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Old August 23rd, 2002, 09:30 AM
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Whether booked through the ship, or independantly, what's been your FAVORITE shore excursion?

For us I'd have to stay it was in Alaska, when we did the heli tour & dog sledding combination. Very expensive, but so different, and so much fun, I'd have to say it was worth every penny!

In the Caribbean I'd have to say StingRay City in Grand Cayman. Mindless fun playing with the rays.

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Old August 23rd, 2002, 09:55 AM
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Swimming with the dolphins in Cozumel, and swimming with the stingray in Grand Cayman. Hard to choose, but I guess dolphins would be the top because I dreamed of doing that for YEARS and finally made a dream come true.

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Old August 23rd, 2002, 10:11 AM
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I can't pick a favorite.

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Old August 23rd, 2002, 10:25 AM
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I sould say something like the one I havent done yet-- but I would say the stingrays and Tulum top my list so far.
Ok searching for the pefect margarita is too bad either--lol
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I actually have 2, one is snorkeling with the Sting Rays and the other is the America's cup regatta in St. Maarten, would do them again :-)

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The island tour in St. Thomas!

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Old August 23rd, 2002, 11:18 AM
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I've only been on one cruise so far, so I can't give the most unbiased opinion! But I'd have to say seeing Tulum was the best shore excursion. My BA is in anthropology and I'd always wanted to see Mayan ruins. They were so beautiful perched on the cliffs above the ocean.

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Stingray City and the Boatride to the Pitons in St.Lucia
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Stingray City has been tops for us so far having only done 2 cruises.

2nd was a catamaran snorkeling trip in Barbados

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Michelle ....

You want ruins? Hit my personal website <http://happysails.com> and check out the "vacation in ruins" !!!



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Old August 23rd, 2002, 12:50 PM
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My favorite have been whale watches in Alaska and Hawaii as well as a helicopter ride and landing on a glacier in Alaska.
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Number 1 , all day eco safari/snorkelling Hilo (Big Island) Hawaii. Van ride and tour of an orchid plantation. Lava tree state park tour. Snorkel in a lava inlet fed by underground spring of fresh water mixing with salt water.Scramble over semi submerged lava formation to snorkel/swim in a coral garden. Finally swim in a lava heated natural hot pool by the seaside.
Number two Catamaran snorkel Lahaina(Mauaii) to Lanaii . Dolphins, whales, fabulous coral and fish, great pure sail.
Number 3 Jessie James snorkel tour out of Hamilton Bermuda. Three stops, island snorkelling, Two side by side ship wrecks and coral reef . Wonderful snorkelling combined with a great boat ride and tour. Saw my first Baracuda.
Number 4 Snorkel the caves at Norman Island and the Indians rock formation in the BVI's
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Diving with the Sting Rays at Sting Ray City - the deeper part..

Diving and feeding the sharks at the Seaquarium in Curacao

Diving in Cozumel at Grouper City - 300 pound Groupers over 5 feet long and a big sea turtle covered in barneckels and a big green moree eel and a small spotted one.

Night Dive in Cozumel - first one and I was scared - thrilled though when it was done

Aruba jeep tour and snorkel at De Palm Island

Pearl Harbor in Honolulu and Hunama Bay in Oahu.

Dominica diving in the Champagne bubbles (bubbles from volcanic activity under the ocean that bubbles out of the ocean floor).

All of the others have been great too - too many and hopefully many many more! Debbie
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Thanks Pamda... that was a fascinating article! Hopefully someday I'll get to retrace much of your route.
Now I feel like I've taken a mini-vacation in the middle of a slow Friday afternoon! (Just don't tell my boss!)

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Oh this is hard! I guess I will have to list my five favorites as I cannot seperate them! Swimming with the Dolphins in Cozumel (Carole and I were paired together!), Stingray City in Grand Cayman, Misty Fjords flight and sail in Kethcikan, Alaska (sailed into the fjords and flew out), Golden Eagle Outisland sail in St. Maarten, and last (but not least) whale watching out of Cabo San Lucas.

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Tooooo many Favorites: (Here is a few...)

#1 dugout boat/canoe tour through the islands in San Blas

#2 The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia

#3 Whale watching in Juneau

#4 Misty Fjords boat/fly-in Alaska

#5 harbor/boat tour in Copenhagen

#6 Helicopter/ land tour of Panama Canal

#7 Car Rental in Waramunde, Germany (Driving BMW 330-D 800 kms. very fast on the Autobaun) This was a self-guided tour of Berlin, Hamburg, and Weismar and I want to go back.
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I would have to say the Hermitage in Russia and the Pyrimads in Egypt.
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Two of them are right up there at the top. Most recent was the whale watch in Juneau June 2001. Not a ship sponsored tour. We booked it on our own in town. We went much further than most tours. We saw about 30 humpback whales and followed them for over an hour. The other memorable thing I did was swim with the Dolphins. They do have the powers. My arm was cured of pain I suffered with for years after being with the dolphins. Didn't notice til the next morning when I awoke to do my usual ritual of taking pain medication that I noticed I had NO PAIN. Haven't had any since then either.

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Guten Morgen, you'll have a lovely weekend. It was 1oo in the shade in my yard yesterday afternoon, probably more ot the same today. We need rain my Magnolia leaves are falling and Dogwood is drying up
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Tough decision.....BUT I think it would have to be the high speed catamaran ride to the Great Barrier Reef. Seeing the beauty 'under' while snorkling then topping off the day seeing the beauty 'above' from a 4 seater helicopter.

Course swimming with the Dolphins in Cozumel and snorkling with the sting rays on Grand Caymen Island are high points too !

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