Last week we went on vacation! The Carnival Pride left from Baltimore. The night before we left we had dinner with one of my old college roommates and her family (Fun fact: she is actually the one who introduced Kevin and I!). Kaitlyn had a lot of fun playing in the hotel room that night.
The first day of the cruise, we had to go to a Camp Carnival orientation to make sure Kaitlyn was registered and get their schedule of activities for the cruise. At the end, they raffled off a “Funship Freddy” doll. Kaitlyn won!
Camp Carnival also does a “Beary Cuddly” which is their version of a Build A Bear. The bear Kaitlyn got all the proceeds went to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Saturday was our last day and of course it was a sea day as we headed back to Baltimore. Kaitlyn went to Camp Carnival while Kevin and I took the Behind the Fun Tour on the ship. Because of the nature of the tour, they only allow 16 people on the tour (they only did the tour twice on this sailing) and you are not allowed to bring cell phones and cameras. Because you go to restricted areas, they even have ship security wand you with a handheld metal detector! It was awesome though. Because we could not bring cameras, Carnival photographers actually met us as a couple of stops and snapped photos for us. Some of the highlights were the backstage of the theater, the engine room, the beer cooler :) and the galley.
Here we are with the Chef. The guy to the left of the chef actually did the fruit carvings on the table as decorations for the chocolate buffet. He also did the ice sculpture carving from earlier in the week.
And of course, the best part was meeting the captain on the bridge! The view was incredible.
Now we are home. Kaitlyn insisted on wearing her muster station bracelet up until this morning. Apparently, she thought if she continued to wear it, she could get back on the boat. She is continually asking Kevin and I if we are going back on the boat soon. So, I guess Kevin will be planning another cruise vacation. And of course the most important thing… Kaitlyn doesn’t get sea sick!