Our first stop was the Beachcomber Inn. Which is a small cheap motel that I have stayed at before. Not luxury by any means but well worth the $45 that included breakfast. I accidentally booked a non smoking room out of habit. My mom improvised as you can see from the photo!
Day 1: Embarkation Day.....Faster To The Fun.....
Our luggage arrived early ( another FTTF perk) and I quickly unpacked. A perk of traveling without kids, is I was able to travel much lighter. missed the show that night, but our table mates said it was short and not impressive. We were at a table for 8 and our table mates were all great. We had a lot of laughs at dinner each night! Speaking of laughs, I made it to all the comedy shows except the ones on the last night. Carnival does a great job the Punchliner Comedy club. Our performers were Ken Rogerson & Jaime Lissow.
Day 2: Sea Day & Elegant Night
The Alligater fritters, crab cakes, and steak were all great. The cold mango cream soup was something I never want to put in my mouth again. I did not care for any of the pasta dishes at all. I am very pasta picky. I noticed that none of my table mates enjoyed any of the soups that were served. Most of the fish dishes and vegetable dishes were good. The spinach covered meatballs from the buffet were one of the most disgusting things I have ever eaten. Even after brushing my teeth and having a drink that taste lingered.
Guys Burgers were very good. I regret that I only ate their twice. The first time I had the pig patty. It had a regular patty and one made of bacon. I don't even what to think of the calories. I also tried the burritos from the mexican grill but they just were not for me.
Now on to the drinks. Not the alcohol ones- carnival has those down, but the drinks included in the cruise. The lemon aid tastes okay. It made my stomach burn. The tea, as I remembered was terrible. Even with lemon and sugar, we could not drink it. However, we went and bought mugs and discovered that we could make our own iced tea from the hot water and tea bags at the drink station. It wasn't the most convent thing, and we were forever clogging up the condiment station but we ended up with drinkable free tea! I will move on now.
Day 3: Progreso, Mexico & The Dzibilchaltun Mayan Ruins
Don't get me wrong- he was a nice guy, a good guide and very knowledgeable about the Mayan Culture. The problem was that he spent a lot time talking about the Mayan Calendar and how they calculated the seasons. Which was interesting for the first 10 minutes and after that it just made my head hurt. Math. There was counting and thinking and my brain doesn't work with numbers. My mom lost interest in what he had to say long before I did.