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Old September 9th, 2012, 07:55 AM
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Hey Bladerun

We have a thread about this cruise going on over at the mix and mingle roll call. Come and join us!!!!


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To those of you that have done this type of cruise before, I have questions, please...

1) How is this company?
2) How did your insurance handle riding outside USA?
3) How was your not having an international driver's license handled?
4) Anything else that is needed to know or that you learned after being on this cruise?

My hubby's MC is looking into the 04/24/14 out of NJ. Need to be able to take a trike. Need time to payoff cruise.

Thank you, everyone.
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Old September 25th, 2012, 09:51 PM
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To those of you that have done this type of cruise before, I have questions, please...

1) How is this company?
2) How did your insurance handle riding outside USA?
3) How was your not having an international driver's license handled?
4) Anything else that is needed to know or that you learned after being on this cruise?

My hubby's MC is looking into the 04/24/14 out of NJ. Need to be able to take a trike. Need time to payoff cruise.

Thank you, everyone.
We are going on our 3rd Motorcycle cruise in 2013. We have had a great time and have made some wonderful, life-long friends. When you go on one of these cruises, you have to pay a lump sum of cash the first night onboard, this covers insurance for on the islands, any permits needed and some compensation for the escorts on the islands. There has only been one island that we have been on so far, that issues you a temporary licence and that is St Kitts. It is such a great way to see the islands and have fun riding you bike at the same time.
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Old September 26th, 2012, 07:27 PM
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We are going on our 3rd Motorcycle cruise in 2013. We have had a great time and have made some wonderful, life-long friends. When you go on one of these cruises, you have to pay a lump sum of cash the first night onboard, this covers insurance for on the islands, any permits needed and some compensation for the escorts on the islands. There has only been one island that we have been on so far, that issues you a temporary licence and that is St Kitts. It is such a great way to see the islands and have fun riding you bike at the same time.
Thanks for all the info, XRAYMAGIC. I called company and got additional info I needed. Did not know anyone that used them so I wanted firsthand review. Looks good to me.
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Is anyone spending the night prior to the cruise at the Marriott Newark Airport? I think I'll ride down the day before and spend the night there. My gf will be flying in on the 18th and will meet me on-board.
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Is anyone spending the night prior to the cruise at the Marriott Newark Airport? I think I'll ride down the day before and spend the night there. My gf will be flying in on the 18th and will meet me on-board.
Are you going as part of the motorcycle tour? We live on Long Island so will be riding in that morning. Hopefully with other couples.
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Are you going as part of the motorcycle tour? We live on Long Island so will be riding in that morning. Hopefully with other couples.
Yup! I live I'm Mass and it's about a 4 1/2 hr ride. I could leave early on the 18th but I'd rather ride down the day before and not have to worry about a flat tire or something. What do you ride?
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Yup! I live I'm Mass and it's about a 4 1/2 hr ride. I could leave early on the 18th but I'd rather ride down the day before and not have to worry about a flat tire or something. What do you ride?
I am the passenger. My hubby has a 1999 Kawasaki Vulcan 750 and a 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS. We would be booking via ETA. Is that your group also? We are trying to get a few more couples to go. We are only a couple of hours or less from home to Cape Liberty so no overnight needed.
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DH and I have heard about MC cruises and we really want to do one. I would really love to surprise him with this cruise for our 10th anniversary in March 2014. I would love to do it next year but I am pretty sure they are booked up and that the price would be a bit high for me to pay off without him noticing.
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DH and I have heard about MC cruises and we really want to do one. I would really love to surprise him with this cruise for our 10th anniversary in March 2014. I would love to do it next year but I am pretty sure they are booked up and that the price would be a bit high for me to pay off without him noticing.
Not necessarily booked up. We are looking at the 04/2014 cruise out of Cape Liberty, NJ only because we are looking to leave from close to home also only Explorer of the Seas allows a trike on which friends ride. However if they do not go, I have more choices available.
Check website: http://www.cruise-eta.com/motorcycle-cruise/.
After deposit which is steep ($900 for us), I calculate that I would need to pay about $143 per month to payoff by December. That would give me 4 months to get some play money together. And if I do my taxes early....
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Hi all ...

New to the boards and thought Id say hello.

Hubby and are oing on the 4/2014 motorcycle cruise and cant wait. This will be our first cruise of this type. Looking forward to it.

Originally from Long Island but now a North Eastern Pa resident. Not sure yet if we will riding up overnight or just head out early in thr morning. Was wondering if anyone knew what time we have to be at the ship in the morning??
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Hi all ...

New to the boards and thought Id say hello.

