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Nassau on the Ecstasy

Shore Excursions

Brief description and prices of Nassau, Bahamas shore excursions offered aboard Carnival Cruise Lines' 3 Day Cruises aboard the Ecstasy. Information is deemed accurate but not guaranteed and is current as of March 1997.


Tropicbird Boat Tour ($22 per person, 3 hrs total, 1:00pm) You will walk a short distance to board the catamaran "TROPICBIRD" where you will float toward Victoria Beach listening to a live calypso band and the Captain narrating points of interest. You will be able to swim and snorkel. Unlimited 151-proof rum punch will be served during the tour. Remember to get your towel from your cabin steward. SNORKEL EQUIPMENT is available at an additional charge of $9.00.

The Glass Bottom Boat Tour ($22 per person, 1 1/2 hrs total, 9:00am & 2:45pm departures) A guided tour to the Sea Gardens on a new glass-bottom boat. Fish viewing, feeding and viewing of coral formations and underwater life. Included is a guided tour pointing out the various historical sights along the coast of New Providence Island. Complimentary rum or fruit punch.

Nassau Highlight Tour ($21 per person, 2 hours, tours depart between 8:30am and 9:30 am) This tour features the main points of interest in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas. Visit Fort Charlotte, Cable Beach, Crystal Palace Resort & Casino, Fort Fincastle, Water Tower, Queen's Staircase, Fort Montague. Tour returns to the ship.

Golf Tour ($120 including clubs, $110 if you bring your own, Duration & times vary with tee times) Play the part 72 Cable Beach Golf Club course, the oldest in the Bahamas built in 1929. Facilities include a putting green and driving range, a fleet of golf carts, a well stocked pre-shop, patio snack bar overlooking the course.

Snorkel Tour ($26 per person, 2 1/2 hours, 9:00am & 1:15pm departures) Small boat takes you down Nassau Harbor to the underwater park near Athol Island. The boat will anchor at a live coral reef for 1 1/2 hours of snorkeling. Instructions given to beginners. Rum punch served on return journey. Equipment included but get a towel from your room steward. MINIMUM AGE: 12 years old.

Crystal Cay Undersea Adventure ($21 per person without snorkeling equipment, $30 per person with equipment, 3 to 7 hours, 9:15am & 1:30pm departures) Board Crystal Cay ferry for a scenic boat ride to Crystal Cay marine park and underwater observatory on a tropical private island. View Bahamian marine life in its natural habitat 20 feet below sea level, without getting wet. See stingray, turtle, shark and touch pools. Daily shark feedings. Explore Pleasure Reef snorkel trail, or swim, sun and relax on the beach with hammocks chaise lounges, showers & lockers available. Bara, duty-free shops, restaurant and public bathrooms. You can climb the tower for a view of Nassau, Cable Beach, Crystal Palace Resort & Casino. Return on your choice of ferry: 12:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm & 4:15pm departures. Price includes round-trip ferry, park admission, snorkeling and use of beach facilities. Bring towel from your cabin steward. If renting the equipment, pick up at the ship's snorkel desk.

Blue Lagoon Tour ($26 per person, 5 hours, Noon departure) Taxi at gangway takes you to the MV Calypso along historical highlight route through Nassau. MV Calypso has live calypso band and your will be handed a welcome rum swizzle. 30 Minute scenic cruise through Nassau harbor gets you to Blue Lagoon island at approximately 1:00pm. Private island with souvenir and gift shops, oversized hammocks, changing rooms with fresh water showers, large rest rooms, bars, and a full array of non-mororized watersports equipment rentals, including Pedal Boats, Aqua bikes, Floats, Kayaks, Snorkeling equipment. Complimentary activities include volleyball, basketball, ping pong, horeshoes and board games. Calypso departs at 4:30pm for return to the ship by 5:00pm.

Blue Lagoon Stingray City Tour Option (These are ADD ONS to the Blue Lagoon Tour: $15 for Snorkeling or $45 for Scuba - one tank dive - certified divers only. ) Snorkel or Dive with the southern Stingrays of the Atlantic as part of your Blue Lagoon Island tour. Before entering Stingray City, you'll have an educational talk and a short snorkeling lesson for beginners. It is unclear on the tour description whether or not equipment is included.

Scuba Tour (Certified with C-card divers only, 3 hours, 9:00am and 1:15pm departures) Dive boats take your from ship to the ADRIENE, a 160 foot long wreck that lies in 65 feet of water, for AM dive or to the "Fish Hotel" for the PM dive. Photography outstanding on pm tour. Towels and rum punch available after dive. Return to ship by boat. $42 for ONE tank dive WITH equipment, $32 for a ONE tank dive WITHOUT equipment, $67 for a TWO tank dive WITH equipment, $57 for a TWO tank dive WITHOUT equipment.


Jubilation ($36 per person includes transportation, 1 drink & gratuity, 7:30-8:00pm departure for Main Sitting, 9:45-10:15pm departure for Late Sitting) Lavish production show at Mariott's Crystal Palace Resort & Casino. Return transportation available until 3:00am.

"Sunsational" Show ($36 per person includes transportation, 8:00-8:30pm departure for Main Sitting, 10:00-10:30pm departure for Late Sitting) Another lavish musical production show at Atlantis.

King & Knights Native Revue ($36 per person includes transportation, 7:45pm departure for Main Sitting, 9:45pm departure for Late Sitting) King Eric and his Knights authentic Bahamian entertainment at the King & Knights club.

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