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Old May 6th, 2008, 10:15 AM
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Can someone please explain to me what the Atlantis is? I see that I can book a excursion to the Atlantis but not sure what the Atlantis is. I thought it was a hotel in the Bahamas but I must be wrong. I then thought maybe it was a water park type deal but I think I'm wrong there as well.
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The Atlantis is a hotel resort and casino on Paradise Island. It is a huge place with beach, water park, aquarium etc. Carnival has tours going there just to see it. We took a water taxi from the pier to the Atlantis and just walked around on our own. We couldnt access the beach or waterpark since we werent guests but we checked out the aquarium which was worth the entire trip. IF you are looking to kill some time that day it is a lot of fun. Love to stay there someday..
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T o access the beach and water park I would have to get a room at the Atlantis? Is it worth it? If we was to get a room for the night there do we need to let the cruise know that we would not be staying on the ship that night or is it no biggie?
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You dont have to spend the night but you can buy a day pass that lets you use all the facilities. Its a little pricey but dont know the exact rate. Just check the Carnivals shore tours program or go to the Atlantis website directly to get more info... it will be worth it..
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Here, maybe this will help you


http://www.atlantis.com/

These are prices directly through Atlantis



Discover Atlantis Aquaventure Package:
? Adult Price: $105.00
? Children (ages 4-12) Price: $75.00
? Included: Access to the Dig and other marine habitats, beaches and water park including: slides, pools, river rapids & private lagoons
? Not included: meals
? Availability: limited based on guest occupancy; sold on first come, first serve basis

Discover Atlantis Beach Day Package:
? Adult Price: $55.00
? Children (ages 4-12) Price: $30.00
? Included: The Discover Atlantis Aquarium Tour, access to west beach and all marine habitats.
? Not Included: access to pools, slides and private lagoons, meals
? Availability: limited based on guest occupancy; sold on first come, first serve basis

Discover Atlantis Aquarium Tour:
? Adult Price: $32.00
? Children (ages 4-12) Price: $22.00
? Includes: access to predator lagoon, the dig, ruins lagoon
? Not included: access to beaches, pools, slides and private lagoons, meals
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I have contacted Atlantis directly on this one folks. The day passes are available but are a first come first served basis. You absolutely can book a room with them and use all the facilties, pools etc... This usually is not to your advantage unless you have at least 2 people to your party. Carnival charges $150.00 (and no that's not a typo) for this excursion. Depending on the time of year you can book the cheapest room available for as low as $250.00. Which will cover up to 4 people. If you have more people than that in your party you can still book the room and hope to purchase the day passes for each additional person. I have a family of 5 and would NEVER pay $750.00 for the day for all of us to access the property via Carnival but we are going in Feb '09 and will absolutely be checking out room rates for that time of year! The person I spoke to at the Atlantis was well aware of past cruisers that have done this and they don''t care. They are still getting paid for their room. Hope this helps you.
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HI you need not book at the Atlantis to use the beach you can access this by going next door to the riu. the beach is free just need a towel you cannot use any chairs there. if you want to book a room check out the comfort suites they are affiliated with the atlantis you can usually get a room for the day cheaper.
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And if you plan on shopping at their shops, you better be rich. They have nothing but top of the line shops (think Beverly Hills). Shoes $150 and up.

Very, very expensive to shop. Not sure about the room rates. It's been nick named, "Playground for the Rich" by some.

I was there a month before it opened way back when. It's just a giant hotel, casino, marina with a small water park on the beach.

That is literally the only thing that island has going for them for tourism. Not much else to offer on the island.
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We were on the Celebration in October, we were in Nassau until 10pm.
Being that it was a late port, we waited until 5pm to go to Atlantis.
After 5...there is no charge to enter the grounds...we walked around by the pools, could have gone swimming if we felt like it...
We walked through the aquariums, over the rope bridge and shark ponds. walked out to the beaches, stopped in the casino etc...we toured the entire resort for no charge. sorry I can't remember what we paid for the taxi there and back, but it was well worth it.

I've been there during the day once before also, and paid 50.00 to sit on their beach and tour the aquarium.

both are good, but we got to see more at night...but didn't get to enjoy the beach since it was getting dark.
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another fun thing to do in Nassau, we went to the Breezes resort, $60.00 for a day pass - includes all drinks (including the foo foo frozen coctails)
beer, liquour, soda, etc. We used the beach, sat at the swim up bar, they had pool volley ball going, we ate at their buffet(not Carnival caliber but still ok for lunch).

I believe that Carnival also offers this as an excursion, but it was cheaper directly through the resort. We had to also pay taxi fare to get there which was about 25.00 for 2 of us.
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Last time i cruised to Nassau i waited until after dinner and took a $4 cab ride. I toured the DIGS for free. It is really cool!
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We were on the Celebration in October, we were in Nassau until 10pm.
Being that it was a late port, we waited until 5pm to go to Atlantis.
After 5...there is no charge to enter the grounds...we walked around by the pools, could have gone swimming if we felt like it...
We walked through the aquariums, over the rope bridge and shark ponds. walked out to the beaches, stopped in the casino etc...we toured the entire resort for no charge. sorry I can't remember what we paid for the taxi there and back, but it was well worth it.

I've been there during the day once before also, and paid 50.00 to sit on their beach and tour the aquarium.

both are good, but we got to see more at night...but didn't get to enjoy the beach since it was getting dark.

wakedreams, do you know if the Atlantis Aquaventure's waterparks are still open after 5pm?
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