I, as a child, had always been into traveling and the world fascinates me, cultures amaze me and the local music hypnotizes me. My love for music, especially reggae genre made me travel to the land of Bob Marley, Jamaica. It was the new year and getting your hands on a plane ticket can be expensive.
Steve works at a reputable Cruise company and I thought it was the best time to ask for the favor which was promised to me years back. Steve did his best and arranged me a ticket, but it was not a fancy accommodation: I had to bunk with a crew member in a room.
January 13th, 2017 (odd day to start a cruise journey ), was the day of my cruise to Jamaica. The cruise was Carnival Dream, which was the 10th largest cruise in the world.
I had my tickets and my luggage, but being an avid bourbon whisky drinker, I need my syrup around me all time, but the cruise has strict regulations for carrying alcohol on board. Well, I just love my bourbon way too much to travel without it. I had to sneak it in, as there were individual bag checks I just cannot carry it in my luggage, technically. I dug deep into my brain and voila! I made a small alcohol pouch in the bottom of my trolley bag which was sufficient enough to hold two bottles of my syrup, And with some luck, I went pass the security with alcohol in my baggage, I’m such a rebel.
The dream is a big cruise which holds 4,000 people- which is a size of small city. I finally navigated to my room where I found Mark already captured the bed near the window, Mark is a ship crew. I was insanely fascinated by how gigantic this cruise is and the amenities available. There are swimming pools, playrooms, auditoriums and restaurants. I was welcomed with a Jamaican beverage, it was delicious. I could see people of different origins and countries on single cruise partying and enjoying their life.
I was served lunch in my room as I felt sea sick due to the rocking of the ship. YES, even a cruise rocks, constantly, but it does not get tossed convulsively. Unpacked my luggage and sipped some bourbon and took a nap. I woke up to a loud music, apparently, on every alternative day there is a small festival organized by ship authorities, I visited it and it was amazing!
The cruise organized singers and performers to entertain the passengers on regular nights in the auditorium alongside with some wine and delicacies. Late night breeze on the deck with my bourbon and Mark made the nights on my cruise to Jamaica. The dream literally made my dream com true.
Seven days passed by in a swift and we reached Jamaica. I was ecstatic to see Jamaica but equally sad that my cruise to Jamaica is over in such short time, Amazing parties and poolside drinks will be cherished and I hope to get back on that short cruise life again, someday.