Friday, October 30, 2015

Aloha to Royal Caribbean Weekend Cruise - Nassau Segway Tour

On Saturday afternoon, my friends and I donned hair nets ...

... and bike helmets for the Nassau Segway Tours.  From its website (link),

Explore Nassau’s spectacular blue waters and beaches, as you and your Segway glide along the walkways lining Nassau Harbor. Your tour starts just a mile from the cruise ship port, where our complementary van drops you off at our home-base, located just behind the Cricket Club. Here you will be assigned a Segway, meet your tour guide and receive a brief orientation and personal training. You will be surprised at the ease with which young and old alike learn to master riding the Segway.

Now it’s time to experience first-hand the Segway’s amazing abilities as you and your Segway roll along scenic Nassau Harbor to Junkanoo Beach. Here you make your turn back toward the sights and sounds of the colorful collection of local restaurants and bars known the world over simply as “The Fish Fry” for a brief break and a chance to purchase refreshments. Next, your new found skills are apparent as you and your Segway have some good natured competition with the other guests on our low- activities course and enjoy a great view of historic Fort Charlotte atop the hill just above you.

I was curious about Fort Charlotte.   From the Bahamas website (link)

Built in 1788 by Lord Dunmore the fort was named after the wife of King George III, Queen Saharia Charlotte. The middle bastion, Ft. Stanley and the western portion, Ft. D'Arcy were added later.

This fort has a moat, dungeons, underground passageways and 42 cannons, which have never been fired in an act of aggression.

Our tour guide, Amine, introduced us to Goombay Punch - a carbonated pineapple drink bottled in the Bahamas by Coca Cola.  I loved it!

Amine also introduced us to the "Fish Fry" - a row of fish stalls turned into restaurants which delights locals and tourists alike. Twin Brothers was featured in the finale of Top Chef All Stars.

We tried fried conch - it was delicious!  Would you have tried the fried conch or Goombay punch?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's posts wins a book choice from my convention stash.   Comments are open through Saturday, October 31, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, November 1, at SOS Aloha!


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Majestic tree at the foot of Fort Charlotte.


  1. Wow, sounds like a wonderful time. Not sure I would have tired the punch. I cannot have fruit.

  2. I would definitely try both of them!

  3. Sounds like you had fun. Sure I'll try most things at least once.

  4. I would try the punch, however passing on the conch. Not for me.

  5. Sure - I'd try the punch and the conch! I've wanted to try riding a Segway - looks like fun!