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Old October 1st, 2002, 02:07 PM
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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..
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Old October 1st, 2002, 04:04 PM
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What about going to Atlantis in Nassau? There's a website too. Looks like a great place to go! We're going next yr. with the kids. Doing the WDW/cruise pkg.

Have a great time!
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Hi Cruzncouple,
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/

Here is also a link for Atlantis:
http://www.atlantis.com/atlantis.asp

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Old October 2nd, 2002, 11:28 AM
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Pamda wrote a great article about what to see and do in San Juan. She used to live there, so you can't go wrong by her advice: http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/...ll/sanjuan.cfm

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.

My review of the Fantasy has some information about Atlantis and Nassau. http://www.cruisemates.com/Articles/.../fantasy10.cfm

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We are going to do the Atlantis Tour, I saw a special on tv about. I have to see the place. Stephanie
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Hi Stef,
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.

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Old October 6th, 2002, 12:44 PM
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Man oooo man........people are really missing out if they don't try something other than that oddity they call Atlantis.
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Gogetter....

If you think people should see something other than Atlantis when in Nassau.... what do you suggest?

Please elaborate... people may find it very helpful to have other suggestions.

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Old October 7th, 2002, 03:56 PM
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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.
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I was at the Atlantis this past Jan. and the charge to enter the seaquarium was 35.00. I thought it was worth it and I am not a lover of fish!
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Hello,

Here is one suggestion.......

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.

Also there is the yellowbird booze cruise.......
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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.
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