Port reviews and tips for 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) on 2017-02-04.
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Departs at 4:30pm - Feb 04, 2017
"Getting in a day early made for a stress free start to the vacation." - Cruiser68549518
"I really like sailing out of Port Everglades. Royal Caribbeans Terminal 18 is a breeze to get through for embarkation and disembarkation. Most of the hotels are fairly close so it's not a long ride to the port." - jshea
"Always arrive a day before the cruise-makes the cruise departure day much nicer. Just hung out at the hotel." - jbracy54769586
Nassau, Bahamas Arrives at 7:00am - Feb 05, 2017, Departs at 2:00pm - Feb 05, 2017
"My family and I had a blast. I will not come on here or any other site and bash such a beautiful island. I had fun, my husband had fun, and our daughters had fun.. We walked to the free beach (junkanoo) and soaked in the sun all day and walked back, bought some items and took alot of pictures. Being w my family and the sun alone was all we needed to have a great time. It was raining and cold back home (north of Chicago) Yes, we were asked to buy items and asked if we wanted to go on excursions, but it didn't bother me. I mean the people there make their money off of us, so of course they will ask and ask and ask. I mean we are there to see the island and to spend money. Anyone coming to this island, enjoy yourselves. Take alot of pictures, try the food, walk in the water and just enjoy it. There are so many people who have never even left their home state, and here we are on a island with beautiful people. Stay positive and enjoy it, bc before you know it, you'll be back at home, at work, and wishing you were back. 😉" - Hellokitty13
"I have been to this port numerous times and have done Atlantis twice, once with a beach day. I was never a huge fan of coming to this port so when our last vacation has Nassau on the itinerary, we decided to book an actual excursion through the ship. After looking at reviews online, we decided to try out the Blue Lagoon Beach Day. They also had options for more expensive experiences such as dolphin, stingray or sealion interactions. We opted for the beach day and I am so glad we did. When you first arrive on their boat, you dock directly beside the dolphins and the staff took it upon themselves to do some tricks with the dolphins. My 4 year old especially loved it. There were opportunities to pay additional costs for other experiences and we decided to pay 20$ for a dolphin kiss for my 4 year old and a sealion kiss for myself. After this, my sister-in-law and I were approached by staff to participate in a training session with the dolphins FOR FREE! We got into the water with 5 new dolphins who they have been working with for future dolphin interaction excursions. It was not a traditional dolphin swim, but a learning session for the dolphins themselves to get use to guests, such as ourselves. Amazing experience! Amazing facility! Amazing beach! Highly recommended. " - kayate11
"This was our fourth time visiting Nassau and we enjoyed it just as much this time as we did the first time. I know some people say the island is dirty and the people are pushy and rude. I'm sorry but if you can't find beauty in Nassau you aren't looking hard enough (pictures to follow review). I actually thought the people were a lot less pushy this time as well. Every time we were approached to take a tour or buy something and we said no thank you, they told us to have a great day in Nassau, no one was rude. We booked a day pass at the British Colonial Hilton and it was great! The hotel was beautiful, the beach was amazing and the food and drinks were very tasty. We were lucky enough to be in port from 8 AM to 5 PM so we stayed at the hotel until around 2 PM and then headed off to do a little shopping. We also walked up to the Queens Staircase and Fort Fincastle. It was a heck of a hike on a hot summer day, but the beautiful view from the top was definitely worth the climb. We have visited many different places and took different excursion while in Nassau and everything we did this time was a first for us. Looking forward to the next time because there is always something new to do is Nassau!" - MrsPope14
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Arrives at 10:00am - Feb 07, 2017, Departs at 7:00pm - Feb 07, 2017
"I was very excited to visit St Thomas in December shortly after it started receiving cruise ships again in the wake of 2017 hurricanes. I'm very happy with the progress that has been made. The lush green foliage has returned and you can see the energy and life of local residents has returned.
I visited Magens Bay and it looks as beautiful as it always has. I ate at the Green House in downtown Charlotte Amalie, a restaurant I have visited many times in the past and once again enjoyed my favorite lunch, a blackened Mahi salad.
The duty shops both downtown and at Havensight mall were all open.
From a distance much of St Thomas is back to normal. There is no mistaking there are signs of hurricane damage in places and there remains a lot of activity to restore power to more residents every day.
I overheard shipmates who only focused on the damage they could seek to find. I chose to focus on the beauty of St Thomas and it's residents who are ready and eager to greet us.
St Thomas is back and ready for cruise ships and it's getting better everyday. " - twangster
"1 word. Beautiful. Go to Magen's Bay beach. " - schnettmate
"The island was starting to evacuate and understandably many things were closed. We ate lunch at Glady's Cafe and it was amazing. Very sad to see the damage from Irma. Hope to return soon to help boost their economy." - jmccam
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