Posted April 3rd, 2012, 07:57 PM
It's not a very "walker friendly" area, although fairly close. Whole Foods is more of a specialty grocery store so prices will be better in other locations for water. We used to stop and pick up a case of water but stopped doing that after being convinced the ship's water is as good as the bottled stuff.
I remember it not being "walker friendly" at all, as in only asphalt, lots of vehicles, people and the ship in the immediate area and I can't even recall seeing the Whole Foods store you are referring to being within 1/2 mile, but we weren't needing to stop before boarding.
coolkayan - are you traveling alone with your child and also bringing carry-on luggage or bags in addition to bags going straight to your stateroom because I just can't remember anywhere in that immediate area where you can easily walk to with a child, luggage, a case of water, snacks, etc. In my memory it seemed like just a shipyard, not a tourist port - no hotels, no restaurants, no amenities, nothing available without driving in/out of a huge parking lot area past a manned guardshack.
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