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰. Here is a dance party for the ages – enjoy 😊:

This was one of the best times that I had on a cruise. The video above captures the dance party which was a part of the sail away celebration. I am assuming other cruise lines have pre-sail festivities also. It was a great send off to say the least. πŸ˜‚

In the video, it looks very weird to have so many people concentrated in one place. This was the way we use to interact on a cruise prior to the pandemic 😷. Hoping that these times come back soon.

Hope that you enjoy the video and happy sailing to you all in the future.

Fun at Laguna Cozumel πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈ

Happy New Week to you😎. The weekend never seems to be long enough πŸ˜‚ Travel always take you away from the regular, ordinary and the mundane πŸ‘. Should your travel plans take you to Cozumel, I highly suggest visiting the Chankanaab Beach πŸ– Park. One of the beauties that this park has to offer is the Laguna Cozumel, which as you can see from the video, is just amazing :

You can take a wonderful walk around this Laguna and feel as as if you have discovered paradise. Cannot beat the beautiful views that this Laguna contains. You may ask the question, “is swimming allowed?”. Well, it is not allowed, there are a number of beaches that are located in Chankanaab where you could swim, snorkel etc.

In order to do all of the activities included at this park, you really need about 2 days. There is so much to do and so little time to do it. Once you are there, time does not seem to stand still. On the contrary, it goes by so fast. There is a Dolphin Discovery, sea lion show. several beaches, tequila tasting, great restaurants, shopping etc. Almost too good to be true.

As you can see from the video above, it is just phenomenal. This was an excursion that I booked on my Carnival Cruise voyage to the Western Caribbean. With cruises, you only have a few hours on land before it is time to resume the sea voyage. I am glad that I was able to make this time count!

All Aboard 🚒 – Fun Awaits!

Getting outdoors clears the heart and the mind. Nothing like the wonderful fresh air that is felt when you leave even the comforts of your home and venture out . If you have followed my blog, you realize that any day at sea, is happiness to me πŸ˜ƒ. One of those such sea adventures happened on the high seas of Costa Maya, Mexico and it is captured here:

The ocean was just a perfect shade of blue on that day😎. I still look back in awe when I see this video. It is not only very beautiful but you also see just how massive cruise ships are πŸ˜‚. It is a wonder how they are able to stay on top of the water. From the sheer weight, they should sink but of course they design the ships a certain way to ensure that they stay above the water.

My fear of sailing on all of this massive water, kept me from wanting to cruise at all for so many years. I look back in regret now because I could have been to so many more places πŸ˜‚ had I not been afraid to take a cruise. You cannot get these type of views staying on land, you have to be willing to venture out from the land.

If fear is holding you back, you are in good company- others, including myself, have been there. When it is safe and you are comfortable, try it out for the first time and see if you like it. Who knows, you could be hooked like I am and start seeing the world differently- from aboard a cruise shipπŸ˜ƒ 🚒!

Once Upon a Cruise 🚒

Once upon a cruise, I had the time of my life πŸ˜ƒ! There was a lot of singing and most certainly a lot of dancing like the video captured here:

Doesn’t this look like fun? 😜 The video gives you some idea of the overall atmosphere on this Carnival – Western Caribbean cruise. The place where all of this fun takes place is called the Lido Deck. That is where dance parties, exercising and other entertaining group activities take place. This place can accommodate the largest number of guests at the same time.

If you have seen other blog posts of mine, you have undoubtedly seen a few concerts from the cruise ships. The concerts happen on the Lido Deck. As you might imagine, there are extra protocols being followed in the pandemic world that we live in now, but rest assured, this type of entertainment continues on, albeit in a limited capacity.

Once you are comfortable with taking a cruise, I encourage you to do so. I am sure that the industry would love to have new and experienced cruisers, as their industry has lost billions of dollars as a result of the pandemic.

Hello October and TGIF🀩!

Hello October😊 and Happy Friday to all. We are quickly rushing into the last quarter of the year and before you know it, 2022 will be here. In order to celebrate this, I want to share the party vibes (Pre-Covid) that I vividly remember from my last Carnival Cruise: Hope that you enjoy 😊!

These were the good old days for sure and I definitely miss them. The good news is that these times will return, we will experience them again! There are seasons in life that are experienced. They seem forever at the time but they come and go.

This particular video was recorded during dinner time on the cruise. This dance party happens on every Carnival Cruise. Most definitely, it looks different nowadays but it is fun nonetheless. The kids dancing πŸ’ƒ πŸ•ΊπŸΎin the video is what makes this video most enjoyable! I smile every time I view it.

Let the good times rollπŸ˜ƒ Happy Friday and Happy October πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