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clackey

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    Mountain Home, Arkansas
  • Interests
    Fish, hunt, shoot, cruise and eat, but not in that order.
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    caribbean

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  1. We have done two easterns, a 7 night on RC and 10 night on Norwegian. Both were pretty good. St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Thomas, Marinique, St. Marteen (the Dutch side), St. Croix and and Barbados all get the seal of approval. Not crazy about Antigua. Winter is a good time to sail Eastern. You need to get at least as far as Grand Turk to get warm water in the winter. There is a volcano on St Lucia that you can drive to and has some great site seeing on the way. Here is a picture of the Pitons. Take a camera.
  2. Which cruise line and when is departure? Some lines have postponed departure until 10/1.
  3. If they don't get cancelled we will have our 19th and 20th cruises this fall. Number 20 will be our first on Celebrity.. Really looking forward to it. 11 night Southern. YEAH!
  4. We have 2 cruises booked. We will drive to Galveston in September and probably to Tampa in November. I have seen some good price on flights to Tampa though. We'll see.
  5. We bit the bullet and booked for late November. Celebrity had a great discount for Arkansans. We got a 11 night out of Tampa for almost half price. Southern Caribbean going to Grand Cayman, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and Labadee. If they sail, we sail.
  6. Got a call for an upsell today for our sailing this Sunday. We have a inside low and was offered an extended Balcony for $260. Tempting, but money is money.
  7. The only good discount that we have gotten was our cruise next week. We booked through Carnival and paid $200 less than friends who were going with us. We booked cabins next to each other and bookings were identical. It was a perk because we are platinum. The only way that we would have paid less by booking with an online TA was by booking a Guaranteed Inside.
  8. You might be interested in a trip to the turtle farm or to Hell. You could send a card postmarked from Hell to family, just to let them know where you are.
  9. No me importa. It may be, but the best that I have had was in Las Bresis just off of the Malecon in PDC. Another, and probably the best food that I have had was in PDC also. There was a street vendor who serves Cochinita Pibil. It was suckling pig rubbed with spices and cooked in banana leaves. My mouth waters just thinking about it. I want MORE!
  10. I have to agree. One of my favorite things to do is eat where the locals eat. We get off of the beaten path and try the local cuisine. Came close to finding the perfect fajita in Playa del Carmen. Don't have any idea what I had in Progreso in the mercado just off of the malecon, but it was awesome. As for drinks, I'll do a few Corona. Red Stripe, Belikin, Sol, or Modelo commercials in port. It is a lot cheaper than the drinks on the ship. I had the opportunity to live for a month with the mayor of Padilla Tamps. back when I was a teen. We had tomales made from turkey, quail cooked in some kind of soupy sauce, fried rattlesnake and kid goat cooked over mesquite coals. Yeah, I'll try the local goodies.
  11. Been to all of these a couple of times. So far our favorites are; Coki Beach on St. Thomas The Boatyard on Barbados Carambola on St. Kitts We went to a drive up Volcano near the Pitons. Saw some pretty country. Not a big fan of Antigua. I'll stay on the ship next time.
  12. We have stayed on the ship a few times, but it is usually to rest. There are several ports that we will not do without a tour like Jamaica, Roatan and Antigua. Even the taxi drivers will rip you on Antigua.
  13. We did this on our first trip to GC. Told the driver to drop us at Cemetery Beach. When we were ready to go back to the ship we only had to walk out to the highway and wave at a returning van. The driver honked at us, we waved and he picked us up. Cheap and easy. We have used the collectivos (public transportation) in Mexico too. Works swell.
  14. International Pier is a long walk to town where the best eateries are. There is some good info on www.cozumelmycozumel.com and www.cozumelinsider.com. The best meal that we have had on Coz was at Casa Denis. There are directions to several restaurants on these websites as well as recommendations. One of our favorite things to do is find the out-of-the-way places where the locals eat. Usually good food and cheap prices.
  15. If you want festive you need to try a Halloween cruise. We did one on Royal Caribbean 3 years back and it was a hoot. We saw at least a hundred of the neatest costumes in a parade down the Promenade.
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