Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I Am Still Here

Hello Lovely Bloggers Friends,

I am back from my short MIA.  We just got back from Florida AGAIN.  This time we went all the way to the Bahamas.   My brother in law always told us how much fun it was going on a cruise ship.  So we decided to give it a try.  He spread the words and he booked the tickets.  We had a group of 21 people going on the Carnival Fascination, 11 adults and 10 children.  We drove 3 mini vans down to Jax port terminal in Jacksonville.

If you had been on the cruise ship, skip this next part and enjoy your day. If you haven't been on to the cruise, may be this is something to think about.

We were on a 5 days 5 nights cruise from August 19 - August 24. We stopped at Nassau one day and Little Stirrup Cay one day.  The rest of the time were spending on the ship.  The children had fun and the adults got to relax, chat our days away and for once we did not have to worry about cooking and cleaning or even where the children were accept at Nassau.   The crews are always pleasant and friendly.  Buffets were made available for us from 6 AM to 1:30 AM.  Ice cream and beverages are available 24 hours.  Oh, My!

Here are some pictures from our vacation.

It was fun went down that slid.

Our first stop, Nassau.  We went to check out the Atlantis Paradise Island.  It was so pretty!

Little Stirrup Cay was our second stop. 
The island is very small.  The length 1.5 miles; the width is less than 200 yards.

 
 At first we didn't want to go on the cruise but I made the decision and everyone love the cruise.  We are looking forward to our next cruise.  I found out that the last minutes deal are amazing. And the two newest ships, Carnival Breeze and Carnival Sunshine, look so inviting.

That is it for today.  I will resume to regular craft posting next week.

Have a wonderful the rest of the week.

Helen




7 comments:

Betsy Adams said...

Sounds like you had a great experience on your cruise. George and I went on a Caribbean Cruise several years ago and loved it.....

Great photos.
Hugs,
Betsy

pattyo said...

Was wondering where you were. Glad you had a good time.

Ann said...

oh lucky you. I've heard they are wonderful. Maybe some day I'll get to go on one.

Merry said...

Helen looks like beautiful weather and scenery on your cruise. How wonderful to share this with so many people.

Monica said...

Glad you loved it... the pictures say it all. Thanks for sharing.
Love,
Monica

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

Helen, once you've been on a cruise it will be hard to say no to the next one. I love the fact that cruises offer the opportunity for groups/family to all vacation together but also allow time to be by yourself. The ships have so much activity and you will run into family/friends along the way.

Send me a picture of you and the kids ... would love to see you lounging in a deck chair with the ocean breeze thru your hair.

Have a great Labor Day weekend - hugs to the family, Katie

chillin with Quillin said...

Glad you enjoyed it, beautiful pics to, we took a cruise years back to the Bahamas and loved it , hopefully will go again someday !!!
Paula