We surprised the kids with a three day cruise to the Bahamas.
The ship was the Carnival Splendor. We were able to get a large suite for a very affordable price. Once we got on board I realized why.
The ship was very dated. The food was just okay and the entertainment was, well, a little love boatish.
But we had fun. The kids loved being able to go wherever they wanted.
We only had one stop in the Bahamas at Nassau. We went to directly to Atlantis for a dolphin experience. It was amazing.
We got these motorized underwater scooters that let us keep up with the dolphins. We got to swim with them and learn about them. The kids were in heaven.
The resort was beautiful and huge. We stayed there the entire day. The kids swam in the ocean and played in the huge aquarium.
Overall a very fun experience. But I did learn that we don’t want to take a seven day cruise and we don’t need to go to Atlantis for a week. We were considering both of these options, and after our three day adventure, we realized it’s not something our family wants to do for much longer.
Been there done that. What’s next?