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Nassau

Nassau from the Ship

When our ship stopped in Nassau, we had no plans, we just wanted to see the city. We walked the streets for a bit and decided to take the ferry over to Paradise Island (previously Hog Island, but the name was changed when celebrities began showing interest In it) to check out Atlantis. By lunch time it was too hot for me so we headed back to the ship to cool off. This port stop really proved to me that my next summer vacation needs to be somewhere cooler. Alaska, perhaps?

Standing on the lido deck of a cruise ship really provides an interesting perspective for photography. It gives a higher vantage point to look towards the city or out at the sea.

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Great Stirrup Cay

Sun Sky Sand 18/100

When I booked my recent cruise, the ports were definitely not the biggest selling factor. Florida and the Bahamas were definitely not on my bucket list. I have to say, Great Stirrup Cay (Norwegian’s Private Island) really surprised me. I’m not really a lay-on-the-beach kind of person; I’d much rather Go, See, and Do (thus, the name of this blog) but we rented a clam shell on the beach so I wouldn’t melt. It felt good to relax, read my book, and just enjoy being in paradise.

We also rented Stand Up Paddle-boards and that was a lot of fun. Although, I have to say it is much harder than it looks. It was nice to be out on the water, making the most of our time in the Bahamas. If this is something you would like to try, renting paddle-boards (or any other watersport) at Great Stirrup Cay is a great option. It was much cheaper than any of the excursions in the other ports.

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Kennedy Space Center

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I hadn’t been to the Kennedy Space Center since I was a kid and when we chose a cruise that stopped at Port Canaveral we (grudgingly) decided that it wasn’t worth it to drive to Disney World for 8 hours (especially in the summer heat). My husband is a space nerd so he was very excited to rent a car and drive to the space center. If you’re ever on a cruise that calls at Port Canaveral I highly recommend this option. We rented an economy car for $30, the rental car company picked us up at the port, and when we told them where we were going they even gave us admission coupons that helped make up for the parking fee. Another plus if you rent car is you have the freedom to check out Ron Jon Surf Shop and eat at any of the seafood restaurants on the water instead of having to go back to the ship when you’re done at the Space Center. Unlike a lot of ports of call, there’s not a lot to do right near Port Canaveral.

If you do anything at the Kennedy Space Center, you have to take the bus to the Apollo/Saturn 5 Center. The First thing you do when you get off the bus is go through The Firing Room Theater where you see the actual control room from Apollo 8 and watch a recreation of the launch of that rocket. Then, you step into the Lunar Theater and watch a recreation of the moon landing. And I have to say, the Disney fan in me ate these shows up; They had the same “edutainment” feel you get at a lot of my favorite Disney attractions. After the shows you get to explore the exhibits in the building including a lot of memorabilia from the Apollo missions and an actual moon rock that you can touch. And of course, you can get up close to an actual Saturn V rocket and that is where this picture came from.

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Back from Paradise

Sun Sky Sand 18/100

I am back from my cruise to paradise on the beautiful Norwegian Gem. We had perfect weather, assuming you can handle the heat! There were barely any clouds the whole week until we sailed back into New York harbor where the rain and fog rolled in and made for some unique, if not eerie, photos.

If the opportunity comes up to cruise out of New York, take it! The views while the ship is sailing out of New York harbor are stunning and unforgettable. I will definitely be posting more photos from my relaxing voyage in the upcoming weeks.

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Cruise Dreaming

Overlooking Jamaica

I am so excited! We just booked our summer vacation! This June we will be sailing the high seas on the Norwegian Gem! We will be sailing out of New York City and visiting Port Canaveral (of all places), Nassau, and Great Stirrup Cay.

This will be our second cruise, the first one was our honeymoon aboard the Carnival Valor. I am definitely looking forward to the hitting the high seas, relaxing, and of course, taking pictures!

The above photo was taken from the Sky Explorer looking out over Ocho Rios, Jamaica. In the distance, you can see the Valor floating amongst sparkling seas and puffy clouds.

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