Over my Spring break this year, my Mom planned a vacation for herself, my Dad, and me. The trip was a cruise around the Caribbean. We left on our adventure on Easter Day, March 23, 2008, and little did I know, this trip was not only going to be fun, but also give me a new outlook on life.
When we first got on the ship, we wandered around and investigated all the activities that we could participate in. We then went to our room and relaxed for a little bit until it was time to venture out to find food. The first night we went to the formal dining room and ate, but we found that it wasn’t really our style, so for the remainder of the vacation we found ourselves going to the buffet called the WINDJAMMER CAFE. This was an amazing dining experience that had something for everyone. It had everything from pizza to sushi, hamburgers and hot dogs to spagetti and meatballs, and french fries to french toast. It was awesome. The food was possibly the best food I have ever had anywhere in my life.
We had four stops along the way of our cruise: Haiti, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel, Mexico. All of these places were spectacular. They all had beautiful beaches, astounding shopping facilities, and excellent views. In Haiti, we spent the day on the beach and had a picnic before shopping a bit and returning to the ship. In Jamaica we went shopping in the morning and went to Dunns River Falls in the afternoon and climbed a monster of a waterfall. It was a very breath taking experience. In Grand Caymon, there was more shopping and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean with the Sting Rays. Mexico brought more shopping and this was the best shopping place with the best deals and service. All of these destinations were amazing and I would definately go back one day if presented with the oppurtunity.
The destinations and food were great but I believe the best part of the experience were the people that worked on the cruise ship. They came from many different countries and were all different personalities of people. They all were very polite and did the job to a tee. They had great tips for all of the locations we were going to and had all the DO’s and DONT’S. They took great care of us and were the nicest group of people you will ever meet. They made me look at life differently in a way. Even though these people come from places where they have almost nothing and are just working to feed their families, they have to deal with some people who treat them like nothing. The workers are still very polite and they give 120 percent while doing their jobs. They made me more humble. They made me realize the important things in life and that everything else is secondary and nonsense. This trip was one of the best experiences of my life and it was a really fun, enjoyable time with my family.
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