Cruising to Nassau – Day 2

Date: 12th August 2013

What we did: We had such a good sleep, the bed was amazing. We arrived at Nassau, Bahamas at 9.20am. It was blue sky and sea to match. We met in one of the bars on the ship for our tour. We had booked the Sea and See Tour through the Disney Cruise website. The tour started at 9.45am and finished at 12.45pm. We were given a Peter Pan sticker for the staff to know which tour we were on and were then led off the boat.

The first part of the tour was the sea tour, where we got onto a boat that doubled up as a submarine, where we could go downstairs and be under the sea! On the way out of the harbour we passed Paradise Island with the Atlantis resort and the houses of the stars such at Ophra and Tom Cruise. It was a little sad to hear that the bridge divides the rich and poor of the island. Once we were out of the harbour we were allowed to go under the sea where we saw sharks, turtles, star fish, barracudas and a fish called a sergeant major, our personal favourite! I could not believe how blue and clear the water was, you could see right to the bottom of the sea.

The next part of our tour was the “see” part, where we would take a bus around the island. We went past the parliament building which was brightly coloured and looked very new.

We then went to a fortress which had brilliant views of the harbour and surrounding area, including our cruise ship! We were then dropped back at the port.

We didn’t want to go back onto the ship yet as it was not leaving until 6pm so we decided to walk around the harbour. There were many gift shops along the harbour which we looked around and bought some magnets and postcards, this is what we collect when on holiday! We then came across a brightly coloured bar called Senior Frogs which looked interesting and had never been to before so we decided to go in for a drink. The bar had loud music and a lot of people having fun. We played a game where you had to guess the movie tune and if you were first to guess you were rewarded with a free shots!

We then headed back to the ship and looked around the spa and booked a package for our sea day to chill out and relax a little. We looked at our navigator magazine which tells you everything that is going on for the day and decided to play the 90s music quiz which we were rather good at! We also played chess in bar 678 (I won!).

Tonight’s show was called “Villains Tonight” which of course was all about the Disney Villains. Again it was an amazing show again full with music, singing and dancing. It was lovely to see people of all ages having fun. We were at the Enchanted Gardern tonight for dinner. It was very pretty inside and actually felt like we were sat in a garden.

We then went to see the Lone Ranger in the cinema on the cruise ship. We were obviously very tired as we both fell asleep within the first 10 minutes and decided to call it a night and go to bed.

The towel animals were swans with rose petals for our honeymoon.

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The Food and Drink: Lunch at Senor Frogs in Nassau. We ordered chips and guacamole and frozen daiquiris. The chips came out in a bowl and then the waiter rolled a guacamole bar over to make it fresh in front of us. We were asked how spicy we wanted it and what ingredients inside. This is by far the best guacamole I have ever had. The frozen drinks came in yard glasses!

Dinner at the Enchanted Garden on the Disney Dream. We started with bread service with chickpea and garlic puree dip.

Starter

Me: Thyme and Garlic Pasta Filled Mushrooms

Mike: Ahi Tuna and Avocado Tower with Crispy Noodles and Wasabi

Main Course

Me: Chicken with Sweet Potato Mash and Sautéed Spinach

Mike: Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Oven Roasted Carrots, Parsnips and Caramelized Apples

Desert

Me: Sweet Temptations (Esterhazy Cake, Strawberry Cheesecake and Chocolate Mousse

Mike: Banana Foster Sundae

At the end of our meal the restraint brought out a celebration cake and sang for our honeymoon.

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The Lows: The feeling you get when driving through the Bahamas, with such a gap in wealth on the island it did make us feel quite uncomfortable. You can drive from million dollar mansions to a hospital where people are queuing in the boiling sun for medical treatment in a matter of minutes.

The Highs: Senor Frogs bar was my highlight as it was such a different bar with lots of music, food and great atmosphere.

Up next: Castaway Cay

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