School Of Rock The Musical on Broadway

21 Feb

It was a night out on the town for my son and I as we took in a Musical Broadway Play, School Of Rock. We loved the movie with Jack Black and couldn’t wait to see the play. 

Everything was great even with the script adding on things that made it just as great as the movie. The young cast was amazing and I was rocking out in my seat. Of course everything Live is better. I felt like I was in a concert. The pipes on these kids was incredible. 

We had the chance to talk to the cast after and they told us they started singing and playing instruments when they were young. The ages of the cast range from about 9-13. They also mentioned how excited they were when they got the call that they were chosen to be in the play. Two of the boys are brothers in real life and one said it was hard seeing his brother get the job first after auditioning over and over and being told he was too short he finally got the part. 

I encourage you to head to Broadway and see School Of Rock. You will want to join a band or your kids will wasn’t to join a band after the show is over. Also if you haven’t seen the movie check it out before you go so you can compare the two. The role of “Dewey “was played by Merritt David Janes the night we went. 

Social media:

Facebook: @schoolofrockmusical

Twitter: @SoRmusical

Instagram: @sormusical
Ticketing message:

Prices as low as $59!

Orchestra seats as low as $89!

Visit schoolofrockthemusical.com to learn more and to book tickets
Other info:

Show is 2 hrs 30 mins with one intermission

Recommended for ages 8 and up – children under 4 not permitted in the theatre
Standard About the Show copy:

Currently in performances at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway), School of Rock – The Musical is based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same, featuring music from the movie, as well as an original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes and direction by Laurence Connor. School of Rock – The Musical opened to rave reviews on Sunday, December 6, 2015. This Ben Brantley New York Times ‘Critics’ Pick’ “is an inspiring jolt of energy and mad skillz,” raves Jesse Oxfeld of Entertainment Weekly. And in his four-star Critics’ Pick review, Time Out’s David Cote proclaimed, “School’s IN – forever!” School of Rock – The Musical was nominated for four 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Lloyd Webber and Slater), Best Book (Fellowes), and Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Alex Brightman).

 

Based on the hit film, School of Rock – The Musical is a hilarious new musical that follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.

Disclosure: This play was hosted and tickets were given for my honest review. Opinions are mine 100% as always. Thank you for a great night out with my son. We really enjoyed it. 

Staying Fit & Healthy With Crunch Fitness

21 Feb

I’m on a 60 day diet and what better way to take care of my body by eliminating unhealthy foods and getting my workout on at none other than Crunch Fitness Gym. My number one workout I love is definitely walking. I walk over 10,000 steps at least 5 or 6 days a week, but something about working out in a gym with lots to offer like aerobic classes, yoga, pilates, swimming, saunas, indoor track, basketball and the best state of the art equipment. I also prefer a gym that’s not too crowded but if it is I must have access to the equipment without having to wait. 

What I love about Crunch Fitness is they’re all over. The newest location is 1131 3rd ave (66th st) in Manhattan. Now that I have a very busy schedule it’s good to know the hours so I can add in a few classes before or after work. I like the fact they open 5 a.m. Mon-Friday and close late. Check the website for locations and full hours. https://www.crunch.com/locations/e-66th-st

I’m aiming to lose a few pounds and I was given a free membership for a month and can’t wait to get there and try everything.    You can make online class reservations, there’s also online nutrition program, live video workouts, personal trainers, full service locker rooms and free wi-fi. My kind of gym indeed. 

Disclosure: I was invited to attend classes at Crunch Fitness with blogger Brianne Manz from (Stroller In The City). Opinions are mine 100% as always. Swag was given from sponsors which included Living Proof Dry Shampoo, Bliss Spa, Ounce Water, KIND bars, Purity Organic Juice, Just Salad, Boom Boom Brow Bar, Enlightened Snacks, and of course, Crunch Fitness. 

Head to MSG check out Venus Williams at BNP Paribas (Get Tickets)

16 Feb

BNP Paribas: 

Tennis icon Venus Williams takes on French Open Champion Garbine Muguruza. Fan favorite Juan Martin del Potro plays Japan’s Kei Nishikori. Top ranked American Jack Sock battles Australian up start Nick Kyrgios. American tennis legend and Grand Slam champ Andy Roddick will match up against Australia’s former world number one player, Lleyton Hewitt.
This year’s tennis celebration will feature the World TeamTennis format, where every point counts!

BNP Paribas, the Tennis tournament at MSG on March 6th.

