My Crazy Life to Go: Cruise

Ralph and I drove to Long Beach from Vegas on March 17 for a cruise to the Mexican Riviera on Carnival Panorama. We stayed at Hotel Royal in downtown Long Beach. Don’t stay here if you have mobility problems, the stairs were murder. It was clean though tinier than our interior cabin on the ship.

Long Beach was in bloom despite the cooler temperatures.


Our cruise was fun. On the first sea day we took a barbecue master class. And the second we did a brewery tour. Yes, the ship has its own brewery. I had one Bloody Mary before. Then a sampling of beer during. We were exhausted so Ralph and I decided to rest before going to Lido for a bite to eat.

Our friends knocked on our door. When I tried to get up the vertigo put me back down. It lasted for for hours. The weird thing for me was the direction it spun. Normally mine is horizontal going in either direction. This time it was vertical. I never had this before. Wavy walls going up and down but not full on spinning up and around. I slept it off and managed to continue the rest of the trip without incident.

I should have paid attention to the warning signs. Usually I feel normal on a cruise, but this time I was off balance and wonky at the start. In the future I will heed this warning.

Warning signs: off balance & wonky.

Here are a few photos I took of our vacation.

As you can see I didn’t let a little vertigo spoil my trip. My motto is “Live on the good days, rest on the bad.”

Love, Peace and Light! Rita

Published by My Crazy Life

My husband, Ralph, and I are on an amazing adventure together. We’d like to share our life with you. We are determined to enjoy our life despite my health issues. I have Ménière’s Disease, migraines, asthma, Fibromyalgia, Lichen Sclerosis and osteoarthritis. My goal is to help others see they too can lead a wonderful life.

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