Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Now for the cruise.    We drove down to Galveston and to my husband's sisters house.  She very kindly let us park our car at her house and she delivered us to the pier.

Here are our first glimpses of our ship, the Carnival Conquest, docked at the Galvestion Pier.

And once on board, here is the main pool area with the 72 foot TV screen.

This main pool area had two hot tubs and was for everyone to use (in other words, kids were allowed in this pool and in these hot tubs.
This area was the adult only pool area.  There were also two hot tubs here.  There were plenty of shaded areas, so I was able to spend a lot of time lounging by the pool and reading.  I actually read 4 complete books while on this cruise, which I really enjoyed.
Lastly, below is a picture of our cabin.  We were at the very front of the ship and had a window. 

The first two days of this cruise were at sea, so we got plenty of time to explore the ship.  For breakfast, there were two options - a breakfast buffet, or a sit down breakfast in the aft dining room, called the Monet Dining room.  We did the buffet once, but the rest of the time we did the sit down dining.  It was much more enjoyable.

For lunch, there was a buffet, a pizza place, a hamburger/hot dog grill, and an Asian place similer to a Mongolian Grill.  Lemonaide, Iced Tea, Water, and Coffee were free.  You had to pay for soda or alcohol.

At dinner, you had the choice of the buffet (naturally) or an assigned seat, assigned dining time.  We were assigned the Renoir Dining Room, 8:15 pm.  This was late for us, but we managed to go four out of seven nights. 

During these two sea days we went to the shows, played bingo once, and mostly just lounged around the pool and read.  Oh, and ate.  Did we ever eat.  I gained six pounds this trip, though I've lost two of those already.

Next up, Jamaica.  I'll post more about that on my next blog.

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