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Any suggestions on must do excursion at these ports? We like to try different things and are both in good shape.
In San Juan
, the tour of the Bacardi Distillery
is quite interesting. You can stroll the streets of Old San Juan
on your own, but I recommend taking the shore excursion if you want to visit El Morro
, which is one of two forts built to guard the entrance to the harbor.
In St. Thomas
, the Champagne Catamran Sailaway to St. John
is one of the best excursions in the Caribbean, if your cruise line offers it. A sailing catamran picks you up at the cruise pier and sets sail for a secluded beach on St. John, where the crew drops the anchor, lowers a ladder into he water, and hands out snorkel gear for those who wish to use it. After a couple hours of swimming, snorkeling, or sunbathing, the crew puts out a spread for lunch on the catamran. There's more time for swimming and snorkeling after lunch before the catamran returns to the cruise ship pier around 3:15. The crew also serves your choice of beverages (champagne, rum punch, beer, sodas, and juices) during the whole excursion. You can then return to the ship in time for tea or do some shopping in the shopping area located next to the cruise ship pier.
, be sure to take the shore excursion to Nelson's Dockyard
. Lord Nelson built this facility to repair his ships while deployed in the Caribbean to "protect the Queen's interest" in the age of piracy. You'll see the the areas where they repaired the ships as your guide explains the methods ofthe day. Many of the shops are still operational, producing souvenir items, and the bake shop now operates as a bakery.
Have a great cruise!