And then during my pregnancy, my mom went on a Norwegian Cruise Line vaca with my aunts down to the Bahamas. I imagined them pitter-pattering around a deck, an elderly woman playing shuffle-board in the background, a child splashing wildly in an on-board pool. I figured they were counting down the hours until they docked, where they were then herded around from one excursion to the next — always in an incredibly short time constraint that left them more stressed than relaxed.
Jealous? Pssh. I pitied them.
But then they came home with pictures and stories and adventures — all that proved my gross misconceptions. Suddenly, right in the middle of their descriptions of the food, I realized MY GOD I WANT THAT. I WANT A CRUISE RIGHT NOW. I NEED A CRUISE! That was the answer to all of my I-want-to-take-a-babymoon-but-really-don’t-want-to-plan-a-vacation dilemmas. By that point I was too far along in my pregnancy to actually travel, but learn from my mistakes! A cruise is exactly what you need.
Here are 10 reasons why a cruise is perfect for a pregnant woman such as yourself:
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