Saturday, November 27, 2010

Cruise 2010

Allen and I along with two friends went on a eastern Caribbean cruise last week. It was so nice to get away for a few days and just chill. We left at 3 am Monday morning to start our trip.

After we made it onto the ship we headed for our first port of call...Tuesday's day was at Nassau
Nassau is definitely a place we will go back to. It was beautiful and had several activities to do. We rented scooters and did our own playing around in town for a couple hours. Then we went to the straw market where all the deals are. We then had an excursion to go on in the afternoon. It was a guided tour around town and then in a submarine like boat to go to the reefs to see fish. I would have rather snorkeled but this was fun too.

While on this excursion we also on water seen where Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey and several other actors have mansions on the water.

After the excursion it was time to get back on the ship after a fun day at port. After dinner Tuesday night we went to the comedy show on the boat and the comedians were really funny.

Wednesday we were at Half Moon Cay when we woke up. It is a Carnival owned island which has sand that feels like moon sand (maybe that's part of the name?!) Allen and Chuck had the deep sea fishing excursion so Trisha and I headed for a day at the beach. The guys had fun, Allen had fun until he became sick with motion sickness. They were in a little fishing boat in the middle of the ocean. They both caught fish Chuck's got off at the boat and Allen actually caught a Blue Marlon (they said that they were rare for where they were fishing) but it flipped up in the air and fought long enough it broke away. Trisha and I enjoyed sunning all day with some strawberry daiquiri's. The water was pretty cool at first but then enjoyable once in. It was a nice day for us to do nothing but get some sun rays. Trisha received a bit too much but I didn't burn at all.Thursday we were at Grand Turk, T.C. and that day I have to say I did not enjoy. The beach was just another beach nothing special, and they had several shops but nothing that caught my attention and that was it. We went to Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville to spend the day. They had a water sport called "The Flow Rider". Allen did this where you surf and knee board against a water jet on some mats. I wish I would have done this but I didn't know what it was till Allen started and by then the spots were all sold out. So once again I just laid out in the sun and watched Allen. He actually did rather well. He lasted the longest out of all the people doing it on the surf and knee board! My husband is very good at water sports though what can I say.

(Too bad the guys head is in most of the way!)
Friday was "Fun Day at Sea". Turned out to be a bit boring. We went to the gym and art auction and walked around the ship. That night they had a different comedy show that we went to. Woke up about 6:30 a.m. Saturday to the noises of workers at Miami working on the ship. We got up and around and got off the ship around 8am

We had all day Saturday to tour around Miami Beach. We had been there but the Chuck and Trisha hadn't so we showed them around for the day. Headed to the airport and flew home.

We returned to a really sick little boy. He got sick Friday night so I had to take him to the doctor Monday. The outcome was strep throat.
All in all I think that everyone should take a cruise. It is for some people and not for others. We enjoyed ours. Chuck & Trisha are ready to go again! Allen and I learned we would rather do a destination based vacation but none the less enjoyed our trip.


The Nutters said...

Glad you guys enjoyed yourself! I agree - glad we did it once, but want a destination vacation next time.

Tj and Chelse said...

Its about time I finally get to see some pictures! I'm glad you had fun but I have to say I'm glad you are back!