5 Things That Surprised Us on Our Cruise

Brooke and I are finally back from our Carnival cruise! We had a blast, and can’t wait to share all the pictures and videos of our trip. It was my first time on a cruise, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. There were a lot of things that pleasantly surprised us. You have to watch the video to see our official list, but we can share a few of our runner ups right here. We couldn’t believe how big the ship was! It’s like a city on the water. It just kept going, and there are so many different areas. We would go to dinner a different way every night, mainly because we thought we knew where we were going, so we wouldn’t look at the map, which was fun because we kept finding new places. “I was looking for the 24 hour pizza, but I found a piano bar! Amazing!” Another thing that surprised us, was that the extra bed came down from the ceiling. Rockwell loved it so much, it made bed time fun. If that’s not surprising, I don’t know what is. Check out the video below, where we narrow down the 5 Things that surprised us the most. Have you been on a cruise before? What surprised you?

 


 

This post was created as part of our collaboration with Carnival. As always, all of the opinions, thoughts, and ideas in this post are our own.

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Alexandra C.:

So glad you had fun. I didn’t think I was a ‘cruise person’ (for some reason!) and then we took one last minute last summer. It was so fun. Really nice not to have to plan every little bit of the trip! Plus such a value when your hotel, transportation and food are combined! We got those soft serve cones possibly every time we walked by. And my husband definitely got the chocolate melting cakes every night too. He still talks about them… time to find a recipe! XO-Alexandra

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thegwgshow:

So so so good! love it. Yes, we had a lot of self serve cones too!
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Ronnie Schwartz:

Since your cruise was obviously paid for by carnival, it is impossible to take anything you say seriously. A complete waste of time. Please never become journalists. What about the negatives? None? Get a real job.

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Lindsay B:

Your negativity is unnecessary and mean. Instead of belittling people just move on. Did your day improve by your comments? Mine just did.

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thegwgshow:

Thanks Lindsay! x

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Rae Nichols:

I and my friend did Carnival Summer 2014….1st cruise & we had a blast. We went to 3 islands and did many activities: horseback riding, bicycling, van tours thruout the islands, shopping, beach bbq, etc. We had a total ball to the point of going on another cruise Summer 2015 & bringing our teens (Lord help us…lol). The negatives: 2 passangers were a bit nasty but honesly? I have no true negatives. We had a blast! The food, the service, the staff, the accomodations were a total 10. Loved it! So much to do…so little time! Lol. ~rae

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thegwgshow:

We had a couple of rude people too (not employees, just another cruiser), such a bummer, but I thought at least we probably won’t see them the whole rest of the cruise and we didn’t! But we had a great time too. It’s a blast.

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Jeffrey:

This piece could have been much more informative, and striking a balance between what Ronnie posted above and being neutrally sensitive to your cruise partner and likely sponsor. Want-to-be cruisers would have benefited more from hearing:
– dining: yes lots of food, but share dining options like reservation versus open seating; meal ervice time options and lots of ad hoc food choices throughout a ship; pros and cons of selecting dining options; considerations for people with different food allergies and lengths cruise line will go to help.
– excursions: consider booking before you sail but also options once you board; how a meal time (early v. late) affect time for excursions; whether to book through the cruise line and risks of booking on your own; discuss different types of excursions available.
– embarkation/disembarkation: things to know and prepare for and helpful hints.
– cruise staff tipping expectations and guide.
– you covered spas and some athletics
– kids v. adult activities: not sure your audience, but explain there are activities and actual parts of a ship reserved to kids or adults or all, and how to look for a cruise that may cater to your age or family needs.

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thegwgshow:

Thanks for the input Jeffrey, we tend to not be the MOST informative of youtube channels, I’m sure there’s a bunch of bloggers and you tubers that can give ya really great info on all the details. We had the freedom with this sponsor to post what we thought was fun and entertaining. All these are really good points, you’ve obviously gone on a cruise. Let us know if you write a post with your answers, and we’ll retweet it! It does sound super informative for a first time cruiser!
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