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Old February 4th, 2011, 10:42 AM
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For many of you, it will be hard to pare down your list but.....Name your top 5, most interesting ports of call, and the 5 you had high hopes for, but they fell short. A brief blurb to tell us why.
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Mine will be a work in progress:

Top Five

Cozumel--always fun, beautiful water
Key West--always fun, great bars
Belize--the outer islands are beautiful, interesting tours
Barbados--great resorts, interesting island

Disappointing
Puerto Limon--Country is great, port is nasty.
Naples--City is nasty-good jumping off place though
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Old February 4th, 2011, 11:17 AM
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Wow, that is a hard one.

Top 5 --

In Europe:

St. Petersburg (http://www.bully4.us/stpete.html)
Athens (Grand Princess Mediterranean Cruise Review)
Israel and Cairo (Alexandria/Port Said) (http://www.bully4.us/holyland2.html)
Ephesus ... mostly because of the Hamam! (http://www.bully4.us/holyland.html)
Venice (http://www.bully4.us/holyland3.html)

Western Hemisphere:

Skagway (Driving from Skagway into the Yukon)
Cozumel (The Halls Western Caribbean Cruise)
Roatan (The Halls Western Caribbean Cruise)
San Juan (http://www.bully4.us/serenade.html)
Curacao (http://www.bully4.us/scarib.html)

And others:

Dunedin, NZ (http://www.bully4.us/au.html)
Madagascar (Pacific Princess Review)

Well, I cheated, that's 12, not 5!

And bottom 5? I can really say we made the best of every port we have visited. Some were not exciting but still were interesting.
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Top 5:
Hamilton ,Bermuda
Martinique
St.Maarten
Curacao
San Juan

Bottom 5:

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oh boy thats a tough one:
TOP FIVE:
Grenada
LaGueria (sp?) Venezuela
Jamaica
Cozumel
St. Marteen

BOTTOM FIVE:
can i add some more to my top five list?
Nassau was a bit of a dissapointment but The Dig and Atlantis was amazing
Martinique was wicked hot
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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.

Top Five:

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


Bottom Five:

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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