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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:52 pm    Post subject: Nassau Mini Tour Reply with quote

This last cruise was my sixth trip to the Bahamas but my first to Nassau. Due to a storm in Coco Cay we stayed two days here.

Nassau is somewhat overwhelmed by the Atlantis Resort as its massive buildings dominate the skyline and can be seen from many of the islands attractions. It is visible from sea thirty miles out or more.

Nassau is more modern than most of the other Caribbean islands and a very busy port when the cruise ships are in. There were five in when we visited including the largest in the world “Oasis of the Seas”. The streets were flooded with over fourteen thousand visitors.

The inside of the Atlantis is stunningly beautiful and the grounds are amazing. Our guide reported the original buildings cost over eight hundred million to build. It was a highlight of the trip but my favorite was the Queens Staircase. Slaves carved the sixty six steps out of the rock. A waterfall is alongside the steps. Those who enjoy fortifications will appreciate Fort Fincastle and Fort Charlotte.

Cabs, vans and carriages wait in vast numbers at the pier to take passengers on mostly reasonable tours. We paid $25 for three hours of sights and entertainment provided by our driver Anthony who called himself a king and dressed as such.

Nassau is not for everyone but is interesting to visit at least once.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really impressive, Tim. Thanks. I have looked into staying at Atlantis, but was blown away by the price. Maybe after I win the lottery...
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