Cruise to The Bahamas During my junior year in high school me, my mom and some of her friends went on a cruise to the Bahamas. It was a three day cruise leaving Miami going to Nassau, Bahamas which is their capital. It was a Thursday night in May 2008 and we had a flight to catch to Miami. Even though the boat didn’t leave till the next day in the afternoon, it was best to get there early in case you missed your flight because most cruises aren’t refundable. We ending up flying to Fort Lauderdale airport which was not that far from our hotel which was in Miami.
When we touched down in Florida it was beautiful. I’ve been to Florida before but it was when I was young so I didn’t remember anything. It was night time and the palm trees was so pretty and the weather was perfect, especially since I was coming from Michigan. We ended up staying at the hotel which was not to far from the carnival porting dock. When I woke up that friday I was super excited because I knew that I was leaving the country and going to Paradise. We did some shopping in the morning but we had to be on the cruise by four p. m. When the cab pulled up to the boat my jaw dropped.
It was a carnival cruise ship that I thought was the size of the titanic. We boarded the ship and went to our room to relax. The ship had more than thirteen floors and multiple decks and pools. The first day I got lost each time I had to go back to my room because the ship was that big. First they had a life jacket drill which just explained what to do if something was too ever happen to the ship. After that that’s when the deck party began. They had karaoke, dancing and just little meet & greet activates. Next thing you knew it was time for bed and then the next morning is when I woke up in the Bahamas.
I thought I was dreaming because it looked like a scene from a movie or a picture from a calendar. We ate breakfast then finally stepped foot on the actual Bahamas land. The weather was perfect. Next thing you know, a whole bunch of tour guiders starting coming at you like crazy. I thought I was Brittney Spears and they were the paparazzi. They were offering us to go on tours but they started becoming really annoying. We just ignored them and kept on walking. We walked around the Nassau. We went to stores and their version of a flea market which was cool because I grabbed a lot of deals on souvenirs for my family and friends back home.
Later in the afternoon we decided to go on the tour. Not everything is the Bahamas is nice. We went to the hood/ghetto and saw how the people lived. Then the tour guider took us to the Atlantis which is a hotel resort with their own private beaches. We walked in the hotel then we went to the beach. The water was so beautiful and clear. I could see the nail art on my toes in the water very clear. We didn’t go very deep in the water because we didn’t want to get our hair wet. In Nassau the shop’s closed early so we ended up going to the mall which reminded me of Northland Mall.
Later that night we had to get dressed up for the captains dinner. We met the captains and ate five star meals. It was really nice and we also took professional pictures. They had numerous backdrops to choose from. My mother and my auntie ended up leaving the ship that night and going to a club in Nassau, but I was only seventeen so I couldn’t go so I just sat in the room and walked around the boat. The ship deported at 5 am and I heard a guy got left because he did not make it on he ship in time. Anyways that Sunday was called “fun day at sea” which was the whole entire day on the sea being on the ship.
It looked like we were in the middle of no where but they had so many activities going on for all ages so you couldn’t get bored. I ended up going to the Jacuzzi but somehow it became a pool for little kids which made me irritated because they kept on splashing so I just sat and chilled on the lounge chairs. The night started winding down and we ended up packing our stuff. That Monday morning was our last day on the ship. It was time to go home. I would recommend a cruise to anyone because it lets you go out of the country and its affordable. It was a nice experience. The next cruise I go on will be longer because I really enjoyed myself.
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