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Old April 27th, 2007, 07:05 PM
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Default What's your favorite Caribbean Port of Call

I know after visiting the Caribbean several times on cruises some people say all the islands are the same.

Personally I don't think so. I think there's enough differences to keep most of them interesting for multiple visits.

Which is your favorite Caribbean port of call, and what do you love to do there?
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okay I will start: since I haven't done the southern carribbean; I can say out of the Yucatan area; Bahams, Cayman and Jamiaca; I think Jamaica is my favorite, specifically Ochio Rios; once you get away from the cab driver's and get out there it is really beautiful and the people are truly wonderful.
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As commercial as it is..... Cozumel! I love the color of the water and the beaches.
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Can I pick two!!!???

My picks are Barbados and Dominica. Barbados had the clearest water I have ever seen and the softest cleanest sand. The Beach was heaven and I plan to go back just to be in that clear clear water.

Dominica is the most tropical of all the islands I have visited. It reminded me of some of the islands of Hawaii. Also Dominica is not built up as yet so you get to see a real Caribbean Island nation that has not been overrun with hotels and tourist traps. I plan to revisit that island also, probably on the Carnival Destiny in Fall 2008. Maybe by then Carnival would have swapped the Destiny for a nicer, newer ship.
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My favorite port visit in Caribbean was the time we stopped at port for Caracas Venezuela. We took a full day tour of Caracas and surrounding area; it was wonderful. Of course, this now falls into the "been there, done that" category. If I was going to choose a Caribbean port to return again and again to, I would Barbados or Curacao.
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I've only been there once, that may be why it's my favorite . The port is Limon, Costa Rica. We took a full day, cab tour. We had a wonderful cab tour and it was a wonderful day with beautiful beaches, met wonderful people, beautiful scenery, banana plantations and a great lunch with Jimmy Hendrix bass player. A memorable time and a place I want to return to and further explore. I do suggest getting out of town as quick as you can.

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Can I pick two also? St. Lucia and Barbados. Nice waters. You can see the different grades of blue.
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Isle of Marguerite, owned by Venezuela. Probaly can't go there now due to politics, but I loved Taquantar Village.
Second choise is Barbados.
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I would have to say, Barbados, and Caracas. Caracas was not your typical island stop, so much to see, it was an amazing stop for us.

I enjoy the southern itinerary to get the more exotic vibes of the islands. I loved Martinique, while most would not go there again.

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One of my favorite is Cartagena,Columbia and the other is CuraƧao.
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Default Re: What's your favorite Caribbean Port of Call

Cartagena - antiquity is everywhere
Costa Rica - lush like Hawaii, but a bit more snakey
Grand Turk - great diving
Grand Cayman - safest island
Grenada - tropical like Martinique, but without the French
Half Moon Cay (Little San Salvadore) - best beach
Martinique - very beautiful, but French
San Blas Islands - cool to see all the canoes meet the ship

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Can't pick any one in particular. Love all the island in Eastern and Southern routes that we have been to. Have only been to 3 more than once and each time found something different to do and know there are many more things to do at each.
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i can't just pick one i have enjoyed most of ports of call everyone
speical in its own way
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I find many of the Caribbean islands very different. My favorite so far is St. Maarten. Lots to do there, decent shopping, the locals are friendly and don't overly bother you for taxis, etc. The island is beautiful, love Orient beach, etc.
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There probably aren't many that would agree with me, but I like Grand Cayman. Loved the atmosphere, and shopping.
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Isle de marguerite, Venezula. I just love the beach there, I find it
so beautiful. I have been there 3 times, I would love to go back there any time
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So far St. Lucia!!!!! I think it had to do with we picked the "Right" excursion.

We took a bus ride across the island. Stopped at many look out points with great views of the pitons. Stopped at a very rural village with a shopping area. Also stopped at a gardens with many beautiful flowers and a mineral bath and water falls. Then stopped at the sulpher springs volcano. Great photo opts at the volcano. Then boarded a catamaran and had a nice carribean lunch , stopped at a beach to swim a bit, then boarded back onto the catamaran and headed to the ship. It was an all day excursion and it was awesome!
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St. Bart's.
Beaches and boutiques and beaucoup bucks.
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St Barts - love to go to an non crowded beach. Small beach shack with sodas,etc.

Grenada - Very friendly, very pro American.
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I second Donna's vote: St. Maarten! Pulling into port with the fog laying over the mountains was like a scene from South Pacific.

We loved our day on Orient Beach in spite of Hurricane Frances approaching.

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I am going to the Eastern Caribbean for the first time when I booked through Carnival I asked for a cruise that goes to Martinique but was told they do not go there anymore.
Any idea why? I heard is was beautiful!
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