Monday, June 10, 2013


For Dante and Sascha's summer vacation, they have chosen to go on a Caribbean Cruise!  They were able to get a great deal because they booked at the last minute.  Bon voyage you two!

The 'Carnival Dream' is the name of their cruise ship and it is one of three in the Carnival Dream class which is larger and and more luxurious than others in the Carnival Cruise Line.  It can carry 3,646 passengers/PUSSengers and it has a "soaring 11-deck-high atrium,  an indoor-outdoor dance club and a comedy lounge decorated with 109 Venetian masks.  These are just a few of the over-the-top touches that let you know you're on a Fun Ship."

The Carnival Dream

Dante and Sascha left from the port in Orlanda, Florida and will return there after their 8-day, 7 night cruise is over.  Their itinerary details their various ports of call, although a lot of the time will be spent onboard the ship which is basically a floating aMEWSment park!


Day 1 - Depart Port Canaveral (Orlando) FL
Day 2 - Nassau, Bahamas
Day 3 - Fun Day at Sea
Day 4 - St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands)
Day 5 - St. Maarten
Day 6 - Fun Day at Sea
Day 7 - Fun Day at Sea
Day 8 - Arrive Port Canaveral (Orlando) FL

This map shows the route that the ship will take.

The ship also has a variety of buffets which are constantly restocked with the freshest food -- including this sumptuous all-you-can-eat Seafood Buffet.  Dante always likes to quip, at such times, that when he 'sees food, he eats it".  

This is the 'Carnival Dream' at night.  As well as providing plenty of entertainment for those who wish to party on, there are lots of cozy recesses for some who may have more romantic inclinations.

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And Dante and Sascha are so inclined.  Dante has given Sascha a beautiful white rose, and they are sipping on champagne while gazing into each others' eyes.  The starry night sky at sea is the PURRfect backdrop for their romantic reverie.

When the 'Carnival Dream' pulls into its first port-of-call at Nassau, Dante and Sascha debark.  Truth be told, they're not really into 'barking' anyway, given their MEWtual PURRclivities.

Instead of touring the local markets, they decided to spend their day at the beach.

In St. Maarten's they rented a beach hut for the day.  They are all about spending quality time together.

And then before they knew it, the ship was approaching the dock at Orlando and the cruise was over.  But what a vaCATion they had!  They made memories that will last a lifetime.

If Dante and Sascha's summer vacation is this fantastic, it makes me wonder what their honeymoon will be like when the time comes.  This one is going to be very hard to top!