 Save 20% on tickets!*

*Valid on select seats

Use code: FAMILY

To purchase: http://bit.ly/2f11pad

 

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Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. Tickets were given. Opinions are mine 100% as always. 

Tickets to Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend at MSG

16 Feb

Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend

Celebrate the universal joy of friendship in this fun-filled, interactive live stage show! Sing and dance along with your favorite characters – Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and Big Bird and their Sesame Street friends – as they welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. The Theater at MSG is the perfect place to join the fun, make some new friends and share unforgettable memories with your loved ones!

Sesame Street Live playing at the Theater at MSG February 16th – the 26th

Save up to 25% on tickets!*

*Valid on select seats and performances

Use code: FAMILY

To purchase: http://www.theateratmsg.com/sslfamily

 

Legal: *Must use code SSLFAMILY to receive offer. Valid on select seats and performances only. Offer not valid on previously purchased tickets and cannot be combined with any other offer. A $6.00 facility fee is included in the price of each ticket. Discount is calculated off of the original box office price. Service charges apply to telephone and internet orders. All sales are final—no refunds or exchanges. Offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice and is subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply. Offer expires Sunday, February 26 at 5:30pm. Accessible and companion seats are available via the Disabled Services Department at 212-465-6034. ©2017 MSG Sports & Entertainment Holdings, L.P. All rights reserved.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. Tickets were given. Opinions are mine 100% as always. 

Nintendo Switch Approaching Fast 3/3/17 #nintendoswitch

9 Feb

Back in January of this year my kids and I were invited to a Nintendo Switch event where we were the first to test out the new console. My kids were counting down the days. I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited for a console since the NES. The Switch hits stores March 3rd.

When we walked in it was like a home filled with nothing but video games. We tested out Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, my daughter loved dancing with the Just Dance 2017 game. She was there practically the whole time. My son enjoyed Street Fighter 2  The Legends Of Zelda Breath of the Wild, Arms, Splatoon 2 and so many others they both enjoyed. 


I was impressed how the console looks, how many people can play and where it can be taken. We do a lot of traveling and this is great to take on the road, hotels, airplane, picnics, bbq’s, etc. I was also impressed with the price of $299. Battery life can last more than six hours depending on the software and usage conditions. 32 GB of internal memory. Users can easily expand storage space using microSDHC or microSDXC cards.6.2-inch, multi-touch capacitive touch screen; can display a resolution of 1280 x 720.Keep the focus on fun by using parental controls to manage how your family interacts with Nintendo Switch. Link up to eight systems together to play anywhere.


I’m going to enjoy Just Dance 2017 with my daughter at home and on the go. We love dancing and this is great for exercise too. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe the whole family is gonna love. Bring all the games to us. 


We are back at it again this Sunday 2/12 this time for a Nintendo Switch exclusive event at the Nintendo NY store in Rockefeller Center. This time we are going to play the 1-2-Switch game. What do milking a cow, a samurai duel and an eating contest all have in common? NINTENDO, of course!!  1-2-Switch is a ridiculously fun “Party in a Box” game. What makes the party? Fun and crazy competitions that let you literally face off with your friends and family: everything from a wild-west duel to a cow-milking competition to a copycat dance-off. With 1-2-Switch you can throw an impromptu party anywhere thanks to a new play style in which players look at each other—not the screen.

This games launches March 3rd. We can’t wait for this one. We had a great time at the first event and are super excited about the next one. We will be even more excited to get the Nintendo Switch in our house and have friendly competitions. Nintendo for life!! 

Disclosure: My family and I were invited to attend these events. Opinions are mine and my kids 100% as always. My kids are Nintendo game reviewers. 

Harlem Globetrotters Debuting First 4-Point Line At MSG Get Your Tickets!! 

7 Feb

Don’t miss The Original Harlem Globetrotters at Madison Square Garden February 19th & 20th with THREE amazing games! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. 

New this season, the Globetrotters will debut basketball’s first 4-point line. The 4-point line will be located 30 feet from the basket – 6 feet, 3 inches beyond the top of the NBA’s current 3-point line.
Join Globetrotter stars after the game where they will stay for an autograph, photograph and high five session for fans (subject to availability).


Before the game, take part in a once-in-a-lifetime Harlem Globetrotter experience, you and your family can spend time on the court with the Globetrotters – shooting, learning ball tricks, and taking autographs and photos! The unique 30-minute pre-show, “Magic Pass,” will create memories of a lifetime. All customers must have a game ticket AND Magic Pass for entry. This includes all children as well as the parent(s)/guardian(s) wishing to accompany them. Soft/rubber soled shoes must be worn on court.

