Auburndale, FL (Hi 78 Lo 68)
This week was a cruise in the Bahama's with a gal from the community. I left Jim at home to defend for himself. Linda wanted someone to take a four day cruise to Coco Cay and Nassau. Just the perfect getaway. It's also the cruise we're taking the whole family in June so it was a good chance to learn what was there for the kids.
Monday we took a couple buses from the community and after two hours we were at the Cape Canaveral Port. It's a smaller port and quite organized. We were on the ship in no time. I only took a backpack and small carry-on for paperwork. (Click on the pictures to enlarge)
Dee & Linda
The day was hectic just trying to find everything. Our room and food is at one end of the ship and the entertainment was at the other end. It's almost like the other Royal Caribbean ships we've been on in the past. The highlight was the Spacex launch from the Cape in the evening. There were a lot of people that stood on the 13th deck to watch. It was awesome and we could see it for over five minutes. That was great!
We could see where we are on the TV in our room.
A view or two of the ship plus music from the 70's dancing on the catwalk.
Tuesday the second day was at Coco Cay. It's the private island for the Royal Caribbean ships. It's really neat and lots to do, but be prepared to pay. The food is free and very good. They take it from the ship. Good feast. We took the glass bottom boat tour which was excellent. The guy that told about the sea life was so good at explaining it all and brought up some sea creatures. There were fish and stingray we saw at the bottom of the boat. I'd highly recommend that tour. There's so many other things to do. Swimming with the pigs was another excursion, Parasailing, sightseeing to other islands etc. Here's info of excursions and prices for ideas.
A few pictures of Coco Cay. Even with Iguanas. This one was hard to see.
Tallest water slide in the country.
Coco Cay Walking across the walkway into the park.
Lots of activities with excursions.
When I got home Jim took a picture on our location on Coco Cay.
Wednesday we were in Nassau. We had a great breakfast then went into town. It was a long walk from the pier. We've done some walking this week.
We came upon a parade with a band and lots of people with wigs and long black robes. A lady on the sidewalk told us it was in honor or something about the judges from the islands of Bahamas. They do a parade once a year.
We went to the Straw Market which is popular with cruisers. It's a flea market on triple steroids. It's mind boggling and very different. If you get to go, drop in.
We spent almost four hours in town. One famous place is Senior Frogs. There's a lot going on in the bar. It's so much fun to watch the kids dancing and having so much fun.
The seats are cute.
Funny Named drinks.
Love it with all kinds ships in port.
This guy was Joel Mason. He was really good.
The excursion was sunset cruise at 4:00. We went along the island with big homes and Yachts. We had a great sunset, but I would have rather been on open water. The sun went down behind homes and boats.
Views going back to the ship.
We left the port at 9pm.
Thursday was a day at sea. The ship stayed in one position all day. It was windy and the ship rocked more then the previous days. We had a great time on the ship just resting up from the week. We loved deck 14.
This ship also has the flowrider. We watched awhile, then roamed around.
Bungy jumping with video glasses.
Statues on the deck of the sports deck.
White caps means wind and it was cooler then normal. No swimming this trip and most of the time outside we wore a jacket.
We had our group get together for happy hour.
We went to the ice show and there was a very long line. We were sure we wouldn't get in, but we did. It was a fantastic show.
Linda and I at dinner.
The cruise is over. I'll be back in June. We had a full moon on our last night. It was beautiful.
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