Last Stop: Nassau

We arrived in Nassau and we all did the ‘Sea and Sea’ Excursion.  We had a somewhat 10 minute brisk walk to our first boat for a 15/20 minute boat ride with a bit of a tour on the way where we saw celebrities homes and yachts on paradise island.

20111215-220436.jpgWe then shimmied up to a second boat that had a bottom that had seats and windows.  They called it a “glass bottom boat” so I was expecting something else, but this was a neat experience too.  It was like being in the aquarium but with a better view.  We saw a lot of fish varieties, corals, and a sea turtle.  Our underwater tour was about 30 minutes.  Back on the other boat to transport us back to land where we got on a van/bus for the “see” part of the tour.

We saw government buildings, plants, rocks, statues, etc. (above)

20111215-220429.jpgWe went to the top of a hill and saw the water tower in the first picture above on the left.  The images to the right were taken of a fort there across from the water tower.  It was $1 to go in, but we only had about 20 minutes there.  Mostly we were brought to some shops there with expensive prices.

After the tour we went to the straw market that was near the cruise ship where there were hand made goods.  We got a few things, my dad got a hat.

Back at the ship, we had to pack so we could leave our bags outside of our rooms for the next day and leaving.  We saw a ‘Legend of the Stars’ show where other cruise-ers dressed up as stars and sang.  The best performance was of the cruise director dressed as dolly parton doing the song “nine to five”.  It was a great comical skit.

20111215-220536.jpg this towel animal was actually from another night, i dont remember which.  The last day we got a seal, but this was definitely the coolest one we got.

It was fun having live music to listen to, and just doing nothing but read, nap and relax.  Spending time with my parents, making a memory that will last, and seeing new sites is something we should all do 🙂

note: the airport is about 5 minutes from the cruise ship.