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Houston & Galveston

Written on: Thursday December 22nd, 2005

A journal entry from: Caribbean Cruise 2006

Ah Cruising.

Like I said in my trip summary. I'm not a cruise kinda guy. I would much rather be getting dusty and dirty then floating along in excessive luxury, but then again, i'm not picky and I love to eat. While cruising doesn't really fit my idea of travelling, it is a stress-free way to go sightseeing. And when you're with your family + "significant others", its probably the easiest way to go.

So off we went, 7 of us on a 10 day cruise through the Caribbean. I had been to all the countries on the cruise before and since you're only at each place for 8 hours or so, theres not a lot to be seen or done. Just do the best you can, and try and stay out of the shopping bazaars!

We boarded the boat in Galveston which is about 2 hours from Houston, past the Space Center on the coast. Beautiful coast and it would have been nice to stay for a couple days but we were needed elsewhere. If you've ever been on a cruise ship, its quite an experience. Even crappy boats ooze extreme decadence which makes me feel uncomfortable, the sheer amount of wasted food is probably enough to make you faint, but I don't have any numbers to *wow* you with.

First things first: saftey!

One of the first things you'll do on a cruise is the "Muster station drill". Which comprises of putting on life jackets and standing on the deck in a specific spot. Good fun. After that, anything goes. Usually the first couple days are spent motoring to your first port so you spend your time lazing about the pool, eating, drinking, gambling, and whatever else suits you. Like I said, decadence.