Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Norwegian Cruise Lines
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old March 16th, 2004, 02:40 PM
NC NC is offline
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 49
Default excursions on the Florida/Bahamas, Dawn

Going On the Dawn 5-l6, would like some imput on the excursions both in Florida and Nassau.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old March 16th, 2004, 03:02 PM
Asealady
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: excursions on the Florida/Bahamas, Dawn

We went on the Duck Tour in Miami. Was the best excursion I ever went on from the cruise ship. In first stop in FL, we went to Universal. We have been to Nassau so much, we just go to beach or shop and walk around. I
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old March 16th, 2004, 03:03 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 397
Default Re: excursions on the Florida/Bahamas, Dawn

I have only done the Universal Studios excursion and it went smoothly (except for a bus mishap).

I have been to Nassau 3 times so I know alot about that island. What I do know is that the excursions are overpriced - you can do mostly all of them on your own for half the price.

If you need any help - let me know! : )
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old March 16th, 2004, 06:10 PM
BillG
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Re: excursions on the Florida/Bahamas, Dawn

We are on the Dawn on March 28. My question is how far are taxis from the ship in Nassau? We would like to follow your suggestion, but are somewhat limited in how far we can walk. Thanks in advance.
Billg
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old March 16th, 2004, 08:22 PM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 21
Default Re: excursions on the Florida/Bahamas, Dawn

Hi There, I am going with my three children and have signed up for the Indian River hike/kayak for the first stop, and the Dolphin encounter in Nassau. The Dolphin encounter was $100 each. Do you think I could buy it for less with out the cruise people? Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old March 16th, 2004, 08:28 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 397
Default Re: Re: Re: excursions on the Florida/Bahamas, Dawn

BillG:

The taxis are right at the end of the pier waiting for the passengers - not a long walk at all.


Lucky:

As far as the dolphin encounter, I think that is an excursion that is exclusively for cruiseline excursions - I could be wrong so if anyone has anymore info, it would be appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old March 16th, 2004, 08:53 PM
AP
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: excursions on the Florida/Bahamas, Dawn

i'm just kind of interested in going to see the Atlantis hotel, does anyone know how much it is for a taxi over there, and can you walk around the hotel and get a good idea of what its like I heard it is phenominal and just want to see it, any suggestions?
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old March 17th, 2004, 05:03 AM
Asealady
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: excursions on the Florida/Bahamas, Dawn

A taxi ride was 4 dollars to that hotel. Yes, you can walk around. It was awesome! You can also take a ferry, forgot how much it was. But, it was cheap.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old March 17th, 2004, 05:22 AM
mommyof2
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: excursions on the Florida/Bahamas, Dawn

Lucky

My husband & I went to the Bahamas 4 years ago and did the dolphin encounter (we did not cruise) and from what I remember it was about $100.00 per person, swimming with them was more, maybe $150-$200.00. The experience was great. They also videotape the entire encounter and you can purchase the tape in the gift shop along with individual pictures they take of you with the dolphin. Have fun!
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old March 17th, 2004, 05:55 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Eastern Pennsylvania
Posts: 108
Default Re: excursions on the Florida/Bahamas, Dawn

We did the airboat Everglades tour out of Miami and it was a lot of fun. Had done most of the stuff at Canaveral so took the pontoon boat one. We enjoyed that, but it was nothing spectacular - nice homes to see, and we did see birds, one porpoise, and two manatee's (well, their noses at least ).
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old March 17th, 2004, 10:23 AM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 11
Default Re: excursions on the Florida/Bahamas, Dawn

NC,
I am going to be on that cruise too. This will be my second time on board the Dawn. It was great last year. I am going to start a roll call to see if anyone else is going to be on board.

BillG,
As 525600 said, the taxis are right at the end off the pier. I would say that the walk on the pier is at the most .5 miles. Hope this isn't too far. If it is, you might be able to get some to help you with a wheelchair. Not sure about that though.

Lucky,
Go to www.dolphinswims.com. It sounds like the same excursion as the ship offers. The encounter is $75. There is also a Swim with the Dolphins, which is $145. You would probably want to check with them to make sure the tour would be done before 2:00 if you do it on your own.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old March 19th, 2004, 10:50 AM
JH
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: excursions on the Florida/Bahamas, Dawn

In Miami we did the excursion that takes you to the Fountainbleu resort, which was really nice. We had a cabana and we had full access to the pools, beach etc. There is also an outdoor bar/grill for lunch and drinks.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old March 20th, 2004, 03:28 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 488
Default Re: Re: excursions on the Florida/Bahamas, Dawn

The taxi takes you right to the door of the atlantis, the ferry drops you off and you have to walk a distance to the atlantis. taxi is better.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old March 20th, 2004, 08:19 PM
Nova
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: excursions on the Florida/Bahamas, Dawn

IM going on the dawn 5/16, found someone else going, cool!
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old March 20th, 2004, 08:20 PM
Nova
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: excursions on the Florida/Bahamas, Dawn

Btw I have been on her before so if u have questions, email me.
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old March 22nd, 2004, 10:30 AM
crussininapril
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Re: excursions on the Florida/Bahamas, Dawn

For Asealady...did you find you had enough time at Universal? We are going April 18-25 a very popular week for school vacationers. Just wondering if there would be enough time with the long lines?
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old March 22nd, 2004, 11:28 AM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 397
Default Re: Re: Re: excursions on the Florida/Bahamas, Dawn

CruisininApril:

I also did Universal and we did have plenty of time for the rides (we were able to go around the park twice). But I am not sure how busy it will be when you go (I am also going on the April 18-25 cruise but I am going to Disney this time).
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old March 22nd, 2004, 01:23 PM
Chrisobrn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: excursions on the Florida/Bahamas, Dawn

We went to the Seaquarium in Miami....FANTASTIC!!!!!!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
bahamas, cruise, excursion, excursions, flbahamas, florida, line, ncl, norwegian, walk

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Recommended Excursions for Kids - Bahamas and Florida? L333H Norwegian Cruise Lines 6 December 13th, 2008 08:29 PM
NCL Florida/Bahamas Shore Excursions travelgip Shore Excursions 1 November 2nd, 2006 06:36 PM
Review of Dawn -- Florida and Bahamas-- 10/22 to 10/29. 525600 Norwegian Cruise Lines 6 November 1st, 2006 12:45 PM
norweign dawn to Florida&Bahamas at the end of August. xo8laurz9ox Teen Cruisers 0 June 22nd, 2005 09:08 PM
NCL Dawn: Florida and Bahamas shore excursion released! Robyn525600 Norwegian Cruise Lines 0 April 4th, 2003 11:16 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:17 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1