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Old October 9th, 2001, 10:34 PM
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Default Ideal E and W Caribbean Itinerary?

The cruise lines just keep visiting the same ports, over and over. I think that their typical eastern and western itineraries (from FL) could be improved. I'd guess that most of us have our own ideas, and I'd be interested in seeing yours. Here are mine.

Ideal Eastern Itinerary:

Florida - at sea - St. John - Tortola - Virgin Gorda - at sea - at sea - Florida

Ideal Western Itinerary:

Florida - at sea - Isla Mujeres - Cozumel - Roatan - at sea - at sea - Florida
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Old October 10th, 2001, 01:33 AM
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Those itineraries sound great for divers, but what do the rest of us do all day? lol

Pussers in Tortola is all there is for shopping; no real touring to do. Virgin Gorda's gorgeous private resorts won't welcome hordes of cruise pax.
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Old October 10th, 2001, 06:26 AM
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I'm with Divetex on this one. I LOVE the Eastern idea. Tortola and Virgin Gorda are gorgeous. Sail7seas have you not been to the Baths on Virgin Gorda? I would have to say that is my favorite destination. I can't find a decent ship that goes there anymore. Such a bummer as this is one of my favorite stops. It is time to change the itineraries a bit.
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Old October 10th, 2001, 06:38 AM
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My two favorite ports really don't fall into Eastern or Western....more Southern I would guess. I love Barbados and Antigua...then the rest can be sea days for me.
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Old October 10th, 2001, 07:37 AM
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Eastern: at sea- rum run- at sea- stop to pick up food- at sea- beach run.
weatern: see above
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Old October 10th, 2001, 08:36 AM
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Default Re: Ideal E and W Caribbean Itinerary?

Good question....maybe with all the redeployments back to the Caribbean, we'll see some varied intineraries.

I like DT's intins for the eastern run, and I would like to see a cruise concentrated in Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo, Mexico. With ports of call in Campeche, Progreso/Merida, Playa del Carmen, etc. Mayan history and culture cruise!

Oh yeah, I would certainly vote for a cruise with a stop in BELIZE!
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Old October 10th, 2001, 09:20 AM
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Itenerary in general.

Galveston, at sea, at sea, St. Croix, at sea, at sea, Galveston.
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Galveston, at sea, at sea, at sea, at sea, at sea, Galveston.


Love the sea days!
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Old October 10th, 2001, 10:21 AM
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Mary Lou, What are some of your favs about Antigua and Barbados? We will be there in January and have never been to either. Have heard such mixed reviews on Barbados so any heads up would be great.
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Old October 10th, 2001, 01:30 PM
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The nice thing about cruising is I don't particularly care what ports I go to. Getting there is more than half the fun and I covet my at sea days. Having said that, I like the idea of a private island with a chance to relax on shore. I don't like wasting my time in taxis and jitney buses to get where I'm going.
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Old October 10th, 2001, 06:11 PM
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Hello,

Eastern.......Port canaveral......at sea....ST thomas.....antigua...aruba...bermuda.....Port canaveral...
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Old October 10th, 2001, 07:47 PM
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Tell her Mary Lou, I love Barbados too. Great island.
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Old October 11th, 2001, 01:05 AM
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Hi: I still don't know what non-divers can do in Tortola. The one time we were there, the downtown was pretty dismal and no decent tours offered. I remember seeing a goat and a chicken on "main street" and Pursers store...but what else? We did hear they were building a KMart...think I'll skip that. lol
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Old October 15th, 2001, 11:20 AM
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I have a question about ports - has anyone been to Grenada? What ships go there?

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