Do you have a full days stay in Nassau? I know some ships have a shortened stay there which is a pain. If you do, check out The Comfort Suites Paradise Island online..you can inquire about a day pass stay there...hopefully this is still available and it allows you:
The Comfort Suites® Paradise... guests of the hotel can enjoy full use of all their facilities, including swimming pools, private beach, magnificent waterscapes, Lazy River Ride, water slides, health spa, tennis, and Kids Camp. Guests also have full signing privileges at Atlantis' restaurants and lounges.
If you just want to shop in the area adjacent to the ship,and visit Atlantis & The Dig..no need to buy the ship's $$ excursion..just take a taxi over, vs a watwer taxi [too slow] and purchase your tickets right there.
Trip, with her book & tea!
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