I was in 7th grade when I got the news "we're going on a cruise to the Bahamas!" my brother J.D told me excitedly, he wasn't supposed to tell me because I tend to get overly excited about things. Words can not even describe how excited I was. A couple of months passed and the antisipation was building up more and more every day. Finally we embarked the Royal Carribian International cruise ship, I was so nervous! I mean how does something that big manage to float!? Once we got checked into our rooms and settled down it was time to explore the ship! There was so much to do! After a few hours of waiting while everyone else boarded the ship, we soon sailed away from home, I was super confident telling everybody "I don't get sea sick" but boy was I wrong! The first night there was just getting to know the ship a little better checking everything out. The next day we got to the Bahamas it was so beautiful, the water was a deep seafoam green. We arrived at CocoCay Beach it was amazing we walked around and explored the little island the culture was so different. There was a lot of little stands on the side of the streets where people were selling things. Most of the things they were selling were made with their bare hands, unlike in America, everything we sell is "MADE IN CHINA". The food was especcially different, there were people selling Cochc meat I never even knew Conch Shells had living creatures in them! We decided to check out the rest of the island so we took a tour in a boat. We seen the Atlantis Resort and got to go look at the aquaruim it had so many different fish it even had a huge Manta Ray i've never seen anything like it. After we finished exploring the other side of the Bahamas we went back to CocoCay where we found Senor Frogs there was this sign out front where it said "you must be this tall to drink". It was so wierd! In America they are so strict about drinking but in the Bahamas they don't really care. One other thing I loved was on the ship they had special activities just for the teenagers so my friends and I always had something to do, wheather it was playing ping-pong or dancing. There was also rock climbing on the front of the boat, that was when I learned that I was scared of heights. I could see the whole ocean from up there, it was beautiful but I couldn't wait to get down from there! That was by far the best vacation I have ever been on I learned a lot about my self and the different cultures that are in the world. The way we live in America isn't the only way. I also bonded with my family hopefully we take another cruise sometime soon so I can see more of this beautiful world with my amazing family.
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