Beard - Answered a Question by Collins (05 Jan 09 10:46)

Hi Did the transatlantic crossing with them, long story and other people have said all there is to say about it. The best way to do any of the islands is to get a taxi with another couple. They will take you to all the places the trips do, and far cheaper. The only trip we booked with the ship was the Rainforest Aerial Tram in Dominica £59 each. We thought it was some thing we could not do on our own. Then ended up with another couple who had come by taxi. Well worth doing (different). If you do Barbados by taxi see if you can find Fat Man, not being rude that's his nick name. Very informative knew his island. $100 for four people, for about four hours. Please remember that if you do it on your own you have to pay entrance fees. I hope that Thomson have sorted out the airports. Happy cruising. Norma.

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Christy - Answered a Question by Collins (09 Jan 09 19:33)

We have just returned from the christmas/newyear cruise on Destiny. The excursions were a bit expensive. you can get a taxi for $3-£6 dollars on most islands that will take you to a beach. It is not worth doing any research into these islands as you will be taken to designated beaches for the ships it seems, we tried to go to a certain beach in Barbados to be told it was closed by the taxi driver, so ended up on a beach with everyone from the same cruise. we went on one excursion in the dominican rep. to Saona it was lovely but cost £59 each, this tour is okay if you can climb in and out of a small boat. The first wk was quite choppy so take your sea legs if you suffer motion sickness! The staff on this ship are second to none, but be prepared for a tiny cabin if you are in a standard inside or outside. we had a lovely time I am sure you will too. We thought the best places were Tortola, it is beautiful, Barbados, St Kitts, they all have something but they were our favourites. Enjoy and dont forget your suncream!

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Hiscox - replied to Christy (17 Jan 09 17:01)

Is there a dress code do you have to dress up smart or will smart casual be ok .

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Christy - replied to Hiscox (18 Jan 09 10:57)

Yes there is a dress code. They have a captains cocktail party once a week which is formal, cocktail dress and smart suit or dinner jacket for men and we had extra nights like xmas night and new years eve, most people did dress up. The other nights were smart casual. If you dont want to dress up you can eat in the Lido Cafe but it was fun and the main restuarant (Seven Seas) was lovely. Hope this helps and enjoy!

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