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Old 03-28-2013, 07:02 PM   #121
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That actually looks like an enjoyable walk from the ship to the staircase. It would be neat to be able to soak in the atmosphere of the city and get a little bit of culture that way.

You know, as long as the locals are pleasant, and it sounds like they must have been for your experience.

It was nice walk and everyone we encountered was friendly. It was interesting to see a bunch of banks that were Canadian banks. The one visible difference was they all had a guard at the door.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:08 PM   #122
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Looks like a lovely walk. Is there a special significance to the Queen's Staircase?

It is a 65 step staircase that was carved out of the limestone in the 1790s by slaves. It was named after Queen Victoria a hundred years later to commemorate her 65 year reign and her role in the abolition of slavery in the Bahamas.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:43 PM   #123
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So at the top of the staircase it is just a few steps to Fort Fincastle. It isnít a big fort by any means but it does give you some excellent views of Nassau. The fort itself was built to defend Nassau but it never fired a shot. It is also shaped like bow of a ship. Here are some pictures of the fort and the views you get from inside.













After finishing up our visit we made our way back to the ship. Along the way we came across a Starbucks so DW decided to make a stop for some type of coffee drink. I donít really remember what it was because for me there is only one way to drink coffee, strong and black.

Back on board, DW decided to hang out on the balcony until it was time for her Spa appointment.



She told me she would add some info about this on the report when I got to this point so I will let her know she needs to post her review soon.

DS and I spent most of the afternoon hanging out together. We hit the Aquaduct and got in 3 runs before it got too cool and then warmed up in the pool before grabbing some lunch. We each picked up beverage from the Bon Voyage bar before playing 9 holes of golf and some very windy ping pong and even sat in on a DVC presentation. Now we are looking at DVC options.

I leave things for now with some random shots from the afternoon.

Working Hard


The little ship next to us



Atlantis



Pool area



A last look back to the Fort




The next part will be visit to the Royal Palace, the Villains Tonight show and the ship at night.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:12 AM   #124
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Can't wait for next update!! Great pictures!

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Old 03-29-2013, 09:35 AM   #125
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I love your pictures Looking forward to hearing about the spa!
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Can't wait for next update!! Great pictures!

Debbie.

Thanks.

I will probably finish of the Nassau day sometime today.
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I love your pictures Looking forward to hearing about the spa!

Thanks Dawn.

All I can tell you is that she enjoyed the spa. Hopefully Pooksma will be able to post about it today.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:06 AM   #128
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:18 AM   #129
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Love your pics!

Thanks. I usually take many photos when we travel and put them in Photobucket. I haven't put all of the pictures from this trip up yet but I am getting there.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:23 AM   #130
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First things first, Shanleigh thanks you ever so much for the gorgeous pics of Atlantis...her dream resort that hopefully we'll get a change to visit in the next couple of years!

Sounds like another great day and great pics....especially the one where I can see my dear friend enjoying her afternoon lounging on your deck! That's for you pooksma and I can't wait to hear about your time at the spa!
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Just checking in to say hello, as I re-enter the real world and get back to the DIS a little bit at a time. I am so glad we were able to meet in person. So far, we have met nothing but nice, nice people at DIS meets, and you certainly kept the streak going.

I am in Alabama now hanging out with my girls. We are having an Easter egg hunt a little later. We have a cake in the oven, and we'll decorate that with springtime sprinkles when it cools. It is warming up here, so I think I escaped the worst of the cold and snow while I was gone.

I will enjoy seeing more cruise pictures, as it remains doubtful if I will ever go on a cruise myself.
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First things first, Shanleigh thanks you ever so much for the gorgeous pics of Atlantis...her dream resort that hopefully we'll get a change to visit in the next couple of years!

Sounds like another great day and great pics....especially the one where I can see my dear friend enjoying her afternoon lounging on your deck! That's for you pooksma and I can't wait to hear about your time at the spa!
Atlantis looks pretty cool and I was tempted to grab a water taxi with Declan and head over for the afternoon to look around but I couldn't go without pooksma.
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Just checking in to say hello, as I re-enter the real world and get back to the DIS a little bit at a time. I am so glad we were able to meet in person. So far, we have met nothing but nice, nice people at DIS meets, and you certainly kept the streak going.

I am in Alabama now hanging out with my girls. We are having an Easter egg hunt a little later. We have a cake in the oven, and we'll decorate that with springtime sprinkles when it cools. It is warming up here, so I think I escaped the worst of the cold and snow while I was gone.

I will enjoy seeing more cruise pictures, as it remains doubtful if I will ever go on a cruise myself.

It was great meeting you as well and never say never about the cruise.

Happy to have to ready along. Enjoy Easter with your girls.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:12 PM   #134
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Ok I lied; I didn't get another update tonight but I will tomorrow.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:25 PM   #135
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That pool deck looks like a big mess, is it as chaotic as it looks? And this is while ship in port?
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