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by Leslie
May 30, 2002

My boyfriend and I took this cruise as a mini-vacation. We had a fabulous time and of course, spent a little too much at the bar. My only complaints were that the food (especially at dinner) could have been a little better and that the ship was very crowded (not really a complaint...more of an observation.) Our room was fine. It wasn't luxurious, but we didn't spend that much time in there.

Being only a three-day cruise, we only had one day in Nassau before returning to Port Canaveral. We decided to go snorkeling on our own, rather than through the cruise line. We went to Stuart Cove's on the other side of the island (you can take a bus). This was really fun and a great trip for those of you who aren't really interested in shopping. You can go to the Welcome Center right around the corner from where the ships dock and tell them you want to go to Stuart Cove's. They call them for you and pick up for the late trip is 12 p.m. (be prepared for a somewhat bumpy and long ride...perfect time to take a nap). They have a website if you want more info (that's how I found out about them beforehand). Also, be sure not to skip at least a walk-through of Atlantis in Nassau. The aquariums are pretty amazing!

One other hint...using the internet on board is very expensive. I used it twice for about 20 minutes total and it cost us $25.

This is a great trip for a first cruise or for a somewhat pricey weekend getaway.