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jozni85's Port Reviews of St. Maarten,, Nassau
Norwegian Epic cruise in April 2013
Member Name: jozni85
Cruise Date: April 2013
Embarkation: Miami
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Member Review: jozni85's Norwegian Epic Review
St. Maarten
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
When you get off the ship you can either take water taxi ($7 roundtrip) or walk to downtown and beach area and we took a taxi which was fine.

Be prepared, when you get off the ship you will be approached by probably a dozen people trying to get you to do this or that, give you money, etc. The big thing is the jewellry stores there.

We rented a beach chair for $15 a day from a lady on the boardwalk. She showed us a chair but came back and got mad at us when we moved to the front row by the water because apparently they cost more which she did not advertise.

The beach and water is beautiful, relatively warm and clean.

After spending some time swimming we went shopping a little bit and ate lunch and the Blue Bitchin' Bar (or something like that). It was great food and drinks and good entertainment. I would definitely recommend this place!

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Nassau
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
Be prepared to pay to get off the ship. After getting off the ship you have to pay $6 each to go actually get in Nassau for shopping. The lines were long and we felt like cattle.

Once we got off the ship, we took a very crowded Ferry to the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island and bought a Waterpark pass for ~$260 for two of us. Had a lot of fun but I don't think I would go back to Atlantis. It was definitely worth seeing but there's a lot of people, it's expensive and kind of a little fake. There's a man made beach and fake rocks everywhere.

We left Atlantis after a couple of hours at the waterpark and pools and went to the shopping area for a little bit.

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