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Our Fascination Anniversary / Spring Break Get Away (with pics) - 3/26/16

Discussion in 'Community Message Board' started by Jamman, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    The stern of the Carnival Victory, docked in Nassau…..

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    The Laurel…..

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    The stern of the Carnival Fascination…..

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    The Disney Dream, Disney Magic, and the Majesty of the Seas, docked in Nassau…..

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    The Fascination is testing their lifeboats…..

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    The Disney Dream is also testing their lifeboats…..

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    To be continued…..
     
  2. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    The Carnival Fascination and the Carnival Victory docked in Nassau…..

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    Here are the Disney Dream and the Disney Magic.....

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    Here is a closer look at Mickey on the stern of the Disney Dream…..

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    Here is the stern of the Disney Magic…..

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    The Disney Magic docked in Nassau…..

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    The Majesty of the Seas has the closest berth to Festival Place…..

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  3. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    The stern of the Majesty of the Seas…..

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    Welcome to Nassau sign…..

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    Once outside the gate, we arranged for a cab to take us to the Breezes Resort on Cable Beach. The fare for just the two of us in the cab was $22. If we had shared the cab it would have been $15, but since we wanted to get there as soon as possible, we told the driver to go ahead and go.

    On the way over to Breezes Patti took a few pictures. Here is the sign for Fat Tuesday. It is located just before you get to Junkanoo Beach…..

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    Here is a view looking across to Cable Beach……

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    She didn’t know it at the time, but this shot was looking directly at the Breezes Resort…..

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    We have arrived at Breezes…..

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  4. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    The grounds at Breezes are nicely landscaped…..

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    Here is the open aired lobby where the front desk is located. This is where we checked in. We reserved our passes online. The cost was $85 per person, all inclusive, with a $20 deposit required at the time of booking. You pay your balance when you check in, credit card only, and you are given a wristband. Everything on the grounds is at your disposal. One more thing, the day pass hours are from 10am until 6pm.…..

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    These cool light fixtures are in the lobby…..

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    Here is another lobby view…..

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    This is the bar just past the lobby…..

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    Here is our first look at the beautiful pool area. The towel hut is on the left, and the Beach Grill is on the right…..

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  5. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    The Pool Bar is on the lower level and there is comfy seating on the upper level…..

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    Here are a couple of pool views…..

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    They have a rock climbing wall if you are so inclined…..

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    We set up shop under some thatched umbrellas. That’s me in the blue swim trunks in the lower left corner of the photo…..

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    There is a nice beach volleyball net set up…..

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  6. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    This is a very beautiful beach view…….

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    There is a roped off area for swimming. The water is a beautiful shade of blue…..

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    There was a trapeze and net set up on site. Never did find out what that was all about…..

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    Non motorized water sports were included in the price…..

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    Parasailing and waverunners were available for a fee…..

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  7. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here are a couple more beach views…..

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    Patti catches me in the water, which was a little chilly, but I got used to it pretty quickly…..

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    This is the large hot tub in the main pool area…..

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    Activities board by the towel hut. Hey look at that, trapeze lessons from 2 to 5!!…..

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    Notice the loungers in this shallow pool?

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  8. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here a few more pool area views…..

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    The Pool Bar is starting to get a little busy…..

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    Patti heads up the stairs to the upper level to get some overhead shots. The guests that are staying in ground floor rooms get their own private hammock…..

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    Here are some pool area views taken from above…..

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    To be continued…..
     
  9. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here are some more overhead pool area views…..

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    Here’s a view looking out towards the beach. We are set up just beyond the stage area…..

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    Here is another activities board along with a site map…..

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    I’m in the water once again…..

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    There are lifeguards on duty…..

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    To be continued…..
     
  10. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    This is a view looking over towards Balmoral Island. Carnival sells many different types of excursions going here. We’ll probably give this a shot one time in the future, but the reviews are not very encouraging, mostly concerning the length of time you get to be there, and the long, slow boat ride out there. We were there years ago when it was called Blackbeard’s Island and we enjoyed it.…..

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    Here are some more random shots that Patti took while exploring the site…..

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  11. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here is another awesome Patti beach view…..

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    Patti caught me relaxing between swims, drinking Kalik’s, (Bahamian Beer). They give it to you in 8 oz. cups, but they will give you as many as you can carry. I’ve got a nice little stack of cups growing on the table…..

