Shrives - Answered a Question by keep (27 Mar 08 09:43)

Hi there, just come back from aboard this ship.In St Thomas we hired a private trip that was recommended by another cruiser and it was fantastic - the highlight of our whole cruise.The yacht is called the Jollymon and is anchored right next to you when you berth. They pick you up at the ship, take you to their yacht and then off out to Buck Island where you have either a half day or whole day snorkling. Gayle and her daughter took us out, we had never snorkled before, they provided everything for us and we all (my 11 year old son,daughter,husband,mother and father in law)did it with ease!Search for their website or their email is #######. Have a lovely time.

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Hawkins - Answered a Question by keep (27 Mar 08 10:04)

Costa Rica - the excursion going into the rain forest and up into the forest by cable car is good value and very relaxing. St Maarten - take the duck tour! Great fun and you go throught the streets and then out to sea in the same vehicle. the Guides give a really goood insight into the island and then 'chill' at Galllions Beach in the afternoon. St Thomas - again the cable car to overlook the beautiful bays is really worth doing.

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Johnston - Answered a Question by keep (27 Mar 08 11:30)

Would recommend a trip to Tortugero Canals in Costa Rica. You will see Sloths, many varieties of birds, some small bats on the trees and monkeys. Alternatively there is a river trip from Puntarenas on which you will see crocodiles, birds and monkeys. Both very enjoyable trips.

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barnett - Answered a Question by keep (27 Mar 08 16:23)

I have been to the Caribbean many many times and my favourite trips are the following: St Thomas - Definately a shopping for diamonds day. Barbados - Catamaran trip to swim with the turtles. Dominica - Whale and Dolphin trip ( you do see them ) or The Rainforest. Antigua - Shirley Heights / Nelsons Dockyard. Tortola - Pussers Landing - This is a nice Marina where you can have a nice lunch a few rum punches and sit and watch the world go by.Also Cane garden beach.

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allsop - Answered a Question by keep (27 Mar 08 16:50)

If you like scenery a tour of Tortola is a must. Get in an open taxi which takes you to the highest point on the island, the views are stunning, taxi driver very helpful and full of fun. Cane Garden Bay is a must. Also take a taxi ride around Barbados, people very friendly. My husband and I also enjoyed the Atlantis submarine tour in Barbados. St Maarten is lovely, but we didn't see enough of it. We have booked a cruise for next January with P & O on Oceana so hopefully we will see more of St Maarten and St Lucia. The Pitons in St Lucia are worth seeing. We will definitely tour the island next time.

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ford - Answered a Question by keep (27 Mar 08 20:12)

Barbados, If you like a relaxing day at the beach, with the opportunity to jet ski, see the fish from a glass bottomed boat, or eat at an excellent beach,bar restaurant, just get off the ship to the port area and ask the taxi, mini bus drivers for the Blue Monkey Beach, about fifteen minutes from port, approx six USD PP each way, plenty of sun beds & shades, one of the best days we had last trip, Brenda & Ro.

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Burden - Answered a Question by keep (28 Mar 08 14:28)

Have done the Caribbean but not on the RCL line. At Barbabos we did the Pirate Boat excursion which if you enjoy a good drinking session involves a lot of booze and walking the plank etc. At St Maarten I took the Americas Cup Sailing Yacht trip where you help crew a ship in a race. Husband and son took a quad bike tour across both parts of the island. All would be recommended.

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Keep - Answered a Question by keep (28 Mar 08 22:38)

Thanks everyone for all your recomendations, and to the person who said we weren't visiting Costa Rica, you were correct, I meant Puerto Rica, was working from memory, well done to you...

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Keep - Answered a Question by keep (28 Mar 08 23:07)

We are travelling on to Caribbean on explorer RCL on 14th March next year in answer to people in Chipping Camden.How do you join the roll call please.

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harper - Answered a Question by keep (29 Mar 08 12:10)

Dominica recommend that you do a whale and dolphin tour, absolutely fantastic. Megans Bay on St Thomas is a lovely beach in the worlds top 10 - just take a taxi. St Marten is great for shopping and beach just by water taxi is very nice.

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