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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

CoCoCay, Bahamas

CoCo Cay, Bahamas

We anchored early Monday morning off a private island in the Bahamas known as CoCo Cay. The island is owned by three different cruise companies and offers a wide range of watersports and beautiful beaches. Since it’s a private island, concerns such as safety of personal effects are not a problem. We took a tender ashore and quickly found semi-shaded beach chairs under palm trees. The snorkeling at this beach was a lot of fun with sunken ships, canons, and airplanes offering interesting backdrops to the colorful tropical fish that are in abundance. Spanish Hogfish, Tangs, Sergeant Majors, Barracuda, Spiny Boxfish, Parrotfish, Angelfish, and Blue Devils, were just some of the varieties easily spotted while snorkeling. I bought an inexpensive underwater 'point and shoot' camera and took some underwater photos. We spent a leisurely half day on shore before taking the tender back to the ship. The ship set sail for the Caribbean (over 900 miles to the South) around 5 PM. I went to one of my favorite on-board events, a dance party at 5 PM. The “Dog Tag Tea Dance” is a popular dance party on all Atlantis cruises. The theme is military dress and I packed a couple of military themed apparel items. After the dance we met our friends from Manhattan, Harvey and Adrian, at the popular Martini bar for a cocktail. We had dinner together and went to the comedian show afterward. By the time we hit the pillows we were pretty worn out, but felt great to have had such a fun day in the Bahamas and on board the Celebrity Solstice.

This is CoCoCay:

Jim and Dan at the Dog Tag Tea Dance on board the Celebrity Solstice:

Adrian, Harvey, and Dan on shore at CoCoCay:

The Celebrity Solstice anchored off of CoCoCay:

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