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CRUISE LIFE: Formal Night on the Carnival Dream

CRUISE LIFE: Formal Night on the Carnival Dream

It’s time for a formal night!   Or as it is now called… Cruise Elegant Night.  Believe it or night, our kids love to get dressed up on the ship… not at home but on the ship, it is something special!  Once we are all dressed up we head down to Promenade to see what all is going on…  This is the area of the ship that comes alive at night.  During the day most people are on Lido deck…

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CRUISE LIFE: Guy’s Pig & Anchor and Tea Time – Carnival Dream

CRUISE LIFE: Guy’s Pig & Anchor and Tea Time – Carnival Dream

Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que We made our way down to deck 5 for lunch at Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse.  You can smell this place before you can see it!  It has a wonderful smoky BBQ smell that the sea breeze picks up and carries around this area of the ship.  It was early so the line wasn’t very long and we had our food in no time.  They have the service set up where you choose your…

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CRUISE LIFE: Sea Day Brunch & Pool Time – Carnival Dream

CRUISE LIFE: Sea Day Brunch & Pool Time – Carnival Dream

Sea Day Brunch is Delicious! We start our first full day at sea with none other than Sea Day Brunch.  We really enjoy going into the main dining room for a laid-back breakfast where you order from the menu instead of grabbing something off the buffet… and not to mention it’s so good!  What’s so funny is that we were sitting getting ready to order breakfast and were talking about what to have for lunch, you can see where our…

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CRUISE LIFE: Alchemy Bar & Our First Dinner – Carnival Dream

CRUISE LIFE: Alchemy Bar & Our First Dinner – Carnival Dream

Once the rain started when headed inside to explore the ship and headed to the lobby area.  It was Easter Sunday and we discovered they had a candy hunt all over the ship.  I spoke to one employee manning a station who explained how it worked… They had random stations set up all over this ship with an employee with a big bucket of candy.  Kids of any age could get a small bag and go around and collect as…

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CRUISE LIFE: Boarding the Ship & Setting Sail – Carnival Dream

CRUISE LIFE: Boarding the Ship & Setting Sail – Carnival Dream

After much anticipation and waiting…  We finally arrive at the port and board the Carnival Dream!  I must say this was the quickest we have ever gotten through check-in and security to board a ship, literally the line never stopped moving, it was so fast!  Thank you New Orleans Port!!!   We are finally on board! Once on board we headed to deck 8 to drop our bags off in our cabins. But unfortunately, the doors were closed and we…

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Traveling to the Dream & New Orleans’ French Quarter

Traveling to the Dream & New Orleans’ French Quarter

A few hours in our favorite city Travel day is always so exciting because of all of the anticipation of your upcoming trip!  We were so excited to go on the Carnival Dream that we loaded the car the night before. We got up at 6:30 am to begin our drive to New Orleans!  The boys were so excited that they actually stayed awake for the first half of the drive. This is amazing because they normally go to sleep…

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CRUISE LIFE: Carnival Dream – Preview of Our Family Cruise and Full Ship Tour

CRUISE LIFE: Carnival Dream – Preview of Our Family Cruise and Full Ship Tour

We had a wonderful time on the Carnival Dream in April!  I have created a couple of videos to kick start the sharing of this trip.  The first is a quick compilation video of the entire cruise and the second is a full ship tour.  Every ship is different as is every cruise!  You can go to the same port 10 times and have 10 different experiences.  We like to try new things and on this trip we had a…

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PACKING FOR A CRUISE – What we pack & how we pack

PACKING FOR A CRUISE – What we pack & how we pack

  This is how we pack for a cruise! Each person has one carry on size suitcase… want to see how we fit a weeks worth of clothes in, watch and see! The first cruise we went on we over packed tremendously! I had a casual outfit and a dinner outfit per person for seven days plus swimwear, multiple pairs of shoes, etc, etc, etc… We didn’t wear half of the clothes that were packed! So from our next cruise…

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New fun game on Carnival Cruise Line ships – Clue: The Murder Mystery

New fun game on Carnival Cruise Line ships – Clue: The Murder Mystery

I just received an email from Carnival Cruise Lines yesterday that I think is really exciting!  There are a lot of fun activities on board any cruise ship, but here is one more… Clue: The Murder Mystery.  Here is the official press release: “You know the story — Mr. Boddy has been murdered and it’s up to you to figure out whodunit. Classic CLUE… except this time there’s a seafaring twist: the gameboard is your ship and the suspects have…

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Cruise Tag! 25 Questions – What We LOVE About Cruising!

Cruise Tag! 25 Questions – What We LOVE About Cruising!

We decided to have some fun this week and answer some questions about what we love about cruising!!! Cruise Tag Questions:1. How may cruises have you been on?2. When was your first cruise? What ship and where did you go?3. What time of year do you like to cruise best?4. How long do you like to cruise? (short 3-5 days, medium 6-8 or long 9+)5. What is your favorite activity onboard?6. What is an onboard activity you have never done,…

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