We wanted to begin with photos of the Sun Deck and the outside area of the Lido Deck. This includes the pool, spa, paddle tennis courts, and many areas to sit and enjoy being outside and to have a drink and/or food. Keith spends lots of time at the Paddle Tennis Court and loves it.
Keith began playing Paddle Tennis on Serenity in January of 2010 with our children and their spouses and have continued to play with each passing year on-board Serenity and Symphony.
One of the photos includes Nat whom we have known for years. A wonderful member of Team Serenity and always has a nice smile and kind words. The team he works with is outstanding.
Also, we've included a video of a tender arriving to Serenity this past Thursday.
These are the Waterside dinner menus from last evening where we ate.
Are you ready for some baseball? LOL. Let's try this again. Are you ready to talk food?
We enjoyed another wonderful meal at Waterside. There were lots of good choices; particularly the entrees.
Compared to the night before with the fewest guests we've seen since many were upstairs at the specialty restaurants the reverse was true last evening. Some of this is likely those guests debarking in Nassau today.
We each enjoyed a seafood/salad appetizer followed by a greek salad for Keith and Caesar Salad for Anne Marie. Oh the entree. Keith had butterfly swordfish and Anne Marie had the regular cut and hands down it was the best swordfish we ever had. It was tasty, moist and the cut was perfect. Dessert was (well the wine) plus cheese for Keith and Ice Cream for Anne Marie.
Service amazing and it was very quiet and there was lots of time to chat with the amazing waitstaff team.
We kept to our regular routine this morning. Exercise for Keith, followed by Breakfast. We arrived to Nassau on-schedule.
As we've mentioned we have three different ports for Embarkation and Debark; Nassau, Bimini and Miami but the reality is very few guests are now utilizing Bimini. I think it was an option for those who living in Florida and didn’t want to fly to Nassau since they can take a boat over there but with Miami they can just drive or be dropped off to port. We believe four guests on this voyage will debark in Bimini.
After breakfast Anne Marie walked the Promenade Deck. Keith ventured back out into Nassau as this was turn-around day with some guests boarding in Nassau while some guests debarked.
Keith ventured further than the other past walks. Town was crowded. Although early, because very few ships stop here other than on embark and debark days there are just not enough tourists to justify staffing and inventory of the stores. Add to this the concerns of spreading COVID-19 and it is a perfect storm. As Keith returned to the port I looked at the back of the RCI Freedom Of The Seas Ship who embarks/debarks here every Saturday like Serenity and noticed for the first time her registry is Nassau just like Serenity. Ironically both ships are in Nassau and other than this COVID-19 restart season Serenity has rarely ever come to Nassau and the Bahamas.
On the other side of RCI was another RCI ship so they have two in port today.
Following is today's Daily Reflections Program.
We enjoyed lunch in our room and the two of us walked afterwards. No paddle tennis for Keith today but the plan is to play tomorrow.
For the first time of this voyage, Anne Marie got off the ship and took a short stroll with Keith.
Anne Marie & Keith