A cruise blog by an avid cruiser, follower of tropical weather, and resident of Florida's Space Coast. I write about cruise ships and ports, tropical weather, occasional tidbits of maritime history,and other nautical related topics.
A New Nassau Day
One of my favorite photos of Nassau Harbor - taken 4 or 5 years ago, at sunrise, with a disposable camera, from the top deck of the Sovereign of the Seas.
Some parents find walkie talkies, or two way radios, indispensable when they cruise with their teens or tweens. That way, there're aways able to keep tabs on their offspring on a huge cruise ship with a passenger count equal to the population of a small city.
Hurricane Irene, having strengthened to a Major Hurricane, is making her way through The Bahamas today. With maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour, the large Category Three storm is running the length of The Bahamas, and virtually every one of the nations 3,077 islands, cays, and islets will be affected.
Residents on New Providence, where Nassau is located, have been boarding up, and shelters have been opened. A bit farther to the north, similar preparations are, do doubt, taking place in Freeport on Grand Bahama Island, and on the Abacos to the east.
In the small island chain of the Berry Islands, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line is battening down and evacuating its private island of Coco Cay.
CRUISE NEWS: To date, at least 15 cruise ship itineraries have been altered to avoid the monster storm.
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