Sunday, August 19, 2012

Carnival Destiny

Nov 24 Miami
Nov 25 Key West
Nov 26 Cozumel
Nov 27 Fun Day at Sea
Nov 28 Miami- South Beach
Nov 29 Miami- South Beach

We were fortunate enough to be able to take our second cruise of the year over the Thanksgiving holiday. The 4 day itinerary on the Carnival Destiny left on Thanksgiving and came back the following Monday. The original plan was to fly down on Wednesday and back on Monday. Flight prices changed our mind and we decided to fly down Thursday morning and back Tuesday afternoon.  The worked out great because we didnt have to rush to make a flight after debarking.

Our flight left at 6 am and arrived a little before 8:30 in Miami. It was a very uneventful flight and since we only packed carry on bags, after we landed we were ready to go to port! We grabbed a taxi, which have a pro rated fare of $25 per taxi to the port plus tip and asked that they stop for us to pick up our carry on soda allowance. We stopped at walgreens where the 12 packs of soda were $5 each, OUCH!! We got to port around 9:30 and were one of the first ones there. Once through security we went upstairs to check in and get our sail and sign cards. The Port of Miami has kiosks so that you can check in without assistance and then move to the counter to pick up your cards. This was a really simple process that I enjoyed. Once we were all checked in we were given zone 1 boarding cards and sat to wait. The area really started to fill up around 10 and around 10:45 we began to board. The process was again simple and we headed to the lido deck grill for lunch.

A hassle of having carry on bags is that you have to carry everything around (including the soda) until your rooms are ready at 1:30. We lounged above the aft lido pool until then, enjoying the lovely weather for the end of November :) Once the rooms were ready we dropped everything off and got ready for sailaway!

 Marina across the port area

South Beach

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