Posts Tagged ‘Key West

10
Mar
11

2/28-3/04: Royal Caribbean’s Majesty of the Seas

Never again will I pay money to sit on a ship and be dumped in touristy spot after touristy spot. Although cruises cater to a very specific demographic (myself included), I’ve come to realize that cruising just isn’t for me. It defies the very purpose of travel, which is to experience a new culture, to try unusual things, and to get out of that comfort zone. I embarked on my very first cruise at the end of February: a 4-night voyage to Key West, Fla.; Nassau, Bahamas; and Coco Kay (a stop that was unfortunately canceled due to the weather). I can imagine cruising is ideal for those who wish to take a  more laissez-faire approach to travel, but the bombardment by Burger King, Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, AND Señor Frogs at the Port of Nassau was pretty appalling! A steady flow of visitors is crucial to dependent local economies, so I certainly wouldn’t recommend not sailing. Rather, the next time you cruise, make an effort to get off the beaten path and get out of that godforsaken Burger King queue. Do business with the locals. Go on, try those conch fritters.

Key West, Fla.

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Nassau, Bahamas

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