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Old December 22nd, 2004, 09:47 AM
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Default Labadee BBQ .. water sports?

Is the BBQ mentioned several times included with the cruise or do you have to pay for it. If you pay, how much is it and what do you get?

What about the water sports? Are all the activities included?

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Old December 22nd, 2004, 06:48 PM
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Default Re: Labadee BBQ .. water sports?

The BBQ is free and part of the cruise. In fact the ships staff supplies and does the cooking. As for the watersports, no, that is all extra such as parasailing, kayaks, banana boat ride, Jetskis, and even the floatation mats and snorkel gear. There is a straw market set up there and there will be some locals also selling itmes right there at the dock.
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Old December 23rd, 2004, 10:44 PM
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The lunch is not just bbq. There are burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, pasta salad, beans and rice, slaw and baked beans. Dessert is cookies and pound cake-type servings. . It's usually hot and most other dessert foods would melt or spoil. Drinks: lemonade or ice tea were free. Soft drinks, beer (wine? I can't remember) were extra and so was bottled water. We had a "Labadoozie" on the beach where waiters roam around taking orders like they do on the ship. A Labadoozie is a layered rum drink in a tall glass.
I was told the local marketeers were no longer allowed to come down to the dock to sell their wares. They didn't when we were there in Jan. '02. A calypso band played all day.
It was our last and favorite stop on our Eastern Carib. cruise (our first). The next year it was the first stop on our W. Carib. cruise, but unfortunately it rained all day and we didn't get off the tender. We waited till 11 AM to get on the tender, hoping the rain would hold off. HAH! Two minutes later it started to pour, so we stayed on the boat and went back to the Explorer. Very disappointing. The crazy thing was half the people on the tender got off anyway and ran off into the rain, passing earlier ones who were making a mad dash for the dock.

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Old December 26th, 2004, 04:21 PM
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No charge for the BBQ luncheon buffet which is set up in at least two different huts on Labaddee. Lounge chairs are free but water craft and equipment can be rented on board ship or on land as well as climbing the Iceberg. The vendors with crafts are now set in a certain area which you must walk to once off the tender dock. You don't have to go there and be hassled unless you wish to make a purchase. Drinks and bars are scattered throughout this private island. Take a walk to see the beautiful views. Dragons neck is so picturesque. There is coral in the water, so bring water shoes.

We walked all the way down to to the last beach on the left. You get a beautiful view of your ship and the area is much quieter with less families and noise. There was a band who played for hours, too.
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Old January 6th, 2005, 04:14 PM
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Labadee has re-opened, right? I booked yesterday for 4/2/05 NOS and she said that there was a change in the itenerary. I am hoping that my TA is just out of touch.
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