We are going on a cruise with about 4 other couples . We have most of our port days figured out but San Juan and Nassau,, Not sure what to do at either of these places. could anyone that has been here and found something real fun please let me know.. thank you..
Agree with Bigsky, if you haven not seen Atlantis, definitely get over there either with a ship tour or on your own, its an amazing piece or property, worth seeing. They also have a dolphin swim there that may interest you: http://www.dolphinswims.com/
I agree with checking out Atlantis. I was just there a few weeks ago and it was very interesting. If you go during the day, you have to pay $25 per person to see the aquariums. This is what we did and I'm not sure if it was worth it. I've read since then that if you go at night the security guards are not on duty and you can see it all for free.
I watched the same show and before it was over I was on thier web-site. Only problem, we can do a week's cruise for less than just 4 days there, so guess what? Just booked RCCL's Radiance for next winter, not quite Atlantis, but it will do. I still have that on the back burner for whenever?? Doesn't that place look un-real? I saw more sections of it than we did when we took the tour.
Nassau has some of the best dive/snorkel sites in the Caribbean. You can book thru your ship's shore excursion desk or independently. However, there are so many cruise ships and resorts I don't believe there are any "independent" operators with small groups, so you might's well book thru the ship. They're all "cattle" boat tours, but definitiely worth while. Once you're in the water, you'll forget that there are fifty others on the boat. Note that the water here is cool. If you're not wearing a wet suit, you'll probably become chilled after forty-five minutes or so. Just reboard the boat to warm up, and then reenter. It's an underwater paradise.
Try taking the 10a bus from Bay Street near the straw market under the tent. Itt will take you to Cable Beach. It cost a dollar and is about 20-30 minutes and totally safe. Then you can get off at the Marriott. They have a big pool with a slide and swim up bar. There are also shops and a casino. They have a little lagoon, and the beach just to the left.with many water sports.
In Nassau last Jan. we went on the "See-Sub" instead of snorkeling because of my husband's recent eye surgery. We took a boat from the dock out to another boat in the middle of the sea. The hull was glass enclosed so we could sit 5 ft. under and see fish, rays, sharks, and a shipwreck. The boat trips to and from the see-sub amounted to a harbor tour. It was a short day with the ship sailing at 2. We made it back in time for lunch and were thrilled to see our luggage at our door before we sailed. (Flight screw-ups the day before caused our luggage to miss the boat and had us sweating --literally-no shorts. lol)
In San Juan we took the bus tour of the old and new areas of the city. Boring, except for the fort.