We woke up at 4:00 AM on Thursday morning so that we could be at the airport by 5:30. And somehow we managed not to forget a single thing. Go us! That never happens. We made our way the airport, leaving behind 30 degree and snowy Hunstville, for 80 degree Nassau. Pretty good trade off, if you ask me.
Peppy's grandparents picked us up from the airport and drove us to the port. Neither of us could believe that it was actually happening.
It was pretty windy when we first arrived on the Carnival Sensation. Can I just say that Port Canaveral has got cruise embarking down pat? It was so fast!
Yay! Free beverages for being frequent cruisers!
Before leaving Alabama, I told Peppy I was going to drink something out of a monkey head, and I really didn't care what it was. But since we have two children, we had to get two monkey heads. Those monkey brains were delicious.
The next day at noon, the Carnival Sensation docked at Nassau, Bahamas. We didn't have any shore excursions booked, and just planned to walk around and play it by ear. We had talked about trying to go snorkeling, but the water was not on our side that day. It was ok to step in for a bit. But way too cold to go underwater. We ended up going to the Pirates of Nassau Museum, which was really interesting. Then we rented a moped and drove around the city.
The infamous Atlantis resort
Saturday was our day at sea. And it was a blast! We woke up and had breakfast and then headed out to the Serenity Deck. This is a 21+ area, and there are only about 50 lounge chairs available. There is no loud music. No screaming children. 'Serenity' really does own up to it's name. For an hour or so I floated in and out of consciousness. And it was wonderful. I didn't think about anything. The rest of the day we participated in games and shows that were on the ship. And we ate to our heart's content.
We didn't buy any of our pictures, but I did take pictures of them. Shhh....don't tell Carnival.
Ah, the Serenity Deck. I didn't even bring a book. I just immersed myself in the nothing-ness. It was absolute bliss.
Peppy's picture was so obnoxious. Every time we walked by I would put it on top of the others.
melting chocolate swan
I have some pictures of Peppy posing with the sculptures in Michelangelo's Lounge, but ummm....he might not appreciate it if I posted them.
I'm so thankful to have been able to spend a few days with just me and Peppy. And we are fortunate to have such wonderful parents that watched our kids so that we could have this getaway together. I think we have kind of decided that we are just going to take a cruise for our anniversary every year. I can handle that.
I know this post is already super long, but I wanted to make mention that I am officially a Bonine (over Dramamine) convert. It didn't make me drowsy. And I wasn't motion sick a single time. I am in love.