Sunday, March 29, 2009

An Adventurous Cruise

So this past cruise was probably my best one yet, as far as the teens go. They were quite wild and I probably could've found a cattle prod handy, however, they were a great group. One guy yesterday got up on stage in a dress, makeup, and pretty hair and sang, "Man I feel like a Woman." It was quite possibly the greatest thing ever. Also, he shaved his legs last night. Some people didn't even know he was a guy. Alot of guys dressed up like girls. WE were going to have a womanless beauty pageant. Everything was going great with the prep until one guy got injured and blood started gushing and all the kids began to freak out and call for me. So, I had to remain calm and collected while the kids are going ballistic. Anyway, all that got resolved and everything went somewhat back to normal, except I was a bit frazzled.

Anyway, overall the cruise went well. I made more friends and have been hanging out a great deal with one guy I met. We went into port together today. I have been trying to get online to post pictures but my laptop doesn't work well with ship internet. I get to get off in St. Kitts this week where they have free internet and I will post pictures then. Anyway, until then, peace, love, and vagabondness!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Life is on the upscale

Life on Miracle is so much better than when I last posted!!! I really was having a sour time, but I talked with my supervisor and told her how I was feeling and getting it out in the open has really helped....I am enjoying this way more now!!!

I have made tons of friends, many American. I have been hanging out with some this week, one most of the day yesterday. It is nice to be making friends.

The ports so far this week have been just yuck!!! Panama was quite frightening, and I got offered a great deal on a $200 cab ride. (ahem, kiss my hiney!!) I stayed there about 45 minutes, if that long. And today, I went into Costa Rica, for ummm, about 20 minutes and was back on the ship...There is not much in either place, and the places that are good to go to are expensive or scary on the way....And I don't have a port buddy because all my friends are busy....So this week, I am hanging mostly on the ship!!!

Anyway, hope all is well at home!!! Love yas

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Miracle Life

So Miracle life is not as pleasant as I had hoped....I feel like some people just want us to fail at our jobs....however, I am trying to do my best....I am making alot of friends though....I have several American friends on this ship which is nice....Got hit on by a few sleezy guys last night....I just told them I was too busy for a man....

Anyway, just keep me in your prayers as I am trying to get used to this whole different life...I am getting more used to ship life in general...I like the travelling and meeting new people alot, and especially working with the kids.....I just want to feel from the higher positions like they want me to succeed and do wonderful.

The ports this week have been nice. ST. Kitts is definitely my favorite of the ones of this cruise....It is prettiest, although the St. Patty's karaoke party in St. Lucia was quite humorous.

Anyway, I gotta head back to the ship.

Peace out, I love ya'll....

The Little wimp plane that took me to Bahamas


St. Kitts

St. Lucia

St. Maarten

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Today has been a weird day. I was really busy, with moving into my new lounge, which I really like. It was busy busy busy.

Tonight has been an emotional night. I have fought tears alot. I like the fact that I have my own lounge on this ship, but I really miss the old ship alot. The girls on Freedom that I made friends with. Man, it's not like that here. The dynamics of the group here are way different. These people aren't ones I could see myself hanging out with and keeping in touch with once I leave this ship. maybe I have not given them enough time yet, but I just am not as happy here. I don't like the ship as much, but I am really trying to have a positive attitude. Ship life is realy getting easier. I guess I will never get used to the looks I get from men, but atleast half of these sleezes will be getting off in Fort Lauderdale.

On lighter note, I was leaving downtown heading back to the ship last night and a girl walked up to me and asked if I was from the South. Turns out, she is a MSU graduate too. It was so nice to talk to someone who understands cowbells. She was with a Texan and North Carolinan(?) So now I have friends that are American. Two of them are leaving in a few weeks but at least I will have another friend, hopefully so anyway.

Gotta run to early....

Monday, March 9, 2009

It's the Miracle

Hey guys, I am sitting in a construction yard in the Bahamas. I have slow internet and no good scenery. But I do like the new ship. It is completely different than the Freedom, but I am making my way. I have a cool roommate. She is from the Philippines. The youth staff I've met so far are really nice as well. There are things that I like better about Freedom, but other things I like better about Miracle, such as my room is way bigger. :-)

I am supposed to move into my new lounge on Wednesday. Until then, it's paperwork, labeling inventory, sorting, etc, etc, etc.

Food on the new ship is not so great. I have eaten yogurt two nights in a row. I know, gross, right. (Yes, Mom, I ate yogurt, and I did not gag)

Gotta run off, internet is slow and computer is dying.

Peace out

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Ship Life

Cruise two went by so quickly. Much quicker than cruise one. The kids in my group liked me alot too. I think I will get good ratings for this cruise.