 

Save 25% on tickets!*

*Valid on select seats and games.

Use code: GLOBE1

To purchase: http://www.thegarden.com/events/2017/february/harlem-globetrotters.html

 

 Legal: *Offer not valid on previously purchased tickets and cannot be combined with any other offer. 8 ticket max per order. Discount is calculated off of the original box office price. Service charges apply to telephone and internet orders. All sales are final – no refunds or exchanges. Offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice and is subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply. Offer expires February 20, 2017. Accessible and companion seats are available via the Disabled Services Department at 212-465-6115. ©2017 MSG Sports & Entertainment Holdings, LLC. All rights reserved.

Disclosure: This is not a compensated post. Tickets were given to me. 

Disney’s NEWSIES THE BROADWAY MUSICAL COMING TO CINEMAS/ Giveaway #NewsiesForever #FathomEvents #DisneyNewsies #Newsies #NYC

1 Feb

Straight from the Broadway stage, Fathom Events and Disney Theatrical Productions are thrilled to bring the Tony Award®-winning musical NEWSIES to cinemas nationwide in an exclusive three-day event on February 16, 18 and 22.


Filmed live on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA, this not-to-be-missed high energy show stars Original Broadway cast members Jeremy Jordan as “Jack Kelly,” Kara Lindsay as “Katherine,” Ben Fankhauser as “Davey” and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as “Crutchie”. They’re joined by North American Tour stars Steve Blanchard as “Joseph Pulitzer,” and Aisha de Haas as “Medda Larkin,” and Ethan Steiner as “Les” along with members of both the Broadway and North American Tour ensembles, filling the stage with more “newsies” and more dancing than ever before.

Set in New York City at the turn of the century and based on a true story, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike and take a stand for what’s right.

DISNEY’S NEWSIES

The Broadway Musical
 Dates and Times: 

Thursday, February 16 at 7:00pm 

Saturday, February 18 at 12:55pm

Wednesday, February, 22 at 7:00pm

 

BUY TICKETS HERE!  

Tickets are also available for purchase at: http://bit.ly/DisneyNewsies

GIVEAWAY: 

You can also to win a pair of passes to one of the screening in NY/NJ area here: https://goo.gl/forms/jtrtRUiHmid15iPq2

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. Five Little Words is not responsible for picking winner. Winners will be contacted through email. I was provided tickets. 


All Day Play At Camelback and Aquatopia #MTCamelback

1 Feb

Skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing OH MY!!! That’s what we were doing in Camelback Resort January 22nd. Momtrends had Ski Day for bloggers and their families and we packed up the 2017 Toyota RAV4 and headed to Tannersville, Pennsylvania for the day. 

We were very excited because this was our first time ever going skiing. I signed the kids up for snowboarding lessons. I decided to snowboard on my own and it was pretty fun. You can see my skills on my Instagram page here: https://instagram.com/p/BPmI4CwhBKZ/


My daughter took lessons with her age group and my son went with his. Lessons are 90 minutes long. This gives the adults time to do other things like ski or snowboard themselves or stand on the side and take pics and video of your kids. 


My daughter said she enjoyed her lesson. My son on the other hand had an accident and I was contacted on my cell phone to come quickly. I was so scared and worried but hoping it wasn’t too serious. When I got there my son’s arm was in a sling and he was waiting for the snowmobile to take him to fist aid. I wanted to cry because as parents we never want to see our kids in pain. I definitely wanted to know what happened and if he was ok to finish out the day or did we have to leave right away. Since first aid is not an actual hospital with doctors all they could do is tell us to keep it in the sling and go to a hospital to make sure his wrist wasn’t broken. Yes, when my son fell he landed on his wrists. Out of all people to break something I thought it would be me. 


I was also told we should have had helmets and wrist guards for first time snowboarders. I had no clue we could have rented this there. It was not part of my package but I definitely would have purchased it. Good to know for future visits. 

After a lollipop was given to my son he wanted to eat. First aid told us to go to a clinic nearby and get an X-ray but the clinic didn’t take our insurance so we decided to go to our hospital once we got back to the city. 

I really was sad my son couldn’t go snowtubing and have fun in the waterpark (Aquatopia). He’s a trooper and hung in there so his sister could have fun. I was still hoping his wrist was ok at that point. 


