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Old 06-04-2013, 12:13 PM   #31
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I have a few questions about Junkanoo Beach, did you walk there and back to the ship? Can you purchase food also and water sport equipment? Thanks!
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:16 PM   #32
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I have a few questions about Junkanoo Beach, did you walk there and back to the ship? Can you purchase food also and water sport equipment? Thanks!
Junkanoo was about a 20 minute walk from the ship. It had little tiki huts with food and drinks no water sport rentals. They did have chair and umbrella rentals.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:04 AM   #33
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:12 PM   #34
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Castaway Cay

Woke up to our daily 7am daily Room Service coffee delivery. This time we ordered some extra OJ's and Cranberry Juice to use for our pre-dinner drinks (always thinking ahead) Popped them in the fridge and got ready to go to Animators Palate for Breakfast
DD15 was very happy to see the waiter walking around with Krispy Kreme donuts and DH was happy to see he also had croissants.

DH had a very yummy omelette

Well its time to hit Castaway Cay & put our Snorkel Gear to work


When we got off the ship guess who was there to greet us:


We wait 5 minutes for the tram which was perfect so I could take some pix



Short 5 minute ride on the tram and we were at stop #1 Family Beach. We jumped off and took some more pix


Hey was that Capt. Jack Sparrow. Darn we missed him! (line was closed) He did mumble something to us about how we must be natives. "He spoke to us" I heard DD15 say super-giddy *swoon* That made her day! Who needs a picture. (she might have fainted)

There were plenty of chairs and umbrellas to chose from we got a nice spot near the Snorkel trail and got read to enjoy the sea


We walked over to the stand and picked up our vest. They won't let you snorkel without one an believe me I was grateful I had it. I would suggest you check your gear while you are there at the stand. DD21 had to go exchange her vest since the one she got was missing the valve and would not inflate. Luckily we hadn't gotten in the water yet.
I had bought a travel size bottle of baby shampoo to wash the mask before use (to keep it from getting foggy) but in all the excitement I forgot. Well there is only one other way...Spit! yup spit on the inside of the goggle spread it around and then rinse in the sea. Disgusting... Yes...Clear vision in the water YES!


I must say this was AH.MA.ZING! I don't want to give too much away but you can stay close and swim near the shore and check out the fish (We even saw a stingray) but there are Buoys that you can swim out to and there are MAGICAL surprises totally worth swimming out to! By far my favorite activity

We had worked up a good appetite! It was time to hit Cookies BBQ for lunch. This was a great BBQ. Everything was super yummy and the ribs fell right off the bone. Fresh fruit and Banana and Mango ice-cream.
We ate at the family style picnic tables and there was fun music playing. The table busser were really quick and there was always a table available.

Now how will we work-off this yummy lunch? I got it! Water Bikes!

Their legs were burning and No one spoke to me for like an hour but aren't those some great pix

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Old 06-05-2013, 09:14 PM   #35
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Castaway Cay Cont.

Time for relaxing. I went over to Cookies BBQ and grabbed 3 cups of ice and poured it in my Happy Cup


DH, DD21 & DD9 took their chairs into the water to relax. While DD15 ran to the Teen Hideout to play beach soccer and volleyball with her friends.


We didn't want to leave without riding the Pelican Plunge slide. DD9 and I rode it several time the wait time was about 3-5 minutes. There's an open slide and a tube slide you can also race each other just tell the lifeguards when you reach the top. We had a blast.
On our way back from Pelican Plunge we stopped by Cookies to grab some fruit and icecream and noticed that there were cold sandwiches too why not. Mozzarella and tomato chilled and Yummy! It was about 2:30pm and the Bahama Mama were 2 for 1...Yes please

At about 3pm I notice unused umbrellas being closed and chairs being replaced. Must be time to ride the tram back and get ready for dinner.
Bitter-Sweet

But 1st one last pic!


Bye Castaway Cay! No beach day will ever compare until we come back.

Time to get ready for our last Night
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:56 PM   #36
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I am enjoying reading about your cruise. I just convinced my DH to take one and am reading up on everything.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:07 AM   #37
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I love it! Your pictures are great, especially the water bikes!
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:46 AM   #38
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??? Water Bikes are first come, first serve did you have a long wait to rent one???
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??? Water Bikes are first come, first serve did you have a long wait to rent one???
Not at all. We walked right up to the stand and they had plenty waiting to be used.
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Not at all. We walked right up to the stand and they had plenty waiting to be used.
Cool can't wait to fill that burn in paradise.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:41 PM   #41
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I really want to thank you for the Nassau information and the walking tour link.

Very nice, and seems to be safe to do. It also led me to find what I think may be a perfect day for us in Nassau.

You also, as a first time cruiser, are teaching me some stuff about how cool it is to stay and dance at the club pirate, how cool it is to eat in Animator's palate for breakfast, how cool the snorkeling is at CC, how cool it is to just relax, unwind and have a blast!

Congrats on your diagnosis and what an amazing time you all had!
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:47 PM   #42
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Thanks for your info on Junkanoo! Did you say it's free or is there an entrance fee?
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Thanks for your info on Junkanoo! Did you say it's free or is there an entrance fee?
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I really want to thank you for the Nassau information and the walking tour link.

Very nice, and seems to be safe to do. It also led me to find what I think may be a perfect day for us in Nassau.

You also, as a first time cruiser, are teaching me some stuff about how cool it is to stay and dance at the club pirate, how cool it is to eat in Animator's palate for breakfast, how cool the snorkeling is at CC, how cool it is to just relax, unwind and have a blast!

Congrats on your diagnosis and what an amazing time you all had!
Thank you ...This is why I had to do this trip report. I spent endless hours reading trip reports to organize myself. I wanted to share and help others. You really made me feel special
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:44 PM   #45
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I love your trip report! This is exactly the cruise we want to have so I am just going to copy everything (except for the crown, 10 and 13 yr old boys probably won't go for it! :-)
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