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    Newbie Poster
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    New to Cruising

    We have never been on a cruise and are going on March 12, 2011 to the Eastern Caribbean. Any suggestions for the best shore excursions?

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    CLF Navigator Krazy Kruizers's Avatar
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    welcome to cruise line fans

    due to bad injury i have only 2 fingers to type with

    not sure what type of activities you like

    we have sailed on the eurodam -- she is lovely ship

    try the tamarind restaurant - $15 per person and well worth it
    CLF Navigator - if you need help for Holland America -- ask me -- Yonnie
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    Stopped counting after 140 cruises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruisershs View Post
    We have never been on a cruise and are going on March 12, 2011 to the Eastern Caribbean. Any suggestions for the best shore excursions?
    Hey there! Welcome to our friendly cruise community!

    There are a lot of Caribbean islands out there..which ones will you be visiting?

    We have a section here at cruiselinefans called Cruise Places. It will have info on your ports of call and you can ask specific questions there after you have read about some of the activities available. Here is the link --> Cruise Places
    Last edited by Char; 03-10-2011 at 03:58 PM.

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    Pro-Cruiser uatlb's Avatar
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    im sure you'll love your trip
    what islands r u going to?
    what r u looking to do?

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    CLF Navigator MCcruiser's Avatar
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    Sorry it took me so long to find this!
    You picked a great itinerary for a first cruise. From Fort Lauderdale, you are going to
    Grand Turk
    San Juan
    St Thomas
    Half Moon Cay

    All of these ports have great beaches, so you could do beachy things at any of them. And Half Moon Cay, the private island for Holland America, is all about beaches.

    In San Juan, there is lots of history. An excursion to El Morro will let you know why the Spanish needed protection for her colonies. Be sure to take a look at the blue cobblestones in the old city. It's the only place you will find them in the Caribbean.
    There are also excursions to the jungle on the island, and there is lots of shopping in the old city as well. If you need any supplies (sun tan lotion, a hat, etc.), there is an excellent Walgreens in the oLd city, and the prices will be MUCH better than on the ship.

    If you can't find anything to buy in San Juan, there is always St. THomas. It is a duty free port, and the prices are good. Plus you have double the regular customs allowance coming back to Florida if you shop there. The excursions desk on the ship can help you with that.
    St. Thomas also has some historical buildings, and if you want to get away from the noise, there is a ferry/excursion to the island of St. John.

    If you have questions about any of this, let us know!
    CLF Research Diva!

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    Almighty Cruiser LuLu's Avatar
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    Please tell us what sort of things are of interest to you -- beach, snorkeling, shopping, sight seeing tours, etc. -- so we can be of more help.
    LuLu ...

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