Wondering if anyone out there has cruised on the Destiny leaving from San Juan with stops in St. Thomas, Barbados, Dominica and Aruba. My husband and I are thinking of this for our next cruise. Any help/advice would be appreciated. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We were thinking about going anytime from October 2005 to January 2006. We just came back from a cruise on the Fantasy on December 12-16. This was our first cruise. Both our kids are in college now, (son 2nd year, daughter 1st year, both at the University of Tampa) so we can travel as a couple again. I am also from MA, Framingham.
We are from Peabody, MA This is our last family spring cruise. Our twons are off to college next fall. Acceptances and tuition amounts are coming in as we speak so cruising for five is a past dream for us!
we were on the 9/5 sailing on the Destiny. Had a great time and a great ship. Didnt go to Aruba due to the Hurricane,
Went to Antigua, st thomas, barbados, Dominica and tortola and 1 sea day. I guess weather in Sept cant be prevented.
Have fun, would love to sail on Destiny anytime.
Until We Sail On The Destiny !!!
We were in cabin 7316, which has a bigger balcony. We took our DS and DiL and just got them a oceanview guarantee hoping they would be upgraded since there aren't that many Oceanviews. They ended up with a 6B. The cruise was sold out. We spend a lot of time in our room so like to have the balcony. DS and DiL spent all their time by the pool.
Have either of you seen the Radisson Ambassador in Puerto Rico? WE are staying there the night before the cruise. We are used to Miami and knew where to stay. Any help with this? Also who was the cruise director on the DEstiny and how was he?
we did the cruise last May and had a great time. All the islands were great. We had a balcony and it was great to just sit out there and watch the sunset or sunrise. We stayed the night before and the night after in the Hilton Caribe, very nice hotel.
Thanks for all the information. Sounds like we'll be going on the Destiny. My next question, especially to Turbo69 is, what is the best time of year to go? We just came back from the Fantasy's 4 night cruise to the Bahamas on Dec. 16, so we won't be planning the next trip for at least 6-8 months. We were actually thinking about either November 2005 or even pushing it until March 2006. What are your thoughts?
Nolou, I'd rather not say since I give blunt advice on some things here. I can tell you that, I am in management though. We dock on both sides. Aruba is port, St Thomas is starboard and it's different in Barbados depending on the amount of ships in port that day. Personally I would rather not look at Dominica. ;~)
Turbo69- question for you. Seems you have become our "source" :-)
We will be on the Destiny July 10th sailing, celebrating many events (sons birthday, 20th anniversary and moms retirement --whew!) Second sailing on her (last June 2001) and greatly looking forward to it, now that we are in cold Indiana weather. We have treated ourselves to a Cat 11 -being that we are celebrating so much, and parents first cruise.
My son who will just turn 14 when we sail and saw Carnival tour listed for Mt.Biking in Dominica. Can you tell me if it would be considered dangerous, or how strenuous? Thanks-- As a mom I am leaning towards the river tubing or a private tour with Reyno Tours per a recommendation. Any advice?
Would also be happy to hear any opinions of beaches in any of the ports or things considered a must see. I would assume they give you some time off once in awhile, although I know running a ship is a 24/7 job! Hope to "run into management" and connect a name and face on board--(confidential of course.)
Feel free to drop an email. --cyber regards.
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