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#1
200 Posts
Joined Feb 2006
Has anyone done Minorca or Majorca on Windsurf? Going in May and wondering if the land tours are worth it.

We're usually the type to explore on our own, but hate missing something good.

p.s. Hope the service has improved. Been reading these pretty wild posts!

#2
Teaneck, NJ
1,848 Posts
Joined Oct 2002
When we were on that itinerary in November, 2004, our visit to Minorca was cancelled due to high winds. In Majorca, we took the Chopin and Valldemosa tour, and it was well worth the money for a group of two. The tour even had a mini-concert, and was lots of fun.

In general, if you can get up a group of four or more, you may be able to do better cost wise with a private tour than with Windstar; but for two, a private tour would probably be too pricey.
#4
200 Posts
Joined Feb 2006
Thanks for replying...I read your reviews and comments. No two cruises are ever the same of course...and what was once SPECIAL can never be repeated. Happy sailing to all..

If anyone knows anything about Minorca or Majorca, I'd love to hear. Doing Windsurf Rome-Barcelona May 4th!
#5
Mukilteo, WA
632 Posts
Joined Aug 2003
In September 2003 I was on Holland America's now-retired Noordam (smaller than current HAL ships) for a 12-day Mediterranean cruise, Civitaveccia to Barcelona. Our port day in Menorca was one of my favorites. After a ship excursion to a horse show (choreographed riding in a covered arena), there was plenty of time to explore Mahon on foot. It was a wonderful town for walking. I would love to go back!
#7
San Dimas, California
459 Posts
Joined Dec 2006
oops! I did something wrong above -- but to continue, in 2001 on Windstar we visited Majorca and Minorca. We explored Majorca on our own -- took a taxi to the cathedral, explored old town, had a lovely little lunch and then walked back to the ship. It was a wonderful day. We took an excursion in Minorca that was excellent -- went out into the country to an old monastery and then visited a little village that had a restaurant/nightclub built into the side of the mountain right into the rock -- great views! very strange place, very scenic -- and had a drink there. Nice little village for shopping, too. As I recall, there wasn't much to see in Minorca in the town itself where the ship was docked.