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Bahamas

Bahamas

This is day two in the Bahamas. We left Ft Lauderdale on Allure of the Seas on Sunday after a less than satisfactory night at an Airbnb. The beds were comfortable, but there were some cleanliness issues with the kitchen, leftover garbage and the sheets on one of the beds. Luckily we were 4 (travelling with Steve’s Mom and brother) and there were 5 beds, so we were able to avoid the less clean option.

A nice walk around the park next door to the airbnb, which is one of the most efficiently organized sports parks I've seen. Lots of walking and cycling trails, but also fields for all manner of sports and even a dog obstacle course. I ran around the bases of the largest baseball diamond. My first home run :)

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Fastest boarding process ever on Sunday. We had no line up at all and breezed right on board at about noon. The first full day was at Royal Caribbean’s newly established island which they like to call Perfect Day at Coco Cay. It’s been open less than a year, with some areas not yet finished. We were the only ship that day - I don’t know if that is the norm, but it made for a great experience. There were more than enough deck chairs / umbrellas and minimal lines for food and drink. The last pic shows the cabanas you could rent for $350 or so a day. We declined :) and just used the free loungers and umbrellas.

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This morning we’ve arrived in Nassau and we’ll be here until 2. We haven’t decided if we’ll go into town, having been here several times and since Mom and Jim seem to be planning to stay on board. So far we are loving the ship, as always - this is our favourite class of ship, with Central Park right around the corner from our cabin. Mamma Mia was well done and we enjoyed the diving/water show Ocean Aria last night. Adding a few pics...

The view from our balcony right now, with Navigator of the Seas pulled up along side, slightly dwarfed by us. And you can't see the Carnival Sunshine behind it, but lots of people streaming out to go on shore.
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Posted by Deb Godley 06:15 Archived in Bahamas Comments (0)

Day at sea + 1977

At sea on Symphony of the seas

Pretty lazy day. A questionable hot dog at lunch was almost a deal-breaker, but we ended up with a good day, playing a couple of games with Bob and Em.

Steve splurged on the extra$ filet mignon for dinner. It was really excellent.

After dinner we saw the 1977 Ice show. There was some jewel heist plot that I didn’t understand, which appeared to take place in London, India and somewhere that sasquatches live, with songs Stayin’ Alive and some music from James Bond (1977 music, apparently). The skating was nice.

Pics of the girls at dinner and the ice show.

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Off to St, Thomas tomorrow.

Posted by Deb Godley 19:04 Archived in Bahamas Comments (0)

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