Aquatopia and snowtubing is amazing. I don’t know how many times my daughter went snowtubing with friends. Hopefully we will go back and make a day out of it again minus the snowboarding. It was a good day and the weather was great it was in the 50’s. 

Made it to the emergency and after 3 X-rays my son had a few broken bones. He was numbed with a needle and some of the bones were pushed back in place. I couldn’t look but I’m glad he didn’t feel anything. I feel like I felt all the pain. The other bones will heal with the cast that was put on. He had an orthopedic appointment the other day and must keep the cast on for 4-6 weeks. It’s his left hand. He’s a righty so I’m glad if he needs to write he’s able to. 
I remember having a cast on my right arm when I was in elementary school and taking a fall at the playground. It’s not fun. All he wants is for the bones to heal so he can play video games but he’s not complaining about being out of school. Typical teenager. A teacher will come to our place and study with him a few days a week till he’s ready to go back. I’m so glad his school provides this service. 

I still would like to thank Momtrends for having Ski Day at Camelback Resort as we still will always remember this trip. As I said on my Instagram post We came, We played, We conquered. This is a great place for families especially Aquatopia which is indoors at Camelback Lodge. So many water rides to choose from. 

For more info check out: 

Facebook

@CamelbackMountainResort

@CamelbackLodge&IndoorWaterpark

 

Twitter 

@SkiCamelback

@CamelbackLodge

 

Instagram 

@SkiCamelback

@CamelbackLodge


Disclosure: This was a hosted event courtesy of Momtrends. Opinions are mine as always. 

Disney Junior At The Movies: Mickey and the Roadster Racers And Ticket Screening Giveaway

11 Jan

Mickey’s BIG Celebration: Mickey And The Roadster RacersDate: Saturday, January 14, 2017

Time: 10:00AM

Run Time: 1 hour 10 minutes


In this all-new series, Mickey and the gang now run a super-cool garage where they take care of their brand-new, transforming roadsters, as they get ready for races around Hot Dog Hills and around the world! 

When they’re not on the road with Mickey competing for trophies, Minnie and Daisy run their own business, “The Happy Helpers”, solving problems for anyone needing a helping hand. Minnie’s skills know no limits and her style will still be as fashionable as ever.


 “Disney Junior at the Movies – Mickey’s BIG Celebration” is almost here! Come celebrate Mickey’s Birthday and be the FIRST to see Mickey’s all new series Mickey and the Roadster Racers on the BIG screen. You can sing and dance along with all your Disney Junior favorites, so grab the wheel and join the fun!

Be sure to check out Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Daisy and your favorite Disney Junior pals as Fathom Events and Disney Junior present a special sneak peek of Mickey and the Roadster Racers in select movie theatres nationwide at this hot diggity racer-rific one-day event on Saturday, January 14th!

Attendees will also receive a $5 offer to the Disney Stores and a free e-book download, as well as other giveaways.

*GIVEAWAY*
Enter to win 2 tickets to the show in the link here: https://goo.gl/forms/KOhr52ikR70HyAMe2 

Where it says how did you hear about this event mention Five Little Words. 

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. Five Little Words is not responsible for ticket giveaway. Winner will be emailed. 

CARNIVAL VISTA 11-DAY CRUISE WITH MY 20 YR OLD SON. SHARING MY 20 MONEY SAVING TIPS. #hellovista #carnivalvista

31 Dec

So if you follow me on social media you’ve seen me posting pics about going on an 11-day cruise to Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Antigua, St. Maarten, and St. Thomas on Carnival’s new ship The Vista with my 20 year old son. I’ve been on a Norwegian 7-day cruise with my kids but this really felt like a vacation. 

I want to share with you my money saving tips so when you’re ready to take a cruise you will still have money left when you return. 

TIP NUMBER 1:

I am so grateful that cruises leave from New York which saves me so much money on airfare. If you live in New York take advantage of the cruises and you’ll see just how much extra money you will have. I only spent $20 to take a cab from my apartment to the port.


TIP NUMBER 2:

You do not want to be disappointed or embarrassed when you check in and they tell you birth certificates are not allowed to travel. Have a passport or get what my son and I have: An enhanced license (permit, or non-driver ID) is a New York State DMV issued document that you can use instead of a passport to return to the US by land or sea from Canada, Mexico and some countries in the Caribbean. 

