One year later after we got married, we finally took our honeymoon and it was well worth the wait. We decided to go on a cruise. Not just any cruise, but one of the most luxurious cruiselines in the world: Crystal Cruises. Crystal Cruises has been voted World’s Best year over year for the past 19 years, so that must say something about this brand.
What’s unique about this cruiseline is that not only is it all you can eat, but it is also all you can drink! Yes, I know, game over. You would think, with all you can drink you would go all out, but we paced ourselves after the first few days and just enjoyed the drinks rather than going crazy. Also, there are two speciality restaurants that you can enjoy free of charge once each. One was an Italian restaurant called Prego and the other was a Japanese restaurant by famous Chef Nobu Matsuhisa called Silk Road. The food was fantastic and way to much around that it was hard to say no. The dining room had a rotating menu of both traditional and modern menus. I leaned more towards modern since I love chefs’ take on different dishes and use different techniques with their food.
This specific voyage we left from San Pedro, CA which is convenient for my husband and I since we live in that area. It also meant only one way ticket back home! SCORE! From there, the rest of the cruise we stopped in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Huatulco, Mexico, Golfo De Papaygo, Costa Rica, Panama City, Panama, Panama Canal, Cartagena, Colombia. It went from hot to HOTTER each destination we went, but it was so much fun exploring each city.
I will be sharing each day of my cruise in separate posts. So enjoy this travel series and hope you got some inspiration to go travel and maybe go to South America one day! Warning! There’s lots of food pictures, but also pictures of each cities’ beautiful features!
On our first day on the ship, we couldn’t go to our stateroom until 3p, so we explored the ship and grabbed a quick lunch at the Lido Cafe. Nothing too exciting, but unpacking and checking out what we can do the rest our trip.