Cozumel--always fun, beautiful water
Key West--always fun, great bars
Belize--the outer islands are beautiful, interesting tours
Barbados--great resorts, interesting island
Puerto Limon--Country is great, port is nasty.
Naples--City is nasty-good jumping off place though
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Last edited by Snoozeman; February 4th, 2011 at 01:02 PM.
I actually have three lists: top five, bottom five, and two that aren't that good as port visits but are fantastic for pre or post.
St Petersburg - wonderful city, wonderful history, so much to do
Venice - best sail in and sail out
Oslo - wonderful clean city with best world war II resistance museum
Saigon - so much to see; Rex Hotel, Cu Chi tunnels, good shopping
Shanghai - dock right downtown; fantastic sighseeing; fantastic shopping; must see Chinese Acrobats
Grand Cayman - too many people, tendering, expensive, nothing special
Cozumel - not a lot to do; often windy
Costa Maya - often windy, missed port
Nassau - pure turist ripoff; much better beach islands
Visby - not a lot to see; would rather spend that extra port day in a larger city
Best For Pre or Post
Rome - four day precruise is wonderful
Athens - four days is also wonderful; if you are going to stop in Napflion, you can live with three day pre
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