My 1st Cruise

I will be adding “My 2nd Cruise” with the (new) hubster at some point!! I’m really hoping we (start to) travel more, whether state side or abroad. I look back at all the traveling I’ve done and can kick myself for never really stopping to take in the sights/sites. But anywho…

I’m not exactly sure how I was initially introduced to cruising but whatever the case may be, it has become something that I enjoy.

My first cruise was with my (late)husband. We drove from Oklahoma to Florida a few days in advance because we decided to make this an all in one trip. We stopped to see my family and then his which worked out because my (former) step-son was able to spend time with his grandparents and cousins.

It was only a 3 day cruise on Carnival Sensation and the port was Nassau, Bahamas.

With my (late)husband dealing with cancer, I spent a lot of time by myself exploring the ship. If he was able to hang out, he did so but I understood why he couldn’t, when he didn’t. I didn’t book any excursions for that reason (not knowing how he’d feel) but on the day we docked in Nassau, he was up to exploring.

After getting off the ship, we ran into someone and he took some of us on a tour for $25.00 per person. We saw some interesting places and he (tour guide) was pretty funny, so it made the trip well worth it. But man are the vendors pushy. That’s the only thing I HATED. We went to Atlantis and were only able to see the aquarium. I personally don’t see the big deal about the place but maybe that was due to feeling rushed and not really seeing the property. We went to a Rum Cake Factory and tasted free samples. A little too strong for my taste but the samples were really good. We ended up buying a cake from there which we never did eat. By the time I opened it (well after the cruise) well – No! After our tour, we headed back to the ship for some food and then headed to our cabin for a nap.

Overall it was a great cruise despite what my (late) husband and I were dealing with at the time…

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After getting off ship in Nassau

 

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