Reflection Paper About Bahamas

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“Cast off on an unforgettable Bahamas cruise to discover a world of sand, surf and sun plus all the leisure, recreation and magic of the tropics.” Disney Cruise Line uses this piece of imagery to entice people to take one of their Bahamian Cruises. I have had the opportunity to travel to the Bahamas a few times on Disney cruises with my family. While I am grateful for the chance to travel, I was a bit hesitant to go on a cruise that traveled back to the Bahamas when my first few experiences there were anything but magnificent.
Walking off the gangway of the Disney Magic for the first time, I expected to be greeted by the magic of the tropics, just as in the advertisement. In reality, I got off the dock to natives bombarding us with samples of products we had no interest in, and did not want to buy. We wore flip flops in hopes of a tranquil day at the beach, but quickly realized our error when the ground appeared filthy with cigarettes, garbage and gum. The air reeked of sewage, the sun was not shining, the palm trees were not swaying, and the water was not clear blue like in the pictures. As we walked back to the ship after our uneventful day on the island, I was disappointed by
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There are thousands of variables that could explain why I felt so strongly on both trips, but experienced two completely opposite feelings. My first trip to the Bahamas, as well as the remaining trips after that were with my parents. Being an only child, my most recent trip with Hannah was the first time I had a companion on the island. It was also the first time I snorkeled; that is, this new experience is likely to be another contributing factor on my positive impression of the Bahamas. While I cannot definitively narrow down the reason(s) behind my differing opinions of Nassau, I can speculate those two factors play a significant part in explaining my two very different

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