Just got back about 2AM from the Bahamas. It was awesome and the Atlantis was an amazing place to stay and play. We spent a few days just hanging out at the resort, riding slides and exploring all it offered. We did a Booze Cruise one day, which is basically a traveling party that takes you to a place on a boat to snorkel, feeds you and then travels up and down the island as a drinking party. We also did a underwater self-sub ride. Which basically is when you take a individual sub and drive it around a reef to see fish. Here is the website for the place we went.
It was an amazing experience and I have snorkeled Cancun, Cozumel and several other tropical locations. I would rate this experience the best of what I have seen. Since party of the function was companies sponsored, we did spend a lot of late nights at company beach parties and dances. We had some amazing food and the over all trip was great. Except my one big gripe. AIR TRAVEL!!!!
Has anyone flown lately? I have flown many times in my life and can not believe how down hill it has come. Less flights, but the ones that exist are extremely full. Hardly anyone working the airports, and problems at each stop. We were suppose to leave last Sunday evening and go to San Francisco on one flight, then Philadelphia, then Nassau. When we arrived at the airport, there was one guy working the check in, unloading the planes and boarding the planes ... one guy for all. Our flight time came and went and no one came out to say anything. We tracked down this guy and he refused to come out and announce that the flight was late, as he did not know how late. Finally it was to late to make our connection, we we forced this guy to reroute us and got sent to Portland, then Chicago and then Washington DC and arrived in Nassau four hours late. Our luggage arrived eights hours after that. We did not let it get to us, as we always keep the first days clothing in our carry-on and they delivered everything to the hotel. So we figured the way home would be better. We ended up in line at the Nassau airport for 4 hours, and thought getting their four hours before our flight would be enough. We ended up running on to the plane and barely making it. Our connection going home was in Charlotte NC and we had a 1 hour lay over, we ended up being on the tarmac in Nassau for 45 minutes and when we got to North Carolina we were in a dead run to the next flight and could not get anything to eat, no time. We got on the plane as it was in last call and the attendants told us that they had food for the flight, but we had to buy it. We did not care, figured that at least we had food and the flight to San Francisco was 6 hours. We get into the air and they run out of food before getting past row 10. We were in row 25 of 30. So we land San Francisco starving and run to get something to eat, but we did have 90 minutes until we had to connect the flight to home. Well we get to that gate and the flight is delayed 2 hours. So we finally arrive home at 2AM, and our luggage actually made it too.
So other then the worst airline service in the world to begin and end the trip, everything in the middle was extremely fun.