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  1. I cruised on the Grand Princess solo 14 days Eastern and Southern Caribbean back in 2012. 2-7 day cruises back to back. Other than the crummy passenger list and my first experience with a crew that was angry and hostile, everything else was great. Not a bad ship undergone extensive renovations over the year's. Grand Princess to Alaska you can't lose it's going to be nice.
  2. Nope I'm saying he takes you from the pier straight to Long Bay Beach on the other side of the island it's beautiful. Spend the morning on the beach get back in the van go straight to Turners right through the rainforest not the scenic route and spend the rest of the afternoon ON THE BEACH. I've done this twice, been to Antigua almost a dozen times and going with Lawrence is tough to beat. Lawrence will personalize your tour but your not going to find a better day than starting out at Long Bay swimming all morning at the beach packing up around noon and heading straight to Turners Beach. We had all afternoon on Turners it was great. Long Bay and Turners and I've been to A LOT of beaches on Antigua are my favorite the idea I get to go to both on the same tour is all me. Nice people nice bus nice drinks. If you don't want to take a tour and want to spend all day on the beach go straight to Turner's from the pier. You'll figure it out. Have fun.😎
  3. Hey PORT ROYAL, Let me ask you something. I'm trying to get back to St. Kitts this Thanksgiving(November-December) on another ship visit. I was going to try something different this visit to St. Kitts and go over to Nevis something I've never done. After all is said and done is it worth the time and $$$ to commit to spending the day on Nevis? Or would I be better off staying on St. Kitts and doing the day pass again? Thanks Todd
  4. I've stay at the Courtyard Marriott right across the street from Coconuts many times, been eating at Coconuts since it opened about 12 year's ago. It's a great location on Seabreeze, easy walking distance to Las Olas and A1A. I think the food is very over priced, the food was good but nothing special. Service sucked. I don't go back there anymore there's too many other great restaurants on Las Olas or upstairs at BeachPlace, or in one of the hotels to eat at Coconuts anymore. It's the place to be seen and unless your a local and a regular customer and I'm not, it's not worth it.
  5. Lawrence of Antigua is not a land tour. We spent the day at 2 of the nicest beaches Turners and Long Bay on opposite ends of the island twice with Lawrence it was GREAT!! After 8-9 visits to Antigua at this point I'm not sure I would spend my day with anyone else.
  6. Good job Bob!! I don't use alcohol either, I just drink beer and vodka martinis and there happens to be alcohol in them.πŸ₯° No shortage of complainers on any cruise. Hope you had a good time on the Sky Princess. πŸ€œπŸ€›
  7. Part TWO it is. 😎 2001 Golden Princess Inaugural my first Princess Cruise. Princess Patters there's a Solo Meet and Greet in the Wheelhouse bar. I showed up asked the bartenders about the Meet and Greet they looked at me like I was kidding that was almost 23 years ago and I've never been back to anything solo related ever again. There weren't any solos when I started cruising solo especially on Princess. I've done a dozen or so nice sailings since never saw another single male female or otherwise😱 ever. It's not going to be like that anymore everybody wants to do everything by themselves including cruising. The cruise lines are starting to cater financially to solo travellers they don't have a choice, we're the only ones who have any money. Princess Buffet World Fresh Marketplace (WFM) formerly the Horizon Court. It's not only top shelf as a solo I've never once had a problem ever finding a table or seat on sea days. Never a wait nobody running over top of each other like Carnival and RCCL good grief what a joke. WFM it's never failed me especially late night dinner, the vibe is absolutely wonderful up there especially solo. Another thing about the WFM I set my backpack down on a chair or table. I'm by myself, I leave to go get lunch at the buffet the thought of coming back to the table and my sh!t sitting in the floor or gone altogether (exactly RCCL or Carnival) never entered my mind. Explorers Lounge solo only way to go very rarely when there's a show in Explorers unless you get there at least an hour early(at least) there's no seats left solo I always find a single never a problem and I love Explorers Lounge because of the killer bar service. Princess Theater doesn't have that I went to a couple shows last time between not being able to get out of the theater and take a whizz and not being able to get another beer it's just not me. One of if not the best thing about cruising Princess solo, my cabin and everything in it is just mine. I have this incredible room steward come in twice a day and clean everything up those guys are a DIFFERENT KIND of Awesome. What else do you want. I could go on. This is all your getting tonight I'm tard I'm going to bed. Night night Todd, Princess Elite solo.πŸ€œπŸ€›πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ I got this.😎
  8. You all let me know when your ready for Part 2, on why cruising Princess Cruise Lines solo is so AWESOME!! Le'me know I'll give you Part 2.πŸ€œπŸ€› 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I certainly hope Part 1 gave you a little hint on how AWESOME Princess Cruises is.
