Warning: Before you start reading….
CRUISING CAN BE ADDICTIVE
We have just returned from our 5th Family Cruise, this time aboard the incredible Carnival Legend to Tasmania, we have been to Tazzy before but love the place, so when the chance came up to take a short 4 day cruise right at the start of the year, we jumped at it!
As we have sailed with Carnival three times before in Australia and the USA, we knew what we were in for and ready for a vacation of legendary proportions! And it didn’t disappoint!
We set sail on a floating resort that’s so spectacular she needs a two-level promenade for all of her fabulous shops, lounges and nightclubs, plus an abundance of stateroom options such as balconies and interconnecting rooms and an unparalleled variety of activities. Then add the delicious dining, kids club and pampering service, and this “Fun Ship” becomes a legend in her own time.
The four-night Tasmanian cruise aboard Carnival proves an ideal short getaway, to refresh and unwind. Perfect if you have never cruised before and want a ‘sampler’ short trip to just ‘try out’ cruising. But trust me it’s addictive and you will be wanting to book again before you have even disembarked.
Whether you’re after an action-packed holiday or just want to relax and unwind, you can create the type of cruise holiday you want.
My favourite spot on board (apart from piano bar) is sitting on our balcony mesmerised by the ocean. Seabirds glide gracefully over the waves and ships come and go on the horizon it’s the perfect place to just chill, but it never lasts long as there’s heaps of fun on offer and the kids drag me out the door!
You will find something for everyone little ones, big ones, the whole family.
Including the largest waterpark at sea in Australia, build-a-bear at sea and mini-golf. For the fitness minded check out the two-deck fitness centre, jogging track and sports court (not that I made it to any of these) But I did spend some ‘quality’ time in the Serenity area (adults-only) plus the day spa while the amazing kids club councillors kept the kids entertained. With three different age-appropriate youth programs the kids get plenty of choices and its a great opportunity for them to make some new friends on-board.
But all good things must come to an end and when we roll off the ship in Sydney 4 days latter its apparent we’ve consumed our share of the tonnes of food prepared each day and I regret not visiting the gym – but honestly, there just wasn’t time.
I will be cruising again as the entertainment never ended and you are just spoilt for choice no matter what your passion.
Here’s some photos captured during trip, and also some of my favourite spots on board!
Want to know more about the ‘Green eggs and ham breakfast’ then be sure to check out a review I wrote on it in past posts under Family travel.
If you have any questions on Cruising or just traveling with kids drop me a line as I love a chat.
Love Kerry and Miss Piper xoxo