Cruisin' through new year's eve

Saw the new year in on a Carnival cruise last week.

Food was good, weather was good, but there was still a bit to be desired.

I guess the Carnival Inspiration is one of the smaller ocean going cruise ships. It was bigger than the Cristal that we sailed in last year in the Greek isles, but it was no less rocky.

The rocking ship and the hard bed made for not much sleeping.

The food however was the pièce de résistance, especially the warm chocolate melting cake. It was a favorite selection for dessert by all at our table.

Entree selections were delectable as well.

One evening the dinner menu included lobster tail and prime rib. Thinking we were limited to one selection each, I ordered the prime rib and EM ordered the lobster tail. A few of the more experienced cruisers at out table ordered two lobster tails each or surf 'n turf (lobster tail AND prime rib).

Our stop overs included Grand Cayman and Cozumel, both big tourist shopping areas.

Went for a swim with the dolphins in Cozumel. That was amazing. It's hard to believe all the amazing things they can do, and all from hand signals.

Not sure I'll go cruisin' again for awhile, but I think we'll try for a really big one next time. They say you don't feel the ocean on the really big ones.