Hello from the world’s largest cruise ship, Allure of the Seas! I am currently cruising from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale, a 12-night cruise with one port of call, Malaga, Spain. We are at sea today after departing Barcelona last night, and will arrive Malaga tomorrow morning. After a full day in Malaga, we will set sail for Fort Lauderdale, spending 9 days crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Spending 9 days in the middle of the ocean sounds like a good time to me, but I realize not everyone feels the same way. Considering a trans-Atlantic cruise and wondering just what one does during all that time at sea? You have come to the right place!
Diary of a Trans-Atlantic Cruise is meant to be more than a standard cruise review, it is a chronicle of a journey at sea, focused primarily on the 9 days between Malaga and Fort Lauderdale. I will ultimately prepare a standard cruise review of my experience aboard Allure of the Seas, but the diary will be something else – just exactly what does one do to fill the time during 9 days of this.
So far, it’s been a typical cruise. A little eating, a little drinking, that MAMMA MIA! matinee. But after tomorrow in Malaga, things change. We’ll be at sea for days on end. Join me for a journey across the Atlantic!!!
-MJ, October 26, 2015