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Old July 5th, 2001, 11:58 AM
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Default What are your favorite ports, and why?

I look at these beautiful pictures that Capt JT and Mermaid post, and I just sigh! These are the most beautiful, inviting places I could imagine.

I have a special fondness for St Maarten, because of how much fun we had there during our Grand cruise. I had cruised with several family members (my Italian-American family tends to travel in a 'pack'). We didn't schedule any excursions for St Maarten. A group of us walked around the marketplace, had a few frozen thingees, and got silly. It was a really fun day that I will always remember.

This same group - plus a few more recruits - will be sailing the Voyager in December, and I can't WAIT for the ports on that itinerary. Looking forward to meeting Captain Marvin and Peat Taylor.

What are your favorite ports, and why?
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Old July 5th, 2001, 12:53 PM
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I'd have to say that Georgetown, Grand Cayman is my favorite port. It's so clean and well-kept. The people are proud of their country and are friendly. They want to show their island to you. The snorkeling is great, the water is beautiful and the shopping was the best that we found in the Western Caribbean.
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Old July 5th, 2001, 01:06 PM
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Diz --

Betcha $5 Divetex will say Coz.

My favorite ports are those with real cities attached where tourism is only part of the economy, not the driving force.

It's hard to pick a favorite, but I'll give it to Sydney -- by a whisker.

My Caribbean favorite is really obscure -- Les Saintes.

Coz and Playa are sentimental favorites as are St. John and Virgin Gorda.

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Old July 5th, 2001, 01:21 PM
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I'd have to say that mine is Istanbul. We found so many wonderful sites to see and the people were fantastic! I would love to go and spend a week there.
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Old July 5th, 2001, 01:24 PM
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Diz, Pam wins $5 for the no-brainer. My favorite ports, in order, are:

1. Cozumel
2. Roatan
3. St. John, USVI
4. Aruba
5. San Juan, PR
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Old July 5th, 2001, 01:41 PM
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Venice.....ahhhhh...so romantic and the view when you sail away to all those other wonderful ports.
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Old July 5th, 2001, 01:44 PM
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Diz --

Please send the $5 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for Matt's cruise. And just because I have no brains, Divetex, you get to send $5, too.

pamda -- "Sucker Bets R Us When It's For a Good Cause"
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Old July 5th, 2001, 01:52 PM
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Pamda - It just so happens I was making a call to Make A Wish this afternoon to make my 2nd donation - a memorial to my Godfather, whose birthday is July 14.

My intended donation will be increased by $5.

....and I can't wait to go to Coz!

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Old July 5th, 2001, 02:07 PM
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You're a good woman, Diz !!!
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My favorite ports are:

Cozumel
Roatan
Belize
Grand Cayman

I think the bet was a great idea pamda. We are also going to send another check to Make a Wish it is for a good cause.

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Old July 5th, 2001, 05:04 PM
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So far the prettiest island I've seen in the Caribbean has been St. Johns, at trunk bay. Still have a long list of more islands I need to see to compare :-)

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Old July 5th, 2001, 06:58 PM
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Favorite ports to date- Kauai--Grand Cayman--Coz--St.Thomas(for Honeys shopping) Regards Jack
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Virgin Gorda (for obvious reasons) and then St John.
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"For obvious reasons?" What - You like fat virgins? Come on, Annette. lol
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Old July 5th, 2001, 10:05 PM
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Caribbean: Curacao

Mediterranean: Santorini

U.S. NYC
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Old July 5th, 2001, 10:14 PM
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Juneau, Alaska
Cozumel, Mexico
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI
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For me it has to be Florence.. just a GREAT city!! I could go back over and over and over again.

In the Caribb.. Coz for the fun to be had, and St Thomas because it seems to have something for everyone.

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Old July 7th, 2001, 11:12 AM
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By ship Saint John and Roatan both are wonderful.

Have been to Hawaii on two land vacations and all the islands are breathtaking.
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Old July 13th, 2001, 05:30 PM
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Agree with Sue and Kuki:

Ahhhhhhh.....Venice - the most beautiful sight I've ever seen from a cruise ship is that of Venice from the upper deck as we sailed out of the canal in the late afternoon with the sun shining on the water and the buildings. Absolutely worth the price of the cruise alone!

And Florence - My lasting impression of Florence was forever formed when while on a walking tour we walked out of the shadows and into the breathtaking view of the splendid Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore - with the sun shining on this huge structure completely done in white, pink and green marble from the surrounding regions of Italy, the view was simply too much beauty to behold!


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