If you are thinking about going on a cruise but you’re the type of person who doesn’t like to exercise and has no self control when it comes to your diet I have this advice for you: RUN. RUN LIKE THE WIND. Because when you go on a cruise it’s like having the world’s largest pantry, fridge and personal chef at your 24 hour disposal.
But let me rewind a little bit. Every other year my extended family — my family, my parents and my brother’s family — tries to take a holiday together. This year, my parents suggested a cruise. They’d been to one to New Zealand last year and thought it would be an easy way to travel with small kids. So a few weeks ago we set out on the Carnival Spirit to the Pacific Islands. Here’s a summary of what happened on our nine-day cruise.