My best friend and I went on our annual girls cruise this past week aboard the Carnival Ecstasy We started this tradition 3 years ago when we were at a lack of what to get each other for Christmas. Since January is one of the cheapest months to cruise, we opted to use the money we would have spent on each other and put it towards the cost of a girls cruise.
After boarding the Carnival Ecstasy, Keri and I got our bearings and went on a hunt for a cosmopolitan. It is also our tradition to start the cruise off with our favorite martini. Surprise to us, we encountered a martini bar who offered a martini tasting, 4 mini martinis for $16. Since we started with the cosmo (made with limoncello!), we never ventured elsewhere. This was by far the BEST cosmo I have ever had in my life.
2 oz Vodka
1 oz triple sec
1 oz limoncello
1/2 oz cranberry juice
Once we were allowed back in our rooms, my luggage was sitting waiting, with my smuggled wine nestled nicely in it's cooler. Keri on the other hand did not receive her luggage until later that night. When she opened her bag, she found this:
We opted for Carnival's anytime dining, which I liked and disliked at the same time. I felt like no one other than the two of us dressed up for dinner. We felt overly dressed in nice shirts and leggings.....It was nice to come and leave as you pleased but you had to wait in line to be sat. Plus, I wasn't too impressed with the dining room staff. Next time around, I will probably opt for dining at a specific time. It helps keep me on schedule.
My first appetizer of the night was Duck. OMG - this was so good. I almost ordered a second helping. This was Keri's first time eating duck and she loved it.