**Disclaimer: This post was actually written two weeks ago, when Spring Break was more recent, but hopefully this will get you excited for summer! **
Hello, friends! My family and I took a seven day cruise over Spring Break to Costa Maya,Cozumel, Belize, and Roatan, and I wanted to share some of our adventures with you guys! Enjoy!
Day 1: On thefirst day, we boarded the ship, had a light lunch, and explored a bit while our rooms were getting ready. Before the ship departed, the crew had a dance party by the pool, to which my sister and I definitely took part of. You’ll notice that dancing was kind of our thing during the trip. That night, my family went to the lounge, where we played a game where you would run up to the front and sing if you knew the song that was being played. After that, it turned into a flat out dance party. The first day was an awesome start to our trip!
Day 2: We spent day two at sea, but I wanted to make the most of it. I started out the morning trying to find the gym on board, but it took me a good twenty minutes before I found it at the end of the ship. Afterwards, my family went to an art seminar that was being held. We learned about art history and later went to an art auction. The rest of the day was spent poolside and chilling.
Day 3: Roatan, Honduras day! I started out the morning with a bit of yoga and running. Let me tell you, working out is not easy on a rocking boat. After breakfast, my family and I got off the cruise and arrived in Roatan, Honduras. The plan for the day was to go snorkel by the beach, but we took a long bus ride to get there. It was a bit weird, because the bus ride over went through the outskirts of Roatan, where there was a lot of poverty and our destination was this paradise beach. It definitely made me feel grateful. We snorkeled a bit by the beach and saw some really gorgeous coral reefs. They were full of fish of all shapes and sizes, which huge mounds of coral. Later that day, we ate burgers by the beach and boarded back onto the ship.
Day 4: What a busy day! We got off to an early start with Belize. After taking a boat and a bus to our excursion, we saddled up with out tubes, helmets, and life vests for a gorgeous twenty minute hike through the Belize jungle. The jungle was filled with lush palms and coconut trees. After the hike, we took a tour of the caves in our tubes, led by some cool tour guides that paddled us through. The caves were super dark and the only light was coming from our helmets. For lunch, we ate some delicious Caribbean rice and chicken, along with a potato salad. It was delicious. If you’re ever looking for an excursion in Belize, I definitely recommend doing cave tubing. The tour guides were so nice and did a great job taking care of us.Later that day, we went to a hypnosis show on board, which was hilarious. It’s amazing what the power of suggestion can do. After wards, my sister and I went dancing to 50s and 60s music, which was really fun. We were definitely the youngest people there, but it was a great time.
Day 5: Costa Maya, Mexico! It’s a beautiful tourist town, emphasis on the tourist. I walked around the different souvenir shops, while the different shop owners heckled me to come into their stores. You know how it is. I ended up buying some bracelets for my friends. There was this really sweet pool in town, too, which my family and I hung out by. For the rest of the afternoon, I painted a bit and worked out. As for my and my sister’s nightly dancing adventure, we danced to a bit of Motown music in the lounge.
Day 6: On our final port day, we went to Cozumel, Mexico, which was definitely my favorite port. We started off the day by grabbing a cab to take us to the excursion meeting place. For the entirety of the cruise, I was the appointed communications person, so I sat in front with the cab driver and tried to muster up all the Spanish I learned over the past two years. It didn’t work. Once we got to the meeting place, we boarded a boat that took us out for a day of snorkeling. Let me tell you, the waves were really intense that day. I had a hard time trying to stick with the group, while dealing with the snorkel, and fighting the current. Unfortunately, I didn’t snorkel long and spent the rest of the trip hanging out on the boat. I didn’t mind, though. I met some really nice couples and took pictures. The crew kept serving all of the adults alcohol, and after a while, it became pretty hilarious. They played some dance music and I danced, while a bunch of drunk, older people were rocking along beside me. It was a great time. After our boat ride, my family walked around Cozumel a bit more. Cozumel is so beautiful and a really cool city.
Day 7: Last day of the cruise! I started off the morning with a my first facial, which was amazing. It was so relaxing and I’m pretty sure I fell asleep. The day was mostly spent relaxing. I did some art, then went to the crew talent show. There was this one crew member that sang and he sounded like Frank Sinatra. It was amazing. For our dinner plans, my family went to a Brazilian meat restaurant, where they served us a ton of delicious meats. It was one of those restaurants where you have a card that indicates whether you want to keep being served food or not. Later that night, we went to the cruise show and late night comedy.
I hope you enjoyed this travel post. My family had a lot of fun on this trip, and thank you for letting me share it with you!