TIP NUMBER 3:

The first picture that the cruise member takes before you board the ship is the best picture. Even if you think you don’t want it let them take it, then look at it on your he app andi guarantee you will want it. I also allowed cruise members to take one picture of us at each destination. I don’t care what kind of camera you have their pictures always come out perfect. I also took home one in black and white which I didn’t know they could do. They are not expensive at all. 

TIP NUMBER 4:

Eat, eat and eat. It’s all included. Why would you not want to eat? Food is available all day. Some of the restaurants charge you to eat but you don’t have to eat there if you don’t want to. Also there were times when we didn’t want to get up early to go eat so I would order free room service for basic stuff like croissants, bagels, muffins, coffee, tea, fruit, cereal, etc.. After that if we wanted the hot breakfast we had till 11am to get it. So take advantage of free room service for breakfast only. On port days it would take longer so my advice get up and go eat before leaving the ship. Also don’t forget to tip for room service!!


TIP NUMBER 5:

Excursion: a going out or forth : expedition, a usually brief pleasure trip, a trip at special reduced rates. 

For some people these excursions are planned in advance and can cost quite a bit depending how many people you are traveling with and what exactly it is you want to do. There’s lots of things to do from snorkeling, horseback riding, party boats, beaches with access to spas, scuba diving, and shopping trips. You name it they’ve got it. There was one port we couldn’t stop at because of flooding so refunds were given. 

For others they just want to stay on the boat no matter what. Then you have some who want to hop on a free trolley like we did and do your own sightseeing and shop and just be a tourist with the people you’re traveling with. All the money I could have spent on an excursion we used to shop and unless we wanted to try the local cuisine we were nearby the ship where we could go back on have lunch, drop off our bags and head back out again or stay on the boat and enjoy the pool and other rides while the ship was empty. Remember there are things going on in the ship for those that don’t want to leave. At certain ports there are roundtrip boats that take you to the beach for $7 per person and you could also do shopping there as well. 


TIP NUMBER 6:

Never leave the ship without your coupons. 

I had so many coupons to take with me during our port stops that I collected so much free jewelry and gifts I didn’t have to spend a penny. Even on the cruise there are events where you can win raffles for jewelry, pairings and even a free cruise. Make sure you always check your mail, redeem your coupons and attend the seminars to get even more coupon books and freebies. Some of the coupons can even be used when you come back so don’t throw them away. It was great to walk into a retailer and get a free gift without having to purchase anything even though they will try to get you to look at the expensive jewelry. It’s still cheaper to purchase souvenirs off the ship if you’re taking gifts home. Coupons are also good on the ship too. 

TIP NUMBER 7:

Your room key (sail and sign card) is your identification card on and off the ship, your money card and your card to turn on your lights in your room so don’t lose it. I purchased a sparkly necklace or neck rope to attach it to. If you don’t want to spend any money download the ship’s app which you’re gonna need anyway and show it to the shops and they will give you a free necklace to attach your room key to. The first day you board you can link a credit or debit card to your room card and it can be split between you and your family or you can have control of all the purchases. A minimum of $200 is what you should start with. I had mine linked with my son so he could make his own purchases. 

Drinks can be purchased at the bars, games can be played, snacks from other shops, etc.. I didn’t purchase a soda plan in advance because we don’t drink soda and it was too expensive. There is free coffee, tea, juices, cold lemonade, iced tea and water so we were fine. You must be 21 to drink alcoholic beverages . There is also a liquor package which I didn’t purchase. It was cheaper to buy a drink here and there. 

Here’s another great TIP. When you order room service ask for a pitcher of water then keep that pitcher for your entire trip and keep refilling with water to keep at the table or bring back to the room so you don’t have to make double trips carrying cups of water. Make sure you keep the pitcher in the fridge so housekeeping doesn’t take it. We stayed hydrated for 11-days. Also guests used sports bottles. 


TIP NUMBER 8:

Some people pay for tips and gratuity during  the booking of their trip. You don’t have to. You can do it 2 days before the trip ends. You can let the cruise add it on to your bill which they will do anyway. If you feel you need to dispute the price let them know in person and they will remove it and you can ask for envelopes and leave what you feel is right for each employee like housekeeping, bartenders, room service, etc.. I feel like I made personal connections with everyone so I handed enevelopes to individuals. 

TIP NUMBER 9:

If you see the prices of the spa on the cruise you might want to think again. I’m not saying don’t do it just me personally I got a better deal by bringing my own facial treatments with me. I spent less than $5 at Target and had the best peel off facials ever! I got to relax in my Carnival robe and meditate or watch tv, listen to music or just take in the ocean and didn’t have to spend hundreds of dollars. Now if you want a massage or botox or something else then I suggest you hit the spa. The hot tub is free too. 



