Adventures in Cruising

by Elizabeth on February 3, 2014 · 2 comments

in Adventures, life, love

Almost a month ago, The Carpenter and I took a weekend cruise to The Bahamas.  And now I’m just getting around to blogging about it. :/

I thought I’d just share some pictures of our trip rather than turning this into the world’s longest blog post.


We spent the night in Atlanta with The Carpenter’s dad before we flew to Miami.


First view of our ship, the Norwegian Sky!  We cruised with Norwegian because they have a few short and inexpensive cruises.  I’ve cruised with Carnival and Royal Caribbean and I thought this cruise was right on par.

Friday1Enjoying our view of Miami over lunch.  We had awesome weather the whole time.  Which was terrific because it had been below freezing for 72 hours straight the week before we left.


About to sail away!


We had a great view of South Beach pulling out of port.


Our first day was spent at Norwegian’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay.  I would like to point out that I didn’t edit these pictures at all.  It was that gorgeous of a day.  Bonus: I didn’t get sunburned.


We took a walk after lunch and found this beautiful lagoon.  I was surprised no one was there, but it was a pretty far walk from the bar…that’s why we didn’t stay. 😉


Great view of the ship on our walk back.


If you’re not familiar with cruising, one of the fun things about it are the towel animals your room steward leaves you when he comes in for turn-down service.  On Saturday night we got a puppy wearing The Carpenter’s sunglasses.


Sunday we were in Nassau.  I didn’t take many pictures; we were too busy searching for souvenirs for the kids and watching the drunk people at Senor Frogs.  Extremely amusing, plus we had some really awesome nachos. Sunday3

We’re adorable, I know.


Another picture with no filter or editing.  How gorgeous is that?!


Norwegian doesn’t have set formal nights or assigned tables which was another reason I chose this ship.  But we got dressed up on Sunday night anyway.  Note to self: don’t ask anyone but the Japanese tourists to take pictures for you.  No one else takes good pictures, including the American guy who took this one.


Obviously, I freaked out of this towel animal.  There’s no way that our steward could have known we were Alabama fans, but this was so perfect for us!  He even has eyes!


Monday before disembarkation.  I think we were both dreading the plane ride and then car ride home.


I may have not wanted to be back home, but someone was certainly glad I was!

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1 Live and Learn-Toss and Turn February 15, 2014 at 7:29 pm

I have hesitated to take a cruise because I’ve very prone to motion sickness. Have you ever had that problem? Gorgeous pictures.


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