My trip was sponsored by Tours4Fun.com but all opinions are my own. Get ready for a crazy picture explosion!
Heidi from Save More and Spend Less met me at the airport in Kansas City and together we took off for our Bahamas cruise (first time cruising without my family). This was Heidi”s first cruise and she was a little nervous about it. I was so excited to get back on a ship and in the ocean! Our flights went smooth and we caught a taxi to the Port of Miami.
*PRO TIP* All taxi’s from the Miami airport to the Port of Miami cost about $24 – it’s the LAW! So don’t get taken advantage of.
After spending some time on deck watching as we pulled away from the dock and started our cruise, we called and said our goodbyes to our families and anticipated the next 3 days of fun on the ship and in the Bahamas.
Dinner the first night was a little rough. The food wasn’t so great, one of our table mates spilled water all over my place setting (luckily avoiding me) and our waiters seemed to not be in the spirit of letting us eat all we wanted (after all this is a cruise and we all got the memo that it’s all about the food!)
That night we went to the show, which was a welcome a board and a comedian. It was pretty funny. We learned that the cruise was very diverse with 62 nationalities represented on board. Another thing to note is that when you leave from Miami all announcements will be made in both English and Spanish. The Port of Miami must be the most popular amongst other nationalities because I have never been on a cruise that has done that before (I wonder how things like that work overseas?).
Our second day on our Bahamas cruise we anchored at Coco Cay, Royal Caribbean’s private island. We spent most of the day on the island and had an amazing time. This was my first visit to Coco Cay. My Cocoa Cay post is coming! Stay tuned!
That night dinner was ah.mazing! Seriously, the food was good. The show that evening was a Magician/Comedian. He was pretty funny! The show was mostly family friend with some language slip ups every now and then.
Day 3 we docked at Nassau. We didn’t have any shore excursions planned. I have been to this port before so I knew we could just walk around the city and play it by ear. More about this in my Bahamas post.
That night was very fun. The crew got together and had a parade of flags representing where they were from. It was really fun as the Cruise Director listed the countries. Every few countries there would be a performance by that country with dancing. It was really interesting and really fun.
To get the full scope of my trip, here is a 3 1/2 minute video. Check it out and let me know what you think!
Also, Tours4Fun booked the whole thing for us and it was a seamless process. Through their website you can book tours around the world as well as cruises. They are an awesome site that is anxious to please!