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Old March 5th, 2006, 09:43 AM
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We have booked this thru the cruise line (scared of being left behind). I hear some do not book with the cruise line. What is the advantages/disadvantages of booking the excursion with the cruiseline vs going there on your own?? I would imagine it is extremely crowded. Thanks!
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Old March 5th, 2006, 05:48 PM
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The dig is about a 15 min. ride from the port. We made it in 15 minutes in a taxi during a parade. The taxi just went in the parade and passed.
Anyway this tour moves fast. We did a self tour and took our time.
It was great. The only concern about time and missing the sailing would be if you got deeply involved with the casino. We did a little casino, the dig, and some shopping at Atlantis. We still had time to shop in port area.
We were on the Liberty and had at least 6 hours.
Have fun.
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you can definatley do this one on your own. You just grab a cab - either land or water, zip over to Paradise Island - its about 15-20 minutes, tops. You enter the casino, you will find a kiosk for the Aquarium, buy your ticket and tour it at your leisure. If you do it on your own as opposed to using the cruise line tour,, you can do it on your own time, you don't have to wait for your tour time, wait for the vans/bus to be loaded and you save $$. Just budget your time wisely.
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