Bahamaassss!!! sailing with Royal Caribbean

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If you are busy but want to go on short vacation, that too a very pocket-friendly, then Cruising is the best option. Luckily, several cruise companies offer travelers a variety of “quick getaways”. Many cruise lines provide 3-5 nights cruises to the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Mexico around the USA. And price range is not more than 300-400 $ average per person even if you book them last minute.

When I suggested Bahamas cruise to my husband, he was quite not okay with the idea in the beginning as he was concerned about sea sickness, what all activities can be done, and how can one spend 3-4 days just on the ship!! But let me tell you, he was very happy at the end. It has been our 1 of the best vacation so far. It was AWESOME 🙂

Cruising gives you an opportunity to interact with people from different culture, and ethnicity. We became friends with people from Australia, Germany, USA. There were so many families with kids, a group of college going friends, and of course group of grandparents.

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Why we choose Royal Caribbean: While all cruise lines offer a lot of onboard activities, but if you see any of Royal Caribbean’s television commercials, you will see mostly passengers doing something.  There are rock climbing walls, mini-golf courses, zip lines, the Flowrider, ice skating rinks, casino, live shows, pool parties just to name a few. There is always something going onboard to keep you entertained.

And of course the pricing!! Their prices are generally affordable to most people in the market for a cruise.

We sailed in Majesty of Sea for 3 nights 4 days in January month to avoid the extreme winters in Ohio.

Port of call: Miami and it sailed from Miami – Coco Kay-Nassau- Key West – Miami

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Coco Cay is the private island of the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. All RCCL ships may add this stop on their itinerary. The island has beautiful beaches, numerous beach chairs, and hammocks.
Free BBQ lunch every day from noon to 2 p.m. RCCL has water sports activities and equipment for rental at a hefty price. Learn about Coco Kay here

Nassau, the capital city of The Bahamas, is located on 21-mile-long New Providence. A popular cruise-ship stop, the city has a hilly landscape and is known for beaches as well as its offshore coral reefs, popular for diving and snorkeling. Get more details about Nassau here

What I liked 
1. Vegetarian food — As we are vegetarian, and we had ample number of options to eat and they provided Indian food at dinner time.
2. The buffet — So many food options, so much eating. The ship had everything I could have ever desired, including a great salad bar. I think I ate healthier that week on the cruise than I have in months.
3. The adventure area — Rock walls, mini golf, and wave pools = fun.
4. The casino — I actually made most of my friends at the casino bar. It turned out to be one of the best spots to meet people.
5. The friendly staff — The members of the staff on the boat were utterly amazing. Very helpful and informative.
What I didn’t like 
 1. Pay extra for everything you think should be free —  RCCL really knows how to take money from you, with shopping sales, extra restaurants, expensive on- and off-board activities, charging for soda ($45 dollars for a week!), and $4 bottles of water.
 2. Small staterooms and especially showers — The bathrooms in the rooms were kind of small. You could fit inside them, but there was no stretching out.

 

Will I go again: Very much Yesss. A cruise was pretty much everything I thought it would be. But who would have known that could be so much fun! Not only did I find the whole experience fascinating and a great opportunity to people-watch, but I actually liked being on the ship itself.I wanted to stay longer and am going to the Western Caribbean very soon..

Have you been to Nassau or any of the islands of the Bahamas? What about a cruise? What do you think of those as a way to explore a country or city? Tell me in the comment section below 🙂

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