After my 2nd miscarriage I decided that I wanted to get away from it all. I need to give my body a break and I want something to look forward to over the next few months of waiting, I am a very impatient person. I don’t want to have to wait too long so we are looking at going away in April or May. I want to have a holiday with just the three of us, something we haven’t actually done yet. I want it to be suitable for Rosalie who will be 20 months in April but also be enjoyable for mummy and daddy too. I would also like to see a bit of sun!
A Caribbean holiday sounds like bliss and just what I need. Sun, sea and not much else! I think Rosalie would love playing on the beach every day. An all-inclusive resort would cater for our every need, beach, a splash pool for Rosalie. The temperature in Cuba at this time of year is 25 degrees. What is putting us off is the long flight time and possibly a long transfer to our hotel.
The Canary Islands are around 21 degrees at this time of year. This will be hot enough for us and probably a better temperature for Rosalie. We have been here many times before so we know what we will be getting. Beach, pool, sun and maybe a few days out. The shorter flight time is more ideal for a toddler too.
We are considering staying in the UK. We can pack as much as we can fit into our car and simply drive to our destination. We looked at staying in a forest lodge in the New forest. Although the weather is not as reliable as abroad we decided we would plan lots of days out so it wouldn’t really matter. The New Forest is very close to Peppa Pig World which I think my Peppa obsessed toddler will love.
This is a little different and not something we have ever really considered before. The main advantage of going on a cruise is that there would be hardly any travelling. We live about an hour away from Southampton so could simply drive and board the boat there. There are no hold limits so you can take as much luggage as you like. There are plenty of activities on board to keep a toddler entertained and you get to see lots of different countries.
Can you tell where we have chosen to holiday this year??!
I still can’t quite believe we have booked it.WE ARE GOING ON A CRUISE!!
Yes, we have booked to go on a cruise this year. Here’s Why…
I have been told the food on board is rather special. This was something we were really disappointed in at the all-inclusive resort we stayed in last year.
There will be so much for Rosalie to do on board the boat. Toddlers like the simple things, activity classes, and a splash pool will keep Rosalie entertained and the Independence of the Seas has both on board. They also run crafting sessions for you to drop into with your little one.
Although pricier than a holiday to the canaries or a stay in this country, it isn’t that much more expensive seeing as it includes everything. It is a similar price to what we paid for a week’s holiday at Holiday Village resort last year but we are getting a two week holiday instead of one!
We have chosen to go on a Mediterranean cruise. The boat will be stopping at Gibraltar, Barcelona, Nice, Rome, Valencia, Malaga, and Seville. I have always wanted to go to Barcelona and Rome so we will get to tick two places off our travel list. Let’s face it there are not going to be any city breaks for two happening anytime soon with a young family.Having never been on a cruise before I am a little nervous as I don’t know what to expect. On paper this seems to tick all the boxes I just hope it doesn’t disappoint. This particular cruise itinerary has a good mix of sailing days and country visits. Our sailing days will be all about Rosalie taking her swimming and to the toddler activities. Whilst our days in port will be filled with beach days and sightseeing. It seems like the perfect mix. I just hope it suits us all!
Have you been on a cruise with a little one? Do you have any tips for cruising? Where will you be going on your family holiday this year?