I just purchased Foder's 2006 Caribbean Ports of Call. I get it every couple of years, and new stuff appears each time. I find it very informative on all the ports and it gives some good advice on out of the way places to visit in each port.
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I always recommend Pam Kane's "Cruise Control" -- it made me feel like an experienced cruiser on our first trip 6 years ago. 18 cruises later, I still say the same. I also have the West book, but it was Pam's that made me feel like a cruising pro.
Pam also did a newer one, too, which I think gives more updates. Just Google her name.
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Also, remember that you can check out many of these books from your local library! Probably not Jim West's or Pam's, but the Frommer's and Fodor's (and others) are usually readily available.
Have a wonderful cruise!
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