Travel is back in my future! First up will be, what should be, a fantastic three weeks on a cruise ship. With this itinerary! I have been to the Mediterranean before, but only for 10 days. This will be the longest cruise to date for me, so looking forward to that, as well as all the new ports. All of Greece on this cruise will be new (I have been to Greece, just not these ports), and Turkey will be new.
The month after that, I have a new to me, exciting opportunity. I am a Travel Advisor but a small independent agency so opportunities like this don’t always come along. I’m still waiting for the final details so I can book flights and it becomes really real, but I have an invitation to attend the Miami Inaugural cruise on the new Norwegian Prima! Just a short little cruise, but it will be exciting to check out the new ship, and I can’t wait to report back!
And yet another month after that, I have another exciting and rare (for me) opportunity. I received an invite to attend the MSC Seascape Naming Ceremony. Now this isn’t an actual cruise, but we will spend the night onboard and get to tour different cabin types, experience meals, show, the naming ceremony – did I mention Katy Perry is the Godmother? So this should be a really fun opportunity!
Last but not least in the most upcoming travel is a cruise I have waited two years for. I’ve been booked on it for 2021, 2022, and finally 2023. It is looking extremely positive that this third time will be the charm for this adventure as they have hired the “destination expert” (port lecturer) so that’s a fantastic sign. So here is the itinerary:
Now this cruise, you see Antarctic Peninsula – this is NOT an expedition cruise, so we will not be getting off the ship in Antarctica, but we will have four days of scenic cruising, in and out of the inlets to view wildlife, icebergs etc. For now, that is enough for me! I have been planning my packing for this trip for two years lol.
Sorry I haven’t been posting as much, I’ve been spending time working on building my business, and also on purging the excess at home!
So we are headed out soon on a quick 7 day get away to the Mexican Riviera on Majestic Princess. The weather has turned chilly at home this week, so the timing couldn’t be more perfect!
The itinerary on this cruise includes port stops in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. Now, we have done this cruise at least two or three times before, but living in California makes it a quick and easy get-away when you just need to go!
A negative rapid antigen test is still required to cruise on Princess, along with being vaccinated of course. We have our appointment in the morning to get that taken care of, then it’s smooth sailing until our flights.
Normally I start packing well in advance, changing my mind multiple times on what I want to wear, but for excursions this trip, we have opted to head to beach clubs where, most of which have the beach/ocean as well as a pool to cool off in. Because of this, it really makes packing easy. Shorts, t-shirts or tank tops, swim suit of course, and some clothes for dinner in the dining room and one of two formal nights. When we cruise together, we split the formal nights up. The formal night we do not go to the dining room, we will either eat in the buffet or Alfredo’s.
When I was on Majestic in August (to Alaska), I took lots of photos to share, and videos/live videos that I shared on my FB page. I am thinking about doing some more of those this trip.