I don't think I can come up with enough or the appropriate adjectives to describe our Bahamas cruise on Norwegian Cruise Lines.  It was one of the most relaxing trips I've ever been on and everything about it was first class. 

We made three stops during our trip and the first one was at Norwegian Cruise Lines' own private island Great Stirrup Cay.  It was one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever been to.  The beaches were spotless, the water was crystal clear and the weather was spectacular.  There are all kinds of things to do on the island and food and drinks were flowing the whole day.

We made a stop in the capital city of Nassau where we went of a tour that took us to the boyhood home of actor Sidney Poitier, the spectacular homes of Tiger Woods, Oprah Winfrey, Barry Bonds, Magic Johnson and Leonardo DiCaprio.  We visited a fresh seafood market where we tried conch salad, visited a rum cake factory, a strategic island fort, the Queen's Staircase and the spectacular Paradise Island resort.

Finally we visited Freeport where I think the college kids aboard might have had the most fun with a day-long party.  Colleges including Virginia Tech, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan and James Madison were well-represented and all of the young people were polite and respectful.

The food was great, the shows were top notch and some of the guests on our cruise did well in some of the game shows they had on the ship.  One of them won another cruise for two by playing Deal or No Deal and we also had a winner in the Perfect Couple Game Show using props including toilet paper, balloons and fruit.  You can use your imagination.

Maybe it was the rolling of the ship, but I got some of the most restful nights I've had in years.  There's a lot to be said for a cruise when just about everything is taken care of for you.

Our thanks to Sharon Carr Travel for making all the arrangements which included  direct flights between Buffalo and Florida, ground transportation to the ship, a complete beverage package and the incredible cruise.  Our trip is over, but we come away with a lifetime of memories.  It's the first of what we hope will be many more to come, so keep listening.

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