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Old 03-25-2013, 11:14 AM   #91
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Is anyone going to do Nassau excursions? Which ones are you doing & did you schedule them through Disney?

Our original plan was to wonder around the shops near the port for a couple hours then get back on the boat. This is what my husband and I did on our honeymoon Disney cruise in 2000 and while aware of our surroundings still felt perfectly safe. Now I've been reading on the DIS & else ware to NOT GO INTO NASSAU! Tourists are being robbed at gunpoint & the way they make it sound is that it's running rampant. I want my kids (11 & 9) to experience Nassau, but the excursions were alot of $$$ for something we don't really want to do anyway. I think my boys would be just as happy wandering around Atlantis. With it being April, the water will be too cold to swim at their water park & I want to save our beach day for CC.

So...What are y'all doing? I'd love to hear ideas.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:27 AM   #92
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Is anyone going to do Nassau excursions? Which ones are you doing & did you schedule them through Disney?

Our original plan was to wonder around the shops near the port for a couple hours then get back on the boat. This is what my husband and I did on our honeymoon Disney cruise in 2000 and while aware of our surroundings still felt perfectly safe. Now I've been reading on the DIS & else ware to NOT GO INTO NASSAU! Tourists are being robbed at gunpoint & the way they make it sound is that it's running rampant. I want my kids (11 & 9) to experience Nassau, but the excursions were alot of $$$ for something we don't really want to do anyway. I think my boys would be just as happy wandering around Atlantis. With it being April, the water will be too cold to swim at their water park & I want to save our beach day for CC.

So...What are y'all doing? I'd love to hear ideas.

We are staying on the boat. I read all the scary stuff and decided not to go into Nassau. The excursions are all so expensive and we want to go to Magic Kingdom for 1 day when we disembark, so we are saving our money for that.

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Old 03-25-2013, 02:58 PM   #93
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Is anyone going to do Nassau excursions? Which ones are you doing & did you schedule them through Disney?

Our original plan was to wonder around the shops near the port for a couple hours then get back on the boat. This is what my husband and I did on our honeymoon Disney cruise in 2000 and while aware of our surroundings still felt perfectly safe. Now I've been reading on the DIS & else ware to NOT GO INTO NASSAU! Tourists are being robbed at gunpoint & the way they make it sound is that it's running rampant. I want my kids (11 & 9) to experience Nassau, but the excursions were alot of $$$ for something we don't really want to do anyway. I think my boys would be just as happy wandering around Atlantis. With it being April, the water will be too cold to swim at their water park & I want to save our beach day for CC.

So...What are y'all doing? I'd love to hear ideas.
I believe we are going to do one of the blue lagoon excursions. I have a friend that said they loved it and I have read almost all positive things about these excursions.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:40 PM   #94
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I looked into the Shallow Water Dolphin Experience at Atlantis through DCL. I like the idea that Disney would be "on the hook" for our transport (& safety) while in Nassau. However, for the 4 of us to spend a total of 30 minutes in cold water with a dolphin it will cost $670. On top of that, you have to pay for the souvenir photo! My DH thinks my concern is for naught & we'll be fine just wandering through the port shops. I must say, he's always the worrier - I never am, but when it involves my kids & their safety....

I DID read on here where a family printed their own free walking tour map & it sounded as though they had a really nice experience. I may take their lead.
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Smile Nassau

I didn't sign up for the excursions. They were all very expensive and from what I read the area isn't the best around town. We may get off and take the water taxi just to see Atlantis and return to the ship to enjoy the activities on board.
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We may get off and take the water taxi just to see Atlantis and return to the ship to enjoy the activities on board.
Ahh! Now see...I didn't realize there was a water taxi to Atlantis! We will definitely be on it!! Thanks for letting me know. I'm assuming it's (water taxi) just something you can go do without an advanced reservation.
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I have never heard of this water taxi? Can you tell me details please?
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I'm sure Sandra would be better able to tell us about the water taxi since she's the one who originally mentioned it, but after reading her post I did a quick Google/YouTube search for "water taxi from nassau to Atlantis". According to Google it seems pretty inexpensive & the YouTube video I saw made it seem right up our alley. I'm planning on stopping by AAA on Monday to get more info on Nassau.
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What Port Arrival Time did everybody get?
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What Port Arrival Time did everybody get?
I got 12:00-12:30!!!
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I got 12:00-12:30!!!
We got 12-12:30 as well.
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How do you find out port arrival time?
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Hi All,
We just booked our trip today and are so excited!! LOVE LOVE LOVE DCL. I'm scrolling through some of the posts and am wondering if I have missed the deadline for FE? Also is there a meet up time for the group?
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:50 PM   #105
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Just found the deadline for FE. So sorry we missed it This is our 4th cruise and we were able to book last minute. It will be myself, DH and our DD's ages 8 and 11. Our girls will not know we are going on a cruise until we arrive at port. Not sure if we will be able to keep it quiet, but going to try. Will be going through the rest of the thread to see if I missed any other good info.
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