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  1. Under 3 is in the nursery. I don't have a picture but it's right next to the regular camps. It's small and has a play area and another section with cribs. They have a TV and some toys. The staff seem to enjoy playing with the kids. Pricing, I can't remember but it wasnt terrible. $7 per hour maybe. Possibly a bit more but not outrageous.
  2. I found NCL to be a slight step up in almost every way over Carnival. Ships are a bit nicer, entertainment and food a bit better, etc. The real difference is "value" - I certainly wouldn't pay a lot more for NCL over Carnival, however. The major difference is the freestyle dining I'd say.
  3. Yup, was thinking the same thing. I find US1 far more terrifying than i95 and the 1248 stop lights would be a blast!
  4. Plantation to PortMiami will be a smooth, quick ride pretty much anytime after 9am. Probably looking at 35-40 minutes tops. Coming back will be even faster. PortMiami to FLL in the morning, even on a Monday, is a 30-35 min ride. Traffic heads in to Miami in the morning, so you are going against traffic. Google actually shows the ride as fast as 26 minutes, on a Monday at 8:30am. Get traffic out of your head. With your plan, there is absolutely nothing to worry about. There won't be traffic either way barring an accident.
  5. If they love Royal, what's wrong with that? Sometimes it's as simple as just sticking with what you know and are comfortable with. We go to the same ski resort every year, we know what to expect and like it.
  6. Nobody is pledging loyalty. When another line comes out with a ship that is equivalent to Oasis, I'd be more than happy to sail it.
  7. For what it's worth, we not only sailed Escape, but we sailed in the haven with spa access. We have also sailed Harmony. We would take an inside closet in the engine room on Harmony over the Haven in Escape, even for the same price. Totally unimpressed. Escape would need to be half price for us to consider it again. It's not even close. Sail Harmony
  8. It would be like taking your kid to the Paris hotel in Vegas as a placeholder for the real Eiffel tower. If I wanted to visit Paris, I wouldn't go to Vegas. If I want to see the swimming pigs, I wouldn't go to CocoCay. The swimming pigs in Exuma is one of the best day trips you could ever do. It's amazing and includes a ton of stuff. If it's important to you, book a trip to Exuma and do it. That's what we did and will never forget it. The cruise experiences are just fake, take your money nonsense tourist traps, a petting zoo. Skip it. But just take note that the fake experiences are so prevalent in the Bahamas, that even Sandals in Exuma setup a fake experience! It's big money to rip off tourists.
  9. I've stayed at Atlantis and only needed the wristband to go on the slides. They certainly were not checking bands or hotel cards to use the pools, lazy river, or cove beach. They check bands when coming off the public beach but if you are already on the grounds, there is nobody checking.
  10. I'm wondering how they would keep you out of the pools if you have access to the grounds... The Atlantis Beach is a public beach, FYI. Sounds like you are better off paying for Dolphin Cay. It's not really near the beach or aquariums and I'm almost certain the beach break won't get you access to that area.
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    sim cards for bahamas

    As scubagirrl said, it's probably easy to get international coverage for the month from your provider. It's often just $10 or so. With our T-Mobile plan it's already included free, same with Google Fi.
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    Animal experiences

    This is activism. And I'm telling you this as someone who has actually gone out and supported anti captivity causes. I have probably done more to help marine mammals than you. But this isn't the place for it.
  13. Southport isn't awesome for the food, though it's decent. Your "average" description is certainly fair. It's the location and vibe that is nice. A lot of people don't want to come to Fort Lauderdale on vacation and eat at a New England restaurant. Kelly's is really good, but it's not the place I would want to eat at when visiting if I want to get a feel for the local atmosphere. So I recommend Southport for visitors who want a more "Florida" vibe. Can sit outside, watch the boats, etc.
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