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Another Splendid Splendor cruise (with pics) 6/29/15

Discussion in 'Community Message Board' started by Jamman, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    A few more of our roll call friends have stopped by.....

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    One of our fine feathered friends also dropped by.....

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    We had a great day at Half Moon Cay. The day went pretty much like this. Float around in the water while drinking a couple of beers, out for a bathroom break, into the cabana for snacks, grab a few beers and repeat, repeat, repeat. We didn't even bother going to the Island BBQ for lunch. Sadly, all good things must come to an end, so about 20 minutes before the last tender left, we made our way to the Rumrunner Bar to wait.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  2. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    I guess we have to go.....

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    We are on the last tender. The Carnival Splendor is out there waiting for us.....

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    We are approaching the Carnival Splendor.....

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    The tender that left before us is debarking at the forward door. We debarked at the midship door.....

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    Once back on our balcony, Patti got these last shots of HMC as we sailed away.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  3. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    We'll be back again next year.....

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    We were so exhausted that we both took a power nap before dinner.

    Tonight, for my starters, I had two shrimp cocktails and the fire roasted chicken.....

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    For my main, I had the blackened tilapia.....

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    Patti started off with the shrimp cocktail, a Caesar salad, then for her main, the vegetable lasagna.....

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    For dessert, Patti had butter pecan ice cream, while I tried the chocolate cake.....

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    Afterwards, Patti was still feeling tired, so after checking emails, she went back to the cabin. I went and played blackjack for a while, and once again winning a little bit. I think I was back in the cabin by 11. Here is tonight's towel animal.....


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    Coming up next: Our umpteenth visit to Nassau. Let's do something different today!!
     
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  4. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Welcome to Nassau!!!

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    We are scheduled to arrive in Nassau at 7am, and sail at 4pm. We woke up a little after 6am, just as the Splendor was entering the harbor. We are the first ship to arrive in Nassau today. There eventually will be five.....

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    This was the view looking aft.....

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    The Light House.....

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    The British Colonial Hilton...

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    Fat Tuesday.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  5. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    The Captain will be spinning the Splendor around to back in to our berth.....

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    We are now backing in. Of course, we are docking at the furthest berth from the terminal.....

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    The sun is rising in the east over Paradise Island and the Atlantis Resort.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  6. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here are some of the houses on Paradise Island, directly across from the port.....

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    A couple of early morning views of the Atlantis.....

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    The NCL Sky is approaching the harbor.....

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    To be continued.....
     

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  7. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    We went up to the Lido for an omelet breakfast.....

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    The NCL Sky has turned around, and is now backing into her berth.....

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    Here are a couple of views of Festival Place (the cruise terminal). It has been closed for almost a year for renovations.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  8. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    This is my yacht, which I keep here because we are here so often! (I wish!:biggrin:).....

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    Here is the view looking towards Senor Frog's and the British Colonial Hilton.....

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    This is a view of the British Colonial Hilton's beach.....

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    Here is yet another view of the Atlantis Resort.....

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    Barb and I discuss our plans for the day.....

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    Speaking of plans, here are ours for today. First, let me tell you that my cruise history tells me that this is our 16th visit to Nassau. That doesn't count the 10 or so times that my friends and I flew in on golf vacations, staying at hotels on Paradise Island, and Cable Beach. We have done just about everything there is to do in Nassau, a lot of them twice or more. But today we are going to try something we've never done before, a day pass to the British Colonial Hilton. Patti had seen some positive reviews of this location right here on Cruise Critic, so what the heck! We booked in advance online (resortforaday dot com), the price being $60 per person, but you got a food and beverage voucher of $40 per person back. Sounds like a good deal to me! The deposit at the time of booking was $12 per person, and you paid the balance upon arrival. If you don't wish to book in advance, they will take walk ups, if available, for $65 per person. Just be aware that they do not take cash, and all transactions are done with a credit or debit card.

    We waited for the initial rush of passengers debarking, and about 8am we left the ship to head to the British Colonial Hilton.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  9. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    It's a beautiful day as Patti and I leave the ship.....

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    The NCL Sky docked in Nassau.....

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    The Carnival Splendor docked in Nassau.....

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    Here is a closer view of my yacht. Isn't she lovely!!! :biggrin:.....

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    Here is another view of the Carnival Splendor.....

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    Festival Place.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  10. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Welcome to Nassau sign.....

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    Here is a view of the street side of Festival Place.....

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    A horse and buggy is ready and waiting.....

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    Here are a couple of views of Nassau's Straw Market.....

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    The Carnival Fantasy is arriving in Nassau.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  11. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here is the NCL Sky and Carnival Splendor docked in Nassau.....

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    The Carnival Fantasy enters the port of Nassau.....

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    Here are a few views of Senor Frog's before they opened for the day.....

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    If you want to go to Junkanoo Beach, just follow the signs.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  12. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Patti and I have arrived at the British Colonial Hilton.....

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    The British Colonial Hilton Lobby.....

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    We checked in at the front desk. We paid our balance due, and received our wristbands and food and beverage vouchers. We were told that we could use any lounger, sun beds, etc, that we wanted. Once through the doors to the patio and beach area, the first thing we saw was the Carnival Fantasy backing into her berth.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  13. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    The following pages have many views of the grounds at the British Colonial Hilton.....

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    The pool.....

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    The bar and restaurant.....

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    The pool, sun beds, and loungers.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  14. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    The beach at the British Colonial Hilton.....

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    Another view of the bar and restaurant.....

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    This is the towel and rental hut.....

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    Here are some more views of the grounds.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  15. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Patti and I are enjoying the pool.....

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    They even have a basketball hoop.....

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    At this point, I grabbed the water camera and made my way into the water. Here are the Sky, Fantasy, and Splendor docked in Nassau.....

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    The British Colonial Hilton.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  16. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Patti took a picture of me taking pictures in the water.....

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    These kayaks are available to rent at the rental hut.....

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    There are now three ships in port.....

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    I'm hanging out near the wall.....

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    Senor Frog's is right next door.....

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    Here's another view of the ships in port.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  17. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    The Carnival Ecstasy appears in the distance.....

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    The Ecstasy makes her way into port....

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    The Nassau Pilot Boat leads the way.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  18. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    I'm taking pictures as the Ecstasy glides in. She'll dock with the bow in.....

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    This was my view as the Ecstasy passed me.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  19. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    The Ecstasy is by me.....

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    The Ecstasy's bridge.....

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    The Ecstasy inches into her berth.....

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    Now there are four!!!

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    To be continued.....
     
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  20. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Up there, on the roof of the hotel, is the Nassau Port Cam.....

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    This is where we chose to set up for the day.....

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    The view from our spot.....

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    Patti is back in the pool.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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