Is Atlantis worth it?

                  I have heard and read lot about Atlantis to me it sounds like a amusement park with an aquarium . Don't  care for water slides and water parks. But the Aquarium sounds amazing. But with the short time in port would thier be time? I am also thanking of going to the Queen Stair case, and Castle. Also heard thier is pirate museum.
I be traveling with my mother. My brother and is wife and thier son. We are going in December. My mother will be turning 68 on the cruise.  
My sister in law wants to go to Atlantis. But the rest of us well we are not so sure. 

                

Tags: Caribbean Atlantis Nassau Bahamas Bahama Islands

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Didn't do much for us.   That's not helpful, I know.   Went with my wife and my folks....We didn't (and still don't) consider ourselves as geezers....but its more geared towards the younger set...much younger....Part of cruising is all about learning experiences..you guys just might say we were crazy and you loved it...

You are right in that Atlantis is basically an amusement park. We enjoyed floating on the lazy river and swimming with and meeting the dolphins. The aquarium is ok but not earth shattering and certainly (in my opinion) worth the cost. There are many other things to see and if an amusement park is not your thing you are better off not doing Atlantis. All depends on what you want.

Thanks,  I am more into history and culture than amusement parks. I am in my 40s.  Know my newphe will not get on the water slides or an rides he is scared of hights. 

We did a tour of Nassau that included the aquarium at Atlantis. A very nice spot but expensive.

Everyone enjoys different things so what is worth the cost to one person, could be considered a waste of money to another. If it’s something that you think you would enjoy after looking at the Atlantis website, internet photos and reading a variety of reviews, then it will likely be a fun filled day that you’re going to remember for ever.

 

My son and his partner recently visited the Atlantis in Dubai - his company builds the waterparks (and slides on cruiseships), and they loved it.

Maybe this is one of the times your group splits up to do different things.   Everyone reports back during dinner and next visit you'll consider trying the other thing.  This is one of the beauties of cruising (from my perspective), not everyone in a group has to do everything together and you are still together for the adventure.  You learn more about all the places you visit and have more to share when you are together.  Something to consider?

I agree with AuntPinkie.  You can split up and each member of your group can follow his/her interests.  Atlantis is expensive but if you think that you will get your money's worth out of the experience, do it.  Otherwise, see something else in Nassau.  I love lazy rivers, though.

We went there when I was younger. It was a great experience. We stayed in the tower with the huge aquarium (don't remember off hand what it's called.) My dad and sister loved the water slide. The water there is gorgeous.

We did a tour of Nassau to include a stop at Atlantis.  IMO, it would be a waste of money for our family.  We enjoyed the Queen's staircase and other local sites.  There are numerous tour guides available as you get off the ship and if you are on a private tour with your own group, they will tailor the tour to what you are interested in.

 

I guess I would go with what everyone else is saying about Atlantis. We have been there several times, but I have no desire to go back. We have found other hotels just as nice, and not so massive. Do not waste your time going to the Pirate Museum. We went there, and we were done with the tour in 5-10 minutes. We are like, "what just happened". We spent a lot of money for the tickets, and in and out in no time. It definitely was not worth it. We went in the summer months, and the guy dressed up like a pirate was so hot, we thought he was going to pass out from heat exhaustion. Whatever you do, have a great time!! :)

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