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Gettin’ Some R&R on the American Voyaguer


Dear family and friends of the American Voyageur,

We’re back! After four days at sea on the wonderful Carnival Inspiration cruise, we are now back on land and in Las Vegas. Everyone appreciated relaxing on the Pacific Ocean after our busy California schedule! Once on the boat, most of us quickly took to sun bathing, using the gym, eating ice cream and hanging out in the hot tubs. Not to mention a 4-day mini-golf tournament run and managed by the teens. With several rounds and eliminations each day, Bennett managed to take home first place!

The 2nd day on the cruise had its own perks as we went snorkeling in Catalina. The view was flawless as friendly fish swam around us in the Pacific blue waters. Many of us even saw a seal! Everyone enjoyed their swim and day on Catalina. This was followed by our first formal attire dinner of the trip. The trip members looked dashing and of course took many pictures on the top deck! We finished our night by watching a Motown show together. The singing and dancing was impressive on all counts.


Our 3rd day consisted of a visit to Ensenada in Mexico where we walked the local streets and checked out the market. We even managed to find a Starbucks! The festivities continued on the boat as Ashley H. won a hole-in-one contest run by the ship. She got two hole-in-ones in a row to receive her shiny trophy! Ashley wasn’t the only one with skills; Will F. managed to win an Apple Watch playing cut the rope in the arcade!

The 4th and final day on the cruise was a full day at sea, giving everyone the freedom to do what they liked. Many attended the sea day brunch that served a variety of gourmet selections. Others spent their time enjoying sports trivia (especially Ross B.!) while still others simply relaxed atop the sunny deck. That night we watched another show as a group: Studio VIP (a 70s themed song and dance routine). The show was extra exciting as many of our staff and teens were brought on stage to dance! In fact, Abbey and Brandon found themselves showing off their moves in front of hundreds of guests.

It is now day 34 and we are looking forward to another day in Vegas at the famous Monte Carlo hotel! Our next few days in Vegas, Bryce, Flagstaff and Scottsdale are sure to be memorable as we approach our final day!

Much Love,

-The Westcoast Blogger