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Cruise Fun Part 1

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For my birthday this year, we went on a five day cruise to the Bahamas. I know! I have the greatest husband ever! We went with another couple. We have been begging our friends to go on a trip with us for years and we finally got our wish! 😉 It was so much fun to go on a trip with another couple. I hope we go on another trip together soon!

We took the cruise out of Charleston, SC on Carnival Fantasy to Little Stirrup Cay and Nassau Bahamas. The Charleston port is confusing and small. It is nothing like the Florida ports I have been too. But the people there are very friendly and helpful.


Our first day was a day at sea and my 28th birthday. We spent most of the day sleeping in the sun, drinking fruity drinks, eating junk food and watching the hairy guy contests. It was glorious laying around doing nothing! And for those of you wondering, I wore 100 SPF sunscreen… basically, paint to protect my very fair skin. 🙂

This night was also formal night. So we of course, dressed up and went around the boat taking cheesy pictures.

Yeah… I told you we participated in the cheesy photos on the boat. 🙂 We had fun though and that’s all that matters!


Then they sang happy birthday to me at dinner.

It was an awesome birthday. I got to relax, laugh with good friends and eat cake.

The second day was spent at Little Stirrup Cay, which is a Carnival owned island in the Bahamas. There are a good amount of activities to participate in, but they cost a lot. We wanted to do the jet ski excursion, but it was $100 per person for only 1 hour. We thought that was a bit much. So we just lounged around on the beach all day. I was under the umbrella for majority of the day, of course. 🙂

Barefoot beach on this island was very beautiful. You could walk a long ways into the ocean and the water only came up to mid-calf. There were little fishes and conchs to admire.

We did do a little snorkeling on the other side of the island. The water was so clear you really didn’t need snorkeling gear, but the goggles did help us see the fish better.

A beautiful day +  a beautiful beach + great company = a perfect day!

Stay tune for part 2!


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