S: 2011 CARNIVAL SENSATION 3-DAY BAHAMAS CRUISE
BC: Thanks for the Memories! 2011
FC: CARNIVAL SENSATION 3-DAY BAHAMAS CRUISE June 30, 2011 - July 3, 2011 | Andy & Nancy Staley Jean Juckette Sharon Bray
2: Andy and Nancy picked up Jean and Sharon in Apopka and then drove to Port Canaveral, arriving to the ship around 1:00 p.m.
3: Andy, Jean & Sharon checking out the Carnival Sensation. We had just boarded and were on the way to the Lido Deck to get some lunch. | THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
4: After having our safety briefing, we went out on deck as we left Port Canaveral enroute to Nassau around 4:00 p.m.
5: THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
6: THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011 | Our cruise planner, Janice Sinardi from Cruise Planners, had a Welcome Fruit Basket waiting for us in our cabins upon our arrival.
7: We had dinner in the Fantasy Dining Room at 6:00 p.m. every night. After dinner on the first night, we went to the Comedy Club and saw Ronnie Bullard and Al Ernst. When we got back to our cabins, our beds had been turned down and we had a fun "towel animal," which they did every night for us.
8: We usually ate breakfast in the dining room, then would do our own "thing" and join back up for dinner. We docked at Nassau around noon on Friday, July 1. After eating lunch on the ship, Andy & Nancy went in town exploring for a little while. Jean & Sharon went off the ship to the little stores at the dock. The ship actually stayed docked in Nassau until 6 a.m. Saturday morning.
9: FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011 Nassau | The lighthouse in the top picture is the Hog Island Light. This is the oldest and best known lighthouse in the Bahamas and the oldest surviving lighthouse in the West Indies. It is located at the western end of Paradise Island (formerly Hog Island) marking the northwest entrance to Nassau Harbor. In the far distance you can see the famous Atlantis Resort in the top picture also located on Paradise Island. | Nassau, the capital city of The Islands of The Bahamas is found on 21-mile long New Providence Island. The harbor of Nassau is protected by the tiny Paradise Island for a 3-mile stretch.
10: FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011
11: The St. Andrew's Presbyterian Kirk (shown on the right) was the third Christian congregation to be established in The Bahamas, and the kirk is the second oldest church building on New Providence. The kirk was founded in 1798 by 55 Scottish Settlers, and the foundation stone was laid in 1810. | St. Andrew's Presbyterian Kirk
12: FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011
13: Friday night was "dress up" night and they served lobster in the dining room. Yum... Afterwards, we all went to casino and had fun on the slot machines.
14: Saturday, July 2, we left Nassau around 6:00 a.m. and had a "Fun Day at Sea." We had breakfast in the dining room, as usual, but today we also had lunch in the dining room and it was very good. We found that we liked being served, instead of going through the buffet lines.
15: It was a relaxing day at sea. Andy & Nancy played some putt-putt golf on the top deck, took Country Line Dance lessons and went to the Adult Hot Tub at the back of the ship for a while. Jean & Sharon took in some of the sites and even attended the "Towel Folding Lesson." | SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2011
17: We had dinner in the dining room and then went to the Comedy Club again, followed by the "Show Time" in the Fantasia Lounge. | SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2011
18: SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2011
19: We docked at Port Canaveral around 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 3. After we had a leisurely breakfast in the dining room, we debarked the ship. We parked at "Park n' Cruise" during the cruise. It was only a few minutes away and had a free shuttle service to and from the port. It worked out great and we all had a wonderful time!