ChrismaCruise, Days 4-6

January 2nd, 2013 . by Melissa

Day 4 – We made it to our first stop, Nassau, Bahamas. Jason and I have visited Nassau 3 times, now. We just love the Atlantis Hotel on Paradise Island and dream of vacationing there someday. There wasn’t much time so we ended up heading to the beach, despite temps in the low 70’s. The storm we had pushed through the night before made its way to shore and sent huge waves up and down the beachside. There was a strong undertow grabbing swimmers. A little boy (about 8) was sucked in. His grandmother went in after him but she was being thrown around like a rag doll herself. An onlooker went in after the woman but the boy was still flailing in the water. Luckily, we had two Ironmen(women?)(people?) in our party. So, it was Wes and Jen to the rescue! Wes was able to grab the little boy and bring him to safety. His mother was VERY grateful. That night we celebrated with our first “elegant evening.”


Uncle T and J posing by the Liberty in Nassau. 

Ready for the beach!

J burying his legs in the sand. 

Daddy-daughter moment. 

The Johnson’s soaking up some rays, right before the big rescue.

J making his pirate face a little more piratey (?)

Fancy us!

The whole gang. 

J busting a move. LOVE this kid and all of his personality.  

Day 5 –We spent Christmas Eve at Sea. Jack and Auntie Kim decorated gingerbread men and read the story of the Gingerbread man. That evening we played a Kirk Newman classic, Festive Christmas Frivolity. It was the highlight of the evening!

Gingerbread men with Auntie Kim. 


Our view of the sea. 

Day 6 – We docked in St. Thomas, USVI for Christmas. Jen and Wes went on a kayaking excursion while the rest of us headed to the Sky Tram for a trip up to Paradise point. The view was amazing. Then, we were off to world famous, Magen’s Bay. We decided it was nice beach but not as great as some of our favorites in Hawaii. The kiddos really enjoyed playing in the sand. It was a bit surreal spending Christmas on a tropical island, but it was very relaxing!  That evening we ate Christmas dinner and played Indian No-Peekey (copyright of the Newman family).

Christmas morning on the ship!

What a happy girl!

View from Paradise Point. 

Our kids look so happy to be in paradise!

Little Miss cuddling with Grandpa at Magen’s Bay. 

2 Responses to “ChrismaCruise, Days 4-6”

  1. comment number 1 by: Kim

    I had so much fun with you guys! Wish you were still with us.

  2. comment number 2 by: Nancy

    Your trip looks fantastic! Tommy loved seeing Jack at the beach & dancing :)