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  1. We recently had a similar situation in Singapore. Departing the Ovation with a 7 AM arrival in port and a 9:55 flight. We made the flight...but I wouldn’t do it again. Too much anxiety, not enough fun. We are very familiar with the port to airport trip in Vancouver and EVERYTHING would have to work perfectly for you to make that flight.
  2. We are about to enjoy the two week cruise, Bridgetown Barbados to Philipsburg St Martin and then returning to Bridgeport. We would like to snorkel a couple of times. Would anyone recommend ( or not recommend ) the snorkelling excursions in the following places: Port Elizabeth Bequia (moon hole). Basse Terre Guadeloupe (Cousteau marine reserve) St John’s Antigua (Cades reef), Sophers Hole BVI (Norman Island), Basseterre St Kits/Nevis (Shittens Bay), or a SNUBA Adventure near bird rock. Castries St Lucia (SNUBA at Pigeon island), Saline Bay Mayreau, St Vincent/Grenadine (Tobago Cays or a two island adventure Chatham Bay/Mopion Reef.) Thank you !
  3. Just returned from Ovation....Twinings was the standard tea bag....
  4. Oh my goodness, this is so much easier than the way I was doing it. Thank you sfvoyage!
  5. Yes we are! First Seabourn cruise....
  6. “Easy driving for a Brit”....does that mean driving is on the left?
  7. Thank you everyone for their input so far, I am beginning to formulate the ‘ perfect ‘trip! Looking forward to your information, Isklaar. Basseterre, Haut Terre, and Pigeon Island.....many duplications of names! As first time Seabourners particularly appreciate the mention of the beach days at Carambola Beach and Saline Bay, they were not on our radar before this thread
  8. Yes, Isklaar, the port is Iles des Saintes! Thank you for the positive heads up. And Cantara, thank you too. Lots of good advice. We will forgo the town of Castries and head to Pigeon island for some snorkeling...
  9. Yes, we have two Seabourn cruises booked! Neophyte Cruisers, and first time on Seabourn. Our ports of call in Arabia/Asia have changed and we now have a day in Kuala Lumpur. From my reading the ship will be docked a long way ( estimates of 1 to 1 1/2 hours, bad traffic) from KL. In this situation will Seabourn provide a shuttle of some kind? Will the shuttle return to the ship several times during the day, or will it be one set time in and out? Has anyone used a taxi at the dock for transportation/ tour of KL? Thank you.
  10. We are doing the two week Caribbean Cruise in early March, in and out of Bridgeport. It is port intensive, no sea days! Our preference is to spend our days just wandering if we are in a cute town, or to join snorkelling expeditions. A balance of both. We are unfamiliar with the Caribbean and I am having a hard time getting a sense of what ports are good for wandering, seeing local sites, having a cup of coffee vs those that are better to do a snorkelling excursion. We plan to rent a car in Phillipsburg, St Maarten and drive to Marigot for lunch, and I assume that Gustavia St Bart’s and Castries St Lucia are good to wander. Other ports of call are: ( sorry the list is long) Port Elizabeth, Bequia Trois Islets, Martinique Basse Terre , Guadalupe Charleston,Nevis St.Johns,Nevis Carambola Beach,St Kitts Sopers Hole, BVI Basseterre, StKitts and Nevis Terre -de -Hauts,Guadalupe Saline Bay, St Vincent and the Grenadines Any recommendations for which ports we should arrange a snorkeling trip vs just visiting the town? thanks in advance for any insights!
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