Atlantis Cruises are awesome on many levels, but can be a shock the first time. Here are the basic things I tell my friends...
-You can't do it all so don't even try. Atlantis plans so much you will miss something but that's ok.
-Plan on getting to bed around 2 or 3 and up at 10ish. The whole ship kinda falls into this schedule. (unless you have an early excursion)
-Try a little bit of everything. You might think you won't like a certain party theme or something but try it anyway. The comics and shows are also wonderful.
-I usually book shore excursion through the ship but that's just me.
-Say hello and smile to everyone. In the halls, at the pool, on the tender, etc. 99.9% of the guys (and girls) are wonderful. I rarely encounter attitude.
-And say hello to the Atlantis staff. They are great guys. And Rich Campbell (the owner) is very accessible if you see him.
-Sign up on AtlantisCruisers dot com.
Have a good time. And start planning your party outfits and door decorations.
-Chris in DC