So who’s been on a cruise? Would you recommend it, or not? And what cruise line is a good one? Tell me about your experience, please.
I’m planning my summer vacation and since I’ve never been on a cruise before, I thought it’d be a good idea.
The husband is sold on it, the kids not so much. They think cruises are boring, and mainly for older folks.
What are they insinuating, actually? That I’m old?! What!
Oh, well… I could have been accused of something worse, I guess. Like being a non-supporter for USWNT and Megan Rapinoe, for instance. Equal pay, equal pay! Am I right?
Have a great weekend, Fiesta Friends!
Time for features!
“I love everything about these cupcakes! They are beautiful and sound amazing! I can’t wait to try the combination of white chocolate and raspberry!” — Antonia
“I’ve been craving potato salad for some time now. This potato salad is, to me, one of the best potato salad recipes I’ve seen.” — Jhuls
“I had no idea you can use club soda for so many things. Here I thought it’s just an ingredient for cocktails, silly me. No more wasting club soda!” — Angie
“I must add this here, I must. So I won’t forget to try it. Doesn’t it look delectable?!” — Angie
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Kat (The Baking Explorer) says
Thank you so much for featuring my cupcakes! I’ve never been on a cruise but I’ve heard there is so much to do for kids and water slides etc!
You’re welcome; those cupcakes sound fabulous. Yes, I’ve heard some cruises, particularly Disney’s, do offer a lot of activities for kids.
Of Goats and Greens says
My parents took us on a Caribbean cruice when I was somewhere between 19 or 20. I dreaded the idea, being at that age at that time, but actually I had a lot of fun. We got to stop at several ports of call, and I did (unbeknownst to my parents) some serious flirting with a handsome Greek sailor who was working aboard. No, nothing REALLY serious transpired! He was a gentleman and I behaved well…
At any rate, the food was awesome – and there was more at midnight. We stopped to walk at every port of call, to see sights and try to eat as much native food as we had time for. We stopped mostly at islands, but back then it was safe to deport at Venezuela, which was pretty awesome portside at that time in history. Beyond that, there was the pool. I spent a lot of time IN the pool.
In short, the voyage isn’t just for “old folk”. Although I will admit my best seafaring voyage was the college graduation gift of sailing for 5 days in Penobscot Bay on an actual schooner. Having to bathe by jumping overboard in icy Maine waters mid-week. And helping out with the rigging and sailing when appropriate. That was roughing it in comparison, but totally up my somewhat “off-grid” alley!
So, did you keep in touch with the handsome sailor? ?? You’ve got some great memories there, Diann. Oh, to be young and carefree… what I wouldn’t give to go back to those days again. Thanks for the story. I enjoyed reading it!
Of Goats and Greens says
No, alas, we did not keep in touch for very long. But definitely some good memories.
Monika Dabrowski says
I’ve never been on a cruise but would like to try one some day, just to see what I’ve been missing. Enjoy your weekend!
That’s exactly the reason I thought about the cruise. I had no idea there are so many different kinds of cruises! I can’t decide what to do! ?
frugal hausfrau says
I have the perfect solution for your cruise dilemma. Leave the kids at home – bring me! 🙂 Thaks for the shout-out on my possets!! All I can think about though are those cupcakes. My word! I mean all the features look good but white chocolate and raspberry? That’s my jam!!
You’ve come up with the perfect solution ? I knew I could count on you ?
Thanks so much for including the Creamy Dill Potato Salad in your features this week! 🙂
It sounds so good, Nancy! ?
Dee | Grammy's Grid says
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Thanks for the invite, Dee!
Glenda Purvis says
I recently went on my first cruise to the Bahamas and had a fantastic time. Granted, it was a themed cruise, I got to meet some celebrities that I adore, gamble, drink and other things. I don’t know if I would have such a great time on a regular cruise because I think it would be boring AF. I’m looking into a knitting or crochet cruise package maybe in a few years. I know of some crafting stars who sponsor something like this every so often, but that’s the only way I’ll do another cruise.
Hope this helped!
Thanks, Glenda! I discovered these themed cruises while researching, omg so many! Had no idea! Now I’m having a hard time deciding. I agree they’re great for first timers.
Thank you for hosting a GREAT party. I hope you’re having a WONDERFUL week.
My pleasure, Tamy ?
I have only been on short cruises so am sorry I can’t help but a friend of mine went on one last year for the first time and he loved it.
Brilliant features, now I am going to party!
Thank you for hosting all of us! x
It seems there are two kinds of travelers – cruise lovers and cruise haters ? I guess I won’t know which group I belong to until I go on one ? Thanks for cohosting! ?
Jhuls | The Not So Creative Cook says
I am not sure if I can call it a cruise, but we went somewhere (just in the Philippines) and we took a ship instead of a plane. I was in my teenage years at that time and I loved it. In fact, I missed it. So forget about the issue that it’s only for oldies.? I hope the kids will go for it.♥️ Happy Fiesta Friday, Angie.?
We’ll see Jhuls. As a mom, I tend to defer to the kids, but I think I should get what I want once in a while! ?
Such great recipes. Thanks for hosting Fiesta friday.
No problem. Thanks for participating.
Antonia @Zoale says
I think a cruise sounds wonderful! 😀 I bet they will all love it! I hope you had a nice weekend! 😀
I haven’t made my final decision yet. Someone mentions hurricane season on FB; I didn’t even think about that! This is what happens when you don’t plan ahead!
Jenny Walters says
I have cruised my pop socks off…well a bit! Being english I have mostly cruised on the P & O ships but a couple of years ago I went on the Independence of the seas. It was great.My advice is to research the pants off each ship. The big ones have a HUGE amount for the kids to do. I ADORE it x
I should have researched it sooner! So many cruises out there! Thanks for your advice, Jenny ?