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  • On Sep 5, 2013
    Lynda Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    In your opinion, which is the better Dolphin Encounter to experience while on the DCL Cruise to the Bahamas? I've been to the one at the Atlantis, but wondering how the Blue Lagoon is since it's a little less expensive. Thanks!!!

    Hi Lynda, welcome aboard!

    I have not done either of those Dolphin Port Adventures in Nassau yet, but my daughter and I are signed up for the Blue Lagoon Dolphin Swim this fall. I have heard rave reviews about both from previous cruisers with Disney and have decided that the Blue Lagoon offers a few better options for us.

    My daughter is seven, so she would not be old enough for the dolphin swim at Atlantis, only the dolphin encounter. However, she is old enough for the full swim with the dolphins at Blue Lagoon. If we're going to get in with the dolphins, we'd like the full experience! From other cruisers I've spoken with, it seems that they've experienced more interaction time in the water with the dolphins at Blue Lagoon as well. That is why we've chosen this one over the Atlantis adventure. In addition, we're looking forward to spending a few hours exploring the beach at Blue Lagoon after our adventure with the dolphins is over. 

    That being said, if you've never been to Atlantis before, you might consider the dolphin swim or encounter there, just to be able to enjoy some time to explore that amazing resort after your swim.

    I hope that gives you some more insight into the two different adventures, Lynda! Let me know if I can help with anything else as you continue to plan your magical cruise!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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