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Old April 5th, 2006, 12:32 AM
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Default Eastern or Western Caribbean? Which Voyager?

Help! I can't decide whether to do:

RCI Mariner (Haiti, Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, Cozumel)


RCI Voyager (Nassau, St. Thomas, San Juan, Haiti).

It's my first cruise. I plan to go in December. I'm very active and would like exciting, yet relaxing ports.

Any recommendations???

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Old April 5th, 2006, 12:58 AM
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Do what we did--do one now and book the other for later!
When we decided to do something special for our 35th anniv. (DH's idea) we asked our TA (also my step-sis) and she recommended cruising. We had no idea where to start, so she set us up with a 7-night on Explorer to the E. Carib--Nassau, St. Thomas, San Juan, and Labadee. We were hooked big-time. The next year we did Explorer's other itin. --Labadee, Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Either itin. is great and we've been to St. Thomas, San Juan and Cozumel again on subsequent cruises to the S. Carib. and Panama Canal. Cruising is the best vacation. We are really excited about our next one this June.
Bottom line--so many cruises, so little time. The only cure for cruise withdrawal is to book another cruise.

1/02 Explorer E. Carib.
1/03 Explorer W. Carib.
8/03 Summit Alaska cruise/tour
2/04 Adventure S. Carib. - Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten, St. Thomas out of San Juan
2/05 Galaxy Panama Canal out of Galveston--Cozumel, Costa Maya, PC, Costa Rica, Montego Bay (Grand Cayman had bad weather)

6/06 Jewel Brit. Isles/Nor. Fjords + plus 3 days in London
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Old April 5th, 2006, 11:12 AM
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you can't go wrong with either route.
Eastern - glorious beaches with white silky sand & turquoise waters, good snorkeling, great shopping.
Western -amazing snorkeling- swim with Sting Rays, climb waterfalls, river tubing/rafting, zip-line in the rainforest, dolphin swims, really nice beaches, Mayan ruins. This is a more active route than the Eastern
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Old April 5th, 2006, 11:47 AM
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I agree with Lisa - the western route tends to be more active. We've cruised the western three times and just love it. There's always something different to do in each port.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 03:57 PM
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I completely agree!
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