Most of you know that Devin and I just got back from Cuba. It was amazing!!!!! Instead of trying to tell you everything up front, I will be putting our travel story in with the images so keep scrolling to read! Devin and I are avid travelers and our goal is to visit everywhere before we die. We search for trips in destinations that we want to go to throughout the year and book the ones that we find deals on that way we can keep checking destinations off of our list.
Since travel opened back up to Cuba, it's been on our list! (Note: you can no longer fly to Cuba but you can still take a cruise to Cuba. You will need a people-to-people visa but your cruise line can get it for you!) I found a great last minute cruise on Norwegian Cruise Lines and booked it! Some of you know that Devin and I both used to work for Norwegian Cruise Lines and that is where we met so we are always partial to Norwegian cruises. :)
*Images are a mash up of Nikon D750 images along with images from my Blackberry Keyone and Devin's iPhone 7s. You'll be able to tell the difference!
Day 1: We woke up at 2am for our flight to Miami from Indianapolis.
As you can see, we left the rainy weather in Indiana for beautiful weather in Florida!
Once we landed we Ubered to the Miami Port and went to the mall nearby to buy sunscreen and get some tacos. We then made the mistake (okay, I made the mistake) of trying to walk to the cruise terminal. Now, remember we both used to work for Norwegian so the Miami port was super familiar to us. I, however, totally forgot that there was usually a bus that took us from the port to the mall and thought that I walked it every time. NOPE! It's a good 3 miles away over a bridge.... Not so bad but it was super hot in Miami that day! After we started walking we couldn't stop so we continued. I'm pretty sure Devin hated me. haha But we arrived at the ship, just a little sweaty and ready for another shower. After we boarded we had to wait for our rooms to be ready so these photos are of us super sweaty trying to cool down with some drinks!
Once our room was finally ready we showered and relaxed in some air-conditioning until it was time for us to sail away. We went out to the promenade deck and took some images.
The images below were taken from the back of the ship. It's my favorite part on the promenade deck. It's never busy, you can see everything, it's not as windy, and there are those cool waves. FYI for the next time you are on a cruise, check it out!
After we enjoyed sail away, we got some dinner, watched the welcome aboard show, and went to sleep so we could wake up early for Cuba!
Day 2: We woke up early because we were sailing into Cuba! I totally didn't think about the fact that we were sailing in to Cuba during sunrise and set my alarm a little late. Devin, however, woke up and went to the top of the ship for sunrise. I'm mad at myself for missing it but I'm glad I get to see it though the images Devin took! I did watch us sail in through the ship's camera while I was getting ready.