A Glimpse of My First Cruise

My baby sister and I took our first cruise (6 days) with our church Singles’ Ministry. Early Sunday September 22nd we set out to sail on the Carnival Magic. If this was a travel blog I would do a detailed review of the ship and recommend you never sail with Carnival. Since it’s not, I will just recommend you never sail with Carnival. That being said, God’s beautiful Creation never disappointed us; therefore, I thought I’d share a little of the trip with you!


On September 24th we made our first stop at Half Moon Cay, Bahamas. There didn’t seem to be a whole lot to see/do here; there was an Island Barbecue, but we decided to forgo it.  It was very hot, the souvenir assortment sparse and on the excessive side; therefore, we headed back to the ship fairly quickly – But not before snapping a few pics.


On the 25th we went to Grand Turk. The sand here was what some described as grainy. It was not easy to walk on. It was a pretty place, with not too much going on. A few shops and you could try some of the food there if you wanted to. We didn’t spend a ton of time walking around here either. Even though it was overcast, and even rained some, it was quite hot and uncomfortable. We soon headed back to the air conditioned stateroom. Here, though, are a few of the pictures we took while there. The sky here was absolutely breathtaking; I nearly forgot to take any other pics lol. I don’t think pictures do it justice! This first one was taken through one of the best, less dirty, windows I could find aboard ship.  I know you can see it, but the sky was so pretty I didn’t want to pass up the shot.

Here are the Carnival Magic and the Carnival Pride cruise ships. The Magic is the bigger one.


Our last stop was Amber Cove, Dominican Republic. Personally, I think this was the best stop of the trip. It was possibly the hottest stop, even shade didn’t help that situation. So we walked around, took some pictures, looked in a few of the shops and headed back to the ship. They had complimentary cycled rickshaw rides, which we gladly accepted (sadly, we didn’t get a picture). I commend those fellows who peddle the rickshaws. Their attitudes are warm, friendly and polite – even though I know their job can’t be easy or all that fun being a bicycle taxi in the heat. Here are a few pictures from Amber Cove.

We did not take our picture with the statues. There are a couple other similar statues there as well. I wish they had more information about them including the history of them. While they looked new, I really got the feeling they were more replicas than completely imaginative works.


This trip was my second opportunity for plane rides. I absolutely love the sky and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to capture it. Since our flight home was in the evening, I was able to get some beautiful pictures of the sunset at 10,000+ feet in the air.

I hope you have enjoyed a glimpse at our cruise.

Take care and God bless you!

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*Would you ever go on a cruise?

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