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My First Cruise Experience

July 18, 2017
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Bahama Mama!

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So this was my first time on a cruise. Traveling with my girlfriends, women I’ve known for years. It was an exciting experience, one that I would remember forever. We flew from NYC to Miami then cruised from there to the Bahamas. The pictures above were taken the first night on deck, probably 3 or 4 in the morning. The unlimited food buffet daily helped me to gain ridiculous weight, I mean breakfast, lunch and dinner plus dessert, who could beat that.


So Much to do in So Little Time!

This was the ship deck during the day. Although there were slides for the young and old, I have a fear of heights and coming down a water slide on the edge of the ocean was not my cup of tea. We spent time at the pool and the Jacuzzi, even though seats were hard to come by certain times of the day. By the way this was a Carnival cruise, I don’t remember what ship, but it was clean and somewhat modern. The thing I’ve learned about cruising is, don’t go crazy spending on board. Pace yourself! You know how much money you have in your account, don’t over spend on drinks or food at the specialty restaurants. Be sure to keep the souvenir spending at a minimum. And be aware that there is a charge for any photos they take of you.


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Getting my Sports Illustrated on!!!!!!



Definitely enjoyed my first time in the Bahamas. These beautiful shots were taken on a little island where we spent time at the beach, and “hung out” with dolphins. I’m not one for wild life, so it took a lot for me to even touch the dolphin we were with. From what I know, Sandals also uses this private island which could be so romantic with the right person.

The clear blue waters were irresistible to me, coming from the island of Antigua, I’m at home in these waters. Anyone that knows me knows its my dream to live by the ocean, not only to spend my days in it, but to hear the waves daily. It’s no coincidence, my college was located on the long island sound in Connecticut!

  1. I’ve only been on one cruise myself, and it happened to be a Disney cruise with my friend and her kids. Trying to get a chair on the deck by the pool was always an adventure for me too, although our ship didn’t have any cool water slides. I’m glad you had a great time. Love the swimsuit!

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