After a week on the boat and having everything served to you day and night can really spoil you! Being on the ship is nice because you can do anything and everything or nothing at all and still have a good time. You don’t have to worry about what’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, because if you’re hungry, you just eat!
This was the second cruise I have been on. The first cruise I ever took was to Alaska about ten years ago on the Norwegian Star. I don’t plan on waiting another ten years to take another cruise because I’ve discovered that cruising is the ideal vacation! The destinations are exotic. the food is plentiful (and mostly pretty good depending on what ship you’re on), and the activities abundant. There really is something for everyone aboard each ship.With several thousand passengers, each vessel becomes your own self-sufficient floating home taking you from destination to destination.
The last morning, we arrived early back in Galveston. There wasn’t much left to do on the ship as most everything had closed. The buffet was still open, so we grabbed a quick breakfast and waited for our section to be disembarked (dismissed). The previous night we had everything packed and ready to go so when our section was called, we grabbed our luggage and rolled them downstairs and off the ship. We waited in a long line at Customs for about 20 minutes. Thankfully it filtered through quickly. This gave us enough time to drive through a little bit of Galveston that morning and see what life was like on the island,drive past the medical school (UT Medical Branch), and check out some of the beaches. Continue reading Day 8: Back to Galveston→
The last day of the cruise was the third and last “fun day” at sea sailing back to Galveston. After getting rocked to sleep by the high waves and winds, it was another late lazy morning, too late for breakfast, but perfect for brunch!
Brunch on the Magic is incredible! The wide breakfast selection included many hearty breakfast items variety of other brunch items, some with a twist (like Frosted Flakes-coated french toast). I got a fruit plate, eggs Benedict with potatoes and hash browns (didn’t realize it already came with breakfast potatoes), french toast, and cheesecake for dessert. The waiter looked at me when he was taking the order and was like “you can eat all that?” and I sure did, enjoying every bite of it!
Our last island stop before returning back to reality was Cozumel, Mexico. Cozumel is the one place all the ships in the Caribbean seem to stop. Like all the other islands, it’s primary economy is tourism. But Cocuzumel is by far the most developed, busiest, and the most prosperous of the three islands we visited. The island has its own airport, many resorts, parks, beaches, shopping, and snorkeling. At the time, there were seven ships docked at Cozumel.