Journal

cruisin', part one: on the ship and grand cayman.

Hello, friends! I’m finally back with a new handful of posts because I recently went on a cruise with my parents for the holidays! It was an eleven-day cruise through the Caribbean, as well as Central America and South America. The main reason for doing this cruise was because it would take us through the Panama Canal, which is something my dad has always wanted to see. So, we got to see that and get away from the winter cold for Christmas! Although, I can’t say I avoided catching a winter cold, as I ended up sick during the first chunk of the cruise. However, I did manage to avoid getting seasick so that was good. Anyway, onto the photos and the cruise details!

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A little peek at the ship, the Island Princess

There were only a handful of stops on this cruise, the first one being the island of Grand Cayman, the largest out of the three Cayman Islands. We signed up for an excursion that took us on some of the island’s most-visited sights and attractions. Our tour took us to a Hell-themed post office (sadly, it was closed when we visited because it was too early), behind which were some very hellish-looking rock formations. We also stopped by the Tortuga Rum Cake bakery and shop before heading to the Cayman Turtle Farm. There, we actually got to hold turtles, which I absolutely loved. Our final stop on this tour was to a stingray sandbar where we got to swim and touch live stingrays. Pretty neat, if you ask me!

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Heaps of huge turtles

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Cute and tiny lizards

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Swimming with the stingrays

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That was our taste of Grand Cayman, complete with sunshine and loads of cool animals. Next up: Costa Rica! x