A break. Everyone needs one. We often choose a cruise because it allows us the opportunity to create our own little world in which to relax. There are plenty of little out-of-the-way spots to settle down in solitude to read, play games, savor a cup of coffee and delicious dessert, or simply stare at the sea.
Our room was lovely too. We enjoyed the balcony--a first--very much! Not that we were surprised by that, but we quickly discovered that the downside to a balcony room is the slamming doors. Our neighbors weren't very careful, and those doors are heavy--rightfully so--but I really didn't want to hear them slamming open and shut late into the night or early in the morning.
The food was delicious, the chocolate buffet was sublime, and the Pirate Pizza was wonderful place to indulge in "homemade" pizza, even to this pizza-not-my-fav-food person. We took the plunge and also enjoyed a night in David's Steakhouse, Carnival's specialty restaurant. Very nice atmosphere and the food was delicious--hey, I like french onion soup almost anyway I can get it!
Now, without further chatter, a sweep through some vacation shots of our cruise to Bahamas on Carnival Pride:
Evening "turn-down" and a towel animal!
The Pride in Nassau
Nassau City Hall
Night in Nassau
Arriving in Freeport, Bahamas
Straw Market in Freeport
Overview of Freeport
Back home to Baltimore Harbor
For the sake of those who might be curious, all photos are unaltered and were shot with my iPhone 4S.