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Old 05-15-2014, 04:12 PM   #61
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I'm glad to hear you had such a great day at Altantis! Booking a room at CS is definitely the way to go, especially if you have 3 or more people in your party. I wish I had thought to ask whether the extra fees could be waived since we didn't use the room. Refresh my memory -- did you book over the phone or via the web site? We booked online and the extra fees were added to our total along with tax. It's interesting that employees at Atlantis were actively checking to make sure that everyone walking through was a guest or had a pass. Someone else posted about their experience recently and said the same thing. When we were there, we walked all the way through the resort without being approached or even looked at sideways!
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Old 05-15-2014, 04:49 PM   #62
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I'm glad to hear you had such a great day at Altantis! Booking a room at CS is definitely the way to go, especially if you have more than 3 people in your party. I wish I had thought to ask whether the extra fees could be waived since we didn't use the room. Refresh my memory -- did you book over the phone or via the web site? We booked online and the extra fees were added to our total along with tax. It's interesting that employees at Atlantis were actively checking to make sure that everyone walking through was a guest or had a pass. Someone else posted about their experience recently and said the same thing. When we were there, we walked all the way through the resort without being approached or even looked at sideways!
I'm assuming the extra fees were waived. We booked directly through the Choice Hotel website. I do not have a copy of our reservation in front of me but it looked exactly like this except of course, the rate was different. At the bottom if shows you the extra fees and says they are not included in the total and must be paid directly to the hotel. We called after making the reservation and was told "no" that we would not incur additional charges since we would not be using the room but then I read conflicting information on these boards so I really wasn't sure what to expect. We were prepared to pay the additional $84 but were never asked for anything more than the $304 that was charged to our card.

We were also asked to show our wristbands before getting on most of the slides.





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Old 05-15-2014, 05:15 PM   #63
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Immediately after placing our order, Mark said that he should have gotten the NY strip instead of the ribeye since they can be fatty cuts of meat.

Bread Service-can't remember what kind



Baked potato soup



Ahi Tuna & Avocado Tower



Ribeye with compound butter



Salmon steak



Warm fingerling potato and watercress salad with a mustard vinaigrette



Sacher cake



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I don't know why the dessert pics are so BIG! I tried resizing them but it didn't help.

Mark said his potato soup was just "ok" and I enjoyed my ahi and avocado tower. Unfortunately, Mark was right about ordering the ribeye. It proved to be very fatty and he did not eat very much of it. A server realized he hadn't eaten much and offered to bring him a NY Strip since Ribeyes can be fatty. Steak number 2 was much better than the first. My salmon was wonderful. Very flaky and moist. I ADORED the fingerling and watercress salad. It was absolutely delicious. I ordered the sundae but didn't eat it because I'm just not much of an ice cream fan but nothing else appealed to me either. Mark seemed to enjoy the chocolate cake pretty good. I snuck a bite and it was pretty tasty.
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:36 AM   #64
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Big desserts sound good to me perhaps not before breakfast though. Loving your trip report, Thanks for posting
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Big desserts sound good to me perhaps not before breakfast though. Loving your trip report, Thanks for posting
Thank you and Big desserts are a good thing.
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Hi! Enjoying your trip report. Atlantis seemed like great fun! We will have to put that on our vacation list for the future.
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Hi! Enjoying your trip report. Atlantis seemed like great fun! We will have to put that on our vacation list for the future.

Thank you and We had a wonderful time at Atlantis and can't wait to visit again in the future.
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The boys came to visit during our meal but they weren't interested in eating with us. They had taken part in some kind of trivia and were excited because their team won. Immediately after they left Cabanas, they called to tell us they were grabbing pizza right outside on the pool deck.

Everyone was very nice in Cabanas and even the chefs seemed pleased that we enjoyed our meal.

We decided that we would all go see Twice Charmed since we had missed Villains the night before.

We bought some fresh popped popcorn outside of theater for the boys to enjoy during the show. We got to the theater about 10 minutes before showtime and had a very difficult time finding 4 seats together.

I honestly wasn't expecting too much from this show after reading some of the reviews but we all really enjoyed it.

I have absolutely no idea what we did after the show, probably some exploring but around 10:00-10:15 the boys had plans and Mark and I went to Match Your Mate hosted by none other than entertainment director Andy. They were having 2 for 1 specials on the drink of the day! I have to tell you, the Bahama Mama tasted so much better in here than it did on the pool deck and I will tell you why. The DoTD are prepared in large quantities in a container and dispensed as needed but in the bar in Fathoms, they are freshly made when you order them.




Sorry for the big drink picture! I'm not sure why I'm having a hard time re-sizing some of my pics.

The game was hilarious! It's almost exactly like the Newly Wed Game except they have a couple that's been married the least amount of time, the longest and a couple that's somewhere in between. We had a couple that was married 3 days and a couple than had been married 30 years! Believe it or not, the really young couple that had just gotten married, won. I think they received a bottle of champagne and a rainforest room pass. The game lasted about an hour then we headed back to the room.



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I apologize for that last page but I cannot get it rotated. I rotate it in photobucket but then when I paste it, it's not rotated.

ETA: Apparently its correct now!
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Day 3-Castaway Cay

I got up early and went to Cove Cafe for coffee before waking Mark and the boys up. I got myself a latte and Mark some kind of coffee drink that involved chocolate syrup and whipped cream.



No one seemed to be ready to get out of bed until I whipped the curtain to the veranda open. Who can sleep when you have a view like this?

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We packed our Kyss bag and everyone put on plenty of sunscreen before we headed down to Cabanas for breakfast. If you have breakfast in Cabanas you have to have the muesli. It is soooo good. I have probably already mentioned that but it is definitely worth repeating.

While enjoying breakfast, we were given instructions on where to debark and that you needed your KTTW card and ID. We hadn't gotten our ID from the room because in the past, I hadn't remembered needing ID, only KTTW cards.

We hurried back up to our rooms and grabbed our ID so that we could get off the ship and get on with our day.

We debarked, grabbed a few towels then stopped to have our picture made.




We had next to no pictures in our shutters folder so we decided to get our pics made at every opportunity just in case we decided to buy a few. The photographer ended up taking abut 4 shots and called one of them "interesting". I saw why when we looked at the pics later. My son can make some silly faces. Needless to say, the above pic was the best of the 4.

The boys with Olaf at the post office.



Sorry guys, apparently I've reached my bandwith limit with photo bucket. I will try to get this taken care of ASAP because I have lots of Castaway pics and Palo dinner pics.
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We took the tram to the second family beach. We had reserved bikes but the first order of business was to find a chair. No, we were not going to be using the chair for a little bit and maybe that's considered chair hogging BUT we did choose a chair in the back row. There is no way I could ride a bicycle holding a bag.



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