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Sail Date: January 2008
Our ship arrived at 7 am and left before noon, and the night before was New Year's Eve, (so by the time we got up and had breakfast it was nearly 10). We just wandered around the nearby "straw market" for a little while. A ... Read More
Our ship arrived at 7 am and left before noon, and the night before was New Year's Eve, (so by the time we got up and had breakfast it was nearly 10). We just wandered around the nearby "straw market" for a little while. A waste, really. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2008
     Our 3rd port on the cruise was Freeport, Bahamas. I was NOT impressed with this port. First of all you pull into a ship yard to dock. Not my idea of what paradise should look like. If you do not have a shore excursion booked here, ... Read More
     Our 3rd port on the cruise was Freeport, Bahamas. I was NOT impressed with this port. First of all you pull into a ship yard to dock. Not my idea of what paradise should look like. If you do not have a shore excursion booked here, do not bother getting off. There is no readily available beach when you get off of the ship. All that is on the dock is a straw market where the people were kinda rude and would heckle you. My husband, son, and Dad had a fishing trip booked for months at this port. They got off of the ship at 7:45 am to be told at 8:15am that the trip was cancelled due to wind and rough conditions. They understood, but it broke their hearts. Especially my 9yr old son that had looked forward to it for months. I will say that the staff on the dock were very accomodating by allowing them to join the excursion that my mother, my daughter, and I were going on. We had booked the Garden of the Groves and city tour. The first half of our tour took us to the Garden of the Groves. This is a beautiful place. However, I found the tour guide very boring. I would have preferred to tour it at my own leisure. This tour is certainly geared more towards senior citizens or people who are exteremely interested in information about plants and trees. Although my parents are both in their 50's and found this tour extremely boring. My mother was a floral manager in a grocery store and is an avid gardner and still felt this way. The second half of our tour took us to Port Lucaya marketplace. However, since we were with a tour we were only given an hour there. All of us were starving so of course the first thing we did was eat. That took up 20 mins so we were not left with much time to shop. Again...this is some place I would like to go on at my own leisure. All in all Freeport was not terrible but I couldn't help but wish we had visited Nassau instead. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2008
Did not get off for this port as it was very appealing at the pier. So we decided to enjoy the quiet on board the ship.
Did not get off for this port as it was very appealing at the pier. So we decided to enjoy the quiet on board the ship. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2008
Our stay in Freeport was limited to five hours instead of seven hours as the ship needed to leave for New York early again due to the Right Whale migration. We took the kids on the Dolphin Encounter tour and it was great. We needed to take ... Read More
Our stay in Freeport was limited to five hours instead of seven hours as the ship needed to leave for New York early again due to the Right Whale migration. We took the kids on the Dolphin Encounter tour and it was great. We needed to take a bus to the boat in order to get to the dolphin preserve, but it was well worth the trip. The kids and adults had a great time learning about the dolphins and getting in the water, chest deep, in order to pet and interact with them. We could not use our camera as it is not waterproof, but we bought the pictures from the tour company for a reasonable price of $10 per picture. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2009
Freeport was nice to see, but I don't feel that I would need to go back there again. We got off midmorning and took a taxi to Port Lucaya Marketplace ($5 pp one-way). When he dropped us off, our driver informed us that we would pay ... Read More
Freeport was nice to see, but I don't feel that I would need to go back there again. We got off midmorning and took a taxi to Port Lucaya Marketplace ($5 pp one-way). When he dropped us off, our driver informed us that we would pay him $10 each for round trip and he would pick us up in two and half hours. Just by the looks of the place, we could tell we wouldn't want to stay for that long, so we insisted to only pay for the one-way. He tried to tell us it would cost at least $35 to get back - not true. We paid $5 per person to get back, just like on the way over. There was lots of shopping to be done, mostly jewelry and clothing - typical cruise port stuff. We're not big into that kind of thing, so we explored the beach by the nearby Westin resort, and hopped a taxi back. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2009
My husband and I decided to do the Lucayan National Park Kayak Experience at this port. Locating the meeting spot off the ship was a little confusing-I think they need to organize this a little better. As for the kayaking itself-wish I had ... Read More
My husband and I decided to do the Lucayan National Park Kayak Experience at this port. Locating the meeting spot off the ship was a little confusing-I think they need to organize this a little better. As for the kayaking itself-wish I had a little practice beforehand. Actually, one couple in our group tipped and another couple in a different group did too. After a 90 minute trip thru the mangroves, we had a light lunch, which wasn't too bad, and went for a swim. Would have been a great day except for the fact I cut my foot on glass that was on the beach. Read Less

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