We didn't even bother to check the menu in the Dining Room because it was formal night and we never go to the dining room. We went out onto the balcony that could and stared at the water. My mom had been reading a book since Friday and she wanted to finish it by dinner time. We headed to deck 4 at around seven o'clock and we waited in the library and she finished it at around 7:45. She then dropped the book in the library for future cruisers to enjoy. We then went to talk with the port and shopping guide at her desk to ask her about her seminar that was not listed in the compass. She had told us that it had then moved to the main centrum. We then headed up to the windjammer and I had the pasta and yummy garlic bread! The Ice Cream of the Day was Vanilla and there were many toppings to enjoy. As we were in the Windjammer we were pulling into Nassau and all we saw was the light of other cruise ships and it was a very awesome sight! We ended up back in our room and fell asleep at around 10:30.
Sunday 2/8 Since we arrived at Nassau at night, we woke up at around 7:15. We got dressed and headed down to the gym for our morning workout. As we were looking out the window, we didn't see many people getting off the ship. After the workout we had a delicious breakfast in the Windjammer. Once again I got the egg white omelet with fresh fruit and an english muffin. We decided to get off the boat at 9:00 and had to town so we could walk around before the shops opened. While walking through their cruise terminal, many locals tried to tell us that all of the shops were closed because it was a Sunday and they wanted us to instead go on scooters or taxi rides and horse and buggy rides. However, since we went to the port and shopping show we knew that this was a lie and continued to walk into the main street and Nassau. We walked up and down Bay Street and some shops were opening at around 9:30. I was very excited for Del Sol because I love the color changing hair accessories and the nail polish. However, when we got into the store, It was almost completely empty! There were no hair things, the nail polish rack was empty, they only had about 6 shirts in odd sizes and the lady working there was very snotty. We did have our coupon for the free tote bag, yet we also purchased things (2 shirts and 2 lanyards). She did not want to be there, yet all of the men working there were quite friendly. (We had a much better experience last time we were there in October.) There were many raffles going on this day at different jewelry locations. The diamonds international raffle was that 11:30. The Venetian Jewelers raffle was at 12:00 and the Effy Raffle was at 1:00. Since we had time to spare, we went to many of the jewelry stores as they opened to see their selection and compare prices. I had gone into Effy jewelers to check out a brand called Diversa, which is jewelry that is magnetic and can change the pendant into two separate necklaces. Up I will turn 18 in August so my mom bought me a really cute five heart diamond pendant that goes from a circle of hearts to the a row of hearts. By the time the transaction was complete it once 11:15 and time to go to the diamonds international raffle. When we got there, Jeanette was there and we had a nice conversation. They were raffling off a diamond and sapphire necklace. While we were going from store to store, we had dropped off our raffle tickets. Jeannette had a employee from diamonds international drive name and surprise! It was me! I was so excited that the name called was my own and I was shocked because I never win anything. We still had ½ hour before the next raffle so we stopped at a local burger king to use the bathroom and to get a bottle of water. By that time we left burger king, we arrived at Venetian jewelers, who was giving away a five Ct. Midnight Sapphire. We didn't win this time and we then went exploring the town to get our free jewelry thanks to our port and shopping book. We then went down a small alley where there were many local restaurants and people. We found a small Internet cafe that had calling to the states for only 25¢ a minute. We called home and the phone call only cost us $2.00. We then headed back to Effy jewelers for the 1:00 raffle. They were raffling off a cute sunglass pendant. While waiting for the raffle, my mom looked at the matching earrings to the necklace she had just bought me and after trying them on, we knew we had to get them. We didn't win the raffle; however, since we were probably the best customer of the day, they gave me the same necklace they had just raffled away. After a full day of shopping, we headed back to the ship and, after climbing the stairs from deck one to deck 10, I was exhausted. We headed up to compass deli for a light lunch. After lunch, about 2:00, we walked around the ship and did another mile on deck 7. Not as windy because we were docked! By the time we went back to the room, it was around 5 and I took a shower to get ready for dinner. Nothing good to me on the dinner menu, so once again we went to the Windjammer. I had turkey and Onion Soup...the best soup I had thus far on the cruise. The ice cream of the day was Vanilla again. We had used the $10 internet credit to print our boarding pass for Monday's flight. I had also gotten a Virgin strawberry daiquiri with my mom's free bar credit. We ten packed our bags for the next day and settled into bed for our last night at sea until August.
Monday 2/9 Last day on board :o! We woke up at 5:30 and did our final packing/ check the room for anything left behind. The Windjammer opened at 6 am so we were there right away because we were planning on using the Diamond Priority departure lounge. We had to be there before 6:45 so right after breakfast we headed down to deck 4: Starlight dining room: Starboard side. There was already a pretty long line for express checkout, yet being in the diamond lounge means that you get off before them. There were many people (it was opened up to Platinum members as well because of the low # of diamonds members on this particular sailing) entering the priority lounge after 6:45 and many people waited outside of the doors, so they ultimately got off before the ones who had been waiting there the longest. We were cleared at about 7:10 and off the ship by 7:15. We got all the way thru customs, and too the airport, and thru security by 5 to 8! We can thank Mr. Warren, a very fast driving taxi driver with a need for speed! (We were going 80 almost the whole way there!) Our flight was at 11, so we had plenty of time to spare. The Jewel of the Seas had also been disembarking that day, yet there were no extra lines or any other problems to the additional number of people.
Ship Review: Very clean, food under par, great crew (very friendly!) The last night was quite rocky and shaky. The other passengers were very nice (no problems) and there weren't many other kids on board. I was not upset that we didn't stop at CocoCay because we had nothing planned and Nassau was like the last time I visited. It is a great cruise for a quick getaway! I am going back on the Majesty this October and am looking forward to it! (Hopefully my mom will let me take the elevator once or twice though!)