My First Cruise Experience.

Wow. All I have to say is that cruise ships are fascinating!

There were 2,700 passengers from 11 different countries- and 900 employees from 45 different countries! The food wasn’t that bad- and with ice cream cones available 24/7- needless to say we stopped by there multiple times in the wee hours of the morning haha.

Although the rooms are quite compact and the drinks are expensive-I don’t really have much to complain about my recent 3-night cruise to Ensenada, Mexico. It was awesome people watching, and a definite escape from reality for a couple days. Not having access to the internet felt nice. I think our lives are too overstimulated with social media…I miss the days of when we wrote letters and arranged time and places to meet instead of texting or calling every moment of the day. The weather was a little on the cooler side…but we still enjoyed lounging on the pool deck.

BTW- had the WORST tacos of my life in Ensenada. That was unfortunate..didn’t have any flavor at all. You’d think anywhere in Mexico had delicious Mexican food-right?! But thank goodness the beer was cheap! (I don’t think that I will go there again…)

I went with my best friend, her sister, and her sister’s co-worker. 4 ladies taking over the ship! We all kind of split into our own directions most the time…whether it was gambling until the tables closed at 4:30am, dancing at the night club with people dressed up in panda and care bear costumes, laying in bed watching The Proposal because of someone felt seasick, hot tubbing, or playing giant chess on the pool deck. We all had a blast!

There were a couple bachelor and bachelorette parties on the ship- that was entertaining. We met a group of guys from the OC that were our buddies from night one in the hot tub. It’s always a fun time making new friends!

I mainly took photos on my iPhone 4 and my old FujiFilm digital camera- basically I didn’t trust a cruise and going to Mexico with my nice Canon camera. So the quality of the videos and pictures aren’t top notch- so please don’t judge me! Haha.

I wanted to make a little vacation summary video on my Mac Book Pro iMovie application- so I did! It was really addicting once I started making this video- I’m kind of a perfectionist- so I wanted it to look and sound amazing. I want to make more videos like this one for future vacations and adventures. So I’m hoping to improve on the creativeness and quality of the videos over time.

Here’s the video and some of my favorite snapshots from the trip!

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6 thoughts on “My First Cruise Experience.

  1. I am the only person in my family and among my friends that has never been on a cruise ship. I travel by flight back and forth across the Pacific Ocean and places in Asia, but never simply took a cruise. I also watched your video and really enjoyed it. So, are you a girl that uses a machete? Your video was also a good introduction to life aboard a cruise ship, because you and your “posse” were the perfect guide. With that being said, please also tell your “posse” thanks for the tour. :-)

    • Well looks like someone needs to go on a cruise this year?! Yeah I definitely enjoyed myself- even if the weather wasn’t super warm this time of year. Glad you liked the video! I can’t wait to make more of them with all the other adventures I have yet to take :) I’ve used a machete before actually doing some research in college haha. I’m lucky to have a great posse- glad we could be of service to introduce you to the world of cruise ships!

      -Chanel

    • There were people of all ages there. Not TOO many teens, because I don’t think Spring Break was happening just yet for schools. There were a lot of younger kids though.

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