Three Days To Go!

Hilarye Cruising, Family Travel 5 Comments

Ok so people have me a little freaked out. In only three short days I will be leaving on a cruise to the Bahamas. Yes I nclam very excited as this is my first ever cruise. But I keep hearing the naysayers talking about how whole cruise ships come down with the flu, or get salmonella or food poisoning- or my personal favorite about all the people who go mysteriously missing on cruise ships. If you know me personally at all you know I’m a person who gets anxiety and hearing stuff like that freaks me out a little. I keep telling myself it’s only a three day cruise and I really won’t be spending a ton of time on the boat.  My husband is really patient and telling me how good of a time we are going to have and that everything will be fine. So in keeping with the relaxed demeanor and to keep me excited not nervous-here is the breakdown of our trip:

We will be staying the night in Atlanta on the 22 and then taking an early flight to Miami on the 23rd

Possibly do some sight seeing in Miami during the day and board our ship around 2 pm. The ship departs at 5:00 pm. We will be doing a video boat tour, and then eating and lounging by the pool.

We will arrive at Nassau on the 24th where we will be taking a taxi over to the Sheraton for a property tour to do a honeymoon destination post, then the pirate museum and hanging out at the beach. Our boat departs at 6 pm.

On the 25th we will be porting at the Great Stirrup Bay which is Norwegian Cruise Line’s own private island. Our plan is to snorkel and visit the lighthouse and take tons of gorgeous pictures.

Then sadly because all good things must come to an end on Monday we will be heading back to reality. Our boat docks at 8 am and we will likely be taking an early flight out.

My goals for this trip will be some very quality blog posts, a nice tan, a few extra pounds, and a good time with my husband. I’ve heard great things about Norwegian Cruise Line and I have no other experiences to compare to- so it should be awesome! If you have been on this cruise or these ports and have recommendations on what we do, or tips on cruises- please let me know!

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  1. Never been on NCL but I have cruised on both Princess and Carnival. Relax and have fun, it really is a wonderful way to travel. It’s like staying in a nice hotel and every morning when you wake up your hotel is in a new city.

    As for the illnesses, remember to wash your hands and you should be fine, and keep your hands away from your mouth as much as possible. I know, it’s a silly thing but true. The cruise lines try to be very careful but it’s the other people who are the problem.

    Oh, and suncreen. Lots of sunscreen. We sent my parents on a cruise for their anniversary and the first thing my dad did was sit on the balcony watching the ocean go by and getting fried to a crisp. He spent the rest of the trip absolutely miserable.

    I am totally jealous and looking forward to your reports!

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    Thanks for your awesome tips! You have seriously helped put me at ease. I’m so worried that I am going to get so excited and forget sunscreen! Funny you mention that- I will have to tie a knot around my finger. I’m really excited for this freestyle cruising norwegian cruise line has to offer!

  3. Don’t worry, they sell sunscreen in the gift shop on the ship, and if I remember correctly when you go to disembark there is usually a guy with a little table selling sunscreen and water bottles to take off the ship with you!

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