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dave 3261 March 31st, 2009 11:36 PM

Things to do close to ship in Samana.
 
We will have a few hours to spare after our horseback riding excursion in Samana. Does anyone know of a beach or something to do without wandering too far from the ship? Is there anything within walking distance?
Thank You



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FL_Cruiser64 April 1st, 2009 12:30 AM

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We will have a few hours to spare after our horseback riding excursion in Samana. Does anyone know of a beach or something to do without wandering too far from the ship? Is there anything within walking distance?
Thank You



Carnival Victory, 2003
Carnival Victory, 2004
RCI Explorer of the Seas April, 2009

Where the heck is Samana? LOL

dave 3261 April 1st, 2009 12:41 AM

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We will have a few hours to spare after our horseback riding excursion in Samana. Does anyone know of a beach or something to do without wandering too far from the ship? Is there anything within walking distance?
Thank You



Carnival Victory, 2003
Carnival Victory, 2004
RCI Explorer of the Seas April, 2009

Where the heck is Samana? LOL


Samana, I hope I'm spelling it right is in the Dominican Republic, It will be the third port of call on my upcoming cruise. If you have to ask I guess you've never been there. Thank you.


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FL_Cruiser64 April 1st, 2009 12:58 AM

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We will have a few hours to spare after our horseback riding excursion in Samana. Does anyone know of a beach or something to do without wandering too far from the ship? Is there anything within walking distance?
Thank You



Carnival Victory, 2003
Carnival Victory, 2004
RCI Explorer of the Seas April, 2009

Where the heck is Samana? LOL


Samana, I hope I'm spelling it right is in the Dominican Republic, It will be the third port of call on my upcoming cruise. If you have to ask I guess you've never been there. Thank you.


Carnival Victory, 2003
Carnival Victory, 2004
RCI Explorer of the Seas April, 2009

Nope. Never been there. But just learned something new. Thanks.

Hope someone will be able to help you though.

dave 3261 April 1st, 2009 01:07 AM

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Originally Posted by dave 3261
We will have a few hours to spare after our horseback riding excursion in Samana. Does anyone know of a beach or something to do without wandering too far from the ship? Is there anything within walking distance?
Thank You



Carnival Victory, 2003
Carnival Victory, 2004
RCI Explorer of the Seas April, 2009

Where the heck is Samana? LOL


Samana, I hope I'm spelling it right is in the Dominican Republic, It will be the third port of call on my upcoming cruise. If you have to ask I guess you've never been there. Thank you.


Carnival Victory, 2003
Carnival Victory, 2004
RCI Explorer of the Seas April, 2009

Nope. Never been there. But just learned something new. Thanks.

Hope someone will be able to help you though.

Thanks FL! I noticed someone else post a question about this place and almost nobody responded. Looks like it's not a well known destination.


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dave 3261 April 2nd, 2009 10:14 PM

Does anyone know anything about Samana DR???




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Joecat890 April 3rd, 2009 07:34 AM

I was in Samana a couple of years ago and there is really nothing close to the ship that I remember being able to do. We went back to the ship after our excursion(jeep tour). Depending on how much time you have maybe you can book another excursion. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

dave 3261 April 4th, 2009 02:19 AM

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I was in Samana a couple of years ago and there is really nothing close to the ship that I remember being able to do. We went back to the ship after our excursion(jeep tour). Depending on how much time you have maybe you can book another excursion. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.


Thanks for you're input, I will most likely return to ship after excursion knowing this. My wife wants to stay until the last minute but I don't think she realizes that we will be tired after waking up in the early morning for this physically taxing excursion.

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RCI Explorer of the Seas April, 2009

jdh April 4th, 2009 07:54 AM

Going on the same cruise as Dave. I have to decide by Sunday (RCI deadline) - do we want to do the jeep excursion, atv excursion or the boat to caves (not crazy about caves) which includes the beach.
Any suggestions!!! Time is ticking....

Royal April 4th, 2009 11:03 AM

I was there in January, didn't even bother to get off...I didn't hear real nice things about the place.

Joecat890 April 4th, 2009 11:30 AM

We went on a self drive 4x4 excursion in Samana which turned out to be far more touching than we would have thought the local people were so nice and helpful that my Daughters want to go back to see the kids we met. We went to a working plantation where we sampled some of the local foods and drink which I myself was amazed at how they live and how they survive off of what is grown in the woods and how they cook on open flamed pits. It really made me and my family appreciate what we take for granted everyday a lot more.
Royal it's a shame you didn't get off you may have had a great time :)

cruzzz1000 April 11th, 2009 11:39 PM

Samana is not real safe to travel on your own(even close to the ship).
So be careful what you decide to do.
Good luck.

dave 3261 April 12th, 2009 01:49 AM

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Samana is not real safe to travel on your own(even close to the ship).
So be careful what you decide to do.
Good luck.

I'm starting to wonder if the excursions are safe. I will be horseback riding in the middle of nowhere. I booked this excursion through RCI and hope they provide adequate security.


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RCI Explorer of the Seas April, 2009

Samana-mi-Amor September 27th, 2011 06:47 PM

Things to Do in Samana - Cruise Ship Excursions, Tours, Attractions and Activities
 
Do not worry, Samana is very Safe ! ( I do know, i live here )

Plenty of things to do around Samana, close to the Ship or a bit further away on the Samana Peninsula.

You can visit the new website of the town of Samana and find out about local tour operators, restaurants, bars, shopping, museums, local beaches and more.

Here is the link :
Go Samana | Samana, Dominican Republic

:rolleyes: Enjoy our beautiful Samana !


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