STLYEZ just became a WorldWide Traveler! Five nights in the Bahamas is NEVER enough! Can’t wait to go back for more!
That’s right folks, ya boy Stylez is back from the Bahamas! HAD A BLAST!!! There was so much to do… on the ship… on the islands… in the cabin!!! ;) It was one adventure after the other! I began the journey by taking a quick flight to Jacksonville Florida with my lovely wife, Alexis. It was uneventful, but I was excited to be getting my vacation started! After arriving in Jacksonville, we took a shuttle to the ship, the Carnival Fascination, and boy did the excitement really kick up when I saw that big beautiful ship waiting on us!
After we waited in a super long line to get checked in and get the key to our cabin, we got to board the boat and get settled in! It was amazing! Now mind you, the Fascination is not one of their larger boats, but it was HUGE! There were 2 pools, 3 whirlpools, 3 nightclubs, about 4 or 5 bars, 2 dining rooms, a couple buffets and a casino! Plus all the fruit-flavored, umbrella-covered cocktails you could drink! All designed to make sure everyone had a great time!
Stylez w/ the fruity-umbrella covered drink!
OK, so this time it was only Lemonade, but I had to have a umbrella on EVERYTHING! LOL!
Well, after finding our rooms, and NOT having any luggage (since they were still inspecting it all and delivering it to the rooms), my boy Law and I decided to explore the ship! We soon discovered the coolest part of the ship… the Lido Deck buffets and restaurants! It was great! Almost any time of the day, you could get a variety of food, chill on the deck, or on the balcony, or go inside to hide from the sun or rain! We spent a lot of time on Lido deck throughout the trip!
The fun and excitement continued to escalate as we discovered lots of on ship activities, bars, and the casino. Then after a couple nights on the sea, we arrived at Carnival’s private island, Half Moon Cay (locals pronounce CAY as KEY). It was a really nice island, fully and exclusively dedicated to the guests of Carnival Fascination! This is the day Alexis and I did our first excursions, Jet-Skiing (aka AquaTraxx) and Snorkeling! The AquaTraxx was an awesome and exhilarating experience! I have definitely never experienced anything like it before! And the snorkeling capped off a great day that was full of fun at the beach, lunch in grass huts and of course warm and sunny weather!
We spent another night at sea, laughing, eating, drinking, partying, and just enjoying everything Carnival had to offer! Including dancing and singing waiters! LOL!
Our Headwaitress, Yuli, droppin it like its hot!!! LOL!
We had great dinner company with Law and Nicole; plus a group of people who were the epitome of Southern Hospitality; and a couple from Russia (or Ukraine?) who met on the internet and had been married for about a year! They were all a GREAT bunch of folks who really spiced up our dinnertimes! We will definitely miss them and hopefully see them on a future cruise!
Some of us also needed to rest up for our 2nd excursion day! LMAO!
Good thing I rested up because day 3 was another busy day full of shopping, swimming at the beach, hanging with the locals, aquarium tours and even a great couples massage at the legendary Mandara Spa in the Atlantis Hotel & Resort!
Well, as with all great vacations, the end came much too soon! But after being out of communication with the real world for over 5 days, we were ready to get home and see our children! But in all it was an AMAZING vacation that we are looking forward to doing again real soon! We had a great time, made great friends, seen amazing things, had new adventures and all around had the time of our lives! If you can do it, make your next vacation a Carnival Cruise, you won’t regret it!
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