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Old June 19th, 2007, 10:03 AM
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Default America's Cup Regatta (st maarten) OR St. Thomas Ocean Racin

We are going on the Freedom in December and I am looking at these excursions from Carnival. I am not sure what the difference is in them besides the location.
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    1.) Is one better than the other?
    2.) Does one take more people than the other (our group has 6 people in it)?
    3.) Do you just get to see better sites on St Thomas?
    4.) Anyone got any advice to help me decide?
I pasted the links below for the excursions. Thanks, Carla


St Thomas:
http://www.carnival.com/ShoreExcursi...ioncode=434049

St Maarten:
http://www.carnival.com/ShoreExcursi...ioncode=433001
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Old June 19th, 2007, 11:43 AM
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I can't vouch for the St. Thomas operation, but I can say we did the America's Cup Regatta in St. Maartin and it was fantastic. If you sign up early enough, you should get all six on one boat (unless you want to split the group and race against each other). Everyone is assigned a task and you will be very involved in the race (those not wanting to help sail are designated "bartender"). As this is a race against another America's Cup boat, you will be more likely to be watching your station than the scenery, but after the race you can relax with a drink at the yacht club which is right by the main shopping area. Enjoy!
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I also did it in St. Maarten, great excursion and a good learning expierence. You can choose an active job or a less active job, totally up to you. I chose an active job, main grinder and it did require some work, but well worth it, we came in by a nose!
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The St. Thomas race is a new excursion, probably due to the popularity of the 12 Metre Challenge in St. Maartin. It looks to be very similar. The 12 Metre Challenge was a blast! You can choose to all be on the same boat, or not. Our family of five crewed together and covered all the levels, active, moderately active, inactive. We all had a great time. The St. Thomas trip looks to be very similar. The captain and crew on our boat were a lot of fun. They race in the harbor, within sight of your cruise ship. It is great to be out on that water, and close to it too. Take your pick, based on what else you might want to do in the other port. Have fun!
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