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Old 09-28-2006, 07:58 PM
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Hi 1st time cruiser and travelling with a 18month old and 3 year old. Thinking of the Atlantis Digs tour (anybody know the cost?) how long is this tour? Then is there a beach close by for the kids to enjoy? Also read somewhere about a Pirates museum any info, Location, times cost etc and is it worth seeing? St. Thomas think of Trunks Bay (in December Redhook Ferry or the other ferry) need help with exact details as we don't want to take the long route with little kids or get lost, Also the Atlantis submarine andy input? St. Martin any suggesttions on a good island tour. Does Carnival charge for 18months and 3 year old with there excursions? Also any Bone Fishing in any of these Ports? Thanks for all the help!!!
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Hi 1st time cruiser and travelling with a 18month old and 3 year old. Thinking of the Atlantis Digs tour (anybody know the cost?) how long is this tour? Then is there a beach close by for the kids to enjoy? Also read somewhere about a Pirates museum any info, Location, times cost etc and is it worth seeing? St. Thomas think of Trunks Bay (in December Redhook Ferry or the other ferry) need help with exact details as we don't want to take the long route with little kids or get lost, Also the Atlantis submarine andy input? St. Martin any suggesttions on a good island tour. Does Carnival charge for 18months and 3 year old with there excursions? Also any Bone Fishing in any of these Ports? Thanks for all the help!!!
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Sorry can't help with the prices, but at the Atlantis resort there is a great sea life aquarium where you can actually touch crabs and a sea cucumber and such, we had a great time in Nassau. Food and drink at Atlantis was pricey, and there is a waterpark we can't go in to unless you are a guest, but looked awsome. Make sure you buy some great flavored rums, and take a cab to the resort, to far to walk with two kids, trust me. I have two as well. As far as booking through the ship, I would suggest against it, there are a ton of companies you can book through seperately and at quite a bit of a discount. have a great time, and don't forget camp carnival for the 3 yr old, time alone is always a nice thing. Not sure, but the 18 mo old may be to young. Check carnival.com to make sure.
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Old 09-29-2006, 02:45 AM
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canada,

Welcome to Cruise-Chat

You will find a wealth of information here. And some awesome people. I personally don't know the answers to all of your questions, but I am sure someone does or you will find them here.

I do always go to Red Hook for St. John ferry, and can assure you the taxi will not get lost

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Old 09-30-2006, 11:29 PM
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Here's the ferry Schedule...
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Old 10-01-2006, 09:04 AM
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Thanks for the schedule - this will definately help. How far is Red Hook from St. Thomas port? Then how far from Red Hook to Trunks Bay? Is this faster than going Charlotte Amaile ferry and taxi to Trunk bay? Want to minimize travel time with small kids. Thanks for input!
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Old 10-01-2006, 02:27 PM
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It will take about 15 minutes by taxi to get to the Red Hook Ferry. Ferries run quite frequently fomr Red Hook and it will take about 20 minutes to reach St. John. Although the Charlotte Amalie ferry is closer to the port, it will take 45 minutes by ferry to reach St. John and the feries run less often.

You can do the Atlantis Digs excursion through the cruise line and it will cost about $50 per person for the combined Atlantis Digs/Harbor Cruise. Not sure if there is a discount for children or not. But, you can go directly to Atlantis on your own and purchase tickets for the Dig at the Temple of the Moon in the Atlantis Casino, which would be much cheaper.

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Old 10-02-2006, 08:22 PM
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Nancy - thanks for the info much appreciated. Is the Digs worth seeing @ Atlantis? We thought our kids 1 1/2yrs & 3 yrs would enjoy- how long is the tour? Can you stay in the Aquarium area as long as you want? Where is the public beach in relation to Atlantis within walking distance? Any suggestions for St. Martin excursion?
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at the risk of being called a rude jerk, and iv'e been called worse....why would you want to bring young kids on your first cruise? can't they visit grand parents while you discover cruising?...my wife and i saw a couple struggling with their youngsters and just laughed at them, they were yelling at each other and trying to take care of infants at sea..the kids are so young they wont remember it ...i know you love them but they would be more entertained in front of the television. you have to be brave or stupid to plan a cruise, expecially with shore excursions with a toddler and infant in mind. Hate me if you want but my advise is leave them at home and enjoy yourselves, then when they get older go on a disney cruise or something. just my opinion, sorry
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Wise2U - I guess everyone has there own opinions BUT you wheren't asked to give it and obviously not a parent or haven't been one for a very long time! I joined this forum for advise on cruising and port information not parenting advise. With 2 weeks of holidays a year we look forward to spending that time with our children and want a nice FAMILY vacation sorry if this doesn't conform to your idea of a vacation!
 
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