Five days until I board the Mariner of the Seas and head off to the Bahamas. I will be stopping at their private island, Coco Cay, which is finishing a huge renovation for their Perfect Day at Coco Cay. Their helium balloon “launched” today. I’ve got a ticket to go on it next Thursday. It’s the same kind of balloon that is at Disney Springs. I’m looking forward to the sights I see and pictures I take while up on it!
I’m waiting to see what else they will be doing to the island. There has been talk that Royal Caribbean might open a hotel on the island so that people can go to the island on one ship, stay a day or two (or more), and then board another ship to return to their destination. That would definitely provide a “wow” factor if they did that.
I can’t wait to see all the work that has been done. I’m generally not an island/beach person and I hardly ever got off at Coco Cay because they had to tender passengers there. However, their new pier is now open which makes going ashore as easy as stepping off the ship.