For our three year anniversary, Dorian and I decided to take a weekend cruise to the Bahamas. We went on the Grand Celebration that departs out of West Palm Beach. Unfortunately, I got sick two days before we were supposed to leave so I was not able to enjoy it as much as I would have liked.
The cruise ship was beautiful. The ship had a large pool deck with two swimming pools, whirlpools, a spa, and fitness center. The ship also had a huge Las Vegas style casino with a variety of slots and table games that I had never seen before. There were eight bars and lounges, a theater with live performances and gift shops.
The entertainment at the theatre was beyond what we expected. They had a variety of dance, magic, comedy, and cirque du soleil. The theatre had two showings one at 7pm and the other at 9pm. I think that was great planning on their part by having two showings. That way it accommodates all of the passengers on the ship who wanted to see the show but might have had competing dinner reservations. Also, with them having two showings the theatre did not feel packed at all.
While walking around the ship one night Dorian and I stumbled upon this really cute and cozy martini bar that had all sorts of artifacts on display, a library, and game board collection. Dorian and I opted to play Jenga and we ordered a platter of martinis. The ambience was so relaxing.
In the Bahamas, we took a taxi to Lucaya and while on the way there the taxi driver gave us background information on the Bahamas and pointed out landmarks that we drove past. In Lucaya we visited a bar called rumrunners where the bartender a local named Gary made us a mango daiquiri in a coconut. It was delicious. Funny story, Dorian had been to the Bahamas before, years ago and remembered the bartender. At first I didn’t buy it but then Dorian showed me an old photo off of his phone and wouldn’t you believe it, it was the same guy.
We walked around the market place where I was able to get some of the local currency and found a cute ornament (read my souvenirs blog post if you have not already, you can check it out here). After we explored the market place, we settled onto the beach. It was absolutely beautiful, we spent the rest of the day there. After we enjoyed the beach, we made our way back to the ship and rested before dinner. It was a quick weekend getaway that we will definitely take advantage of in the future.