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Queen of Oakville December 28th, 2010 02:55 PM

Excursion Questions for Eurodam - Grand Turk and St. Thomas
Our kids are too young to spend money on excrusions, they just want to make sandcastles on the beach ... so our excursions are pretty-much pre-determined.

For St. Thomas, I've been to both Trunk Bay and Magen's Bay before and I'm not sure which we'll go to. On our last cruise, we heard about a young boy (cruise passenger) being shot being caugth in gang wars. I've yet to google and verify any details. If you have any info to share, please do. Is either beach in a particularly safer area? For Magen's Bay, we can do the Beach Getaway, which woudl run about $86.00. Would anyone recommend taking a taxi as opposed to the cruise excursion? There are four of us - 2 adults and 2 kids under 4. In Cozumel, earlier this year, we took a cab ride which was safe and cost effective. I'm just not sure about doing this on St. Thomas.

For Grand Turk - pretty much same question. I've never been before. Is a nice beach within a quick cab ride?


Trip December 28th, 2010 03:06 PM

In Grand Turk, you dock right at the pier,and walk to the beach or pool. The pool is within the gated area, with shops, & Margarittaville. This is good for you, because,if the kids get antsy, you can just walk right back on the ship...

Their was a shooting in St Thomas of a kid on a ships excursion bus...Off hand I forget the beach area..I will search, and give you a link, if you want to check it out..

Queen of Oakville December 28th, 2010 03:18 PM

Hey Trip,
thanks for the quick reply. Good to know the beach is close by.

I found a link to the story
More Caribbean Crime - Carnival Passenger Killed In St. Thomas : Cruise Law News

It appears that Magen's Bay is further north of Koki where the shooting occured and (duh) Trunk Bay is on St. John.

I know it is an isolate incident that could easily occur in my home town ... but one still wants to be cautious in taking their young children into an area where a problem has occured.

Trip December 28th, 2010 03:29 PM

I absolutely agree with you, being aware is key, anywhere...Turks is really perfect your your needs...

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