Thursday, December 11, 2008

My Carnival Legend Cruise...Lots of fun Pictures

My Carnival Legend Vacation

Yep I am smoking a Cuban cigar :)

Me and David had a blast and it was a great way to end my offseason LOL. This was my first cruise and Davids 10th. We went on a Carnival 7 day Western Carribean cruise on the Funship Legend. For my first cruise I was very impressed.

We fly out of the new Indianapolis Airport on Saturday November 29th and did a precruise. We stayed at the Hilton. I loved the hotel it was located by a lot of my favorite restaurants including Cheesecake Factory. I had to stop there and grab me some avacado eggrolls. I just love the tamarind dipping suace. We arrive back at the hotel and crashed. It was a long day and I wanted to get up early and grab a taxi to the port. I was determined to be one of the first ones on the ship. We arrived at the port a little after 10 am. I think we must have skipped the line as we were the first ones in after the V.I.P. Wedding party...OPPs I did it again. :) I don't really think people knew were to stand anyway. I did get yelled at for taking pictures outside so I did get one photo in for you guys.
After we got inside it was smooth sailing but I still wasn't first to board the ship yet. I did have a couple of people take some shots of me pretending like they were looking at thier phone or camera. It was pretty comical. We were sitting around waiting and this lady was one of the carnival staff. She keep everyone on thier feet. She was very blunt and straight to the piont. She was a tank, but had a heart of gold. We then saw her walk over to us and I thought I wazs in for it as I was standing and she wanted us sitting down. She asked me for my passport and my sign in sail card. She laughed at me cause I was a Carnival Virgin sailor. She took Davids sign and sail card instead to show everyone what to do when its time to get your picture taken. She walks back to us and was so happy that we helped her that she took us into the V.I.P. area. Now that was cool. David was happy and so was I. Maybe it was meant to be. The thing was I was determined to get us a table for 2 for our dinner reservations. I have heard horror stories about people you had to sit with at dinner. I wanted to avoid that and plus I wanted a bit of privacy. *wink

Here is a picture of the part of the dinning room "truffles". I did get my table for two by the way and you will see our table later on. I wanted to post some pictures of the Tampa Port and what I saw .....

the internet cafe and libary

adults only!! this is the topless deck area

A towel Monkey :)

I was staying in a Balcony suite and these are the extended balconies which we decided not to stay in this time.

Here is a picture of me and my mustard drill. I didn't realize I had my life jacket on wrong lol. It was a fun drill and went smoothly.

Now I want to post some pictures of my cruise for you as its long overdue. We did not go to Grand Cayman as the weather was not allowing us. This is a common thing with Grand Cayman, but its worth taking the risk. In exchange Carnival refunded everyones money back for the excursions and the taxs charged for Grand Cayman. The entire crew was very sorry about the misfortune we encoutnered with Grand Cayman. The Captain tried his hardest with getting us the okay to go to Grand Cayman but it wasn't going to happen. I really do apperciate the Captain trying anyway. We all made the best of it and it was another fun day at sea.

Check out these desserts...yummy

Here are some pictures from Cozemel, Mexico. It was a blast! I went around the shops and sampled a lot of tequila and picked up a couple of authentic cuban cigars. I really liked it here and could come back again and again. The people were very friendly and I just love Mexico

Does this picture make me look small :)

Royal Carribean Navigator. Check out the size of the boat LOL

Here is a towel animal I saw after dinner. How cute!!!

Carnival had the physical comedy of Max Winfrey. We were very curious and we love comedy anyway so we went to go watch. I made sure we sat in the front row and I was going to try to see if I could get David pulled on stage. Max called a called of kids and then afterwards a lady and then called for another adult. Sure enough I got Max's attention and got David called. He wasn't too thrilled about it and seemed a little shy. LOL. It was funny. I was proud of David as he can juggle handkerchiefs pretty well. LoL. Then Max told David to put a ciggerette in his mouth and hold ot there as Max was going to knock it out with one of the bowling pins. I never seen anyone so nervous. haha. David did a great job. So now Max asks for another adult to volenteer. So David grabs my hand and makes me go up for the final act. LOL. I was so embarassed. My job was to throw the bowling pins to Max while he was on the unicycle. I was scare that I might miss. Well I threw them to him and he throws them back and I caught 2 at the same time. LOL. here are some picstures that David wasn't suppose to take but did anyway.


Roaton. Honduras

I did get to see the beaches on the Island but walked around as I wanted to find another Cuban Cigar with some more punch to it. I did find some at the Habana which had tons of Cubans. I got the strongest I could find for me and David *wink. We didn't stay too long on the island. It was very humid and I wanted to get back and relax a bit.

Me at Dinner
Here I am attempting to eat escargot "snails for the first time :)