TIP NUMBER 10:

Be sure the person you take is someone you will get along with. Believe it or not there were people arguing on vacation. 

My 20 year old son was the perfect choice. I love all my kids and it was hard to not have all of them there but I knew my son really needed this as much as I did. He’s a hard working young man and I couldn’t have asked for a better roommate. He doesn’t ask for much and he’s just the sweetest, funniest, polite, mellow person. Everyone complimented him on his manners and how he was the best dressed person they ever saw. They also asked him about how he does his hair. He really enjoyed himself and took great pictures, got on a ride with me on board and took advantage of rest and relaxation. We laughed, shopped, explored, ate our bellies full and just enjoyed every moment. He enjoyed Guy’s Burgers the most. I treated him to milkshakes, candy and video games and we also enjoyed a comedy show on board. We liked the fancy dining rooms as well. THANK YOU FOR BEING THE SON THAT YOU ARE AND HANGING WITH YOUR MOM! 


TIP NUMBER 11:

To dress or not to dress that is the question. 

There are evenings when you can choose to dress up and dine or have dinner with the Captain or just wear casual clothes and eat casually. Some people really dressed up with sparkly evening gowns, tuxedos, high heels, etc.. I knew I didn’t want to dress up so I just came with regular sundresses and opted for casual dining. There were also themed nights like where you wear all white, or 90’s party, etc.. Those were fun. You can get the scoop of that online ahead of time so you know what to pack. 

TIP NUMBER 12:

Our room was great. We had two twin beds, two bathrooms and lots of storage space, a couch and tables and tv. We also had a window view of the ocean. Didn’t need a balcony and the bottom level we were on we didn’t feel the motion of the ocean as much as other people. We were on Deck 1 , Starboard 1417 AFT-S. 

TIP NUMBER 13:

I do not like checking my luggage. I don’t like the fact that my luggage sits in front of my door while I’m not in my room. There were luggage missing from rooms days later that were never found that had wallets, medicine or electronics in. I rather we take our own luggage to our room. Nothing missing, nothing to worry about. If it’s not a hassle take your luggage yourself and don’t have your wallet, medicine, purse or electronics in it. Keep that in your carry-on.


TIP NUMBER 14:

Carry a small umbrella whether you think you need it or not. It felt like 100 degrees and I was so thankful I had that extra protection  from the sun along with my sunscreen, hats and shades. We also got some rain at a few ports. Umbrellas are your friend. Never leave home without it. 


TIP NUMBER 15:

Don’t forget your portable chargers. As a blogger I never leave home without it. You don’t want to miss that great shot or miss talking to loved ones when you dock because you didn’t fully charge your phone. 

Depending where you go on your cruise you might not  get Wifi when you dock so don’t get mad unless you’re willing to pay for it or sit somewhere where there’s free Wifi which is at a restaurant. 

On board the ship Wifi plans vary. There’spackages to choose from like social media packages or internetand email packages, etc.. When using Carnival’s app on board you will not be charged. It’s free. This app really comes in handy when you want to know what’s going on daily on board and to order your pictures, etc. We were too busy enjoying ourselves to worry about using our phones so when we did get a signal then that was a good time to speak to family and send pictures. 

TIP NUMBER 16:

Magnets, coffee mugs and postcards make great souvenirs. Inexpensive and you can find them anywhere. Also don’t forget the clothing factories like Polo Ralph Lauren which was my favorite. Amazing deals. 

TIP NUMBER 17:

There’s so much to do on board you will always be busy unless you just want to relax. There’s drive in movies, bingo, casino, comedy, seminars, spa, exercise classes, gym, pools, saunas, rides, water slides, dancing, karaoke, scavenger hunts and that’s just some of the things you can do. 


TIP NUMBER 19:

Double check before leaving for your cruise to make sure you have everything and double check before leaving the ship as well. You’d be surprised how many things get left behind. 

TIP NUMBER 20:

Always listen for announcements from the cruise director or Captain. The television also have announcements so pay attention and you can follow the map on the tv to see where your next destination is. 


HAVE FUN ON YOUR NEXT VACATION!! WE CANT WAIT FOR OUR NEXT CRUUSE!!! 

Disclosure: This is not a compensated post. Opinions are mine 100% as always.