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Old September 27th, 2003, 07:55 PM
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Default Atlantis Submarine

I would like to hear from people who have taken the Atlantis Subramine tour that Royal Carribean offers. We are sailing on The Explorer of the Sea Oct. 11-18, and we are wondering what excursions we should book. I have back problems, so am especially concerned what I can do.
Would appreciate hearing from someone (or better lots of cruisers).
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Old September 28th, 2003, 07:04 AM
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We thoroughly enjoyed the Atlantis in Cozumel. It gave my wife a first hand look at the underwater world I've been enjoying all these years. To some, it may be just an expensive glass-bottom boat, but we loved it.

As to back problems, you have to go up and down a steep ladder with about 10 steps to get into and out of the submarine. There are railings and people there to assist you. Hope this helps.

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Old September 28th, 2003, 09:07 AM
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We did the Atlantis Submarine in Grand Cayman, and it was fascinating seeing the underwater world. However, 2 points; one already mentioned was the ladder into and out of, and two, if you are the least bit claustrophobic, don't do it, because you are crammed in like sardines and I found it very hot and stuffy. I had a mini panic attack and an asthma attack when I got off that thing!


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Old September 29th, 2003, 04:57 PM
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My husband and I did the Atlantis Submarine tour, on a cruise we took to Hawaii one year.
I have claustrophobia and asthma, but I really wanted to do this tour and when we got there, there were a group of kindergarten kids going on the submarine. I looked at my husband and said, well if they can do it, I'm going to give it a try. I did and didn't have any problems and really enjoyed it;, but having done it once, I probably won't do it again. I wasn't worried about my asthma (as I always carry an inhaler) but the claustrophobia was the thing that was worrying me....but like I said, I didn't have a problem. I've gotten stuck in an elevator before, so if I can help it, I don't do elevators at all. This helps me on the cruise ships, as I always take the stairs and feel that maybe I'm working off some of the food that I'm eating.
Happy Cruising.....Anita
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Old October 2nd, 2003, 08:29 AM
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Does anyone have any suggestions for tours that don't require a lot of walking or standing? I would like to see the Islands, but a bad back doesn't permit me to do either for very long.
Thanks, Lou
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