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Old August 4th, 2014, 08:22 PM
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Default Carnival Plans to Build Cruise Port in Haiti

Sounds like Royal Caribbean won't be the only one with a private beach in Haiti;

Carnival plans to build cruise port in Haiti

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If it's properly done and well planned, it could be good for Haiti as well as for Carnival.


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Carnival plan to build a private beach is not in Haiti but in Tortuga.
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Actually, the correct name is Ile de la Tortue, which in English is Tortuga Island and is an island off the north coast of Haiti and is a part of Haiti. That's why statements in the article were quotes from the Haitian Prime Minister and about how the Haitian people would benefit by the development.

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In reality I am sure these private Islands make the cruise lines millions of dollars every year. I, however, don't really care to go to these places as I like to visit and explore the different Caribbean Islands and not just be stuck on a beach.
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In reality I am sure these private Islands make the cruise lines millions of dollars every year. I, however, don't really care to go to these places as I like to visit and explore the different Caribbean Islands and not just be stuck on a beach.
I don't know what the new private island is going to be like. But I was highly disappointed by Falmouth. It didn't even have a beach. And I have been disappointed by other cruise ship islands such as Turks & Caicos was one with a beach but very little else to offer the cruiser.

To me this new private island will be just another stop on the itinerary which I will visit to evaluate the first time and make my mind up after the visit whether I will visit it again.
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That's the thing about cruising; there is something for everyone.

Many people want to relax, so they enjoy cruises that go to the cruise line's private island or to places with wonderful beaches.

Other people love to explore, sightsee, or shop, so they'll pick an itinerary that provides for these.

And yet others don't really care about any of the ports; they just want to stay on the ship and enjoy the amenities, including an empty ship while everyone else is in port.

We've done all of these and all have good points and bad points; just depends on what you like to do.

I know that Disney got so many requests about visiting their private island, that they offered an itinerary that visited the private island twice during the week.

Personally, I love these private islands (or private beaches) as it gives us the opportunity to sit on the beach and do absolutely nothing. Occasionally, we need that time just to unwind.

So, like any other private beach, some will like it and others won't.

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