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Old May 10th, 2004, 02:20 PM
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Had to get it in again!
Anyways, my husband and I are going to stay in Miami for about 3 days before our cruise sets sail (we're going on the Explorer Eastern Carib cruise on Sept 5th).
Anyone have any tips and/or suggestions on things to do in Miami.
Looks like we're going to be staying at a great hotel on Miami Beach!

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Old May 10th, 2004, 05:36 PM
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Well...er...um...I actually got to meet a couple of Flames at the airport in Calgary about 7 years ago. However, when the Nordiques became the Avalanche (and took the Stanley Cup in their very first year), I suddenly forgot their names! What hotel will you be staying in? Go to South Beach...that's where the action is!
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Really? I thought us Flames fans were unforgettable!
Anyways, we'll be staying at the Roney Palace. It seems really nice, our TA has stayed there and highly recommends it.
Do you know of any restaurants and shops we should really go to?

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Old May 12th, 2004, 09:23 AM
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woooo hoooo! we won again!
i think we have a plan for 2 of our excusions while we're on our cruise in september. but we still need some help with the other two.... anyone have tips?

San Juan- ?
St. Maarten- Orient Bay (i think this is in St. Maarten)
St. Thomas- ?
Nassau- Atlantis

Any suggestions? Should we do Orient Bay as an excursion, or is it easier just to take a cab there? Also, if we want to go to Atlantis in Nassau, is it an excusion- or is this something we can do on our own?

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We just got back from the Mariner of the Seas, WOW ! I would highly suggest Orient Beach on St. Maarten, but take a shuttle there, it's only $5 per person each way. You can rent 2 lounge chairs and an umbrella on the beach for $13. US We were on St. Maarten for 11 hours, so we stayed at the beach for about 7 hours, it was awesome, the beach looks like a post card, white sandy beach, clear clean water, great swimming beach, down on one end of the beach was clothing optional, we would get the ocasional naked person walking by, mostly people that shouldn't have been naked.
IF you do the ship excursion to the beach, they are only at the beach for a couple of hours and cost more than doing it on your own. When you get off the ship, you just walk down the pier to a shuttle station that has lines for Orient Beach, Dawn Beach and other locations, a shuttle will take you there in about 20 minutes. If you have any questions, just ask away.
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adamken- did you go to the same places?
What did you do at the other ports?
Thanks for the tip on St. Maarten. I figured taking a shuttle or cab would be cheaper than paying for an excursion!

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I always take a taxi to Orient Beach. Each time, I've asked the taxi driver to meet us at the drop-off area at a certain time to take us back to the pier, and each time they have done so. I really enjoy Orient Beach, and never mind paying for a beach chair/umbrella. Great beach, little restaurants, bars, shops, etc. And, of course, the view.......
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Thanks for the tip!
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Does anyone know if there is a dolphin swim at any of these places? Any suggestions? I heard that at one places, you could just wade with the dolphins. I would prefer this over a swim.
Can anyone help?

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Old May 14th, 2004, 05:44 PM
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There's a dolphin swim in Nassau, and it's very popular, so book it before you go, as it has a limited number of participants.
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You gotta eat at Wolfies. best coffee house in the world.
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Sorry Cruise Guy....Wolfies is in Deli Heaven.....We will all miss the joint!
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doesnt matter. flyer will extinguish your flames.
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Whatever! You'd better be sure the Flyers actually make it to the finals to ATTEMPT to put out the Flames. So there!
Isn't hockey grand?
Anyways, diverdiver- is it an actual "swim with the dolphins" in Nassau? I heard there was a place where you can wade with them (less agressive). Do you know?
Thanks so much!
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I used to be a Flames fan back when they were in Atlanta Flames.............ahh, those were the days!
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In Nassau there is the dolphin swim but you cant book thru the cruise line go to dolphinencounter.com and you can make reservations directly. My daughter is doing it in June. They do take a while to get back to you and it is 145pp.

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