Well, in Nassau we have booked the excursion to Blue Lagoon which was beautiful....beach, water, hammocks in the trees, restaurant, bar...what else do you need. We have also taken a taxi to Atlantis and purchased tour tickets there for the aquarium...you can gamble in their casino, eat at their restaurants but cannot access their pool or beach.
In St. Maarten we have done a bus tour of the island and last year we went to Orient Beach on our own...one of the most beautiful places I've been to...clean sand and water, lounge chairs, restaurants, bars.
You'll LOVE St. Maarten. We may have done the same bus tour as Rose. Ours was called SEE + SEA and included a semi-sub ride and shopping in Marigot. Make sure you see both sides of the island. The French side was our favorite HANDS DOWN. Nothin wrong with the Dutch side, but I'm not into casinos and Burger Kings when I visit a foreign port.
ClevelandRocks, I see that you did the See and Sea Tour. We have that exact same tour booked for our October cruise. Did you like the excursion? There were so many things to see and do we just had a hard time choosing. We decided on this one. I hope it was the right choice.
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you all make valid points.
Problem is that half the group wants to cancel and the other half does not.
The group that wants to cancel really does not like the new itinerary. They have been to Nassau and St. Thomas.
They also do not like the fact that there is back to back sea days at the end.
We really only have til Sat morning to decide.
It is was great sadness that I announce that as of 12:30p on sat we have canceled our cruise.
Our group of 7 just could not agree upon how we wanted to deal with this situation.
Carnival has this great policy where as we will be getting a full refund.
Our air was on southwest and they will only give us a credit, which is no problem. We will fly them within the next year.
The planning for this cruise began back in January and now it all comes crashing down in just a matter of a few hours.
Oh well that is mother nature for you.
The good news is, since we used a travel agent for this cruise, we were able to book an 8 day land vacation in Aruba starting only 3 days later than the cruise would have been.
So, in the end, I guess we did the right thing, I HOPE.
Thanks for everything and keep on posting,
does anybody know if there is a spell checker on this board??
I'm so sorry you had to cancel.. Your going to love Aruba. Its a great place. Make sure you go on the Jolly Pirates snorkle/booze cruise. its a lot of fun. http://www.jolly-pirates.com/
Life is too short to let the ship of your dreams sail without you.
Carnival Destiny Feb. 2006
Carnival Fascination Feb. 2007
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Carnival Glory MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2010
Carnival Dream MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2011
hell .,its fun to ride a storm out
A ship is needs to rock and roll
going on a cruise,.10/13,.hope
the sea has white caps.,the whole
7 days,.a cruise is the best cheap
way ,.see a few places,.that can be
Thanks to all of you great people.
Yes, we did cancel and yes we are leaving for aruba on tuesday.
Yes we are already lloking into another cruise.
We still have a credit from southwest and about $100 in fun ship dollars.