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budmonster May 3rd, 2013 01:47 PM

Can't decide...
 
Which one?

8 Day Eastern Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale, FL

or

7 Day Western Caribbean from Miami, FL

First time cruiser, trip for our 20th anniversary.

Thanks

aerospace May 3rd, 2013 02:11 PM

I prefer western trips; Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Honduras, Belize, Cozumel etc.

storybookcruises.com May 3rd, 2013 11:13 PM

It's really not what we want, it's what you want.

Talk to your agent (hopefully they are a Cruise Specialist) and perhaps they've been to each of the ports in both itineraries and they can provide information on the ports and what to do.

But it really depends on what you like to do (sightseeing, shopping, snorkeling, scuba diving, etc, etc.). Both the Eastern and Western Caribbean have alot to offer and both are nice in their own ways.

Definitely don't want to book directly with the cruise line because they won't be able to offer any information to help you with your decision.

But if you're celebrating your 20th anniversary, you should make it special and maybe even look at other cruise lines that can provide a bit more upscale experience without an upscale price. Again, talk to you agent about the options available.

Pete

Donna May 4th, 2013 08:11 AM

If you enjoy more water sports, snorkeling, etc...the Western route would be good for that. More shopping on the Eastern...

skymaster May 4th, 2013 08:32 AM

I prefer 8 days, over 7, and Ft. Lauderdale over Miami. The ports don't matter too much to me, but as noted above, if you prefer water sports, and drinking, Western might be better. If you prefer sight seeing, and shopping, Eastern might be better. ;)

"SKY"

budmonster May 4th, 2013 09:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Donna (Post 1472215)
If you enjoy more water sports, snorkeling, etc...the Western route would be good for that. More shopping on the Eastern...

You had me at shopping!

PS I went with the 8 day out of Ft. Lauderdale.


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