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Sail Date: September 2014
I had never ridden a horse before. They started us out well, giving us a chance to get used to riding our horses around a pen before setting off up a hill. It wasn't scary, and the guides were good about telling me to keep my heels ... Read More
I had never ridden a horse before. They started us out well, giving us a chance to get used to riding our horses around a pen before setting off up a hill. It wasn't scary, and the guides were good about telling me to keep my heels pointed down and how to hold the reigns. The scary part came when we changed into our swimsuits and went out into the ocean. My boyfriend said he went on this excursion years ago and they walked through the water and back out to the "ranch" area again. Not this time. I don't know whether the guides were trying to spice things up or just were stupid, but they started driving the herd of horses we were riding back into each other by yelling. I was caught in the middle and so was my boyfriend and an older black lady who had never ridden before. The horses on either side of me banged into my legs and my horse, and I gripped my "saddle" (it's a water saddle with little to hold onto.) I held on for dear life, thinking if I slip down in between these 2,000 lb beasts and get trampled I'll get seriously hurt. It was terrifying! The lady and my boyfriend also did not like it. They turned the horses like this TWICE and I was caught in the middle clinging onto the horse TWICE! I was shaking when I was finally out of the water. I may go horseback riding again one day--but NEVER in the ocean! For first time riders it was a poor decision by the guides. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2014
We took a taxi to Port Lucaya marketplace, which is where all the main shops are. There is a taxi cab booth across the street once you debark the ship. We were charged $10 per person (roundtrip) for a 20 minute ride to Port Lucaya. Port ... Read More
We took a taxi to Port Lucaya marketplace, which is where all the main shops are. There is a taxi cab booth across the street once you debark the ship. We were charged $10 per person (roundtrip) for a 20 minute ride to Port Lucaya. Port Lucaya itself was very clean with lots of shopping booths. They had both local and commercial style shops. The locals were still fairly aggressive with sales techniques but much less so than Nassau. I noticed people were much friendlier and laid back in Freeport than in Nassau. The beach was a pretty big let down as it is very commercialized and difficult to find a place to sit down without being bothered by someone trying to sell something or without renting a chair, although walking further down we were able to find a somewhat quiet location where we were left alone for the most part. They have lots of water sports available on the beach so if you are looking for an adventure, you can find it here. I wouldn't book them through Carnival either as there are many vendors waiting for you on the beach and you can save a lot by doing it independently. Read Less
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Sail Date: March 2014
We stayed at the Grand Lucayan in Freeport while on vacation for Spring Break with our kids. We all had a fabulous time. The port was great, everyone working there checking us in was very polite and efficient, the staff at the Grand ... Read More
We stayed at the Grand Lucayan in Freeport while on vacation for Spring Break with our kids. We all had a fabulous time. The port was great, everyone working there checking us in was very polite and efficient, the staff at the Grand Lucayan were very sweet and helpful. The rooms were just right for us, the pool area was beautiful as was the amazing ocean. It was perfect. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2013
This is a commercial port and there is nothing within walking distance, you need to purchase and excursion or rent a taxi to do anything... but there is a small amount of shopping right here as well as Senor Frogs. I took my Nephew to the ... Read More
This is a commercial port and there is nothing within walking distance, you need to purchase and excursion or rent a taxi to do anything... but there is a small amount of shopping right here as well as Senor Frogs. I took my Nephew to the Sea Explorer which is a semi submersible boat... a 15 minute bus ride to Port Lucaya then a good hour on the boat.. it was great.. we seen all kinds of fish including a shark. After our excursion we had at least 2 hours of shopping which was nice and relaxing.. there is also a casino in this area. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2013
We typically choose to stay on the ship when we port at Freeport. There isn't anything there we haven't seen or experienced before and we find the vendors are too many and too pushy. I always enjoy the quiet of the ship when most ... Read More
We typically choose to stay on the ship when we port at Freeport. There isn't anything there we haven't seen or experienced before and we find the vendors are too many and too pushy. I always enjoy the quiet of the ship when most everyone is ashore. Makes for a nice relaxing time by the pool. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2013
We took the taxi ride to Port Lucaya at a rate of $5 per person each way. Nice little shopping area with a few bars, restaurants, and a plaza with entertainment. I'd visit it again.
We took the taxi ride to Port Lucaya at a rate of $5 per person each way. Nice little shopping area with a few bars, restaurants, and a plaza with entertainment. I'd visit it again. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2013
We took a cab to Port Lucaya. It was a holiday there. Black Monday so many shops were closed. Hit the beach a little, did some shopping and played in the casino.
We took a cab to Port Lucaya. It was a holiday there. Black Monday so many shops were closed. Hit the beach a little, did some shopping and played in the casino. Read Less

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