by jhagen Bahamas September 18, 2006
A fine cruise for the price. Had enough time in each port to do what we wanted. No tours, just walked around Key West and to Atlantis in Nassau (had been to both ports before).
Okay, down to the stuff I hope will help you if you take this one. JaxPort web site says it is open at 10 AM for parking etc. We arrived at 11:10 (we live in Orange Park, south of JAX) Parked in the parking lot ($12/day) and jumped on a golf cart type wagon taking us to the ship. (The ship is close enough to walk to) Checked two bags, and went right to the check in counter (make sure your Nassau immigration paper is filled out ahead of time or you will be stopped till you do), After a quick check in we joined a pretty long line and waited for boarding to begin at 11:30.
On the ship and having lunch by 12. Tip – they say you can not go to the room till 1 PM, but we went to our cabin and dropped off our hand carried luggage (just two small pieces)
Had great entertainment shows and the best dance band I have seen in 8 cruises. (Black Jack Band) Very good menu selection and the only bad thing, is that the ship was COLD. Really COLD. We had not taken any sweaters nor long sleeves and ended up taking our beach towel to the lounges to keep warm. Be aware – take a wrap….Jan is now getting over her cold which we presume started on board.
Debarkation went well, we carried all our bags off (self assist they call it) and left the ship at 7:30, through immigration and at our vehicle by 8:10. (Walked to parking) Understand others who did not carry their luggage were off the ship by 8:30 or so.
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Dick and Jan.