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getupgo's Port Reviews of Freeport, Nassau
Carnival Ecstasy cruise in November 2012
Member Name: getupgo
Cruise Date: November 2012
Embarkation: Port Canaveral
Destination: Bahamas
Member Review: getupgo's Carnival Ecstasy Review
Port Rating: Not Rated
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We were picked up at the ship at 9:30 a.m. in a bus. There were about 8 couples off our ship. The ride to the beach included stops for restroom breaks and the movie site for the Pirates of the Caribbean. At the beach, we kayaked over blue holes and snorkeled, then had lunch on the beach. the food was excellent but was not cooked there but brought from a local restaurant. We snorkeled over a blue hole but there weren't many fish or a coral reef. They caught the biggest lobster I have ever seen. The guide was very attentive and helpful. We then went to a national park where our guide paid our entrance fee. We did a short nature walk and were shown many plants and given a lot of information that was very interesting about them. We went to 2 caves that were really beautiful and heard the history of the island. It was a full day and worth the $99 fee. This was the East End tour. They also offer a West End tour that is supposed to have a good coral reef that I would like to go back to do. The water was the clearest I have ever seen.

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Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Booked on line. There are two pick up times and we chose 1:30 p.m. and were picked up at 12:15 p.m. exactly as instructed. They took us to the dive shop where we got on the nicest snorkel boat I have ever snorkeled from. It was very easy getting into and out of the water. We made 3 stops. One was a sunken airplane and not much of a reef or many fish. The second was fantastic. The reef was beautiful and there was a huge variety of brightly colored fish in very clear water. The 3rd was feeding sharks. We had done this tour 12 years ago and they fed them from the boat and they were much larger and it was much more exciting. Now they feed them in the water and they were pretty small reef sharks. You could get in the water or not. I didn't.
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