The summer when I turned 15, my parents, three siblings, and I flew out to Long Beach, California, and spent two weeks driving up the coastline all the way to Seattle, Washington. Grandy met us in Seattle and we set sail on a cruise to Alaska, where we went white water rafting, rode in a helicopter, and went dog sledding atop a glacier. The trip was part of a family goal to see all 50 states (so far we’ve visited 37) and is responsible for so many favorite childhood memories that we recount every time we’re together.
Eleven years later, I’m excited to set sail on a different kind of cruise: through the Caribbean! Ali and I are taking off with Princess Cruises this Sunday and I couldn’t be more excited to visit three islands, explore the ship, and take on new adventures together (stay tuned to see the excursions we booked, eeek!). Here are a few of things I’ll be squeezing into my suitcase:
It’s been a while since I last boarded a cruise ship so I’d love any advice you might have! Be sure to follow the fun on Instagram (@mackenziehoran) and Snapchat (@designdarling). Have you ever gone on a cruise? What did you think?
*Thank you to Princess Cruises for sponsoring this post!