For those of us that have been to Atlantis before it is not what it once was and it shows. when we first got there all the bathrooms were closed at the water park & none of the staff was aware of it. later some of the restrooms opened but again the staff was the last to know when & where. While we were there 1/2 of the rides were closed for what ever reason. My son who used to always love to go there said to me he wouldn't want to go there any more because of it's condition. Save your money & lets go elsewhere dad.
Water park is awesome but because it's so big, you'll have difficulty keeping track of small children or children who need adult supervision. So, it will turn into a work day for many parents. Takes 20 minutes to walk from front door of hotel to water park area!
The lack of organization around getting guests the waivers signed & wristbands then finally to the bus is always frustrating. Disney does this piece way better than RC, so expect an hour wait between arriving at the meeting spot and walking to the bus that takes you to Atlantis. Bring hats, sunscreen, snacks, and water for while you wait for this painful process. Once they finally walk the group to a bus, you are home free, and it's a fantastic excursion. Great way to spend the day and worth the steep price overall. You can skip the "tour" of Atlantis, more of a sales pitch, so once you get there just grab a towel and head right for the waterpark/pools. Plenty of things to do for all age groups, even the little ones. Food & drink is easy to get. Lazy River/Rapids are super fun for anyone 5 and over. Daredevils can zig where others zag and catch the huge fast water slides, but the rest of us bypass that and lazy river on....
I don't recommend it if you have small children, the only thing they have is a water park, the one on the cruise is better. They need to be 42 inches to ride the water slides, so we lost our time and it was very very crowded.... To expensive for what it is!
We don't typically take an excursions in Nassau, as we've been so many times, but we decided to enjoy the waterpark this time. It was nice and we had a great time. One thing, as we were leaving to head back to the ship, a taxi driver pretended like she was with the cruise line and started to gather a group of people. When we questioned her taxi vs the bus we had come to the resort on, she said "Oh, you want the bus, that's down there," pointing to our drop off location. The other people she had gathered were also with the tour and wasn't looking to pay the taxi. I guess it's a lesson learned to be aware and ask questions
We were unable to make original port due to weather. They told us at the absolute last min. NASTY! Atlantis is in need of repair. We did the water adventure which was OK for our son. He loved it. We could not stand another day on that ship. It was good to get off and see something other than the ship.
Cheaper than Carnival and we were free to take advantage of the full day instead of following the cruise line schedule for shore excursions. This was an awesome resort and the kids had a great time. We spent all day in the massive pool and the Atlantis beach. We had lunch at the resort which was pretty costly, but the food was good and service was great. We went back to the water park after lunch and went back to the water park and did the huge water slides, and the lazy river. If you have kids that like water parks, then this is the shore excursion for you.
Water Park, what's no to love? There were a few good slides, some nice palm trees, but chairs were hard to find. Even when in front of a restaurant I couldn't figure out which one it was, no names? no map of the park either?
We really enjoyed this excursion. Its very expensive but we really enjoyed the beach, the aquarium and the aqua park. It was really clean and it was a great day. I would bring my kids the next time. They only take Credit Cards, no cash.
Atlantis was very pretty! We enjoyed the day, but they should make it more clear that kids have to be 48 in to ride ANY of the slides. We took my daughter and she was 3 in too short and couldnt do anything besides the little kid pool that had a couple of slides- that part sucked and we wouldnt have spent all of the money had we known!
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