My so called “almost a disaster”
Let me start with what I called “almost a disaster”, we planned to leave
Going back to our original plan, Thursday night basically drive towards Fort Lauderdale or as far as we can and stay whenever we’re tired and in the morning of Friday go to Palm Beach (approximately 40 miles from Fort Lauderdale) hang out there and at 1 o’clock go to Port Everglades, where the cruise ship is located. We are going to a 3 day 2 nights Cruise to the Bahamas Bahamas with the Regal Empress. The ship is not as big as the Fascination, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and etc, it’s enough to enjoy my 24th birthday.
At first we don’t know what cabin we will be so talked about upgrading it to sun deck which is nice according to the testimonials and forum that we read prior to our cruise date. Checking in our luggage (boom) I found a Filipino crew, we have to do things we have to do before we can upgrade our cabin only to find out that we are already in the stateroom or sun deck (we are in the top deck of the ship). They still upgrades for it like a cabin with Jacuzzi and balcony (hell, with Jacuzzi aside from the fact that it is 1 deck below our current deck). All we wanted is the top deck so I ask the Filipino crew that I met and he said it is nice and one of the best so we stick to it(please understand us, it is both our first cruise ever, so we are kind of ignorant). As we walk to the ship I saw a hundred Filipinos working on that ship, I mean a hundred if not more so I was so curious about it. I asked Ernie, one of the Filipino crew and our Cabin Steward. He told me that 70 % of the workers are Filipino. He said after 10 months they will go home and after 2 months they will come back. Aside from feeling home in the cruise because I am talking to them with my language “Tagalog” I can order rice too ;). We left
Saturday, august 26 (It’s my BIG DAY) we reach our destination
We went to CABLE BEACH, we able to see Sandals (one of the resort in Nassau), rented a Jet Ski just right next (I don’t know if they own it) to Sandals (they have sail boats and other stuffs but we prefer Jet Ski), driving and stopping along the road that captures our interest, drove by STRAW MARKET, went to PARADISE ISLAND where Atlantis Resort is located. We stayed for quite a few minutes and decided to go to Blue Lagoon, stay for few minutes and finally reach
The strangest thing and Ray and I were afraid is driving because it is the opposite here. We have to drive in the left side of the road just like in
After eating we returned the rental car in the airport, took a taxi going back to the port.
One thing that I like about
Here's the link of our photos: http://www.microstar.net/pix2/main.php?g2_itemId=9036
On our way back to