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Top Ten Things that make you realise you're no longer on a Carnival Cruise

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August 27, 2016

We have just returned from an amazing holiday with Carnival Cruise Line and it is back to earth with a very big bump.
We had a chuckle last night about all the things we missed about the ship when we arrived home, after battling the bank holiday traffic, and here is a list of our top ten!
1. When kids leave a mess after dinner, nobody comes along and cleans up.
Dinner at Ji Ji's
2. When you switch on your tv, you’re not welcomed by name to your home.
Carnival Cruise
3.  When you leave the house you don’t get scanned out and back in to make sure nobody is forgotten.
Carnival Cruise
4.  There’s no machine in the kitchen for self service ice cream.
Ice Cream
5.  When you go to bed you don’t have your bed turned down and have a towel animal sat at the end smiling at you.
Carnival Vista
6.  When you draw your curtains in the morning it’s the same view every morning.
7.  You miss Matt’s wake up call and timely reminders of what excitement you should be having each day/evening.
Carnival Vista
8.  You think you’d like to have an adult day relaxing you try to find the kids club in your house and realise you are the kids club.
Carnival Vista
9.  When you decide your footwear over weather instead of wether will it be suitable for riding a bike in the sky around a ship.
Carnival Vista
10.  And finally when you want an evening out with your friends, nobody has to worry about driving home. (Apart from the captain of the ship)
Carnival Vista
So there you have it, just some of the things we are missing already from our holiday.
Keep your eyes peeled on the blog to get details of our adventures and the fun we had onboard the Carnival Vista.

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    Sharon Parry

    August 27, 2016

    Oh no – back to reality!! My favorite was the one about not having to clear up after eating – isn’t that just bliss. No-one else in my house seems to understand what a joy that is because I’m always the one that does the clearing!! Loved the animals made out of towels too. It looks a fantastic cruise! 🙂

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    JuggleMum, Nadine Hill

    August 27, 2016

    Awww I miss the ship!!! Great photo of us all at the end and I too wish there was still someone to clean up after us! I am in the midst of laundry and dishwasher emptying at home right now!

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    August 27, 2016

    Oh my goodness this cruise looks amazing. I keep vaguely thinking about a family cruise. I think I might have to go!

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    Jen Walshaw

    August 27, 2016

    Sounds like you are back to reality with a BANG. I didn’t realise you would all be on the same ship! Looks like you had so much fun.

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    August 27, 2016

    This looks like my kind of holiday! I hope you had a wonderful time x

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    Fozia S

    August 27, 2016

    Sounds like you had a fabulous time! Makes me want to go on one even more!

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    Clare aka Emmy's Mummy

    August 28, 2016

    Back home with a bump…
    I hate holiday blues and would them permanently if I went on a’s my dream.
    Looks so much fun

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    August 28, 2016

    This sounds and looks amazing. I love the towels animals. What a lovely touch.

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    anna nuttall

    August 28, 2016

    This look amazing and a lot of fun! My parents are going on a cruise holiday soon which kind of make me feel like I’m missing out.

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    August 28, 2016

    Looks like so much fun! I wish I had an ice cream machine in my house and not just on holiday haha

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    August 28, 2016

    It looks as though you had an amazing time and I love it when animals are made from towels, quite an art x

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    August 28, 2016

    What a lot to be missing, I wouldn’t mind a serve yourself ice-cream machine in the kitchen….what I would miss the most though is waking up to a different view each morning.

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    August 29, 2016

    Sounds like you had a great trip and love your list!

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    August 29, 2016

    Ah I’d love to do a cruise one day, cant wait to hear what you and the kids thought!!

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    August 30, 2016

    Oh wow, what a great post!! Hehe, mine would love this. I love the sound of your holiday. I would love to go on a cruse ..

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    August 30, 2016

    After we came from a cruise I did miss dressing up up for dinner and of course being served three course meals every night!

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    September 5, 2016

    It sounds like you had an amazing time – I bet it feels like forever ago now though x x

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    Claire at Tin Box Traveller

    September 6, 2016

    Ah, sad times! The ice cream machine is a killer! ????

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