Traveling again, we arrived much earlier in the morning than other people (person) in my cabin had expected. A bit of a push and we managed to get off the ship just in time for rain. Of course, in this area of the world a bit of liquid sunshine doesn’t last all that long and we were dried out within a few minutes of the sun breaking through the clouds.
There were four ships in port this morning (which leaves me to suspect that the population of tourists probably exceeds those locals by a significant amount on cruise ship days). One of those ships was Disney – complete with waterside ride on the upper deck. That and the outdoor screen running noise and lights continuously reinforces my belief that it might be a great cruise line for families with little kids (and I don’t want to try them out). Then there were the two military tenders in port (HMBahamasShips) which might just be the entirety of the local navy.
We hiked around some of the back street before receiving a warning that tourists really only were safe in the downtown area. Go figure. An amazing amount of trash, graffiti and falling down buildings only two streets behind the facade of the main street area.
There are few pictures of cultural attractions – the Art Museum is only open on Sundays between 1-4. The museum listed on the main street having to do with slavery and liberation doesn’t exist – just a building frame behind a barrier undergoing either renovation or reconstruction or perhaps replacement with yet another set of chain ship stores (they are all the same in these ports. For some reason there seems to be the thought that every tourist in the world must want jewelry. The T-shirts I understand – why not bring home t-shirts. But jewelry? I am wondering if the high end ships do the same thing? Certainly Windstar did not, nor did they have Bingo, but that is completely and totally a different rant.)
Anyway = the only museum that was open was the Pirate Museum of which we checked out the shop but not the displays themselves. (the other two ships in addition to Disney were the RCI Monarch and the Norwegian Sky).