Cruise Ports

The recaps of the honeymoon have been so sporadic the last two weeks.  It shouldn’t really matter and I’ll get to them all eventually.  So many blog topics, so little time (I joke…).

To keep myself organized here is what I’ve Recapped so far:

Key West

The Cruise

The Cruise Food

The last chapter of the honeymoon posts is the actual ports and islands we visited.  We went to Nassau, St. Thomas and St. Maartin.

Nassau is the easiest to recap because we only stayed in Nassau a few hours.  We spent the time shopping and just walking around the town.  We bought souvenirs but other than that didn’t go very far.  Honestly we enjoyed that a lot.

The Bahamas!
The Bahamas!

In St. Thomas we walked around even more.  I don’t think I have walked that much in a very long time.  We walked around the area and even walked to the other cruise ship port (about a mile away).  It was great to see the island and see what was going on by foot.  St. Thomas is also where we stopped at Glady’s Café (diner review this weekend).  By the end of the day I was so exhausted!  I have never fallen asleep that easily!

Grilled mahi mahi at Glady's Cafe (the photo does not do it justice)
Grilled mahi mahi at Glady’s Cafe (the photo does not do it justice)

At the final port we visited, St. Maartin, we decided to do an excursion.  We went kayaking and snorkeling.  I am not coordinated at all and we shared a kayak.

Does this filter make us look tan?
Does this filter make us look tan?

The group instructor said “we do not provide marriage counseling after the tour”.  HA!  We had a great time and saw a lot of fish and creatures.  The fish were not as bright as I imagined but it was awesome to take our underwater camera around and look at things.

Kayak ready
Kayak ready

I floated like a log while T dove down underneath to the bottom.  Honestly I still think that is the most swimming I’ve done in a couple of years and I had a life jacket.  It made me realize I still don’t miss swimming.

I will take selfies while T paddles the kayak
I will take selfies while T paddles the kayak

After snorkeling, we were starving.  I think swimming for 1 minute makes me hungrier than running for 100 minutes.  We stopped at a local café.  We toured around (by foot again) and looked at various shops and markets.  There is so much shopping on the Bahamas, it’s overwhelming.

Cafe view (yes this is real life)
Cafe view (yes this is real life)

I really enjoyed each of the ports we visited.  One major thing I like about cruises is the ability to see other areas for a little while and move on.  You get to travel and don’t have to plan a lot!

Questions for you:

Have you ever been to any of those islands?

Do you enjoy snorkeling?

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  1. I’ve been to all of those islands, but it’s been awhile since I was in Nassau (2010). I’ve been there twice and St. Maarten twice, only been to St. Thomas once. St. Maarten is one of my favorite ports. It looks like you guys had a great time and I love that you tried the local food- that’s something we always do as well, I know some people prefer to save money and just eat all their meals on the ship but not us. We went snorkeling on a cruise a few years ago (in Freeport), it was a lot of fun!

  2. I’ve never been to any of those places but your photos are gorgeous!! I used to be a swimmer as well and I HATE snorkeling… The first and only time I went I was in Hawaii with my family. The fish were so accustomed to people that they would swim up right against you. The really freaked me out, so I spent the rest of the day on the boat watching the fish from above haha

  3. There’s something about being in the water that jacks up my appetite like crazy too. I don’t realize it during the fact, but when I’m done I literally can’t get enough food in me. And I really do enjoy snorkelling. I went the last time I was in Hawaii and managed to spot a huge turtle. I will say that the fish have no concept of personal space there, though 😆

  4. I’ve been to Nassau and St.Thomas and both are lovely! I used to eat so much when I swam in HS, and everytime I swim in the ocean, I come out FAMISHED.

    Looks like you had a blast!

  5. That’s why I want to do a cruise- you get to see so many different areas in a short amount of time. It looks like you two had a blast. I’m with you- even if I go near a pool, my appetite spikes. I don’t know what it is. With running, I have the opposite problem. I can’t remember the last time I got in a pool/swam though and I have no desire to change that anytime soon. Glad you guys had fun and did some different things 🙂

  6. That post-water/swim hunger is real! Even if I don’t have a big workout (like 2,000m), my appetite still rages after.

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