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We’re in the middle of our Carnival Cruise aboard the Fantasy. I planned on sharing more in the trip sooner but it’s been a very exciting few days with very little down time. Our first stop at Grand Turk Island was anything but busy and on the go.Grand Turk Island #CruisingCarnival

Grand Turk Island #CruisingCarnival

We spent a couple hours relaxing under palm trees, enjoying frozen drinks from Margaritaville (meet my new Parrothead boyfriend) and swimming in the gorgeous turquoise water. Grand Turk Island #CruisingCarnival Grand Turk Island is nestled in the Atlantic Ocean between South Caicos Islands and Salt Cay Island. Carnival Cruise uses Grand Turk Island as a Port of Call for it’s lush foliage, clear waters and welcoming towns people. Our visit was dotted with smiles from the employees within the Cruise Center and Margaritaville.The soft sands made for a great gathering spot for the kids. We even came prepared with buckets and shovels. When we got to the beach the kids found an instant playmate. On our lounger was a coconut. The kids named her Wanda.

Grand Turk Island #CruisingCarnivalWanda went swimming, playing in the sand and even bathed in the sun. This is her “throne”.

Grand Turk Island #CruisingCarnival The stop might have been short but Grand Turk was gorgeous and somewhere I’d love to visit again.

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  1. Oh my goodness! How amazing. I bet you guys had a blast.

  2. I have only been on one Carnival Cruise but I don’t remember which island we stopped at. I have been on so many cruise that they all seem to blend together after awhile.

  3. The more and more I read about the cruise I really want to book one! We almost went on one but had to cancel for financial reasons.

  4. Looks absolutely gorgeous! Glad you had a fabulous time 🙂

  5. Quit posting and enjoy! 🙂 🙂 I love cruising for vacations. It’s so relaxing!

  6. That sounds like so much fun! Glad you guys had fun!

  7. That looks like such an amazing trip! I love Wanda – too funny!

  8. What a beautiful place! It looks like you had a great time in Grand Turk!

  9. Looks like you were having a great time.Lovely place to stop off.I really need a break.

  10. I love Carnival Cruise! I can’t wait to take another one!

  11. Carrie MkgLemonade says

    We’re heading to Turks and Caicos in the fall and this post is getting me SO PUMPED UP for it! What a gorgeous beach and it looks like a fun cruise too!

  12. Chrystal @ YUM eating says

    Great pics and looks like a fun time. I am glad Wanda found her way to your family 😉

  13. I must get myself on a cruise SOON. This looks so fun!

  14. I’ve never been on a cruise or to any exotic islands (unless you count Maui, lol) but I’d love to go sometime, especially seeing your pics! Looks amazing!! So glad you guys are enjoying your time!!

  15. That looks like so much fun. I love cruises. They’re the best way to kick back, relax, and just leave all the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind.

  16. So you go to an island paradise and the kids play with a coconut? Figures 🙂 Glad you had so much on Grand Turk Island.

  17. I love Wanda the Coconut- too funny! Grand Turk Island looks like an amazing place. It’s on my travel bucket list!

  18. Looks like such a fun trip! I want to go on a cruise!

  19. I haven’t been on a cruise since my honeymoon. I would love to go on another one with my family!

  20. Jessica @EatSleepBe says

    I’m sorry, I can’t comment on your post now. I’m too busy being completely, utterly, totally jealous. 😉

  21. This is my kind of vacation! I miss Grand Turk!

  22. It looks like you all had a great time, including Wanda. 😉 I would love to go on a cruise sometime.

  23. Looks like you had an amazing time!! I’ve never been to Grand Turk.

  24. Some day I would love to go on a cruise, but it probably won’t happen until the kids move out. It looks like you had a really wonderful time!

  25. Now I can REALLY hard to wait to go to Turks & Caicos. I’ll be there in October. What a stop on a fab cruise.

  26. Great place to visit. Reminds me of Jamaica….my homeland

  27. fancygrlnancy (Nancy Partin) says

    Wow. looks like a great time. I have only been on a cruise once for my honeymoon. I’d love to go again.

  28. I love cruising Carnival! I’d love to visit Grand Turk!

  29. How fun! That looks like an awesome trip. We love Carnival.

  30. This looks like so much fun! I had a blast watching some of your pics pop up on FB. So glad you were able to experience this cruise 🙂

  31. Looks like the cruise is off to a great start. Grand Turk looks amazing. 🙂

  32. I would love to visit Grand Turk. It is on my next cruise I am planning.

  33. I want to go there so bad. Looks absolutely gorgeous!

  34. Well, Wanda is cute. And she looks good in those shades too! 🙂

  35. Ann Bacciaglia says

    Turks and Caicos is the number one destination on my travel bucket list! Sounds like you had a fantastic time. I want to go so bad!

  36. Looks like a beautiful place to visit – even if only for a little while. I would have loved to relax on that beach!

  37. It looks like so much fun! I have never been on a cruise- I need to fix that, huh?

  38. I already took one vacation this summer and now I want another! We’ve cruised with Carnival before and had a grand time!

  39. LUCKY! What an awesome trip. I’m glad you guys had fun. This is what summer is all about. Family time, fun, and freedom to roam. I need a cruise too! My last cruise was 11 years ago.

  40. It looks and sounds like you guys had a good time. I’m loving Wanda’s throne 😉

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