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Our Carnival Pride Spring Break cruise - 4/5/15 (with pics)

Jamman

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Here are a couple more shots of the Children's Play Area.....





Another informational sign.....



The Dining Pavilion (Tropics Restaurant).....



Patti caught the crew beginning to prepare our lunch.....





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Covered picnic benches.....



The Bell Bar.....



Could that be our lunch?



He's making a run for it!!



The back side of the Pirate Bar. The official name is the Captain Morgan on the Rocks Island Bar.....





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Patti has almost made it back to our spot, as she is standing in front of Captain Morgan's where she takes this shot of the far end of the beach.....



Looking the other direction towards cabana #'s 5, 4, and 3.....



Captain Morgan on the Rocks Island Bar.....



Pedal boats.....



These are Villa's A, B, & C.....



Patti spots me floating around in the water.....



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Jamman

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This was our shady spot between Villa "C" & cabana #6.....





While I was out floating around, I had our water camera with me. Here is my view of the beach.....



Looking towards our shady spot on the beach.....



Looking to my left at the higher number cabana...¦..



That looks like fun.....



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Looking down towards the Kid's Water Park.....



I'm looking towards cabanas 5 & 4.....



My view of Captain Morgan's. That reminded me that I would be needing another bucket of beer.....



This is a view of Villa "D".....



Looking a little further down towards Villa "E".....



Looking out at the Carnival Pride.....



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I could feel something nibbling at my toes. A look down with the camera caught the culprits.....







Another view of Captain Morgan's.....



Villa's A, B, & C......



The Carnival Pride looks great from here.....



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Jamman

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Both Ryan and Patti has excursions planned for 11am. Ryan took a later tender over to HMC in time to make his Aqua Trax Watercraft Adventure. Here's what his excursion was all about.

Aqua Trax Watercraft Adventure

Half Moon Cay, The Bahamas

Excursion Description


Experience Half Moon Cay from the seat of your own Aqua Trax watercraft.
On this excursion you will:

Take a short tram ride and arrive at the safety briefing area and have time to get acquainted with your personal sit-on watercraft.

Have your guide lead you, single file, along the picturesque shoreline of the island.

Navigate around the natural reef formations, inlets, islands and sand pits before stopping for a cool drink.

Learn about the history of the island and the Arawak Indians, the first settlers to the area.

Finally test your watercraft skills as you maneuver around a buoyed course.

Note: Minimum age is 16 years and maximum weight is 375 lbs. Total time on watercraft is approximately 30 minutes.

Guests must present a valid drivers license. One person per watercraft only.

Wear your swimsuit and bring your towel. Personal items can be left at the watersport center or kept in the dry storage on the watercraft. Bottle of water is included. This is extremely limited. Many of the shore excursions and watersport rentals on Half Moon Cay require that you sign a waiver release form administered by the Tour Operator. Where required, the waivers will be provided prior to tour departure at the meeting point on the island or at the watersports huts prior to rental.

The cost was $90. We'll see Ryan later, and he'll tell us if it was worth it or not.

Patti made her way over to the Plaza for her excursion, taking a couple of photos on the way. Here's another look at Captain Morgan's.....



Here is the I Wish I Could Stay Here Forever Bar.....



This is the tour that Patti will be taking. The cost was $20.

Island Tram Calypso Tour

Half Moon Cay, The Bahamas

Excursion Description


Enjoy all the highlights of Half Moon Cay while riding in a shaded open aired island tram, with a professional guide. This is the only tour that shows all the highlights in 1 hour. Feel the flavor of Half Moon Cay offering a firsthand look at the guest areas, shore excursions, and amenities offered on the island.

This tour offers a view into the "back of the house" technical area which is not accessible to other guests. The tour depart from the Western side of the Welcome Center by the Information Booth via an open air tram that will transport you on paved roads throughout the island visiting several points of interest.

Drive past the Marina to Cannon Point for an overview of the beach activities. Make a stop to the Island's non-denominational chapel, and a drive through the Dining Pavilion roundabout. Stop to the neighboring infamous Captain Morgan "On the Rocks" Bar. Take a short ride along the coastline showcases the Bay with great views of your ship bring you to Pegasus Ranch, home of the swimming horse and, photos of Ted the ranch Monarch.

