Tuesday, October 11, 2011


My husband and I recently returned from a wonderful cruise on the Carnival Sensation http://www.carnival.com/.  We left the boys with my parents and went on a 4 day cruise to the Bahamas.  And I could leave again tomorrow, the only reason I don't say today is I need time to pack :) 

We were celebrating our Anniversary!  We actually felt like we did before we had kids (except for the daily bouts of tears I had when I would see some kids) and just relaxed and did what ever we felt like doing or not doing. 
We have both been the the Bahamas before and did not book any shore excursions.  Our first port was Freeport.

We took a taxi into town and just leisurely strolled and did a tiny bit of shopping and had lunch at one of the local places (wish I could remember the name) and had the best jerk chicken.  It was wonderful, tasted like it had been cooked for hours and the meat was so tender it fell off the bone.

This is the great group of guys playing right at the ship's port.  We had a Bahama Mama and just sat and listened before we had to get back on the ship.

Our next stop was to Nassau.  We were actually in port for 23 hours.  You would think that we would be off the ship during the evening hours, but instead we had a nice leisurely day in port and got back on the ship around 5pm. 
We went to Atlantis for the day.
The casino had the most amazing glass sculptures.

Took a walk through the Lost City aquarium.

I just loved this one!

Cool Jelly Fish, they really were so beautiful.

Some of the largest sting rays we had ever seen.
Imagine diving and seeing this guy :)

Next was a trip down the tubing course they have...such fun.  We really enjoyed it and want to bring the boys back, they would love it.

Our last night on the ship we participated in something new on the cruise ships, the Chef's dinner.  It was a little pricey, but so worth it.  They only allowed 12 people for the dinner.  We got a tour of the kitchen and the chef prepared an amazing 7 course meal for us.  It was about a 3-4 hour meal and was the best meal we ever had, and let me just tell you we consider our selves to be foodies.  Everything about the meal was fabulous from the service to the plating and the actual taste of the food.  5 star no doubt.
At the end of the meal the 4 waiters (for 12 people) and the chef presented Keith and I with an anniversary cake and sang Happy Anniversary to us.  It was very sweet.  We were so stuffed from our amazing dinner that we took the cake back to our room to enjoy a bite for breakfast.

It was a wonderful cruise and I am really looking forward to our next one.  It really is my favorite vacation. 

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