I finally took my first cruise! 3 days on the Carnival Victoy sailingfrom Miami to Nassau, Bahamas! We had initially got a inside cabin on the 10th floor. The day before the cruise someone canceled & we were upgraded for $50 to a balcony suite which so happened to work out in our fave for the entire cruise!
While in Nassau we toured Atlantis, or should I say gambled at Atlantis! I really wanted get the day pass but for $184 I decided to wait until another trip when I have my daughter with me so she could enjoy their water park and beach area!
I had been to the Freeport before but never Nassau! Nassau is definitely a tourist area! Once you get off the ship there are many local vendors selling conch shells, hand cut t-shirts, wicker purses & such! I’ve been to a few islands so I didn’t buy any souvenirs to clutter my spare dresser this trip! While in Nassau we lucked up on a free day trip to a private island (Balmoral Island) and swam with the dolphins, ate lunch and had plenty of Bahama Mama’s!
Back on the boat there’s also plenty to do! Comedy show, movies on the deck, Bingo, swimming pools, casino, night club & so much more! Sunday we were at sea all day so I layed out during the day to soak up as much sun as possible! In the evening we attended our formal dinner & night club!
I In all I had a good time, I’m not convinced that cruises are my thing! I like to be free! Walking, roaming, experiencing different things & sight seeing different areas! On the cruise I felt somewhat trapped! The Carnival Victory unfortunately was not my favorite either. This was my first cruise & I should have done more research on the actual boat. I later found out that it is an older ship with maybe less amenities! There are no signs anywhere! They make multiple announcements about meeting in the middle of the day to hear important instructions that they could have emailed, announced or even shown a video of on the big screen. There are no drink stations, you have to walk all the way to the dining area for a beverage and or even just ice. Another concern would be that on the day we were at sea all day they were cleaning the pool & water slide! As multiple kids waited impatiently, I asked why they didn’t do that when most people were off the boat in the Bahamas and they said they do it for the next group of people which will be boarding tomorrow! Seems unfair! Other than my long list of concerns (which I didn’t list them all)! I had a good time! I will give it one more chance!
Next up Vegas…