This will be the last post about the cruise for this time.
I would like to THANK you all for your INTEREST regarding this cruise.
THANK you for ALL your comments, questions and compliments.
YOU all ARE the best.
It's been a JOY to share this trip with you!
Ah, so the very last day was spent on Norwegian Cruise Line's own island in the Bahamas, Grand Stirrup Cay.
Every major cruise line has their own private island. Most of the time the private get-aways are located in the Bahamas.
Peter, Karolina and I TRULY loved Great Stirrup Cay.
Our ship was the only ship that was anchored there (at the island) this day.
WE had to TENDER in. Peter got tickets for the very first tender.
The day we were at GSC the weather was QUITE windy. Peter and Karolina had talked about trying para-sailing, but it was way too windy for that activity. I was VERY pleased to hear that. I did not want them up in the air.
BUT, I will not waste any more time talking. It is TIME for a MASSIVE picture bomb.
Here it goes!!
The tender boats are ready!!
Great Stirrup Cay seen from our balcony.
Bye to the "gangway-dudes" on deck 3 onboard!
The main beach on the island.
There were SO many private and remote spots on the island. I loved that!
As you can see the ship is anchored a bit off the island.
Time to discover the island...
AND, all of a sudden--out of nowhere--we found this REMARKABLE cove! It was SO lovely there. And, the water was SO nice to swim in. What a gem!
Take a look at the sky. Yes, it is a sign of bad weather ahead...
Here we are back on the ship again. WE had quite a dramatic tender ride back to the Norwegian Sun. It started to get SO windy, and it was raining. HARD! Also, add to it thunder and lightning. We had a bit of a hard time docking by the ship, and we all got help getting back on to the ship again....
BUT, that was NOTHING compared to the tender that took off after our tender from the island. At this time EVERYBODY had to evacuate the island and get back to the ship. THIS tender was heaving in the ocean, you could hear the people scream onboard. IT took them 1 and a half hours to tender back to ship. The waves were CRAZY and the currents strong. Top it all off with BLINDING rain, winds and thunder. They had quite a ride. Our ship had to lift the anchor in order to change the direction of the ship, so the tender could dock at the opposite side of the ship. We were many standing on our balconies witnessing this tender boat. I have a movie as well, but for some reason I have a hard time up-loading said movie.
At one point you could not even see Great Stirrup Cay due to the torrential down pour. AND, we could not open our balcony door due to the strong winds.
SO, it felt great to take a drink in one of the bars...
Karolina did some tax-free shopping...
And, as you can see two glasses of wine is nowhere near cheap...
Out on the deck
Another bar onboard.
This is one of MANY screens onboard showing all the restaurants and their waiting times. VERY convenient!
The full moon casts its spell over the Caribbean Sea our last night onboard.
SO, that is all I have to say about THAT cruise!
The cruise was the best cruise we've been on, SO FAR!
I hope we will be cruising again VERY soon! Cruising and Yours Truly are made for each other.
Thank you again for tagging along!
I SO APPRECIATE IT!