Hi everybody, and welcome to Part Three of our Cruise aboard the Carnival Splendor in August. Sorry it's taken so long to get to part three but, well, it was scary season.
We promise the wait is worth it, as today we're looking at our shore excursion in Puerto Vallarta which was all kinds of amazing.
And lastly we'll take one last look around the ship which is actually in dry-dock right now getting refurbished before going to it's new home in Australia. Definitely interested to see how it will look when it's done.
If you missed Part One or Part Two of our cruise, be sure to check them out!!
Written by Gregg Condon
Good Morning Puerto Vallarta!!
We sat and watched them docking, it was super cool.
Amazing music to greet us!!
And I met a friend!!
Today we are going on a snorkel adventure!!
It was nice that we could just walk from one ship to another right in the port.
Let's go have some fun!!
So at this point of the update, we switched to our 10+ year old Olympus Tough camera. It's not the best camera, but it's water proof and drop proof.
Our excursion was put on by Vallarta Adventure and they couldn't have been more amazing.
First stop was Majahuitas for a bit of snorkeling.
And of course, each update must include a video of me looking like an idiot. =)
Oooooh, Fishy, Fishy, Fishy, Fish
As you can see, the water was amazing.
Floating around in the ocean
Then it was off to Yelapa. This looks like a postcard. The only way to get here is by boat, which is kind of awesome.
There were two options here, the first included a hike to a waterfall and the second included extra time relaxing on the beach. We took option 2.
Is it wrong I want to buy one of those condo's and just work from here? No? Good.
We spent the next 2 hours lounging in the sun, enjoying the amazingly warm water and just enjoying our amazing vacation.
After finding our relaxation it was time to head back to the ship.
These are the faces of two totally relaxed and content people.
The crew put on a really fun show as we made our way back to port.
So long Mexico, we've got two sea days coming up!!
Dinner that night was pasta something, and it was amazing.
And bread pudding
Rockin' night at the theater. It was awesome!!
Over the next two days we spent a lot of time exploring the ship and of course relaxing A LOT. This also included our second formal night.
We've come to refer to this as our "Prom Picture".
Our last day at Sea
Had to get our St Jude shirt!!
And of course get a selfie with our amazing Cruise Director Leigh
Oh, and Bingo with the amazing Captain Cash (who's a huge Disney fan we found out)
Also, just a shout out to the amazing service team at all of the restaurants, our room steward and basically everybody. You get SO spoiled while on a cruise, nothing can prepare you for the amount of pampering.
Flatbread, it was so freaking amazing.
Our final Sunset
We're not really "party" people, but we had such a fun time the last night at the departure party.
Sadly, the next morning we woke up to find ourselves pulling into Long Beach.
Get out. We mean, Please, Get out. (a little Jungle Cruise humor)
Thank YOU Carnival!!
So that's our trip, we hope you enjoyed our adventure and we seriously can't wait until the next one. It's literally our Xmas present to each other this year.