Hubby and are oing on the 4/2014 motorcycle cruise and cant wait. This will be our first cruise of this type. Looking forward to it.

Originally from Long Island but now a North Eastern Pa resident. Not sure yet if we will riding up overnight or just head out early in thr morning. Was wondering if anyone knew what time we have to be at the ship in the morning??
We've done 2 on the Explorer and bikes and riders are to be at the pier between 1000 and 1030. Passengers go to the terminal because they are not supposed to be in the secure area where the bikes gather.
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We've done 2 on the Explorer and bikes and riders are to be at the pier between 1000 and 1030. Passengers go to the terminal because they are not supposed to be in the secure area where the bikes gather.
Thank you - that helps a great deal! Think we will overnight it to save ourselves of a 5am alarm clock!!
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Is anyone spending the night prior to the cruise at the Marriott Newark Airport? I think I'll ride down the day before and spend the night there. My gf will be flying in on the 18th and will meet me on-board.
Hi,

We weren't sure if we were overnighting but we will be. We live about 2 1/2 hours out but for not chancing it for traffic or anything else. Plus I'd rather not have to get up at the crack of dawn. Although ill probably be up anyway cause of the excitement.

Hubby and I will be on our own bikes and really looking forward to it.
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I just stumbled across this thread... as a biker I would love to take my bike on a cruse and visit ports. I was wondering if there was any fb pages or other information anyone could share?
I just returned off of the Carnival Conquest where one of the excursions I took was a bike ride across the Cozumel island.... it was a great experience, the only thing that would have made it better if I'd been on my own bike! LOL!
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I just stumbled across this thread... as a biker I would love to take my bike on a cruse and visit ports. I was wondering if there was any fb pages or other information anyone could share?
I just returned off of the Carnival Conquest where one of the excursions I took was a bike ride across the Cozumel island.... it was a great experience, the only thing that would have made it better if I'd been on my own bike! LOL!
I just got off this cruise last month.

Here is a review I did here on CC http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1839973

Another one I did on the HD forum, a lot of the same pics, but some different info http://www.hdforums.com/forum/road-t...uise-ship.html


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I just got off this cruise last month.

Here is a review I did here on CC http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1839973

Another one I did on the HD forum, a lot of the same pics, but some different info http://www.hdforums.com/forum/road-t...uise-ship.html


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Hi, loved the blog on both forums, thank you for sharing.

Okie dokie here is a silly question. I ride my own and see both men and women in shorts to Capris to jeans. I am an avid believer in jeans due to chin safety and pipe burn safety ... However I'm concerned about how hot it gets there. Could you tell me what the temps and humidity levels are on the islands whole riding? I know it varies and weather changes but curious about your experience.

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Hi, loved the blog on both forums, thank you for sharing.

Okie dokie here is a silly question. I ride my own and see both men and women in shorts to Capris to jeans. I am an avid believer in jeans due to chin safety and pipe burn safety ... However I'm concerned about how hot it gets there. Could you tell me what the temps and humidity levels are on the islands whole riding? I know it varies and weather changes but curious about your experience.

Thanks,
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You can see by my past cruises that we love to cruise in March/April. It is warm in the Caribbean without all the crazy humidity. If I remember correctly, temps were mostly mid 70's to low 80's. So, I think you picked a great time to cruise.

Even though most people didn't wear jeans, we did have a few that did the whole trip. I see you are from Pennsylvania too !!!! If you can handle those kind of temps here riding jeans, I don't believe you will have any problems on your cruise.

I hope your trip will be as wonderful as ours was. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask .
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Enjoyed reading through this thread and am just a bit envious. We have rented H-Ds in the Caribbean and Hawaii but it would be nice to ride my own bike. No opportunity for us that I know of on the West Coast, except that almost all my riding is on Islands: Vancouver Island, Quadra, Cortez, and Texada. Our Islands are easy to get to by ferries and the rate for bikes is half of the rate that it is for cars. There are some great rides in this part of the world!

Ride safe and ride often. Cheers, Bill
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Enjoyed reading through this thread and am just a bit envious. We have rented H-Ds in the Caribbean and Hawaii but it would be nice to ride my own bike. No opportunity for us that I know of on the West Coast, except that almost all my riding is on Islands: Vancouver Island, Quadra, Cortez, and Texada. Our Islands are easy to get to by ferries and the rate for bikes is half of the rate that it is for cars. There are some great rides in this part of the world!

Ride safe and ride often. Cheers, Bill

Don't be so envious. Keep your eyes open. There might be some exciting news soon for the west coasters
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