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mopeygoff's Port Reviews of Port Canaveral, Nassau
Grandeur of the Seas cruise in August 2014
Member Name: mopeygoff
Cruise Date: August 2014
Embarkation: Baltimore
Destination: Bahamas
Member Review: mopeygoff's Grandeur of the Seas Review
Port Canaveral
Cocoa Beach Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

Our first stop, Port Canaveral, we chose to do the beach day. Getting off the ship was a breeze, but then we boarded the bus. The bus had a broken air conditioner. Heat and no air conditioning is a bad combination for northerners like us. My fiancee felt like she was going to pass out and we barely made it to the 7-11 next door to the drop off point. We had to buy a bunch of water and rehydrate and stand in the air for a while before we could go down to the beach. The return trip had air conditioning, so that was fine.

There was a rental place right on the beach. The people were super friendly. You could rent an umbrella, 2 chairs, and a boogie board for $40 (total, you get $10.00 back).

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Atlantis Aquaventure Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

Next up was Nassau. We chose to do the Atlantis Aquaventure. By the time we got to the waterpark, we called it the "Atlantis Walkaventure". There was around 200 of us going to Atlantis. So we disembarked the ship, was made to stand on the pier in the heat and humidity for about 20 minutes before boarding the "bus". The trip over was fine. We disembarked the bus, and was made to wait for 2 more busses in the blazing Nassau heat and humidity until we finally started moving toward what we expected was the water park. Instead, we got an hour tour of the property in the heat. And while I was impressed at the beauty of the hotel and property, we did not pay for a tour: We paid to play in the water park. We finally left the group and took off on our own. It was amazing that we found our way back to the busses in approximately 15 minutes and that included a stop to look at the sting rays and sea turtles. We got a 20% refund because we complained about losing an hour at the park because of a tour that was not mentioned in the description when we booked the excursion. The waterpark itself was pretty fun, I just wish we had that hour back because we only got 3 total hours (we paid for 4). The lines were pretty short, we got to ride all the slides, sometimes even two and three times.

The ride back was nice. The driver took us on a brief tour of Nassau. I had been to Nassau a few times and didn't ever hear of the places he showed us. Next time I will have to visit on foot and check the places out.

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