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    Patti only had two Bahama Mama’s because she said they were super strong!!

    Here is the Beach Grill. They had a really good menu which included all types of salads, burgers, hot dogs, fish, jerked chicken, just to name a few…...

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    You had a choice of eating here or at the buffet, or even both! We chose to check out the buffet. On the way to the buffet we passed the Pelican Bar, which looked like a good place to hang out at night……

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  12. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    The buffet was simply awesome!! I’ll let the pictures tell the story of how good it was……

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    To be continued…..
     
  13. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here are a few more buffet pictures…..

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    Patti started out with a salad plate…..

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    I went right for the good stuff!!! My favorite was the jalepeno mac & cheese……

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    We stayed at Breezes until 2:30pm. The Fascination wasn’t sailing until 5pm, but we wanted to make sure we gave ourselves plenty of time to get back. The cab ride only takes about 20 minutes.

    We both really liked the Breezes resort. Plenty to drink, and all you could possibly eat. Most of the pictures taken by Patti were taken before noon, and you might get the impression that the place was deserted. But let me tell you, about noon, when all of the spring breakers got up after a late night of partying, the place was jumping. They had plenty of bartenders, so there really wasn’t a wait to get a drink.

    Patti still prefers the British Colonial Hilton, mostly because it’s within walking distance to the ships. For me, I prefer Breezes.

    We got a cab back to the pier, and because we shared with another family, the fare for the both of us was $15.

    At first, Patti thought that she would do a bit of shopping, but then decided just to go back to the ship. There was a bit of a line to get through the check point, but it moved fairly quickly.

    Once on the pier, Patti got a close up of Goofy on the stern of the Disney Magic…..

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  14. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Walking on the pier, Patti got these shots of the Atlantis across the harbor…..

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    The Carnival Fascination awaits our return…..

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    The Fiesta Mail sails past us……..

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    To be continued…….
     
  15. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    A look at the beautiful yacht Carolina…..

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    The Carnival Fascination and me…..

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    Another view of the Carnival Victory.....

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    The Carnival Fascination’s gangway……

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    Once back on board, Patti went back to the cabin to rest, and I went up to Deck 11 aft to take some pictures of our sail away from Nassau.

    We were supposed to sail at 5pm, but Captain Longhin, the nice guy that he is, decided to wait for some late arrivals back to the ship. The next few pictures I have titled “The Pier Runners”…..

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  16. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Just when I thought we would be ready to sail, some more pier runners were spotted…..

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    The Carnival Victory, which was supposed to sail after us, has sailed…..

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    Finally at 5:30pm, a half hour late, we are ready to sail. They have thrown the lines…..

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    The Serenity area is a great place to hang out for sail away…..

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    To be continued…..
     
  17. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    The Carnival Victory is leaving the harbor…..

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    All the pier runners are accounted for, so the Carnival Fascination pushes away from the pier…..

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    We are gliding by the Disney Dream…..

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    Here are the bows of the Disney Dream, Disney Magic, and the Majesty of the Seas…..

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    The Disney Dream and the Disney Magic…..

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    To be continued…….
     
  18. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Patti has joined me up on Deck11 as we sailed past some very familiar sights. Here is Senor Frog’s…..

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    The British Colonial Hilton…..

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    Fat Tuesday…..

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    Junkanoo Beach…..

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    We are leaving Nassau behind. Don’t know when we will be back, since our next three cruises don’t stop here…..

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    To be continued…..
     
  19. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    The Carnival Victory is ahead of us on the port side…..

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    We are now leaving the harbor…..

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    The Nassau Pilot Boat comes alongside…..

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    Looking over towards Cable Beach where we were earlier today…..

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    Here is another view of the Carnival Victory…..

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    To be continued…..
     
  20. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here is a view of the beach side of the Atlantis…..

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    The Disney Dream is following us out of Nassau…..

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    At this point we made our way back to the cabin to relax before dinner. We thought about room service, but since it was less than two hours before dinner, we decided not to. I don’t recall ordering anything from room service the whole cruise, which is strange because I wanted to try some of the for fee items. Anyway, here is the new Room Service Menu…..

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    To be continued……
     

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