Today's post was designed to be about Norwegian Cruise Line's Peace of Mind Policy, but I realized I never blogged about our experience cruising with them before. Twice actually! So this post will be two-fold. Our most recent experience was our 2015 Family Christmas Cruise, a 7-night W Caribbean cruise on the Norwegian Getaway. The… Continue reading Norwegian Getaway and NCL Peace of Mind
No doubt you've seen the destruction Hurricane Dorian inflicted upon the northern Bahamas. For days, we watched him crawl over the Abacos then stall over Grand Bahama. Growing up in Nassau, hurricanes meant days of preparation for a few hours of really bad weather. Now, they are catastrophic events with far-reaching consequences. The following images… Continue reading Dorian… and How You Can Help!
It's become a tradition that the kids spend the first four weeks of summer with my parents and brother in Nassau. It's a win all around. Stinky and Blinky get extra special bonding time with my family, it's a fully immersive experience in my culture, and the DH and I get to reconnect as a… Continue reading Clifton Heritage National Park, New Providence, Bahamas
Before flying out last Monday, I had the opportunity to inspect Riu, an adult-only, all-inclusive resort in Nassau, which has just completed a major renovation. The Property Manager could not stop gushing about the changes and was particularly fond of hardwood floors throughout the rooms. I have to agree with her… the updates are stunning… Continue reading Riu Site Inspection
I had the pleasure of a concierge-guided tour of BahaMar, the Caribbean's newest luxury resort, last Sunday. Ah-may-zing!!! I truly cannot say enough good things about this resort. The attention to detail is impeccable! Even though the day was rainy, and gray, the resort guests were bubbling with excitement all around. Offering a collection of… Continue reading BahaMar Site Inspection
Happy Memorial Day friends! If you or someone you love serves in the armed forced, thank you for your service. I've read several posts recently about what an odd holiday Memorial Day is. This widow wrote about every day being Memorial Day for her family since losing her active-duty husband. But its particularly hard honoring… Continue reading Happy Memorial Day!
Welcome back, friends! So what did I get up to on Day 3? Well, exploring the various staterooms was top of the list! My absolute favorite was the 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom Grand Suite...because of this balcony. There are only three of these suites on the ship and they are exclusively available with the… Continue reading MSC Seaside Naming Ceremony – Day 3
We spent Christmas Eve thru New Year's Eve with my parents and brother in Nassau. It's been a while since I'd been home and the kids were starting to forget details from our 2014 visit when they were only 6 and 5, so it was well overdue. We arrived Saturday evening and spent it with… Continue reading Christmas in Nassau