Then it is on the Island Airport, which sits a foot of the island ruins, (the remains of a centuries old settlement), this location is the drop-off and pick up point of the Seaplane service. The 700 acre inner lagoon is also used for Jet-skiing, eco-glass bottom boat, and kayaking tours. See the Stingray Adventure area, giving you another viewing perspective of the lagoon, and the Stingrays in their natural habitat. Rest rooms are available at this location. Re-board the tram for a drive through the Islands farm, allows view of local species of plants, fruits and vegetables grown for the sustainability & beautification of the Island and the local island residents.

The Tram passes the helicopter pad and goes "behind the scenes" to the back of the house, where the power generator plant, water plant, recycling area, technical, fabrication, repair shops and resident housing. Your tour returns you to "Lustre" the Pearl Kiosk.

Patti boarded the tram and met her tour guide Yvette.....



The first stop would be a ride out to Cannon Point, which is where the entrance to the channel is. Here is another tender coming in.....



A view of the channel.....



The entrance to the channel.....



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Jamman

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Another view of the channel entrance.....



Here are a few views of the beach, taken from Cannon Point.....







There is good snorkeling by the rocks.....



This is the back side of the Oasis or Grand Cabana.....



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Jamman

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Here's a close up of the kid's water slides.....



Here's a couple more views of the Oasis.....





Passing the back side of Captain Morgan's on the way over to the Pegasus Ranch.....



The tour has arrived at the Pegasus Ranch. This is where the horseback riding excursion takes place.....



The Tram driver.....



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Jamman

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The horseback riding tour is mounting their horses.....





These horses got the afternoon off.....



A view of the Carnival Pride as seen from the Pegasus Ranch.....



The horseback riding tour is beginning.....



This is one of the stables.....



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The tour immediately heads into the water.....







Here is a view of the sparsely crowded end of the beach.....



There are lots of colorful trees and flowers on the island.....



The restrooms at the Pegasus Ranch.....



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Jamman

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A view of the tram.....



Here are some more pretty flowers.....





These are beautiful animals.....



This is Ted, the donkey.....



A view of another stable.....



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The tram is now heading over to the Lagoon. On the way it passes the bike riding tour.....





This is the dock where the kayaks and wave runners leave from.....



Here is a stack of kayaks.....



The tour has reached the site of the Stingray Adventure.....





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Here is Patti holding a starfish.....



Yvette is holding a sea cucumber.....



Yuck!!!



The Stingray Tour checking out a conch shell.....



Here are a couple of views of the beautiful lagoon....





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Jamman

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Bathrooms / changing rooms for the Stingray Adventure.....



Here is another lagoon view.....



The tram tour now moves into the working part of the island which is usually off limits to visitors. Here is where they grow the trees, plants, and flowers that adorn the island.....







The repair shop.....



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Jamman

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The island offices.....





Here are some of the fuel tanks, most of which is used for the power generating plant.....





This is the housing area for those that live on the island full time.....





This was the end of the tour. Patti said it was a great tour and worth the $20.

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Patti made it back to our spot, and since we were hungry, we made our way over to the Island BBQ for some lunch.....



Here is what's on the menu.....



There are plenty of service lines, so wait time is minimal.....



One of the buffet lines.....



Cooking the burgers. They are definitely not Guy's Burgers!!



Nothing like service with a smile.....



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The back side of Captain Morgan's.....



Looking through the bar at the Carnival Pride.....



Ryan is back from his tour. He said he loved it. Especially when they left the lagoon and went out in the open ocean, they had a blast jumping the waves!



This the view from our vantage point.....



Here come our drinks!!!



This is the view from directly in front of our spot.....



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Here is another great view of the Carnival Pride.....



Here we have another bucket of fun.....



Ryan is enjoying his drink.....



Ryan hung out for a while, and then decided to head back to the ship. He really isn't a beach person.....



It is getting to be mid afternoon, so we head into the water one last time and bring the water camera again. Here are a couple of beach views.....





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