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Central America Caribbean » Bahamas » Nassau » Bahamas February 18th 2024

We woke up well rested and ready for the day ahead! We were booked on ‘Shore to Shore’ Three Island’s snorkeling tour and made our way to Bay Shore Marina to board the speed boat that would take us into the ocean. Our shoes were collected and gathered into a basket and we were seated and ready to sail…or was it fly?! The Captain Mike and his mate Jamal introduced themselves, turned on the music and set the boat in motion accelerating to speeds up to 35- 45 knots. As we departed the marina in Nassau, we passed Paradise Island. Jamal pointed out to us celebrity homes -beautiful, plantation style condos belonging to Oprah, Beyoncé, Tiger Woods and other celebrities. It was a beautiful day, the sky was a beautiful blue and the waters wore multiple ... read more
Goldies restaurant - pioneer in the Fish Fry village
turtle sighting - Green Turtle Cay
island view

Central America Caribbean » Bahamas » Nassau » Bahamas February 17th 2024

A picture perfect view of Nassau island from the airplane. Blueish green waters, deep blue skies with pockets of clouds- a painter’s inspiration. The mid day sun reflecting off water molecules creating an illusion of a silver expanse ( as we approached closer), a lone sail boat in its midst - these were my thoughts as our plane landed in our dream holiday destination - the Bahamas! After a hour long wait on the tarmac, the plane finally made it to the gate. The immigration lines were long and the arrival hall was packed with tourists. We hailed a cab the old fashioned way(no Uber or Lyft here) in the direction of our hotel, the British Colonial. Our cabbie, named Hafeed was chatty, and he told us that the Bahamas was a British colony just like ... read more
the sweetest coconut water
blue waters and blue lounge chairs
Carnival Cruise - illuminating the night

I'm just back home, and as usual, I'm running late on my blogging. This one is a little special and I admit I went a little overboard with the amount of pictures posted. I booked this trip months ago. The program is pretty simple, a week on the MV Dolphin Dream, leaving out of West Palm Beach in Florida heading to the Bahamas. We are stopping in two places. First is the world famous Tiger Beach. There is no actual beach around here, we are some three hours at sea away from West End's in Grand Bahama. We will spend there a total of 3 days. Next, we are heading South to the small Island of Bimini to do to days of diving on a place call Hammerhead Inlet. Out of the 7 days, we will ... read more
The Dream Dolphin, my home for a week...
Yes, he is very close...
End of another fun day...

On which island in the Caribbean do tourist say hello when they come across you or other tourists on the beach...irrelevant if they arrived with their own jet or on commercial! This is how special Harbour Island is! This is a small paradise like no other. I've never seen any place like this in the area where locals as well as tourists are so friendly to each others. The you have never heard about this place is pretty normal. Imagine, only 5 blogs on Travelblog about this place, last one back in 2011...writing by no other guess! This place is actually super easy to access, but the super limited amount of beds available makes it super private. Today, most will arrive by private jets and rent they own villa if they don't own one. You ... read more
That's a bathroom!
Harbour Island...
The gate to paradise...

Central America Caribbean » Bahamas » Nassau » Bahamas March 20th 2022

Saturday, March 19, 2022 Nassau, Bahamas Our voyage last night went off without a hitch. We had some lateral movement, very slight something akin to a vibrating platform is how it felt to me – when I woke up to answer to call of nature. Quite minor. The lateral stabilizers did their job admirably. These beds are EPIC. That’s all I have to say about that. This morning we woke up in Nassau. It was supposed to be a sea day, but Mother Nature and Neptune had other ideas – and their ideas are bigger and stronger than this ship. Know what I mean? I’d rather not sail into 30-foot swells, thank you very much. Nor do I want to be around others at that time. HARD PASS. Morning ablutions done, we dressed and took the ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Bahamas » Nassau » Bahamas March 19th 2022

Friday, March 18, 2022 Port of Miami This voyage across the Atlantic will transport us from Miami to Rome. We have rescheduled this trip multiple times – all thanks to a global pandemic. And here we are FINALLY on-board Riviera and ready to relax and sail the seas over the next month. Yes, you read that right – 28 days from Miami to Rome – with a few stops in between. We spent the last week in Naples, Florida with the dearest of friends – some who came from California and Boston to bid us farewell. Now that’s friendship, or perhaps love. Our “family of choice” as we have referred to this particular group consists of a rag-tag bunch of global wanderers who seek adventure at every turn. Most of us are retired. Some are still ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Bahamas » Nassau » Bahamas December 17th 2021

When the pandemic hit I was just at the end of an 8 month contract on a cruise ship. I was supposed to go home for my vacation but that changed really quickly when the company announced the suspension of all cruises in mid-March 2020. While some ships were even struggling to bring their guest home, we still managed to disembark all our guest safely in New York City. Most of the crew also got a chance to fly home that day. Not me though, I only disembarked the ship around two and a half month later. The first days were good, they opened up the guest buffet, the gym, the pool and there were a few activities. Till the beginning of April we were docked in Nassau and at that time they still managed to ... read more
Views of Nassau
Dolphins passing by
Enjoying some beers

Ahhh . . . the pre-COVID travel days. I’m so happy that I was able to sneak this one in. I took the opportunity to get away during our spring break from March 10-15th. Any later and I wouldn’t have gotten any international travel in for 2020. In fact, as we were sitting on the runway to return on the 15th there was talk of cancelled flights. I didn’t know his name at the time but the guy sitting next to me on the plane happened to be David Dembroski, president of the company that runs the Property Brothers TV show. When there was a delay while we were sitting on the tarmac, we just sort of looked at each other and said ‘well, if ever there was a good place to get stranded . . ... read more
Governor's Harbor, Eleuthera
Flying In

Good morning from Princess Cays – a privately owned beach on one of Bahama’s southern islands. We got up and met the Seibert’s for a breakfast in the Dining Room at 8:00. Today was a leisurely paced affair so we had plenty of time for breakfast. Janet was able to get her favorite meal – Eggs Benedict. Today is our first port call, except there isn’t a port and we anchored off the island. Then a series of shuttles transferred everyone ashore who wanted to go ashore. We didn’t have to get into the usual life boats but instead there were larger double-decker boats taking about 200 at a time. Jim, Kathy, and David went ashore and Janet stayed on the Regal Princess to visit with the Knitters and Knatters. The three of us got our ... read more
View of Princess Cays from Shuttle
Some small fish swimming near the dock,
Regal Princess

Central America Caribbean » Bahamas » Nassau February 9th 2019

Be sure you have your Sea Card ready again. We are now at the Port Of Nassau. Remember our final port was changed from Labadee, Haiti to Nassau. No big deal because we have been to both before. Actually, we prefer Nassau over Labadee so all is well.....good and dandy. As I crawl out of bed and flop out onto our balcony......just like a fish out of water as I hurl myself through the sliding doors....I watched another cruise ship smoothly and slowly come along side ours as we are docked in Nassau. It was The Independence of the Seas by Royal Caribbean. Looks like a beauty. Soon after, a Disney ship, a Carnival Ship (Victory) and another cruise ship all docked in a row along with us. Think of the thousands and thousands and thousands ... read more
Independence of the Seas docked next to us
Disney Cruise Ship
Cruise Ships lining up

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