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BettyB2

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  1. Just returned from 9 days in the Dominican Republic and there are many things to do in Samana when whale -watching is not an option. Some information I just posted for another OP asking for information on another board: What hours will you be in port? I came home last Saturday after 9 days in the Dominican Republic and can help you out if you let me know when and how many hours you are in port. I met some very reliable boaters/drivers that were recommended on some DR forums and can get you in touch with them. They speak English. Also have German speaking drivers as well. I hope more ships start going there as I would love to book for a day trip during whale season next year. It is a BEAUTIFUL country if you are in the right places....... I can probably hook you up with some great people to help you out..just let me know Here is some information I gave my friends/family that came with us on thsi trip: Samana is a small peninsula and town on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. It is one of the newest cruise ports in the Caribbean, and as such, has several remote and undeveloped areas of jungle, beaches and inland waterfalls. Cayo Levantado is one of the most popular excursions, being a short tender ride away from the cruise ship anchorage. Also the town of Samana itself, which has a new tender pier, that is not visible on the current satellite data. Other excursions take you to the fishing village of Las Terrenas, on the north shore of the peninsula, and Las Galeras, a beach area, also on the north side. There are several other various types of excursions available, and this port appears to have much potential for the future. You can read more about the port if you check out cruise samana dot com. They have many excursions to choose from
  2. CocoNut - What hours will you be in port? I came home last Saturday after 9 days in the Dominican Republic and can help you out if you let me know when and how many hours you are in port. I met some very reliable boaters/drivers that were recommended on some DR forums and can get you in touch with them Will you be there before Whale Watching ends on March 15?? If so, you can get that pretty reasonable from Kim Beddell who is the resident specialist with the whales (mating season from Jan 1 - March 15) Thousands upon thousands of whale families, babies and more come to Samana. every year. I hope more ships start going there as I would love to book for a day trip during whale season...... It is a BEAUTIFUL country if you are in the right places....... I can probably hook you up with some great people to help you out..just let me know Here is some information I gave my friends/family that came with us on thsi trip: Samana is a small peninsula and town on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. It is one of the newest cruise ports in the Caribbean, and as such, has several remote and undeveloped areas of jungle, beaches and inland waterfalls. Cayo Levantado is one of the most popular excursions, being a short tender ride away from the cruise ship anchorage. Also the town of Samana itself, which has a new tender pier, that is not visible on the current satellite data. Other excursions take you to the fishing village of Las Terrenas, on the north shore of the peninsula, and Las Galeras, a beach area, also on the north side. There are several other various types of excursions available, and this port appears to have much potential for the future. You can read more about the port on their web page http://www.cruisesamana.com/ They have many excursions to choose from
  3. Is this through the cruise ship? I found a few threads on this subject here: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/search.php?searchid=2456960
  4. thanks for taking the time to write your review for us!! I love that ship!!! and congrats to wife for winning the art work!!!!:D
  5. We made reservations at the Point on the Conquest back in February (for a party of 8) and when the couple went up to make reservations for 2 nights later they brought up three bottles of good wine that they requested be served at dinner..... and they were served to us...and we were never charged a fee :D They also kept the one white wine on ice in a beautiful ice bucket/stand by our table.... When you call to make reservation ask them if you can bring up a bottle of wine to be served with dinner...and drop it off ahead of time so you dont have to walk in with it...
  6. Me with Margarita on the rocks... http://community.webshots.com/photo/332709950/332721750XshwTw Me with THREE blue Margaritas... http://community.webshots.com/photo/291971156/292050080HqTvls Its funny that I was reading this thread on my laptop and walked by other computer to get another cup of coffee and there on the screensaver was the pic of me with the 3 blue margaritas at our GROUP cocktail party (oniy 2 of the drinks were mine)..HONEST!! TOO funny, because then I started going thru pics and found that Margaritas were pretty much what I drank all the time...and I hardly EVER drink them back home unless we go to a Mexican restaurant.. hmmmm...why is that? :confused:
  7. I had plenty of frozen, on the rocks and the blue ones. They were all pretty good. In the piano bar I found I was served the BEST of the "frozen", in the casino I was served the best of the "On the rocks". The blue ones I drank only during Captains cocktail party and group cocktail party. They were good too, although a little sweet for me. I guess it really depends on the bartender...
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