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valtime January 7th, 2012 07:45 AM

Montego Bay
 
Any ideas folks. We haven't been there in years.

johnthed0g January 7th, 2012 09:12 AM

Take a trip or stay on the ship!!

Doug S January 7th, 2012 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by johnthed0g (Post 1408639)
Take a trip or stay on the ship!!

This...

To me, Jamaica is one of the most beautiful Islands out there, but the locals can be very 'aggressive'. Lots of good stuff to do, but it can be touristy. I'd keep safety in numbers with an excursion of some sort, or a trip to a private (gated) beach area with a trusted guide.

Donna January 7th, 2012 06:03 PM

You for sure have to do an excursion, still nothing right there by the port, very industrial looking. Have you given any thought to river rafting or the canopy tour. I know you can do Dunns River, but that is quite a drive, even the river rafting/canopy tour was a good 45 minute bus ride away. They also gave you the opton on staying on the bus and going to Margariettaville..

Trip January 7th, 2012 06:20 PM

We did an island tour, that really was a waste. While this lush island is beautiful, I will stay onboard if there is a next time.

The tour consisted of, a craft center, where you had to walk uphill a bit, to craft huts, set up for sale. A tour around the wealthy area...a visit to strip mall, that had a jeweler, and like a 7-11....and finally, to a dirty Margaritaville, where a drug deal went on outisde, within feet of a cop.
For 3 out of the 4 stops, many stayed onboard the bus.:(

We have been here, 3 /4 times, and I decided enough...a shame really.

johnthed0g January 7th, 2012 07:20 PM

We went to Negril it was lovely there, quite a long drive though.

valtime January 8th, 2012 06:00 PM

Montego Bay
 
Thanks everyone. Just as I remembered. I love being onboard when everyone else is off. Ship to ourselves - it doesn't get any better.

LisaK January 9th, 2012 10:23 AM

Montego Bay - hit the beaches, either book a day pass at one of the all-inclusive resorts or grab a cab inside the secure pier area and head over to Dr. Cove beach, its just a beach, nothing there, clean restrooms, nice an quiet, your cabbie will be more than happy to arrange round-trip transportation.

Moiraine February 18th, 2012 09:30 AM

We did the Appleton Estate tour and really enjoyed that.

SNNL February 18th, 2012 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Moiraine (Post 1416065)
We did the Appleton Estate tour and really enjoyed that.

We also did Appleton Estates tour...My favourite part is at the end of the tour where they take you to the pub and allow you to do the samples of at least 15 of the approximately 60 products that they make...By the time we got to YS Falls I was nice and calm.

Moiraine February 18th, 2012 11:13 AM

LOL Yes, I think they want you to purchase some of their products and you are more likely to do so if you are a little loose. roflThey gave us samples of Appleton Special, inclucding the 16 and 17 year olds. The kids told the guy their ages and he just handed the bottles to my other half for them. ;) I would like to be able to buy the $300 bottle of the really smooth stuff.

Trip February 18th, 2012 05:42 PM

Our island tour was a sponsored ship's tour....this is one island I will only book via the ship....

SNNL February 25th, 2012 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by valtime (Post 1408626)
Any ideas folks. We haven't been there in years.

You haven't said what ideas you are looking for, but, Montego Bay has changed over the years for the better, nice roads more beautiful beaches, restaurants and the night life is great. They have casinos, gift shops and inbond stores everywhere

SNNL February 25th, 2012 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Moiraine (Post 1416086)
LOL Yes, I think they want you to purchase some of their products and you are more likely to do so if you are a little loose. roflThey gave us samples of Appleton Special, inclucding the 16 and 17 year olds. The kids told the guy their ages and he just handed the bottles to my other half for them. ;) I would like to be able to buy the $300 bottle of the really smooth stuff.

They must have a lot of confidence in their products if they allow free samples before you buy.

Donna February 27th, 2012 08:17 AM

I think anyone selling anything that let you give it a try first, will sell more in the long run...We sample things at work every day and it does pay off.

twoAlaskans March 17th, 2013 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Moiraine (Post 1416065)
We did the Appleton Estate tour and really enjoyed that.

Wife and I totally enjoyed this tour and to be honest the drive was one of the best parts

twoAlaskans March 17th, 2013 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by SNNL (Post 1417445)
They must have a lot of confidence in their products if they allow free samples before you buy.

their product is WONDERFUL and like he said the 300 a bottle stuff...WISH...but we did end up with 4 bottles...

twoAlaskans March 17th, 2013 05:00 PM

this next cruise in March of 2014 we are taking our kids (14 and 17) and are thinking about the Carnival Lines excursion of Croydon Plantation - The Spirit of Jamaica...has anyone done that one?

Moiraine March 19th, 2013 12:42 PM

No but I want to do that sometime, too. Enjoy!

catfan1972 May 31st, 2013 02:38 AM

i agree---we were in Montego Bay in Jan '03 and was NOT impressed AT ALL! our cruise this July stops at Falmouth and i think we'l enjoy the non-crowded ship that day; we're going on excursions at every other stop though.


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