Since we were to Nassau on previous cruises where we took a water taxi to Atlantis & a catamaran snorkel trip past Paradise Island, we decided to take a bus ride to Cable Beach. It was a huge disappointment because we wanted to walk the beach back along the hotel district but were stopped & not allowed to go through the "Sandles Resort" resort beach "property". So we hopped a bus back to Fort FinCastle (Water Tower) & walked up to the "Queens Staircase" & walked back to the ship. Not a real hard walking trip but ask someone which way to go before starting from the downtown area. Saved a lot from what the tour companies were charging.
We did a "Hop on Hop OFF" (HoHo) bus loop around the city. We got off at "Plaza de Espana" & found the tram station to La LaGuna which is up the mountain.We had fun trying to get our round trip tickets from the machine till a German couple came along & pushed a button for English to make it easy since we don't speak Spanish. We got off but was confused on which way to go & see to take pictures of Santa Cruz from above. A map would have helped but was all commercial business area. So we walked a ways & got back on the tram back down the mountain. It was all city along way with lots of stops but enjoyed being with the locals even if we could not communicate with them. We jumped back on the HoHo & stopped at A very nice park (Parque Garcia Sanabria). Walked to the next HoHo stop & rode back the the ship.
We did not take the tour to Seville but opted to take the city buses around Cadiz. Cost us about 4 Euros. We then walked around the walking trails in the historical areas. Stopped at Plaza De Espana, Palace of Congress, San Carlos Gate, Church of Carmen, Cathedral Square, etc. Walked back to the ship.
Barcelona was our cruise disembarkation point. We took a cab to the "Barcelona Aeropuerto Hotel" which is right next to the airport for a 1 night stay in Barcelona. Cost us $102 for the night thru Hotwire.com. They stored our luggage for us since we were an early arrival. we the hopped a bus which had a stop just a block away from the hotel back to the "Plaza De Cataluna". We the got on the HoHo bus for a trip around the city. Since it was Saturday, Barcelona was a mob scene all day. People everywhere & line after line of people lined up to visit the sites. We decided to stay on the HoHo most of the time. Saw many sites including Gothic Quarter, Plaza De Espana, Olympic Stadium, Columbus Statue, "Paseo de Gracia (La Pedrera)" & "Temple de la Sagrada Familia" Got back off the bus at the "Plaza De Cataluna" & walked the "Las Rambla" to a side street that led to a "Placa Reial" where we ate an early dinner. Very quaint & romantic eating at the "Braseria Steakhouse Rossini" in the outside cafe. Hopped back on the HoHo to go to the "Palau Natcional de Montjuic" & the "Font Magica de Montjuic" to watch the Fountains come alive at sunset to the music.Back on the HoHo to "Plaza de Cataluna" where we caught the bus back to our hotel. Need at least a week to see everything up close in Barcelona. As a side note. Nancy's parents were in Barcelona 50 years ago & still had post cards & booklet that was saved over the years showing the sites back then. She enjoyed knowing we were visiting the same places they did.