Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bahamas Cruise on the Carnival Fantasy

I have so much to post!  Russell and I recently went to the Bahamas on a Carnival Cruise and when I returned I had lots of work and maid of honor duties to catch up on.  I wanted to share some photos of our trip with my blog friends and I figure it's better late (by a couple weeks) than never.  We left out of Charleston, SC which is a tiny port.  The Best Western Downtown Charleston has a great park and cruise special where you stay the night before you embark and leave your car parked there while a driver takes you to and from the ship.  We visited Freeport and Nassau Bahamas.  R bought me the most beautiful pair of Tanzinite earrings and a matching necklace while we were in Nassau!  We also picked  up some Tortuga rum and rum cake while we were there.

 I love Carnival's towel animals and I looked forward to them every night.  The first night we had a seal waiting for us.
 We took a photo of our ship when we disembarked in Nassau.
 One night before a show R and I took this photo.  During our 5 night cruise we saw 2 performance shows and 2 comedy shows on opposite nights.  They also had some events like a Michael Jackson night, Mojitos and Cigars on the Deck, and a Mexican Fiesta night. 
 This was a beach in Freeport, Bahamas.  The land is so flat you can see the ocean for miles.  We ate at the Afterdeck Grill and had conch fritters, a lobster gyro, and sands beer (YUM!).
 These are some new friends we met on our cruise.  We all got together one night to hang out at the piano bar.  Most nights we visited a much louder bar that hosted kareoke or the casino so this was a great change of pace.
 In Nassau we did a submarine excursion.  This was a picture of the boat that led us there (please note the ECU gnome in R's backpack, I'll be showing photos of him soon).  I enjoyed it, we were able to see a shark, ballyhoo, yellow tail snapper, sergeant major fish, and other life on the reef.
 I look so pale!  It was cloudy every day we were on vacation and even rained a couple times so I didn't get to lay out as much as I would have liked.  This sign was located in Nassau by the port.
A photo of formal night.  We brought our own special bottle of wine for this.  I really enjoy getting dressed like this to go out but we rarely have the chance.  The only photos I bought on the cruiseship were two from formal night and I can't wait to have them framed.  We really had a great time.  R and I booked the cruise right after his graduation and have had months to wait for it.  I was super worried about hurricane season but we were so lucky with weather, despite the cloudiness it was perfect temperature for island vacation.

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