Carnival Sunshine – Here we come!

I find that the older I get, the more I really need vacation time. Not just want it – need it. So to say that I am excited, almost giddy, about my upcoming cruise and land trip is an understatement.

It took two years to plan this month long excursion, now just a few days away. My travels will take me from Orlando to New Orleans. In between, I will spend two nights in New York, five days roaming northern and western France, one night in Paris, and three nights in Barcelona followed by a 16 night transatlantic cruise on the Carnival Sunshine.

This is my first transatlantic cruise and there’s another first as well – this will mark the first time I’ve ever sailed in an aft cabin with a balcony.

As I’ve mentioned many times before, I have to have a verandas. It’s my guilty pleasure. To have one in the rear of the ship has been a dream. Fortunately, we booked really early and got a great price on one of only a handful of these little treasures.

Some initial thoughts about an aft cabin:

I can see where I’ve been.

I don’t know that that’s important, but it seems to beat the single sided view of where I’ve been when in a traditional verandah room.

It shouldn’t be as windy coming across the Atlantic.

Rumor has it waters in the Atlantic can be rough. I’m thinking we will be somewhat protected from harsh winds allowing more time on the balcony.

Our stateroom is dead center in the back, so the hope is that rock and roll will be minimal.

For two people already plagued with seasickness – and constantly medicated with Bonine, it might be a little rocky. The Bonine needs to work and our and the fact that we are dead center needs to anchor us.

I’m looking forward to seeing the upgraded Sunshine and experience all the new things       Carnival has to offer. And with a bit of luck, I will be posting live updates while I’m onboard.

Stay tuned!

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3 Responses to Carnival Sunshine – Here we come!

  1. Phyllis says:

    Have a wonderful time! Transatlantic cruises are the best ones. We have done four of them and the ocean was very calm each time. Much better than the Pacific or South Atlantic.

  2. Monica says:

    Can’t wait to read the next one now!

  3. Elaine says:

    Oh I can’t wait to see the photos! Enjoy!

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