I wanted to give this a higher rating but a couple of things happened that made me change my mind. The tour itself is fine. If you're going to Nassau and expecting a tour of the rich and famous, everything beautifully manicured, tended to, looking high end and perfect... then you'd probably be disappointed. I didn't go in thinking this way, so I was quite happy just being on the air conditioned bus, listening and watching as the tour guide Marcus would point out things to see and random bits of information. He was very friendly.
The negatives are such:
- we had a hard time finding the point to person for this tour once we got off the ship. The instructions basically just said something like "Walk out of the terminal, past the hair braiders and make a left." Welp... we did. And couldn't find the guy anywhere. So we wandered around the terminal's mini straw market until I noticed the blue and white sign that this tour guide was supposed to have. He was holding it down by his side... no way we could have seen that easily if we hadn't, at this point, been looking up and down and all around for him.
- The mini bus used is your basic bus, run down but functional... except when the AC shut down. It must have been the hottest day ever...and no A/C. Marcus the tour guide was very apologetic, it wasn't his fault after all... but a better bus would have prevented this from happening in the first place.
- As much as I enjoyed talking to Marcus the tour guide, asking questions and general banter - I was disappointed when he dropped us off at our last stop - Atlantis Hotel and gave us 30 minutes to tour the casino and the grounds. In NO WAY did we indicate that we were staying at Atlantis. In fact, when he mentioned that 12:45 would be our pickup time, I said to him "Thank you! See you then!" Meaning... we'd be returning, so that he could take us back to port area. We walked around, always conscious of the time and as I was walking back to the taxi area, I noticed our tour bus driving off!!! I looked at the time and we were definitely within the allotted time! We waited outside, thinking maybe he was just going to go make a loop and come back around for anyone he'd missed. But he never did. I asked the security official (very nice lady, Renee) if she'd noticed our bus and tour guide and she said she had... that he'd pulled up, done a rolling stop and moved on... with just 4 passengers. We were 12 total.... He must have assumed that we'd be staying, but for the life of me I have no idea why!?!?!?!?
We ended up taking a $4 taxi bus back to the port terminal. And still completely confused at to what happened and why we were left behind.
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