Heading out in early March down to Coco Cay and Nassau. We're really looking forward to Atlantis (partially because I love to gamble and also the aquarium). Can someone tell me if the swimming area at Atlantis is open/available to passengers of RCL?
the last i knew you had to be a guest at the hotel. I do not know if you can still buy a day pass $$$. Check out ships excursions to see if they offer a day pass that includes use of the beach/water park. You can do the casino and The Dig on your own without an excursion, all you need to do is grab either a land cab or water taxi.
I was browsing the RCI website and saw an Atlantis excursion where you could use the pool and beach and tour the aquarium, but it was pretty expensive.
When we went in '05, we just took the water taxi over (I think it was $6) and walked right into the casino. After we gambled, we walked around outside and took some pictures, and nobody said anything to us. The pool and beach looked nice, but to me, not worth a few hundred dollars for a few hours.
I went to Nassau in May, and we took a water taxi over to the Atlantis area, which was 3.00pp one-way, and we had too walk a ways to get to the hotel area, so consider that if it's really hot. Sometimes it's just best to take a taxi because they will take you right to the front door of the place you want to visit. We asked the staff at the Atlantis hotel if we could by a day pass for us to utilize their facilities. They told us we could pay $100.00pp for the use of their beach property and a lounge chair for the day, but not their pools. You can walk through the hotel and gamble in their casino even though you aren't a guest, but they won't let you use their pools. The hotel right down the road from the Atlantis, I forget the name lets cruise passengers use their restrooms, and they didn't charge you an entry fee to the beach, and it's the same beach that is near the Atlantis. Happy Cruising!
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You can also get a room at the Comfort Inn across the street and get day room. This allows you full access to Atlantis. As weird as it may sound I know people who do this all the time. We were suppose to do this last year, but as it turned out we just had lunch at Atlantis and went back to the ship.
I spoke to the Comfort Inn, and was told they do not do day rates for cruisers..Another poster, mentioned they got one....Please call ahead and find out..might depend on who answers the phone, I swear:(
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There's a couple of ways around this, especially if your ship is leaving late at night (not dinner time, closer to midnight).
After 6pm (give or take), the security guards for the pool areas go home. It's open season. You can walk in & swim anywhere.
Or, you can book a room at Comfort Suites or at the Atlantis for a 1 night stay, but its going to cost you a small fortune. This is what I've read over at various boards about Atlantis.
Atlantis really isn't all that, its just a small piece of Vegas mixed in with a water park that's located on a tropical beach. If you've been to Vegas, well, Atlantis isn't much different (slots are very tight which is no secret). The locals have told tourists & cruise folks to head over to that other big hotel down a ways, the big purple one. Name escapes me. Slots are alot loser.
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the casino at Atlantis is gorgeous, we played a couple of slots but spend quite a bit of time just wandering around looking at the gorgeous glass sculptures, we then took in "The Dig" which is amazing, so worth the price. After the dig we wandered around the public areas of the hotel, walked the pier where the huge yachts are did some souvenior shopping and that was our day.
Things may have changed since I was there three years ago. For a nominal fee you were allowed to use the beach, go into the casino, see the aquarium, etc. You were NOT allowed to use the pool or the water slides (through the shark tank) however. I thought it was a nice day on Paradise Island.
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We just returned from spending two weeks on Paridise Island. I called Altantis while on the island. They do give cruise passangers a discount on enjoying their pools/slides and beaches. $105.00 per day, or uintil the pool area closes at 6pm. If you were staying on the island the fee was $155.00 per day. Tickets/entry is done at the guest relations desk at the Waters Edge dinning area right down the steps from the main lobby. The fee also includes a towel & a need for a charge card for any food or drinks. No cash accepted. We were able to purchase a cruise fee entry from our lobby desk of Island activities. The water was a little chilly (not heated) in the pools/lazy river/slides due to cooler temps (February 75-80 deg) on the island. Enjoy! They have added alot more water amenties to thier grounds & its a great stop for all ages.
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If you are back from your cruise let me know what you did. We are going the same cruise the week after Easter and want to visit Atlantis, but for our family of 6, it will be almost 900$ for the day if we use the excursion- Any advise is appreciated!