Cruise line: Norwegian Sky (aka the ship with the free booze hollaaa) *Click for a review of the ship
Nights: 4 nights in the Bahamas
Ports: 3 [Freeport, Great Stirrup Cay, Nassau]
Our itinerary got switched around on the second day of our cruise. Originally, we were intended to go to Nassau on the second day, but due to expected high winds the two ports were switched. Great Stirrup Cay is an island owned by the Norwegian cruise line.
For this port, you actually stop in the ocean and take a smaller boat to the island. On land they have everything set up for you. I don’t know how much I loved the island because of the fact that it was owned by Norwegian. On the one hand, everything was there for you. Free food and alcohol on the island, there were activities to do, and so many beach beds to lounge in. On the other hand, there was no culture or Bahamian lifestyle to it. We could have been anywhere in the world and it would be the same. It just kind of felt really fake and weird. Like why are we all just sitting on this beach drinking having no interaction with any sort of life from outside this weird place. Regardless, we enjoyed a lot of sun that day and got a few naps in on the beach.
After getting back on the boat we witnessed the most magical sunset.
Then, we decided to go for dinner again since it was so good the night before, and met some more Americans from LA and Maine. We had planned to get drunk and go to kareoke afterwards. We got the drunk thing down but ended up eating tacos and then going to bed instead.