Our first destination on this trip was South Florida since we flew into Ft. Lauderdale. We explored the Everglades the day after arriving in Florida. We took an Airboat tour of the Everglades at Sawgrass Recreation Area.
We saw wild gators on the airboat tour of the Everglades. The boat came up right next to them too! I just kept hearing John Anderson's song, "Seminole Wind" in my head as we made our way through the swamplands.
Here is a picture of me boarding the Carnival Imagination ship at the Port of Miami. My friends are behind me in the picture.
My friends and family are enjoying lunch at the Lido Deck of the Carnival ship after we embarked onboard. Carnival gave out free champagne to welcome everyone onboard the boat.
The ship had some cool waterslides.
My mother is pictured with my brother and I on the deck of the ship. Downtown Miami is behind us.
My family and a few
friends decided to go on a cruise to the Bahamas right after Christmas
in 2012. We flew into South Florida, and then we explored the
Everglades on the first day along with Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Afterwards, we took our three day cruise to Nassau. We took the
Carnival Imagination from the Port of Miami. Our ship departed at
4:00 PM on Friday, December 28th, and we arrived into Nassau at 10:00
AM on the 29th. After arriving in Nassau, we explored the
parliament area before going off to the British Colonial Hilton Resort
where we had day passes to enjoy their facilities including the private
beach, pool, and outdoor beds. Since I am a Hilton Honors Diamond
member, we also got access to the Executive Lounge where High Tea was
served. After snorkeling and kayaking, we took a buggy ride
around Nassau before returning to the ship for the formal night dinner
which included lobster. We went back out to party in Nassau after
dinner. My friends, brother, and I found a nice club called
Sharkee's by the water. Out of weird coincidence, I actually meet
a young lady from the Sacramento area there too. We danced the
night away as I enjoyed my usual drink of choice, Jamesons &
Gingerale, before we returned to the ship. The young lady I met
was a little strange since she was a "cutter," but she was cute.
We had a full day at sea before returning to Miami. After getting
back to Miami, we had some authentic Cuban food at Versailles before
visiting South Beach. That night, my brother, friend, and I rang
in the New Year at Club Space, a popular Miami Club. The next
day, we flew back to Las Vegas after spending a lot of time just
chilling at the Delta Sky Clubs in Ft. Lauderdale and Atlanta since we
had a decent layover.