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A Beach Vacation To The Carribean

Updated on June 17, 2014

Deciding Where to Go on a Beach Vacation

Have you ever wanted to take a beach vacation? Then you couldn't decide where you really wanted to go. You knew it was somewhere warm and sunny where you could work on your tan. Consider taking a cruise and visit several ports of call. You will be able to experience beautiful beaches and tours and discover place you may not have thought of before when planning a trip.

My husband and I recently took a seven day cruise to some very exotic places. The first being Cozumel, Mexico. There we spent a day at a wonderful beach resort at Playa Mia. We enjoyed a day of swimming and snorkeling at a private resort. We were free to take in the fun as well as an authentic Mexican buffet all included in the admission price.

We swam with the fish and savored out time observing underwater Mayan Ruins. It was and amazing adventure I am sure we never would have chosen as a vacation. There were 3 ports of call on our cruise with each being and exciting and unique as the first.

What to Bring on Vacation

Tips From The Cruise Addict's Wife: Tips and Tricks to Plan the Best Cruise Vacation Ever!
Tips From The Cruise Addict's Wife: Tips and Tricks to Plan the Best Cruise Vacation Ever!

Start planning your cruise and learn the tricks for the best vacation ever.

 
Speedo Women's Race Quantum Splice Super Pro Swimsuit, Black and Blue, 38
Speedo Women's Race Quantum Splice Super Pro Swimsuit, Black and Blue, 38

A practical swim suit for snorkeling and working on your tan.

 
AA4012 - Stonewashed Rayon Embroidered Adjustable Spaghetti Straps Long Dress ( Various Colors & Sizes ) - Purple/L/XL
AA4012 - Stonewashed Rayon Embroidered Adjustable Spaghetti Straps Long Dress ( Various Colors & Sizes ) - Purple/L/XL

Take a packable dress for those elegant dining night on the ship. Perfect for the disco, karaoke, and comedy club entertainment.

 

Caribbean Cruises

One of Carnival's newest and largest ship leaving from New Orleans.

An impressive ship filled with fun and entertainment.

The Port of Miami is a very popular port to leave for a cruise.

Check out the Royal Caribbean for a unique traveling experience.

Brush up on your Spanish and depart for San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Day Excursions

Day Excursions from Ports of Call

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My husband being kissed by a stingrayAn underwater photo of our snorkeling experience.Swimming with the dolphins.Our ship from our port in CozemelA photo from our catamaran cruise to visit the stingrays.
My husband being kissed by a stingray
My husband being kissed by a stingray
An underwater photo of our snorkeling experience.
An underwater photo of our snorkeling experience.
Swimming with the dolphins.
Swimming with the dolphins.
Our ship from our port in Cozemel
Our ship from our port in Cozemel
A photo from our catamaran cruise to visit the stingrays.
A photo from our catamaran cruise to visit the stingrays.

Fun Fun Fun!

Fun On The Ship

Rescue at Sea
Rescue at Sea

We had fun beyond the normal entertainment, we did a rescue at sea of a boat that had been adrift for 14 day. The coast guard came to our assistance to save 39 people who were taking on water in a small boat. The photo shows the coast guard coming to the rescue.

During the cruise we had a Spa stateroom complete with all the wonderful amenities. A couples hot stone massage was included in out package. It was seventy-five minute of pure bliss. Every muscle in my body was refreshed and relaxed by the skill kneading and warmth of the stones. Since all of the meals were included on the cruise we enjoyed meals in our room, at the buffet and in the formal dining room. Several nights were formal occasions and gave us the opportunity to dress in our finest attire for the evening.

We were looking for a unique vacation and this certainly fit the bill. Each day was more relaxing than the next. It was hard to believe that a vacation could be so stress free. There was plenty of entertainment on the ship a comedy club, theater, restaurants, shopping, and pizza parlor that was open 24 hours a day. We had swimming pools, water slides, and spa tubs located on most levels of the ship.

Going on a Sea Cruise

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I Love Snorkeling!

Adventure After Adventure

Our 2nd port of call was the Grand Cayman Islands. There we took a boat ride on Captain Marvin's boat for a day swimming with Stingrays and snorkeling. What an adventure. The Stingrays were friendly and had been accustomed to human visitor. The place was a spot where for hundreds of year fishermen cleaned their catch and through scraps to rays. I actually held a Stingray and felt it's soft underside and picky topside.

Our 3rd port of call Jamaica was on a catamaran ride and of course another day snorkeling. Since my husband and I enjoy swimming with the fish we had another wonderful day. There were many other choices for excursions at each port, but since we both love to swim we choose snorkeling adventures. That day's cruise also took us to Famous Margaritaville on Montego Bay. It was an experience not soon to be forgotten.

If you have the opportunity to take a cruise, I am sure you will have a great time. Food, fun, and adventure. There is something for everyone.

Where would you or have you cruised? What was your favorite acitivity?

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      David Edward Lynch 3 years ago from Port Elizabeth, South Africa

      It sounds like you had a wonderful time on your Caribbean Cruise, I would like to go there but it probably won't be for some time yet.

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      Dora Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Cynthia, welcome to HubPages! I'm glad that you enjoyed your Caribbean cruise, but you have to do another one. You're not finished until to come to my part of the Caribbean (the eastern part). Anyway, thanks for sharing your tour with us and including those videos. Good job! And I'm following because I like your titles. See you around.

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      We cruised the Caribbean (though a short cruise) and LOVED it! It is something I would certainly do again. I see people mentioning Alaska, we visited Alasaka and toured in an RV, unbelilevable. Anyway, this was a nice hub with lots of great photos!

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Kay 3 years ago

      Our all-time favorite cruise was to Alaska. No cruise has ever compared. We lived in the Caribbean so we prefer the northern ventures now :) Looks like a great time though :)

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      I can see that this was a vacation full of fun and surprises. My husband has wanted to go snorkeling but hasn't been able to yet. Being kissed by a stingray has got to be one of the highlights of a lifetime I would think.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Looks like you had a wonderful vacation. Thanks for the tour.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      We have been to the Carribbean, so the next trip we would like to make is Alaska!! Thanks for a wonderful tour :)

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      junkcat 3 years ago

      I want to go to Mexico for snorkeling.