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Old 10-24-2007, 01:30 PM
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We are going on our first cruise for our honeymoon in May 2008 to the Bahamas. (also will be flying for the first time).

Anyone have any tips for the cruise?
Anyone have any tips for the excursions?
Anyone have any tips for the plane?
Anyone have pictures of the Bahamas they would share with me through email?

I'm so nervous! But I'm excited too!
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:03 AM
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Congratulations on your up-coming wedding. What a wonderful way to spend your honeymoon. There are tons of posts on this board for ports, excursions, first time cruisers, and probably some for first time flyers in the General Section. Take a look around and I'm sure you'll find some great tips. Are you going to other ports besides Nassau and Freeport? If you'll let us know your itinerary, we would be better able to answer specific questions you might have. There might even be some pictures in the Caribbean Port Section of the board. I have some of Grand Turk and Princess Cays, but doubt you'll be visiting those ports. The bahamian people are very friendly. The water is beautiful. The weather is great, even if it's raining, it's warm. If y'all don't have a passport, I'd suggest getting one soon. It is supposed to be required next year for travel outside the US by ship. I've heard conflicting reports, but I believe it will be required by January 1, 2008. It's best to get to the port a day before you sail, if you can. Pack your liquids in your checked luggage or have the small travel sizes in clear plastic zip-lock bags. They will have to go through security at the airport. This includes make-up, mouthwash, toothpaste, deodorant, etc. It is best not to use a debit card for your sign and sail card. We normally use a credit card for that. Take traveler's checks and not a whole lot of cash. The cash you do bring, make sure you have plenty of small bills for tips. Your tips on board will be added to your shipboard account. You can change this by visiting the purser's desk if you so desire. Sodas and alcoholic beverages are not included in the price of your cruise. They also add a 15% gratuity on your bill for each drink you purchase. You can purchase a soda card which allows you to have unlimited sodas (not cans). Most airlines have regulations for luggage, be sure and check with them before you get to the airport so you don't have to pay any penalties for being over limit. Don't be nervous, there will be plenty people on board that have never cruised before. There may be some on the plane that have not flown before as well. Relax, take a look around at the posts on this board. If you can think of any specific questions not answered, we'll do our best to help. Best wishes and just be warned, cruising is addictive!
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:57 AM
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Tip-Do your best to have a good time. Our first cruise was wonderful. Out 2nd cruise on Majesty was great too. Since you haven't flown or cruised before I'm guessing you haven't been on a Segway either. We did the Segway tour in Nassau and it was very memorable and a lot of fun.

If they are on the 3 day the itinerary is Miami-Nassau, Coco Cay. If its the 4 day, then add in Key West.
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hi, first off congrats on your upcoming wedding...i just got back from my 1st cruise on the majesty about a week ago... we had the same itenerary.. we had alot of fun.. when you go to key west, just dont go to fort taylor beach, big mistake we made, we paid to get in and stayed for 2 mins... it is all rocks- no sand at all...we couldnt walk 2 feet, without almost getting cut. definitly take a trip to paradise island {atlantis} it is so beautiful, i cnt really help you too much with the excursions because all we really did in nassau was take a tour and then we rented a scooter for the rest of the day for about $60- {wise choice}.. well have fun!!
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Old 10-26-2007, 06:38 AM
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Hi all!
Thanks so much to all of you who left tips or advice.
For those who asked, it's the four night itenerary with stops in Nassau, Coco Cay, and Key West.
As for the phones, I don't plan to spend my whole trip on one, but I would occasionally like to check on my daughter who is staying with her g'parents, so that's why I asked.
Younique-Was it farely easy to tour the city by scooter on your own? Someone recommended doing this by ourselves in Key West, but didn't mention Nassau. What do you think?
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:13 AM
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I heard you should stay away from scooters in Nassua.There are some questions about there safety and insurance coverage.
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I can guarantee you that you're going to have a great time on this cruise. I did the same itinerary for my vacation about at the start of October, and definitely plan to cruise again at some point in my lifetime.

All I can tell you is try to pack light. You should only need a few sets of warm weather casual clothes, swimwear, evening wear, and one formal outfit if you plan on going to either of the main dining rooms for dinner. If you don't want to do formal night there are plenty of other options available.

You'll probably find that the staterooms are very small, but as was the case with me, you'll probably find that there is so much to do that you are only in your stateroom to sleep, take a shower, and change.

It is a good idea to bring Dramamine or some other motion sickness medicine. We had really choppy seas that first night, but then smoothed out considerably for the remainder of the cruise. It is cheaper if you buy it at a drugstore as opposed to onboard the ship.

As far as the excursions, it really depends on what you want to do. I would definitely try to do the snorkeling on CocoCay, booked through Royal Caribbean, as this is their private island.

Most importantly, relax and have fun!
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Hi Lil2krayzee.....I'm going on the Majesty in January of 2008, on a 3 night Bahamas cruise and I cannot wait!. My first cruise was on the Liberty of the Seas earlier in the month, and the addiction is already starting! If you want, I can send you photos when I return? Just send me an email to remind me....
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Old 10-29-2007, 07:58 AM
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Bill OH-What's a Segway? I'm assuming a tour of some sort, but more details please!

Cruisechick77-yes, please send pictures! I'll probaby be on here constantly since I'm trying to find out as much information as possible (probably overdoing it). But I'll remind myself to email you for pictures when you get back.

Has anyone ever visited Atlantis in Nassau? It was recommended for us to do that too.
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:26 AM
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Yes, that's why I recommended it. What would you like to know about it? There is a public beach adjacent to the resort. It's a huge resort and not everything is open to those that are not staying there. However, you can walk through the grounds, the casino, and the marine habitat. Here is a link to their website. Oh, by the way, a segway is a personal transport vehicle.
 
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