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how the trovato's get to a cruise


There will be many updates coming blog side here in the upcoming week (or weeks) but I'll start off with a little about how we roll out to a vacation. There being a lot of us on our trips, fifteen on this past one to be exact, we take a lot of vehicles to travel. So, historically, my father has a van drive us to and from the cruise terminal or airport or what have you. Well with the addition of four other children since our last cruise he knew a van would not cut it. No. A Party Bus was needed. We had a lot of luggage. And a lot of people. And a lot of wine. And no car seats.
We cruised out of Baltimore so thankfully it wasn't a long trip. The babies actually did great not being restrained, even if the parents were a bit nervous about the whole safety issue. I think Dom only fell on his head once each way. Mainly he just sat and stared.

We arrived and boarded which is always a blur to me. There's a line, sure, but it moves and you know that at the other end there is food and more drinks. After the muster station drill, which is also a blur other than a tall Eastern European man ordering Dom and I to "come with me" we were able to unpack our bags that had been safely delivered to our room. We then explored the ship, hoping to watch us leave port. We were told that because of weather or winds or what have you that we would not be leaving until 11 pm? So our first dinner was eaten sitting at the port in Baltimore. It was also Mikayla's birthday so she got to blow out a candle and we all got to sing to the birthday girl yet again, and thankfully for her, she held in the tears.
We rounded out the first night with what would become routine, soft serve ice cream on the Lido Deck followed by bed.



  1. i just love how your parents take care of you guys! that limo bus was no joke. fancy fancy. lol only fell on his head once each way. eh.

    xoxo cheshire kat

  2. You guys sure know how to travel. A party bus is genius. Way to go, Dad! Great pictures! I especially love the look of that last one. Too cool!

  3. Looks like so much fun :)Chelsea @

  4. haha a party bus, that is awesome! We party bussed over to Epcot for my friend's wedding. It was surreal lol. Aria sat on my lap and only face planted into the seat in front of us the one time. And can't beat nightly soft serve!

  5. i love that you all took a bus. that is such a good idea for a big group! the boarding process was a blur for me too.. i remember the food and the alcoholic drink i got as soon as i boarded though!

  6. Major score with the party bus! I also wondered about the car seat thing, but what are you going to do? I'd much rather stay in port than deal with a rogue wave or something. YIKES.

  7. your family on that bus - that's the way to do it!! how awesome!!

  8. Very informative blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Keep writing party season


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