Friday, March 20, 2015

Hello Mexico! My first cruise experience~

It's officially spring break, and for the first time ever, I decided to travel! I ended up going on a four-night cruise to Ensenada, Mexico, with my sister and a friend! It was such a fun and exciting experience traveling to a different country and "living" on a boat!

We went with Carnival Imagination. Although Carnival doesn't have the best reputation, I had an amazing time with them! The staff members were all so hard working, and they were super friendly! I was so shocked how sweet and funny they were!

Our first stop was Catalina Island, which, if you didn't know, is still in the United States. Nonetheless, it was a lot of fun. The beaches were beautiful and the water was very blue. Unfortunately, we didn't plan well ahead of time, so we ended up just enjoying some good, old ice cream and handmade taffies! It was still a fun and relaxing experience!

Our second stop was Mexico. Ensenada was definitely very different from Catalina. While it definitely looks much more rural, Ensenada was nonetheless a very beautiful place. In the morning, we went to a flea market. The flea market was definitely targeted towards tourists, but it was fun and exciting anyways. I know I can haggle with the shopkeepers, but I'm super horrible at haggling, so I probably bought everything overpriced...oh well. It's the memories that count~

Later in the afternoon, my friends and I went horseback riding by the beach. It was such a fun and unique experience! I loved being able to see the sea and the open sky while riding a horse.


On the actual cruise ship, there was so much food! My friends and I definitely ate our full. We had breakfast, lunch, and 3 dinners! Lol~ The food was quite delicious: we had steak 2x, salmon 2x, and Maine lobster once! What a deal! All these meals were included! <3 yayyy!



Dinner! AND of course many more desserts--just could add them all!! 

Have you ever been on a cruise? If so, how was the experience? If not, where would you like to go? <3


  1. That looks amazing! I definitely want to go to Mexico someday (and on a cruise.)

  2. I'm obsessed with cruises! I wish I could live on a cruise ship! I always go with Disney cruise line and I've been to the Bahamas, Cozumel, Key West, and Grand Cayman along with Disney's private island, Castaway Cay. Every single time was amazing!

  3. You should! It'll be a lot of fun :)

  4. wow! that's a lot of places!! Disney Cruises sound like so much fun! Which place was your favorite? :)

  5. Honestly, I adore Castaway Cay. I'm not a big fan of the touristy ports but Grand Cayman was pretty nice - there were tons of things to do there, just not enough time! It also had a more expensive/fancy vibe than the other ports.

  6. I see! I really wanna check it out now :) hehehe, thanks for sharing :D