A few months ago, Noah ran the idea of doing a cruise for our yearly vacation by me. I’ll admit – at first I was a little skeptical of it. Traveling in a small room with an active little girl and a tiny baby didn’t sound appealing to me in the least.
But Noah had done his research and assured me it was a good idea. He’s kind of our vacation planner – I call him Clark Griswold when it comes to vacations. 🙂 He’s way into it. So I trusted his opinion, and we signed up for a 5-day cruise out of New Orleans. Just for good measure, we invited my parents to tag along too. They both have fall birthdays, so we thought it would be a perfect time to celebrate them!
And y’all? Noah was right. It ended up being the perfect vacation for our family this year.
We had to wait until Jackson was 6 months old to even think about doing a cruise (cruise line rules). So we knew we couldn’t go until at least August. The further you get into the fall, the better the prices get…and we thought it would be a little bit cooler and less crowded if we went in September. This is Emmie’s last year to get to ditch school for a vacation, so we took advantage of it! The weather and crowds ended up being great in mid-September.
I’m going to split this post up into two parts; today’s post will have pictures and recaps from the vacation and I’ll have one next week with tips and planning advice on cruising with kids. Get ready for a picture overload today! 🙂