January 4th - January 11th 2009
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Our honeymoon was a 6 day cruise aboard the Carnival Conquest. This was my second cruise and Dustin's first and we had an absolutely AMAZING time!
Day One: Fun Day at Sea Day Two: Fun Day at Sea Day Three: Montego Bay, Jamaica Day Four: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands Day Five: Cozumel, Mexico Day Six: Fun Day at Sea
Before leaving on our cruise Dustin and I had a fun day and a half of hotels and airports. We stayed at the Minneapolis Hilton for a night, took a plane from Minneapolis to Denver and then another plane from Denver to Houston where we stayed in a Doubletree hotel overnight.
The Minneapolis Hilton
Playing with his phone in Denver
Look how pale we are! That'll change!
The day we left from Galveston was anything but easy. We left from our hotel to go back to the airport around 9AM so that we could get onto the shuttle that would take us from Houston to Galveston. The ride was about an hour and a half and with no air conditioning we were all a little cranky by the time we got to Galveston.
When we arrived we found out that the Conquest couldn't dock because of fog, which meant that the people that were on the boat from the previous cruise couldn't get off and we couldn't get on. We were all told to find something to do for a few hours (not easy to do in a town that is still feeling the effects of hurricans - have the places in town were closed).
For some reason I look tan in this picture! No idea why...
The Carnival Conquest
We found this place that had drinks, chips and touristy stuff so we sat awhile. We ate very well.
Dustin, of course, had to have some beer
And we saw some horse drawn carriages
When we finally got on the boat around 6PM...
We found that my parents had them decorate for us
AND Vacations to Go gave us champagne and chocolate covered strawberries
We were SO happy to finally be on the ship!
On our balcony!
The first two days we spent hanging around the pool, drinking drinks, eating good food and RELAXING!
We had to get some yummy fruity drinks
Each night the crew makes a towel animal for you when they turn down your bed. Our first? A very cute towel elephant!
When towel elephants attack!
The stage of the Toulouse-Lutrec Lounge where we saw some AMAZING shows
Dustin waiting as I take forever to get ready
Waiting for the Motown show to begin
The Motown singer
On the shuttle to do some shopping and then go to Margaritaville
Breakfast of champions - key lime pie and a mango daquirie
This guy makes Dustin look short!!
The Jamaica Margaritaville is right on the water and we took advatage of swimming in the ocean
That night we found a towel bulldog in our room
When we walked out of our room we were right by the elevators. This is a view from the 6th floor down to the 3rd.
I don't have a lot of pictures from Grand Cayman. Although it was GORGEOUS it was also very ritzy and I had a hard time believing I was out of the U.S.
Hello Grand Cayman
In one of the open air malls they had a cage of iguanas
On our second formal night I found out that Dustin doesn't know how to tie a tie
A view of the stairs and the ceiling on the 3rd floor
Waiting for dinner to start
And that night we got a towel monkey
After the formal night, waiting for the show to begin
This is how we are on a regular basis
Our ship next to its twin, the Carnival Valor
Dustin on a swing at Fat Tuesday
Dustin insisted on buying a sombraro
Because I was a returning cruiser, we got to go to a special drinks and appetizer show and we got to see the crew and captain.
On our last night we decided to go to the casino, since we've both never been to one. We ended up losing but it was fun anyway!