is this worth $80??? how much time is actually spent on the catamaran and the beach?
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We have done the champagne 1/2 day sail to St John three times, with a fourth booked for this March. This is definitely my favorite excursion. Have not done through Celebrity, but Princess used the catamaran from Bolongo Bay resort (you can google and find information) and RCCL Freedom OTS used the Adventurer Catamaran both times. All three went to honeymoon beach. It was breathtaking and not crowded. Good snorkeling and beautiful scenery. Someone from the excursion I was on in Sept '09 posted their video on You Tube:Oops...I did not post the link correctly.
Good luck deciding!
I took the Turtle Cove excursion from Princess. It was one of my favorites ever. We were on "The Cat" which at the time was a brand new catamaran. The crew was great as was the snorkeling.Did you see Turtles? What was it like? Thanks
I'm going back next month and plan on taking the Champagne tour this time. Just to try something new. I would recommend Turtle Cove.
Did you see Turtles? What was it like? ThanksDid this tour. Saw one turtle. But, lots of fish, coral reefs were great. It was a great excursion.
Did you see Turtles? What was it like? ThanksYes we saw several turtles. Probably more than 10. It was a great excursion, boat, and crew.
Yes we saw several turtles. Probably more than 10. It was a great excursion, boat, and crew.Thanks, can you tell me how many people were on the boat? Was it party or relaxing?
Thanks, can you tell me how many people were on the boat? Was it party or relaxing?Just want to be sure I was clear I was referring to the Turtle Cove tour. I have not done the Champagne one yet; that is next month. I can return with a review in December on that.
Just want to be sure I was clear I was referring to the Turtle Cove tour. I have not done the Champagne one yet; that is next month. I can return with a review in December on that.Thank you, yes it was the Turtle Cove one that I was interested in. 20 people for a cruise tour is good.
There were probably 20 people on the cat. There was more than enough room for everyone. The ride out was relaxing and peaceful. After we snorkeled the crew pulled out beer and rum punch and turned up the music. The atmosphere became more upbeat and fun. No one was out of control however but the noise level was increased for sure.
We actually enjoyed this tour so much that we went to the Princess excursion desk to fill out a review card. I actually had to stand in line for a good 20 minutes; which for me during vacation says a lot. The crew deserved the good review though.
Oops...I did not post the link correctly.Thanks for posting the video. Does anybody remember if they still serve the painkillers drink? Last time I did this excursion in 08 thats what was served. Lots of fun on this excursion.
Correct link is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzG3ioTq4Oo
We are planning on going on the Half Day Champagne Cat Sail on our upcoming Royal Caribbean cruise... and noticed that it warns that participants must be able to get back on the boat without assistance. I have not noticed that warning on any other excursion... is it extremely difficult to get back on this boat? Sorry... silly question... but we are a bit older and too heavy... want to be sure we can do this. Any comments welcome.I didn't do the 1/2 day catamaran but I have done the full day catamaran excursion to St. John. There was a staircase that came down in the middle. The stair case does not go all the way to the bottom of the sandy area, but does go into the water for quite a bit. The buoyancy of the water should help got you up onto the stair case and from there is a matter of getting upright and climbing up. I am not in the best of shape but didn't have any problems. I was traveling with someone who had just had knee replacement surgery and they used the zodiac dinghy with her which was less climbing.