I admit, I was a bit sad to leave Freedom this morning because I made some good friends on that ship and am having to start all over again on a new ship, however, it will be an adventure. Meet more people, get my own lounge, etc. Thus far, this have proven to be nothing short of a crazy adventure. When I left Mississippi, I wanted an adventure and I am surely getting it. I have made friends with people from all over the world. Just in the youth department on Freedom there were people from Philippines, South Africa, Mexico, Hungary, Bosnia, Slovakia, and America. I also made friends with tons of people from Canada. Needless to say, I am building a worldwide network.

As for now, I am sitting in the Fort Lauderdale airport waiting to catch my flight to Freeport, Bahamas, where my ship is on dry dock until March 13. I have heard some very interesting things about dry dock. Yet again, it will be an adventure. :-)

I have posted some pictures below from the past few days.

I miss you all back home. (Uh oh, I didn't say ya'll, ship life is getting me.)

Camp Carnival Girls at Piano Bar (My last elegant night on Freedom)

Sweet JJ and me

Nicolas Cage's Private Yacht

Stef and Me at Atlantis Hotel

The chair that apparently cost $1M to get there

Jael and Me on Water taxi to Paradise Island in Nassau

Pretty Waterfall at Atlantis

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Beach in Antigua

Stef, Andy, and Me on the Beach in Antigua

My awful sunburn after two days of Caribbean sun

Beautiful beach in St. Thomas

Me in my beautiful beach, Magen's Bay (in St. Thomas)

Leaving San Juan, heading back to Ship

Stef, Me, Jael, and Pedro in San Juan, WE love Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico sunset!!!!!

Cruise Numero Dos

So this cruise has been much better than the first. I have had a better attitude about everything. I am relaxing and enjoying this work vacation. It actually has been a great deal of fun, with seeing all the ports I have been to. San Juan and St. Thomas are absolutely amazing. Antigua and Tortola have been just ok. I have not seen much of Tortola, as I am still in full sight of the ship right now. I don't want to get out much today, I don't need much sun. I am already a lobster. It is quite unnverving. I am pretty much in serious pain with all my burns. Anyway, I saw a naked little baby running around the beach yesterday. It was cute. And I got asked out to eat by a ship guest. He is from Iowa. He got me to take a picture with him. The other girls were laughing at me for it.

As for my transfer, I will be flying to Freeport, Bahamas on Sunday where I will be until probably March 12 or 13. We will be back in Fort Lauderdale on the 13th to sail out for my first cruise with Miracle. During those 4-5 days in Bahamas, I will be setting up my Circle C lounge. Hopefully I will get some freetime to explore as well.

I also figured out, by the end of March, I will have been to 16 different countries, counting the 3 I had been to before I started this adventure. Holy butterbean. This adventure is dragging me all over the place. Hehe.

Bon Voyage.

Monday, March 2, 2009

I'm Hot then I'm Cold

Since I have been gone, I have felt that this job has been nothing shy of an absolute adventure. Some things I have hated, some things I have loved. Overall, it has been fun. However, at this point, I don't know that I will sign a 2nd contract. It is too soon to know now, but there is so much about ship life that I hate. Everyone here calls ship life the "shit" life. Pardon the language, however, I so agree. About 95% of men on this ship look at women with sex eyes as if they think that women are mere objects for their satisfaction. I don't like being seen as such. I have gotten hit on by an incredible number of men. I feel so trashy. And the drinking, whew, the drinking. I know one girl on the ship so far that doesn't drink. I have met tons and only one that I know of that doesn't drink. It is so unnerving. And the rules, oh the rules, Carnival has some of the dumbest rules. Anyway, despite all of this, I am enjoying myself to an extent. I am trying to have a positive attitude and make the best of this adventure.

On light note, I am going to San Juan, Puerto Rico tonight with two of my good friends on the ship. They are both really fun. One is Stef and she is from South Africa, and the other is Jael from Mexico. WE went to the Disco together last night and had great fun. It is nice to finally have friends. I have about 5 girls that I am pretty close to, other than that, I generally stay alone.

I have actually found some SEC football fans on board. One crew member is an Arkansas fan, and he talks almost as country as I do. It is nice to hear someone else say ya'll. I get made fun of for it all the time. I also met two guests last night that just graduated from Auburn (War Eagle, that's for you, J.D.)!!!!

Anyway, I shall be going to work now. Pray for me, I have one super abnoxious kid. Nobody in the group likes him. He is annoying and he ruins games for everyone else. He is pretty much like the drippy faucet that gets under your skin and makes you wanna rip your hair out!!! Yea, that's him!!! URG