Location: Wisconsin....about 100 miles south of the Frozen Tundra and 70 miles east of Camp Randall
Now Judy - I just might be tempted to get off the ship for lunch! Sounds pretty darn good!
Cana - I've been to Key West and some of the islands more than once, so unless something special comes up, lately I have been staying on the ship to enjoy the peace and quiet and extra special service. If I've never been somewhere I always get off and explore.
Key West hurrrrah !! Lots of things to do.
get the book "Florida Keys and Key West an Insiders guide" at your libray or book store.
I have been there many times so I can help out if any one wants to know about the island.
just to name a few: Hemmingway house, Audubon home & gardens, President Truman's little white house, Mel Fishers Marine heritage, mile marker 0, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville at 500 Duval St ,Capt. Tony's where Jimmy really hangs out when in town. (He wrote a song about this bar)
the original Sloppy Joe's of Hemmingway fame. even a pub crawl of all the drinking places...Now your talking my kind of good time. 8)
I would never miss Key West ... Duval Street, Sloppy Joes are musts - been there many times. Love to go to the Butterfly store. As to other ports - should they be in Jamaica, I'll be on board ... complete waste of time. And, that's about the only place I'd stay on board ... even if I've been to the other Caribben Islands (and I've been to most of them) - I'll still get off to see them again.
I cruise the Emerald Princess, Eastern Caribbean on April 16, 2012
Cana57, the only time we stayed on board was on our first Caribbean cruise. By the time we arrived in Antigua, we were "islanded out." So if I ever get to go there again, I'll have to be sure and explore.
The lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) and I rarely leave the ship. We really enjoy having the entire ship to ourselves while everyone else is ashore, however, having said that, if we dock, not at the Naval Base, where we can walk right up to Duval Street, we just might rush off for lunch, then back on before y'all return to the ship.
Can't wait for the Cruise of the Century. (One of our very favorite ships, even before the refit!)