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Sail Date: March 2009
Yuck! I think we went there to fuel up! This port was awful! The biggest disappointment was the lack of time at the port... about four hours so you couldn't really spend time investigating Great Bahama Island to any extent. So we ... Read More
Yuck! I think we went there to fuel up! This port was awful! The biggest disappointment was the lack of time at the port... about four hours so you couldn't really spend time investigating Great Bahama Island to any extent. So we opted on a one way $15 taxi ride to a hotel to sit on the beach for an hour and a half and play in the sand with the kids. Again, warm enough to tan, but surf too rough and too cold to go in the water. Be Careful to remember that taxi pricing is group pricing. If you make a mistake and miss your taxi, you could pay $30 or more for an 11 mile trip back to the ship. Be warned! Luckily we were with our group! Freeport was a sad way to end the cruise. Sort of disappointing. I wish we had done this up front. Great Stirrup Cay was the best day of the cruise. You sort of want your best experiences toward the end. Read Less
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Sail Date: April 2009
The weather wasn't too good, and our local snorkeling excursion was canceled. We poked around the Straw market at Lucaya, and didn't like it. We then walked over to the casino which we found to be smallish, but uncrowded and ... Read More
The weather wasn't too good, and our local snorkeling excursion was canceled. We poked around the Straw market at Lucaya, and didn't like it. We then walked over to the casino which we found to be smallish, but uncrowded and pleasant. We left early, and went back to the ship. The ship docks at an industrial port. There is only a tiny straw market, a store front gift shop, and a bar there. To get to anything, you need to be on a ship excursion, or take a taxi. Sharing a cab (shuttle) with a group costs about $5.00 each way. A private ride is $27.00 plus tip. If you only want to poke around the casino and straw market, by all means take the cheaper shuttle. I spoke with another passenger who rented a moped. He and his wife seemed to enjoy that. We didn't get to go snorkeling, or out to the national park. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2009
Princess Cays is awesome - beautiful beach although very rushed, not enough time to really enjoy all the things to do. It's not in Freeport but no category for Princess Cays in Eluthra Bahamas
Princess Cays is awesome - beautiful beach although very rushed, not enough time to really enjoy all the things to do. It's not in Freeport but no category for Princess Cays in Eluthra Bahamas Read Less
Sail Date: April 2009
Unfortunately, we were not able to dock in Freeport because there was very windy weather and the water was choppy. This prevented the ship into anchoring safely in Freeport and we were subject to a "fun day" at sea. Although my ... Read More
Unfortunately, we were not able to dock in Freeport because there was very windy weather and the water was choppy. This prevented the ship into anchoring safely in Freeport and we were subject to a "fun day" at sea. Although my party and I were all disappointed that we missed out in Freeport the crew did the best they could in keeping us entertained. They hosted games, maybe not enough to contain the children that were hogging the jacuzzi, but they played music and we enjoyed the pool. In the end, we were reimbursed for the taxes that we had paid for Freeport, which turned out to be $11.00..basically two free drinks. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2009
Castaway Cay (said Key) is Disney's private island in the Bahamas. Our ship was delayed getting in because of a nasty "flood current" but Captain John fought hard and got us in there. (You could tell it was slow and ... Read More
Castaway Cay (said Key) is Disney's private island in the Bahamas. Our ship was delayed getting in because of a nasty "flood current" but Captain John fought hard and got us in there. (You could tell it was slow and difficult.) A lot of people onboard were disappointed because we got in late and, thanks to the current, many of the shore excursions were cancelled. There was still plenty to do, though, and great music and food to be had. Crab races, snorkeling, playing in the water, biking and walking around the island, lounging in hammocks at the adults only Serenity Bay. We thoroughly enjoyed our brief time here. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2009
We didn't take a shore excursion here and probably should have. You pull into an industrial ship yard, nothing around except a straw market and are only there for 4 hours. Only way to see anything is to take a $10 round trip taxi ride ... Read More
We didn't take a shore excursion here and probably should have. You pull into an industrial ship yard, nothing around except a straw market and are only there for 4 hours. Only way to see anything is to take a $10 round trip taxi ride to town, 20 minute ride they told us. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2009
We did the snorkeling our on some boat with a slide, it was definitely fun but we lost about 1 hour of time because of them running late. This stop is really a waste of time because you are only there from 7-11:30 and unless you want to ... Read More
We did the snorkeling our on some boat with a slide, it was definitely fun but we lost about 1 hour of time because of them running late. This stop is really a waste of time because you are only there from 7-11:30 and unless you want to wake up at 6 am to catch a tour (swimming was cold this early) there is nothing in walking distance except a tiny little straw market. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2009
This port was a true waste of time.  As all the tour books note, the Lucaya area is a 20-30 minute taxi ride from the port.   The market is mostly stores with typical touristy t-shirts and shot glasses with some diamond stores mixed in. ... Read More
This port was a true waste of time.  As all the tour books note, the Lucaya area is a 20-30 minute taxi ride from the port.   The market is mostly stores with typical touristy t-shirts and shot glasses with some diamond stores mixed in.   There are several places to book short boat cruises from the Lucaya market.  I would recommend making your own excursion out of this and booking something here or just skipping the port completely and staying on the ship.   Just walking around the marketplace isn't nearly entertaining enough to be worth the long commute from the port.  Better to just save your money for Nassau where you can walk from your ship to Bay Street and save the $25 one-way taxi fare.  Read Less

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