We've been to Nassau more than enough times, so we planned to stay on the ship and use the spa.
We had booked my son in to Royal Babies & Tots for noon. This would give us time to explore the ship a bit before our 1pm appointments. We arrived at RB&T (the Nursery) at noon. The woman there asked if he had eaten lunch, at this point we were under the impression that they would feed him lunch. When we told her no she said she would suggest we feed him because they only have crackers and juice in the nursery on this particular ship.
So we went up to the buffet and quickly fed him. Then went back down to the nursery to check him in.
Our original plans were to get massages and then lay by the pool. But it wasn't a nice day. Rain and dark clouds seemed to be the only thing in sight. SO we changed our plans to massage and a quick trip off the ship to see if we could find good deals on perfume and makeup.
We headed over to Bay Street. My mom was looking for a specific Sugar Cane Brandy by Mt Gay Rums. They no longer make it, so she's probably never going to find it. But she never gives up hope. She compared liquor prices on the ship vs Nassau. She was upset because they were "Costco prices." Meaning she could buy the liquor for the same price at Costco.
We headed back over to Festival Place. The line to get back on the ship was enormous! I have never seen it so bad. I've been to Nassau on some of the largest ships, when every berth was full, and there still wasn't a line this long. It went out the doors of the building! There were actually two lines, so where the two lines merged there was a huge bottleneck jam and it took us nearly 45 minutes to get back to the ship. I was panicking because my son was on the ship. I normally wouldn't just leave my kid behind, but we only planned to be on Bay St and then get right back on. Normally its a two minute thing to go through security.
So we finally got to the checkpoint where we show our ID and SeaPass and I glance at the clock. I'm getting really nervous. I have this thing. I have to be early for everything. If I show up on time I feel like I am late. Yes, it bothered me that we didn't get on the ship right away on Friday also!! So the fact that we were down to the wire of when I needed to pick up my son made me full of anxiety. When I'm anxious I get crabby. It's not good. I won't leave him in the nursery ever again when getting off the ship because it really bothered me. Okay, some of you might be thinking "This girl is nuts. She left her kid on the ship and now she's freaking out about her son being in the nursery past the assigned time." Yes, I realize they weren't going to throw my 15 month old out the door of the nursery if I wasn't there at exactly 4pm. I know the ship wasn't leaving anytime soon either. I still need to be on time. I don't care about flexibility sometimes. It's a flaw. I'm sure someone out there understands my craziness.