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Stories and Tips Eastern Caribbean

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Tour of St. John

Written by Linda Kaye on 04 May, 2004

Our afternoon tour of the island of St. John began at 1:30 at dockside, Great Bay, St. Thomas. We boarded a ferryboat just a short walk from the cruise ship for the 40 minute ride to St. John. The ferry took us along…Read More

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Tour of Sint Maarten / St. Martin

Written by Linda Kaye on 02 May, 2004

The Island of Sint Maarten/ St. Martin is part of the Netherlands Antilles and is owned by the Dutch and the French. These two countries have ruled the island since 1648. Borders have change slightly over the years. Today, France claims 21 square miles…Read More

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History of St. Thomas

Written by Samlawali on 02 Jan, 2007

According to Royal Caribbean, St. Thomas is a part of the US Virgin Islands, which has lured more foreign countries that any other territory. The flags of six countries have flown over the islands. Settlements date to 1500 B.C. and people lived here 1,000 years…Read More

Castaway Cay

Written by mwenn2100 on 02 May, 2005

This is Disney's private island, and what a beautiful island it is! There isn't much to do there besides beach activities, but it is relaxing and fun. The crew from the boat run out once docked and set up everything (only a couple…Read More

Dave's Suggestions

Written by Amber Autumn on 25 May, 2005

Before we entered Puerto Maya, a man was giving a lecture on what to expect on Cozumel in the Americana Lounge. The city we were about to enter was called San Miguel. Locals call this "downtown." There's only two gas stations on the whole island,…Read More

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See and Sea Excursion

Written by MCJ graduate on 04 Jun, 2005

This was our virgin cruise, so we didn’t know to wait to book excursions (instead of booking online for them) once we got on the boat. Hence, we had to stand in lines for 45 plus minutes to get our excursions. Our first one was…Read More

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Great Stirrup Cay

Written by MCJ graduate on 04 Jun, 2005

Taking the tender to Norwegian’s private beach was a hassle (it seemed like everyone wanted to go and there was around 2,000 passengers on the ship and it only holds about 400 people each trip). However, we managed the ride on the tender and were…Read More

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The U.S. Virgin Islands Tour

Written by MCJ graduate on 04 Jun, 2005

When we went to St. John, it was a gorgeous day. We saw the mountain terrain, crystal-clear turquoise water, and white beaches. Our excursion first started out as going through the hilly terrain in a jeep-like open truck with about 15 people. It was a blast…Read More

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Day 6: At sea, Day 7: Princess Cays, Bahamas

Written by melissa_bel on 22 Jul, 2004

After a relaxing day at sea (stops two days in a row can surprisingly be tiring) and another formal night dinner (the gala dinner with the champagne glasses fountains which gave us the occasion to talk a little with Cpt. Romano who is Italian and…Read More

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Day 5: St-Maarten/St-Martin

Written by melissa_bel on 22 Jul, 2004

This tiny island is the smallest land mass to be shared by two nations: France and the Netherlands. Does it show? Yes. While St-Maarten offers lively casinos, pubs and is oriented towards mass tourism and fun, St-Martin wants to show itself like a tiny St-Tropez…Read More

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