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  1. We've got a stop in St. Maarten, from 8:30-6. My thinking is to spend the morning exploring Marigot, then go to a beach for a few hours. Ideal beach would have a bar/restaurant, chairs, and snorkeling (preferably with gear rental). I have no interest in Maho. I'd prefer something quieter. Baie Rouge seems to meet our needs, but I'm concerned about taxis and I've read some threads here suggesting it's not good for cruisers. Has anyone done it? If so, did you pay a taxi to wait? How much? Other ideas? Thank you!
  2. Great advice, thank you!
  3. Thanks! Any idea how much water taxis or speed boats will be? Pigeon Island is in the opposite direction of the Pitons. Are there tours that do both? I've looked into the companies you suggested, and all of them require going to Jalousie if you want to see the Pitons. Thanks again for your suggestions!
  4. We will have a stop in St Lucia on our cruise in April and are having trouble finding the right excursion. I'm hoping people have some ideas. Two adults, no kids. We've never been to St Lucia. We definitely want to see the Pitons. That is a priority. But we want to see something else too. Ideally, there'd be a beach that is good for both snorkeling and lounging with shade. I'm not so into Jalousie beach. It sounds very crowded, and I don't like that there's no guarantee for a beach chair. We'd also consider hiking or kayaking instead of, or in addition to snorkel/beach time. The volcano doesn't hold much interest. No to ziplining. We want to minimize our time in vans or on the roads, or on crowded, larger boats. Short distances are ok. A boat to Anse Chastanet sounds like it would meet our needs, but it doesn't seem like there are any excursion groups that provide such a service. And I'm not sure how long the boat ride there would be, or if it's even possible to do in the time slot (8-5:30). Other ideas or suggestions on how to do Anse Chastanet? Thanks!
  5. Thanks everyone! This is really helpful. I wish the excursion times were more obvious, it makes it much harder to decide what to do.
  6. Hello everyone, We're booked on a cruise on the Celebrity Summit in a few months. I haven't been on one before, so I had a few questions. Our ship is docked at the various ports every day from 8-5:30. Does it take much time to get off the boat, and back on? What time do we need to be back to board the ship? None of the excursions on the Celebrity site list a start time. When do they start? How do you find this info out? How do you find out how many cruise ships are at the port on any given day? I understand we can bring two bottles of wine per stateroom, but no hard alcohol. Is port/sherry considered wine? My grocery store treats them as such but I'm not sure about the boat. I'd love to bring these on board, since they stretch a little farther than a bottle of wine and would make for a nice night cap to dip on the balcony. Thanks in advance for your help!