Last night, we arrived back home in Kiev, Ukraine from our first family trip ever.
My fiancé Viktor and I are both artists. As an artists we get the privilege to travel for work. This time Viktor was working on the latest, largest ship Symphony Of The Sea by Royal Caribbean for few weeks. Now that Leonardo is over 6 months old, we joined him on ship.
Leo and I packed and took a plane to Spain. Traveling with a baby is a whole new another world. I was worried and nervous. When the time comes, I just have to chill and go with the flow. Our flight from Kiev to Barcelona was at 10am and duration of the flight was 3h 45mins. I woke up at 5am to cook fresh meal for Leo. He woke up at 6am and did not sleep until we were on the plane. He ate during take off and fell asleep, super simple, no hustle what so ever. But when we arrived at Barcelona airport, he was grumpy, wouldn’t sit on the trolley, wants to be in my arms. On top of that I had to get the suitcase. A bit struggle but didn’t last much long since Viktor was waiting for us on the other side of the exit door Hurrahhhh ? Then We Are All Together and Our First Family Trip Has Started Officially ❤ Leo couldn’t stop smiling at his dad ?
From the airport, we took a taxi to the port to our ship. When we got to the ship, everything was new for Leoshka, he was overwhelmed with excitement. He saw his dad with show make up for the first time and watched his performance. Very special moments. After all, it was totally new environment that he got some sort of virus, blocked nose and fever for 3 days in the first week. His immune system fought it off very well, he was back on track on the last week. We explored Palma De Mallorca, Napoli in Italy, Marceille in France.
Leo was in 3 new countries in just 1 week. Also we discovered his character, he loves attention, the more people he is around, the happier he is ?
When we finished our cruise adventure, we flew out to Frankfurt, Germany. We stayed probably in the most convenient Airbnb close to the city center and a lot of parks to walk where he exposed to plants, birds, dogs and other children.
Our 3 weeks family adventure came to an end like a shooting arrow. Before we know we were packing again to go back home.
Wonderful unforgettable, precious time?
Little Suggestion for traveling with baby:
1. Carry as less luggages as possible
2. Get cheap, convenient trolley
3. First aid for your child (nose drops, antibacterial wipes)
4. Carry new toys for distraction
5. Feed the baby during take off and landing
If you are ever interested in vacationing on cruise :