Let’s talk ports of call. So we found out that the ship was not able to stop at the private island, Great Stirrup Cay for several weeks due to the fact the water was rough and the tenders could not load people from the boat. Some of us were kind of hoping for the same thing since the ship would then spend the night in Nassau. First stop was Florida and most of us stayed on the boat and enjoyed the Water Park and Ropes Course (it looks easier than it is). The weather was partly cloudy but some sun came out in the afternoon which was nice. The next stop was Great Stirrup Cay. Getting on the tender requires a reservation which we found out but that was a no brainer since the boat has interactive screens near all the elevators to make reservations for this and for shows, dining, etc. Pulling into the island it looked beautiful. We rented some floats and headed to the water. The ocean floor was full of rocks to the point it was unbearable. Everyone was stubbing toes or getting cut on the rocks which I would even call boulders in some areas. It got to the point we left the island to go back to the boat because everyone was getting annoyed. I would not want to visit this island again. We did eat lunch on the island which was pretty good but the lines were somewhat long.
The next day we went to Nassau and I had given this some research ahead of time. We walked a few blocks and took a bus for $1.25 each to the Sheraton Hotel. We each got a day pass for $30 which entitles you to use their beach, pools, chairs, towels and water sports equipment. Wave runners were available at an extra cost which was expensive but 6 of us did it anyway which was so much fun. The pools were beautiful and they had a swim up bar and music going on. This was well worth the $30 and I would recommend this to anyone spending the day in Nassau. After we left the Sheraton we headed to Senior Frogs which we always like to frequent when we are in Nassau. We were disappointed they do not make their signature drink, the Firefly, anymore. They said too many people were getting crazy…unfortunately that is the whole reason we like to go to this place…it was fun and crazy.