I NEED ADVICE ABOUT SOME EXCURSIONS I BOOKED FOR APRIL 16TH CRUISE ON NORW. DAWN. BOOKED SWIMMING WITH DOLPHINS IN TORTOLLA AT 10A. WILL WE HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO SNORKEL IN THE BATHS? HAS ANYONE DONE SWIMMING WITH DOLPHINS THERE?
SECOND QUESTION..DOING THE REGATTA SAIL I BELIEVE IN ST. MARTIN. WILL WE HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO DO ANYTHING ELSE..ANY ADVICE? LAST BUT NOT LEAAST, WAS WONDERING ABOUT ST. THOMAS. I DEF. WANT TO SHOP, BUT WAS WONDERING ABOUT BEACHES, CATAMARAN SAIL. THIS IS OUR FIRST CRUISE AND APPRECIATE EVERYONES HELP. I'M TRAVELING WITH MY 2 KIDS-12AND15YO. THANKS!
When we were done racing, I asked if I could steer the boat, and they let me sail the Stars and Stripes back into the harbor! What a thrill!
Mariner of the Seas 3/30/08
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
it all depends upon the length of time you are in port and the length of your shore excursion.
IF you book the morning sail in St. Maarten you will have enough time to wander around St. Maarten and do some shoppping, or spend a couple of hours on the beach.
St. Thomas - same thing if you book a morning excursion you will have enough time to do a little shopping.
Budget your time, plan for traffic, travel time to and from your destination, and you need to be ON THE SHIP 1 HOUR BEFORE DEPARTURE.