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
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.
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!
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.
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