Carribean Cruise - Key West Florida, Freeport Bahamas and Nassau Bahamas
July 22, 2017 through July 29, 2017

The cruise was on the Carnival Freedom Ship leaving out of Galveston, Texas and going to three locations: Key West, Florida; Freeport Bahamas; and Nassau, Bahamas.  Going along with Julie and Keith were Luis Castillo and his wife Syme.

Saturday, July 22nd - Galveston Port

1 Keith and Julie on the back of the ship
2 Keith and Julie at dinner on the ship

Sunday, July 23rd - Fun day at Sea

3 Julie relaxing on deck as we cruised out from Galveston
4 Formal dining night.  Julie and Keith at the Piano Bar
5 Keith and Julie Formal photo 1 by Carnival
6 Keith and Julie Formal photo 2 by Carnival
7 After dinner, Keith and Julie getting deluxe coffee.
8 Julie and Keith at Comedy show

Monday, July 24th - Key West, Florida

Walked from Ship down Duval street to various sites, shopping locations and swimming at Fort Zachary Taylor State park.

9 Keith and Julie on gangway exiting the ship.
10 Keith and Julie on the dock at Keywest, Florida
11 Key West historical society building
12 Julie on Duval Street
13 Julie and Keith on the "Southernmost Point" landmark
14 Julie and Keith at Fort Zachary Taylor Historic Park
15 Beach on the west side of the corner before turning to the south
16 Beach on the southern side
17 Keith and Julie at dinner

Tuesday, July 25th - Freeport, Bahamas

Rented a Jeep and drove around most of the island stopping at two beaches and shopping / eating at Port Lucaya Marketplace.  Driving was fun as I had to drive the opposite as the USA with the British rules of the road, which I was very use to doing after multiple visits in Scotland.

18 Keith and Julie exiting the ship
19 Julie and Keith on dock
20 Julie and Keith in front of Freeport Harbor welcome sign
21 Port Lucaya Marketplace center square next to the marina
22 Swimming at "Taino Beach and Park".  Julie on far left
23 Eating lunch at a nice little restaurant back in Port Lucaya Marketplace
24 Having an awesome Sands Pink Radler in the Port Lucaya Marketplace center square
25 After lunch, we drove down to Fortune Bay which is located next to Banana Bay Restaurant.  This is an awesome beach and great restaurant.
26 Julie walking in the sand with a view of the beach.  The tide was going out and the water was only about a few feet deep.
27 The beach view from the Banana Bay Restaurant.
28 Keith and Julie standing in the lagoon.  There are two main lagoons made by sandbars and we are standing in the largest one.
29 Julie standing on the sandbar between lagoon and ocean
30 Main Lagoon showing contract with sandbar between ocean and a peninsula in the distance
31 Julie and Keith next to coconut tree outside of Banana Bay Restaurant.
32 Julie, Syme and Luis outside "Garden of the Groves" botanical gardens.  We drove by but didn't take tour because of limited time.
33 Photo from ship of Balearia ship leaving port.  Very unusual shaped ship.
34 Keith and Julie at dinner that evening.

Wednesday, July 26th - Nassau, Bahamas

Walked in the shops in the center of town before catching a taxi ride to Paradise Island where Atlantis is located.   We stayed most of the day at the free beach next to Atlantis.

35 Keith and Julie in Parliament square
36 Very funny Cab driver who befriended us for the ride across Poitier Bridge to Paradise Island.   Julie and the Cabbie. 
37 Julie on the free beach next to an high-rise being built as part of Atlantis.
38 Julie and Keith about to go into the water at the free beach down from Atlantis.
39 Julie and Keith at Atlantis Resort.  We walked around in the back to check out the amenities.
40 Walking back on the docks to our ship.  The Norwegian Gem anchored next to our ship.
41 Our ship, Carnival Freedom, leaving the docks with Atlantis far in the background.
42 Exiting the port.
43 Dinner that evening

Thursday, July 27th - Fun Day at Sea

44 Keith and Julie at Formal Dinner

Friday, July 28th - Fun Day at Sea

45 Hector one of our waiters, Keith, Julie, Richard and Genic our other two waiters
46 All of the waiters doing the "Leaving on a Fun Ship" dance to commemorate our last night with them.


Last updated 7-Aug-2017