Submarine RIde??

Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!

** Please post your recommendations ONLY in response to request...do not start a new thread. Thanks!
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
All times are GMT -4.
The time now is 10:56 PM.
#1
45 Posts
Joined Sep 2005
I am on the Legend in December and was looking at the excursions on Carnival and I see the 40 person sub adventure. Has anybody done this and was it any fun. It looks neat and a 100 dollars doesnt sound to much for that.. Has anyone done this and would you recommend it??
Thanks
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature






12/10/03 Glory
12/11/05 Legend
12/3/06 Valor
12/15/07 Freedom
11/25/10 Miracle
#2
Scotland, UK
1,574 Posts
Joined Feb 2005
We went down on the Atlantis waaaay back in 1989 on our Honeymoon!

We got a small boat out to sea. It had a canopy to shield us from the sun.
We met the Submarine in the middle of the ocean and then you had to step from one vessel to the other. This scared me the most as they both moved at different times!! lol
You go down a narrow tubie of stairs into the middle of the vessel. There was a bench right along the middle with seating at either side and little round windows. I think it must have only held approx 14-20 people. There were all ages on.
Under the windows there were laminated sheets of fish you may spot. The pilot and mate were up at the front.
First we went down and then along, and sailed around a shipwreck. I was amazed and took loads of photos. However, this was back in the days when some cameras were automatic flash and most came out with just the flash reflecting on the glass - so NO flash!
You could not move around the Sub. It is very small and if you get claustrophobic at all, I'd not recommend it. Also, you can't do this if you are going to be flying soon.
We got little certificates afterwards to say we'd been in a sub.
I'm glad we did it and I would do it again, if it were cheaper, as there are now 4 of us. I'm not sure if I'd fit down the hatch now though !
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Ocean Village 1 b2b, West Caribbean Inauggeral Cruise - Nov 2007 (Missed Ocho Rios & Grand Cayman )
Ocean Village 1 b2b East Caribbean - Nov 2005 (with kids)
Thomsons Emerald b2b Caribbean - Oct 1999
Thomsons Island Breeze (innaugeral sailing) b2b Med. - July 1997
#3
Scotland, UK
1,574 Posts
Joined Feb 2005
We went down on the Atlantis waaaay back in 1989 on our Honeymoon!

We got a small boat out to sea. It had a canopy to shield us from the sun.
We met the Submarine in the middle of the ocean and then you had to step from one vessel to the other. This scared me the most as they both moved at different times!! lol
You go down a narrow tubie of stairs into the middle of the vessel. There was a bench right along the middle with seating at either side and little round windows. I think it must have only held approx 14-20 people. There were all ages on.
Under the windows there were laminated sheets of fish you may spot. The pilot and mate were up at the front.
First we went down and then along, and sailed around a shipwreck. I was amazed and took loads of photos. However, this was back in the days when some cameras were automatic flash and most came out with just the flash reflecting on the glass - so NO flash!
You could not move around the Sub. It is very small and if you get claustrophobic at all, I'd not recommend it. Also, you can't do this if you are going to be flying soon.
We got little certificates afterwards to say we'd been in a sub.
I'm glad we did it and I would do it again, if it were cheaper, as there are now 4 of us. I'm not sure if I'd fit down the hatch now though !
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Ocean Village 1 b2b, West Caribbean Inauggeral Cruise - Nov 2007 (Missed Ocho Rios & Grand Cayman )
Ocean Village 1 b2b East Caribbean - Nov 2005 (with kids)
Thomsons Emerald b2b Caribbean - Oct 1999
Thomsons Island Breeze (innaugeral sailing) b2b Med. - July 1997
#4
Manassas, VA
281 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
I did this back in '99 or 2000......I have to say, I saw a lot more sealife on the snorkelling tours but I am still very glad I did it. I might do it again in the Caymans. Hard to see in this pic but the depthfinder shows 136.1FT
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Picture_3a.jpg (13.4 KB, 44 views)
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Royal Caribbean Nordic Empress Bahamas 5/92
Carnival Ecstasy Mexico '94
Dawn Princess Eclipse Cruise 4/98
Norwegian Sky 2000
Celebrity Zenith Bermuda 5/03
Island Time Crewed Catamaran Charter Bahamas 2/04 (One week in Paradise)
Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas Bahamas 11/05
Carnival Pride Bahamas 2/14

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
http://gailsails.blogspot.com/
#5
Manassas, VA
281 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
Another pic....
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Picture_11a.jpg (19.0 KB, 43 views)
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Royal Caribbean Nordic Empress Bahamas 5/92
Carnival Ecstasy Mexico '94
Dawn Princess Eclipse Cruise 4/98
Norwegian Sky 2000
Celebrity Zenith Bermuda 5/03
Island Time Crewed Catamaran Charter Bahamas 2/04 (One week in Paradise)
Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas Bahamas 11/05
Carnival Pride Bahamas 2/14

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
http://gailsails.blogspot.com/
#6
Scotland, UK
1,574 Posts
Joined Feb 2005
The internal one looks exactly as I remember it, but I'm sure we were much further out to sea than that!
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Ocean Village 1 b2b, West Caribbean Inauggeral Cruise - Nov 2007 (Missed Ocho Rios & Grand Cayman )
Ocean Village 1 b2b East Caribbean - Nov 2005 (with kids)
Thomsons Emerald b2b Caribbean - Oct 1999
Thomsons Island Breeze (innaugeral sailing) b2b Med. - July 1997
#7
Saranac, MI USA
2,169 Posts
Joined Jul 2002
we did this about 5 yrs ago in Barbados. Thought it was worth it. I mean how many people do you know who have ever been down in a submarine? That part alone was fun.. We saw a shipwreck, scuba divers, sea turtles, a moray eel and lots of fish. Thought it was worth the money. Not sure I'd do it again, but definitely worth a one-time trip.