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Old June 26th, 2009, 01:30 PM
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Default Put Caracas, back on the itnerary!

Have you been there, and, agree or disagree...?

I for one loved the non island vibe of Caracas. My head was on swivle,as we road through the mountains to get there. Oh, what we saw! A city, not an island port, was a geograpy lesson come to life for me. The vibrancy of this city was inspiring, even though a bit intimidating to be there after a coup...Observations or gripes, please?
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Old June 26th, 2009, 03:10 PM
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I agree. I would love to see Caracas back on as a port .
I've been there and loved it. It's different to go into a large metropolitan city and see so many sights as opposed to touring around an Island. We toured the national Capitol Bldg., toured the city, had a wonderful lunch at a fine hotel and generally had a great time. I would do it again in an instant.
We were on Carnival's Fascination when we went there. At that time it was ported in San Juan doing 7 dayers to the deep Carb. It was in Sept. and
our Itin. was supposed to be St. Thomas, Guadeloupe, Caracas, and Aruba.
We had to skip Guadeloupe due to hurricane Luis but had a sea day instead.
Other than that the hurricane was no problem at all to us.
Eventually got to go back to Guadeloupe later on but would love to go back to Caracas.
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Ron, we were on the Fascination as well. when we went there....an absolutely fabulous itinerary...but I know those, who hated the port...and, I just was floored...
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It probably won't happen until Chavez and the U.S. get on better diplomatic terms.

Caracas also has the highest per capita murder rate in the world. The U.S. State Department currently has a travelers advisory for travel to Venezuela due to violent crime and kidnapping. Until the State Department declares it safe there won't be too many cruises visiting.

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Old June 26th, 2009, 08:25 PM
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Mike, yep I guess you are right on that.....sadly though, because, it's such a diverse and interesting city...not your typical tropical island port....
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What??? You mean there's somewhere that's more dangerous than a large U.S. city ??? Surely you jest !!
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I think that it's time to let our cruiseships stop in Cuba.

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I have not been to Caracas, but to Isle of Marguerite, which is owned by Venezuela twice. One of my all time farvorite ports. Now, we can't go there and am hoping that changes soon.
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