I have read a few posts about the Atlantis excursion from the ship. Here is my situation...3 day cruise & will not consider booking at the Comfort Inn (don't even bother bringing it up)! I am travelling with DH, DS (12) and DD (9) and my not so active parents (in their 60s). My kids want to go so badly, but is their really enough time to get the full experience of the Atlantis from the cruise ship??? It will cost us about $1,300 for the day (including the dolphin swim). We do have the option of going to Discovery Cove once back in Orlando as the dolphin swim is a MUST DO for this vacation for my DD (9). I am a grown woman who makes big decisions every day, but this one is driving me nuts! As I am writing this I am so grateful that this is the biggest obstacle that I face today...we are so blessed!