Sunday, November 1, 2015

Aloha to Royal Caribbean Weekend Cruise - Queen's Staircase


I walked from Fort Fincastle to the cruise ship via the Queen's Staircase. From,

The Queen's Staircase, commonly referred to as the 66 steps, is a major landmark that is located in the Fort Fincastle Historic Complex in Nassau. It was hewn out of solid limestone rock by slaves between 1793 and 1794 and it is said that it provided a direct route from Fort Fincastle to Nassau City. These steps were later named in honour of Queen Victoria, who reigned in Britain for 64 years from 1837 to 1901.

From the top looking down ...

... and from the bottom looking up.

The staircase creates a topical paradise in the limestone hill.

Mother Nature at her best.

Here's the defense ship ...

... in front of the Enchantment of the Seas!  One randomly selected commenter from this week's posts wins a book choice from my convention stash.  Comments are open through Saturday, November 7, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll publish the winner on Sunday, November 8, at SOS Aloha.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Towel art in our cabin.


  1. Great pics Kim. I especially love the "towel" art, I wish that I knew how to do this,

  2. Would love to visit the Bahamas someday.

  3. Love the Staircase. Would rather walk down than up!

  4. Great pics and I loved the staircase. Towel art is amazing!

  5. Loved all the pictures. That towel puppy is too darn cute.

  6. your photos have done a much better job of making me want to visit Nassau than the official tourist photos I've seen!

  7. Great pics! Looks like you had an awesome time!

  8. I've never been and have never heard of those steps - it all looks so beautiful.

  9. My daughter loves towel animals!