In June of 2013, I was in Galveston celebrating my mother’s birthday with my family. We went on a Galveston Island Boat Tour and spotted this beautiful cruise ship, named Carnival Magic. That’s when we decided to take a cruise that following December to celebrate our birthday. I mean Bahamas for your birthday, yes Please!
That December, we took a 7 Day Cruise from Galveston Island to Key West, Freeport and Nassau Bahamas. In a manner of minutes it went from 40 degrees to 70 degrees once we sailed into the Gulf. Experiencing the world from the sea was an incredible experience of a life time.
Day 03: In Key West, we booked a bus tour around the island that told the story of Key West. We visited Calvin Klein and Ernest Hemingway homes from the outside. We also spotted a couple of Iguana’s crossing the street. Most of Key West beaches are man-made.
Day 04: In Freeport, Bahamas we docked on a tourist area and hopped in a taxi to take us to a shopping area. At the back of the casino was the most gorgeous beach that I ever seen. There were jet skis, banana boats and parachutes everywhere. I kind of wish, that bought my swim suit to enjoy the water more that day. It was a total surprise to be at the most amazing beach. Take a look at the pictures below, it’s breathtaking.
Day 05: The first building that I noticed was the Atlantis Resort that can be spotted from the cruise. Unlike Freeport, we took a Nassau bus tour around the island and learned about the island history of food, people and birth. We were later dropped off at their market where local goods by Bahamians are created and sold to tourists.
THINGS I PACKED:
- Lots and lots of shorts
- flip flops
- swim suites
- a large hat
- cocktail dress
- ball grown
- tennis shoes
THINGS WE DID:
- Visited Key West
- Visited Freeport, Bahamas
- Visited Nassau, Bahamas
- Ate Lots of food on the ship (all you can eat)
- Went to a comedy show
- Went to a play
- Pool time
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In conclusion, my 27th birthday was very memorable and an incredible experience. I was super blessed to travel and celebrate with family in the Caribbean and on a Carnival Cruise.
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Hey Girl, take a Carnival Cruise and Bon Voyage!