Kinghicksington Cruise Bahamas

Weekend cruises are easy and fun and accessible to large families.  We recently completed a 3 night cruise with our daughter Ginger and her new large family.  Royal Caribbean Cruise Line had a special offer which allowed kids to cruise free with paying adults.  As grandparents we were able to take 2 kids in our room while the other 3 were with Ginger and her husband.  With this arrangement Ginger and Adam were able to take all their combined children on the same cruise together.  We were happy to go along since it gave us time with the whole family in a holiday atmosphere.

Bon Voyage

Bon Voyage

The kids took to the ship right away.  The teen program was especially popular for the 14 and 15 year olds.  The younger 9 and 11’s found the activities geared more for younger kids but still had a good time hanging with their parents and grandparents.  Surprisingly, the formal style dinners in the My Fair Lady dining room were a favorite with everyone.  It was a great time for the whole family to gather and share stories of the day with all the time in the world.  After all, dinner takes 2 hours.

Cruise Di

Cruise Di

Cruise Randy

Cruise Randy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nassau New Providence was the usual mix of hawkers and gawkers.  We love the architecture and the history.  The old British Colonial hotel, the Queen’s Staircase, the straw market.

Royal Caribbean’s own out island, Coco Cay, was very mellow due to overcast skies and jellyfish everywhere.  Virtually all of us got stung if only wading in ankle deep water.  Kids loved the water slide and we enjoyed walks on the beach spotting bonefish, sharks, barracuda and rays.

 

Enchantment of the Seas

Enchantment of the Seas

Entrance to Nassau

Entrance to Nassau

33rd Anniversary couple

33rd Anniversary couple

Sunrise at sea

Sunrise at sea

 

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7 Responses to Kinghicksington Cruise Bahamas

  1. Judi (your cousin) says:

    Sounds like a great time…Beautiful pics as usual!

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  2. Kings On the Road says:

    Thanks. It was great fun.

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  3. Ingrid says:

    Time with family is always special and the children will carry those fond memories 🙂

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  4. belchx2 says:

    Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun. What a great way to spend time together as a family. Sorry about the jelly fish, though. I love snorkeling on Coco Cay. Take care!

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  5. lynnsarda says:

    Handsome couple and such a good time. Happy for you.

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  6. Sounds like a great way to spend family time. Fun to hear about it and see your pics.

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  7. Congratulations on your anniversary/family cruise. The pictures are great as well as the description of fun times…minus the jelly fish. What a handsome family.

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