  9. Sorry for the delayed response you asked alot of question. I certainly hope this post satisfies your curiosity. Here goes it. First and foremost if your going to travel and have lots of fun, you better know how to do it. Especially solo. I've been doing everything solo for decades when it comes to travelling. I have the time of my life I'm a PRO. An OLD PRO. Princess NO KIDS, July 4th 1997 I got on the largest cruise ship in the world at the time the Carnival Destiny. 600 unattended children several hundred from Brazil. Brand new ship at the time, total POS ship though. There were so many kids the jacuzzi's poolside had to be shut down twice because they were so full of soft serve ice cream. Fight in the disco. Last Carnival Cruise. I don't and never had any children and have absolutely no desire to babysit, hangout with, spend a couple of weeks on MY VACATION with anyone else's children. Princess NO KIDS, I was on the Emerald Princess in 2013 for 10 days(my last 10 day cruise). I saw a mother pushing a baby stroller get read the absolute "riot act" by a handful of old ladies playing cards on Lido Deck for bringing a baby onboard. I saw this lady pick her baby up out of the stroller and run away, never saw her again the remainder of the cruise NICE!! First night on the ship KNOWING AHEAD OF TIME, I'm solo and I enjoy having dinner many nights by myself. There are a very limited number of 2-top tables, first night I walk in the Michaegelo dining room and meet the Maitre'd I give him a $100 bill. While your sitting with someone that sucks or you have absolutely no interest in sitting with much less having dinner with in a lovely dining room on an awesome cruise ship, I'm sitting at a table by myself drinking Belvedere Martini's eating shrimp cocktail. While your standing outside the MDR waiting with everyone else for a table, yep I'm sitting at my own table pounding Belvedere Martini's. Pool Decks never ever a problem on Princess getting a nice deck chair, I take care of my poolside waiters I never have to do anything except have fun and do whatever I want to do. The bars on Princess Cruise Ship's are unparalleled, I'm not even going to get started on that other than to say Adagio on the Emerald Princess is one of my favorite bars anywhere. If you do Princess solo and you don't have a good time, chances are it's not Princess fault. RCCL everybody has there noses buried up each other's ass, worst vibe ever, and too many crummy kids. Didn't have a good time on Princess it's Princess fault? Anyone looking to be spoon fed on a Princess Cruise because your solo, NCL might be more suited for you. I certainly hope I satisfied your curiosity. I could go on and on about how wonderful Princess is solo as far as I'm concerned on every cruise I take I hope I'm the only solo cruiser on the ship. Later
  10. Yes it's like a HoHo Bus!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  11. Get a US Passport regardless, how difficult can it be? A passport eliminates any misunderstanding, how much is that worth trying to get back in the country? Figure it out.
  12. Looks scary!! I've never had a whole lot of luck riding trams straight up mountains.πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ I saw the trams God forbid your claustrophobic😁😁😁. I have enough trouble staying put in the safari van up and over Mount Charlotte Amalie much less sitting locked up in some pod being dragged up a mountain by a cable.πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί
  13. It's why I keep going back.
  14. HoHo bus wawazzatt?? I have no idea what a HoHo bus is but it sounds like A LOT of fun.😁😁😁 I buy a round trip ticket at the bus station. I think it's $3.75 rt. Always works.
  15. That's Awesome!! Thanks for all the pictures. Appreciate you.
  16. You meet your guide right outside of port security.
  17. The walking tour is awesome. Our guide was awesome. We got to eat and drink walking around Willemsted learning all about the city. After it's over you can go to many of the sweet little family bars before you get back on the ship. I highly recommend this tour.
  18. Great pictures of Sapphire Beach I used to go there 20 years ago when nothing was there. Thanks for the pictures!!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Looks exactly like it did 20 year's ago except now there are people. Nice!!
  19. I've used the great public transportation system on Aruba many times. I highly recommend it. I've posted in this forum about it many times. You'll figure it out. It's very simple very cost effective and very reliable transportation around the island and back to the ship. Your good.😎
  20. PORT ROYAL you are one funny dude!! When I'm on St. Kitts there's never a shortage of Weed!! I bring my own!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜πŸ˜
  21. Yes you can rent chairs, there's just not a lot of them. You can rent them from the dive shop at the end of the beach down on your RIGHT.πŸ€œπŸ€›πŸ˜Ž
  22. Ft. Lauderdale, Steak 954 at the W Hotel. Top shelf from start to finish. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  23. Yes, yes, yes and yes😎🌟😎🌟. Yes there's facilities, Yup the restaurant The Sunset Grille is a great beach bar and restaurant. Yes there's bathrooms and yes it's a nice beach to hangout on. You can swim out to the platform in the center of the harbor and catch rays or snorkel all around it. I guess because the harbor is surrounded by land it's what makes the water so nice. Very calm very clear, and great for swimming and snorkeling.πŸ€œπŸ€›πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ˜Ž
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