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Bahamas Cruise

Thursday, July 25, 2013

My boyfriend and I went on a cruise to Nassau and Half Moon Cay in late June to July 1st this year. I kept saying I was going to blog about it and upload the pictures and I never did it. Well, here it is!

We left from Port Canaveral in Florida. While leaving port we saw all kinds of wild life - the obligatory seagulls, some sea turtles swimming around, dolphins, and LOTS of stingrays.

Lido deck of the ship

You can't cruise w/o fun, fruity drinks!

Sail Away party

Our first port of call was Nassau. In Nassau we just explored parts of the island. We swam at a locals beach called Junkanoo Beach, went to Da Fish Fry, Andy ate lots of conch, walked to a rum distillery, and spent some time at Senor Frogs.

Our next port of call was Half Moon Cay (pronounced Key), also in the Bahamas. It's a private island owned by 3 cruise companies. There's literally nothing there but beach...I loved it! It was the most perfect beach I've ever been to. There's white sands, crystal clear waters, gorgeous fish that come when you put a crumb of bread in the water, and nothing else. There wasn't even anything to do there except parasail, snorkel, horseback ride on the beach, jet ski, or swim. None of the excursions were offered on our side of the tiny 55-acre island either - it was extremely serene. Andy entered the "hairy chest contest" for fun...that was hilarious! Aside from that, we rented a clam shell umbrella and just relaxed all day long.

The rest of our trip was spent seeing shows, enjoying a day at see, relaxing on the Lido Deck, and just enjoying each other's company. We had a great time!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RUFFIT 7/28/2013 7:21PM

    How beautiful. Glad you had a great time.

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GEMLADYONE 7/26/2013 10:44PM

    Sounds like you had a great and relaxing trip. I love cruising. It's the easiest and most economical way to see new places. Our favorite so far was a trans-Atlantic cruise in 2006. We saw a lot of great places in the Mediterranean and then 6 days at sea crossing back to Miami! I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

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BELIEVING-N-ME 7/26/2013 2:52PM

Sound like you had a great time and made some wonderful memories.

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BONNIEMARGAY 7/26/2013 4:19AM

    You have had some amazing adventures!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 7/26/2013 2:28AM

    This looks awesome! What's really funny is this looks like the same cruise I took with my parents when I was 5! Cape Canaveral, Nassau, the Bahamas. How funny! Hope you had fun!

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JUMPINJULIE 7/26/2013 1:42AM

    Looks like so much fun.

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KELSPRETTYGIRL 7/26/2013 12:44AM

    emoticon ! Thanks for sharing!!!!!

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TURTLETALK 7/25/2013 10:40PM

    Looks like a fantastic vacation!

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MKRETIRED 7/25/2013 9:58PM

  Sounds like you had a great time. My wife and I did a similar cruise in 1990. Left the Bahama's for home around 10 a.m. and was a warm 70 degrees. Arrived home in Minneapolis that evening and it was 30 below zero.

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