"I told you so."
Josh is too humble and kind to actually tell me, but it's true. Since the year we met and started dating, Josh has been singing Carnival Cruise Line's praises. He was certain I would enjoy a cruise vacation. I was equally certain I would not. I had a whole list of reasons why I was adamant it just wasn't for me.
Fast forward 13 years, add three kids and a whole list of countries waiting to be explored, and I finally relented. I reconsidered and recalculated my absurd aforementioned list and there we were flying to Greece to begin a two week cruise through the Mediterranean.
He was right!
We all had an absolutely amazing time, aboard the Carnival Vista! I'm a complete cruise convert! Although we are not officially sponsored, I have joined Josh on the Carnival cruise cheerleading squad and we are already craving to cruise again. Carnival, in case you are reading...we'd would happily sign-up as an affiliate family. You know, in case you'd like to make it official.
Here's a rough itinerary from the trip (14 days, 13 nights, 5 countries, 3 kids and way too much fun).
Day 1. Fly to Greece
Day 2. Athens - Private sightseeing tour.
Day 3. Board the ship and settle into our family suite.
Day 4. First fun day at sea
Day 5. Rhodes, Greece - Private excursion with Rhodescape.
Day 6. The fun never ends at sea
Day 7. Malta - Rent a self-drive boat and swim in the Blue Lagoon.
Day 8. Sicily
Day 9. Naples, Sorrento & Capri - Private boat tour of Capri.
Day 10. Rome
Day 11. Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Livorno
Day 12. French Riviera - Boat tour and snorkeling in Calanques National Park.
Day 13. Barcelona
Day 14. Fly home
And to keep the fun rolling, sail on over to our Cruising with Kids post.