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Old 09-25-2008, 10:09 AM
drlivingston drlivingston is offline
 
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My tenure on this forum has been short, but even in my limited exposure to this website, the Bahamas excursion question seems to come up quite frequently. In my experiences with Freeport and Nassau on many cruises, my advice, if you are unfamiliar with the ports, is to stick with the cruise ship excursions. The Bahamas are unquestionably beautiful but they are also very poverty stricken. You, being the tourist with unending wealth (the way a lot of the locals see it), can often find yourself overwhelmed with things you do not want to contemplate. Others will disagree with me and that is anticipated but I am a big fan of staying on the ship in the Bahamas and Jamaica. Take advantage of the relatively empty pools and bars. If you must go ashore, only do so with an excursion that is booked through the ship.