The Abaco, Bahamas lighthouse, approximately 1950 during a cruise of the Bahamas. The water looks as clear today, but is generally much more crowded in the area!
Stingray encounters can be a nice excursion on a cruise. Encounters can involve feeding the stingrays, snorkeling with the stingrays or wading with them. The photo below is from Disney’s stingray encounter at Castaway Cay in the Bahamas.
Initially the Flying Dutchman was at sea, but after the success of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, the Flying Dutchman came to Castaway Cay. The Flying Dutchman remained at Castaway Cay for a number of years, but alas it set sail again a year or two ago and it is no longer at Castaway Cay. With new Pirates of the Caribbean movies coming, will Castaway see ships from the films in the future? Time will tell! If you have the scoop, let us know in the comment section!
The Disney Wonder at Castaway Cay with a Waterspout (Tornado) in the distance. Later that day, another waterspout appeared off to the forward starboard side of the ship. None came near the shore, but several excursions that involved being at sea were cancelled. It was an exciting time, but Disney did a great job to make sure everyone was safe.
Disney Cruise ships used to have the occasional stop in Freeport, in The Bahamas. It has been more than a decade since the Wonder has made regular stops there, but for throwback Thursday, here is the view from the Wonder as she was headed in to Freeport.
The AIDAAura docked in Nassau on Halloween 2008 (October 31). She was the third ship build for AIDA Cruises.
[Update 2015: The AIDAAura is presently doing a lot of cruising near the middle east. Who knows when the AIDAAura will return to the Bahamas and the Caribbean.]
The Aquarium at Atlantis in Nassau is a fun spot for kids whether you are visiting Nassau on a cruise or just there by plane or the Bahamas Ferry express from Florida.