Bahamas via Enchantment of the Seas
For the longest time, I was one of those people who "didn't do cruises" without any real justification as to why not. This past week, I took my first cruise on the Enchantment of the Seas, one of the many fleet of ships chartered by Royal Caribbean cruise lines. What an amazing experience! See some details from my trip below...
Cheyenne and Jonathan sail the open seas
My boyfriend and I sailed on a 4 day cruise to the Bahamas, with one final stop in Key West, Florida. The ship was huge and there were tons of activities to attend, literally all day, everyday. Here are a few pics below of myself and Jonathan leaving the port, in front of the ship, the top pool deck, and one of me sitting in the window in the Schooner Lounge, one of the ship's several bar/ lounge areas.
The ship made three official stops.
- Nassau, Bahamas. We stayed docked in the capital of the Bahamas, Nassau from 8am to 11pm - a full day! Royal Caribbean offered a ton of shore excursions to do while on land through the day, from snorkeling, to swimming with Dolphins, to jet skiing, and different island tours. These shore excursions were priced from $50 to $300 per person! However, there were lots of locals offering other activities once you arrive off the ship for significantly less. Depending on how comfortable you are purchasing an "unofficial" excursion from local Bahamians, you might come up on a better deal.
- Cococay, Bahamas. Cococay is a private island owned by Royal Caribbean. It was a small island with a couple of different activities you could enjoy. The good thing about Cococay is because it's owned by RC, all your beverage and food packages were valid on the island so no paying extra for food or drink! By the this time, Jonathan and I were slightly sunburned and just wanted to relax on the beach.
- Key West, Florida. Back in the states, our fine stop was the island of Key West. We docked there for typical business hours, and there were LOTS of shops, tours, and water activities available there to enjoy as well. The southern-most tip of the US is also located in Key West, and is a popular spot for tourists to take pictures.