Miami to Nassau

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I am going to post pictures in a small size since I don’t know yet how fast the internet is on board.  Wifi is available all over the ship, even in our room. That’s a temptation  but at 65 cents a minute I must resist.

The Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas has a different atmosphere entirely from the Carnival cruises we have taken in the past.  The crowd is older and definitely quieter.  We’ve been eating in the huge Windjammer Café which is buffet dining and the food couldn’t be better.  It seems that most of the passengers are European as we hear so many languages and not all that much English.

We have a small inside state room that would have bothered us a few years ago but is now spacious compared to Tulip.   The beds are super comfortable and we are sleeping good along with the fact that there’s no cabin on either side of us and it’s been very quiet.

Our cabin steward is from Barbados and has been on this ship since it was launched 4 years ago.  He works 12 hours a day, 7 days a week for 7 months straight.  Then he is provided a ticket home for 5-7 weeks vacation before going back to sea again. 

The views from the ship before we left Miami were beautiful in every direction. 

Miami 4-2-2011 3-25-13 PM

 

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There are several pools on board including this one for the kids.  There’s even a wave machine, a rock climbing wall, and an ice skating rink. 

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View off one side of the ship in Nassau

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                                 Port at Nassau

We’ve booked some shore excursion for future stops and decided to just walk around downtown Nassau a bit.  There are 3 cruise ships in port and therefore the town was pretty crowded.  We almost walked as far as the botanical garden but it was so hot and sticky that we gave up and turned back. 


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