After months and months of planning, Jenna’s bachelorette trip finally happened! If you do not know by now, I was keeping the trip a surprise. She knew that we were going somewhere for the entire weekend, but did not know where we were going, or what we were doing. I do think she had a hint though, because a cruise was #1 on her wish list. 😉
I am going to give you a full review of our ship, The Majesty of The Seas, as well as an amazing food tour that we did in Nassau, but for now, I will just do a quick picture recap and leave you with our itinerary while you wait for the rest of my posts. I hope you enjoy these pictures!
Thursday, January 11:
We left 30 degree Atlanta weather around 2:30 and headed towards Cocoa Beach. We arrived at our hotel, Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront around 11pm and were worn out, so we grabbed some water and a snack and headed to bed.
Friday, January 12:
We woke up and headed downstairs for the buffet breakfast that our hotel served. I am typically not a fan of buffets – they usually have cold, mediocre food, but this buffet was actually very good. I was pleasantly surprised! After breakfast, we ran a few errands and then came back to the hotel to catch our shuttle. This is when we gave Jenna her bags and she found out that we were going on a cruise to The Bahamas!!! Woo!
The actual process of getting to the port and getting through security at the port was really easy. I have been on many cruises in the past, so it was normal for me, but I think it would be pretty simple for anyone. You basically follow the lines and they point out where you need to be going. We got there around 10:45 or so and we were able to immediately board, which was so nice!
The rest of the day was full of drinks, a muster drill, and then finally, we were able to get settled in our room and then head to dinner (I will post all of my food reviews on the full ship review, so I will leave that out of this post). We officially set sail around 4:00pm and the party was started! After dinner, we had a spa appointment for their daily special, which was 75 minutes and included a full body massage, a head massage, a foot and ankle massage, a back exfoliation, and a mini facial.
We headed back to the room after our spa treatment and showered then went out. The ship was having an 80’s party that night and it was so fun to see all of the dancers and listen to the music – people were getting down! Annie and I were in nike shorts, but we still stayed out there and had fun. After the 80’s party, we made our way to Spectrum Lounge, which is where they had the nightlife. We grabbed a drink and sat while just taking it easy. Finally, we headed back to the room so that we were not up too late.
Saturday, January 13:
Annie started Saturday off with a pedicure and Jenna and I went to breakfast before we docked in Nassau, Bahamas. Once we docked, we all got off and made our way to Conch N’ Kalik Bar and Grille. I ended up getting their Berry Island Fruit Press drink, which was strong, but amazing. Then, we headed to our food tour with Tru Bahamian Food Tours and had a great day – it was seriously the highlight of our trip. I can’t wait to tell you all more about it on Monday!
After the our tour, we shopped a bit at the straw market and then got back on the ship for dinner. After dinner, we got ready to go out. The theme of the night was ‘dancing under the stars.’ This was by far the best night we had! We made friends, danced a bit, and really just chatted and relaxed outside. It was the perfect night and we had so much fun!
Sunday, January 14:
We woke up on Sunday excited to tender in Cococay, which is Royal Caribbean’s private island in The Bahamas. Jenna and I went to breakfast and found out that the wind was too bad to tender. Disappointing, but we made the best out of it by finding good seats on the top deck of the cruise to lay out. The wind was so cold and we were back and forth between an open sky and a sky filled with clouds, so it didn’t feel like we were getting much sun. We sucked it up and relaxed there most of the day anyway, grabbing food and drinks in between songs. It was a really good, relaxing day. Once we got back to the room, I realized that I got a pretty bad sunburn, but got ready for dinner and everything anyway. I was so excited for the night! The dinner theme of the third night was Italian, my favorite and the party theme was a farewell party. Unfortunately, the wind that we were experiencing earlier that day got progressively worse throughout the day and evening…so bad that all of us felt really seasick. We danced a bit, but couldn’t hang, so we headed back to the room relatively early. We packed up our bags and finally got to sleep around 1:45am.
Monday, January 15:
At 3:00am, I woke up extremely sick to my stomach from all of the insane rocking. I’ve seriously never felt anything like it before – the ship was rocking so much that I thought we were going to tip over, haha! I couldn’t go back to sleep, so I basically stayed in bed trying to keep my dinner down all night long. Around 6, our alarms went off to wake up, even though I was still awake and we finished packing up and got off the ship by 7:30 or so. I thought I would feel better once we got off the ship, but it turns out that I was sick the entire ride home and even a little bit the next day. I think I possibly had sun poisoning, as well, because I just do not get motion sickness and I feel like that was a little extreme for just motion sickness…
That’s all of the details on Jenna’s Last Sail Before The Veil! We had a great bachelorette trip to The Bahamas and I cannot wait to go back again! Ian and I actually have another cruise coming up in December and our first stop is Nassau, Bahamas again – I am really hoping to show him what the food tour is all about!