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    #16
    ....and walking in an out of his cabin (which he did manage to call a "stateroom" once, so he'd picked up the US jargon!) clutching a vast cocktail, which he palmed off on to two little children. I enjoyed seeing the ship, but wasn't impressed by his journeys ashore. Were there only 3 ports?
    Jo.

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      #17
      Saw a little bit of it when they docked in Haiti, I may have missed something, but did all the passengers stay in a gated area away from the rest of the island?

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        #18
        It seems so, Andyn - apparently the Labadee resort area is fenced off from the rest of the locals ..

        Labadie travel guide - Wikitravel

        Cheers,
        Lynn

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          #19
          Thanks Lynn,

          'Royal Caribbean International has contributed the largest proportion of tourist revenue to Haiti since 1986'. Not sure how, as only certain stallholders are allowed in and everything else belongs to RCI. Unless there is no other tourist income on the island.

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            #20
            Maybe they're thinking of the mooring fees, Andyn? I guess it's not what most of consider "tourist revenue" exactly, but if that's all they're getting ... ??

            Cheers,
            Lynn

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              #21
              Just having a browse

              Haiti travel guide - Wikitravel

              It seems if anywhere needs the money from tourism its Haiti, does say that it is picking up since the earthquake, I think the Paul Merton visit was just after, so could be possible now to visit the island properly.

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