Over Christmas break of my junior year, I was able to visit four countries, go on a zip line over the ocean, ride a tube through the rainforest, and swim with dolphins. I did all of these activities on a Caribbean cruise with my mom. Our Royal Caribbean adventure took us to Haiti, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Mexico. I will not soon forget all of the amazing experiences from our vacation.
Our ship, Liberty of the Seas, left out of Miami, Florida. The boat was decorated for the holidays because we were sailing over New Year's. The boat was new, beautiful, and big. We had so much fun exploring the ship. We had so much fun onboard swimming, playing bingo, ice skating, and eating! However, we had even more fun off of the ship at the ports of call.
First, we stopped in Haiti. While there, my mom and I went on a zipline over the ocean. I cannot describe the rush of flying through the air and feeling the ocean breeze. My mom and I were able to experience this side by side, which made it even better. Next, we stopped in Grand Cayman, where I was able to get up close and personal with beautiful reefs and fish while snorkeling. Jamaica brought about more adventures. We traveled an hour into the rainforest and went tubing a river. We experienced the plants, animals, and beauty of the rainforest with Jamaican natives as our tour guides. Our final stop, and probably most memorable, was Cozumel, Mexico. My mom and I were able to make our dream of swimming with dolphins come true. We swam and rode with the dolphins in a beautiful facility that was next to the beautiful turquoise waters of Mexico. Words cannot describe the wonder and power of this experience.
Our holiday cruise is a travel experience that brought new memories and experiences that I will never forget. I was able to see new sights, do things that I never thought I would do like swim with dolphins and zip line over the ocean. I would go back to any of these places in a heartbeat so that I could experience their beauty again.
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