Mariner Of The Seas Bahamas Cruise – Day Three

A cruise is what you make of it.  I came to that conclusion many cruises ago when I decided that I liked them so much.  It still amazes/irks me when I hear people whining about their cruise.  Tonight, at dinner, a couple sat next to me complaining to the waiter about the cruise.  It didn’t provide them with “enough”, they said.  They were “bored”.  I thought to myself, “Good God.  How could you be bored on board this vessel?  There are things going on all over the place.”  They said that they were looking for more Broadway caliber shows.  The waiter suggested they try the larger, Oasis class ships and their response was, “We don’t want to do seven days.  We can barely do the four.” Well, make up your minds.  There’s another phrase that utilizes a pot and not the kind you smoke.

Anyway, my cruise day was magnificent.  It began with a beautiful sunrise and coming in to port at Nassau.

I got off the ship around 10:00 a.m. and walked around town.  I even did one of those horse and buggy tours.  I have never done that here before.  It was $15 per person or $20 for a solo.  I went alone, of course.  I drew a lucky straw.  My guide was an elderly gentleman that has been doing horse and buggy tours for forty years.  His horse, Hollywood, allowed me to say hello and even came up to me to have his head scratched.

After the tour, I took lots of pictures around town (I took lots of pictures on the tour as well.)  At 11:30 a.m., a friend met me and picked me up for lunch.  We went across the island to The Poop Deck for lunch.  The place was magnificent and the view was absolutely priceless.  The waters were gorgeous!

Dinner this evening was roast poblano pepper soup with chorizo sausage, shrimp cocktail (okay, okay, I really like shrimp), and braised short rib.  I asked them to substitute the mashed potatoes with steamed rice.  Yum.

Tonight’s entertainment was Chad Chesmark, not your typical comedy magician.  Here’s a bit of his from YouTube.  You can find a lot of his stuff on line.

And, with that, I bid you all a fond adieu for another day.  Tomorrow we arrive at Royal Caribbean’s private island: Coco Cay.  I’m looking forward to seeing the “Perfect Day” concept that they are trying to employ there.

g’night, all . . .

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