Neil & Ida Down - Answered a Question by Casper (06 Feb 09 10:45)

What you are asking us to do is look up the ship's itinerary, then all the excursions that they are going to run and from that pick out which we consider would be best suited to you. Not many of us, if any, know you, your likes and dislikes and your ability so........ What do you think the chances are of getting any sort of reasonable answer? Many of us will go out of our way to find information but you've got to give us some help. I hope you don't find this too disrespectful but I am hoping others might think twice about their questions too........Neil.

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Casper - replied to Neil & Ida Down (06 Feb 09 16:20)

Hello Neil,Many thanks for your comments which I take on board.We are 60+ interested in most things & this is our first cruise to this area.Best wishes from Casper.

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Sutcliffe - Answered a Question by Casper (06 Feb 09 15:51)

We've just come back and were thrilled to swim with the stingrays, and to have a good laugh on the Rhum Runner in Grenada. You can go to a lot of the beaches by taxi , quite cheaply,and we loved Cane End Beach in Tortola.

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Casper - replied to Sutcliffe (06 Feb 09 16:25)

Many thanks for your help we will keep these things in mind.All best wishes & happy cruising from Casper.

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Hunt - Answered a Question by Casper (07 Feb 09 10:00)

I have been to the Caribbean twice and found that it really is the easiest thing to 'do' the islands yourself. The ship's tours are always ridiculously expensive, so get off the ship, walk over to the crowd of taxi drivers that you will see at the gate, and get prices from them. Usually if you link up with others they drop the price. And don't be embarassed about going from driver to driver to get the keenest price because that is how it's done. If you don't want to go somewhere specific but just want a tour of the island then tell them and that's what they'll do. People are so helpful and they will take you anywhere on their island that you want to go. And don't forget to haggle if you feel the price is a bit steep. Have a great time!

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Burton - replied to Hunt (07 Feb 09 18:02)

I agree with the above, if its island tours you want always haggle with the taxi drivers! its quite fun and we found that a newish fully air conditioned taxi could be hired at about 60% of the cost of a ships tour in a rickety old coach. One thing we found however is that local currency is not as readily accepted as the US dollar, in fact if we go again we will only take that money.

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Casper - replied to Hunt (08 Feb 09 12:25)

Thankyou so much for your helpful advice.Best wishes Casper, Scarborough.

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Sims - Answered a Question by Casper (24 Feb 09 18:18)

We too are going on this cruise at Easter.Some of the ports of call we have done before on a previous cruise.and we did our own thing at most Ports of call,as others have said it is so easy to do your own thing. The 2 places we havn't done before are Curaceo amd Santa Domingo,so would be interested in any opinions as to what to do at these stop offs. See you in the Caribbean.Regards Pat S.

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Casper - replied to Sims (25 Feb 09 12:21)

Many thanks for your reply Pat.We are looking forward to the trip & seeing all the new places etc. not long now.See you soon.Best wishes Ron & Gill Casper .

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