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  1. My choice would be #1 followed by #4. Curacao has some decent snorkeling. We like to take the city bus to "the dive bus" and snorkel from shore here. http://www.thedivebus.com/
  2. They may not be answering emails/working during the Covid lock-down. Bonaire just reopened to tourism with some restrictions which you can find here https://www.tourismbonaire.com/health-and-safety I do know that one of the owners was receiving some medical treatment in The Netherlands, but they were still running the excursions and answering emails, but this was back in January when we did a land trip to Bonaire. If Woodwind doesn't work out for you, and you are comfortable snorkeling on your own, it is very easy to take the water taxi to Klein Bonaire. We did this one day. We have our own gear, but there are places to rent gear. I think they even rented gear on the water taxi.
  3. I've never stayed in a suite, but I can tell you the following thread has all of the info you will need regarding the mini-bar, what is included, and how to trade things out that you don't want for things you will use. https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2619306-minibar-tradeout/page/2/
  4. Yes. The dome things are rentals (we've never used them so I can only say they are rentals). Lots of rocks in the water, so you may want some sort of water shoes for the children.
  5. On the following thread, post 4 and 6 give info on car rentals near the cruise port. We have only rented a car on our land vacation, so we rented at the airport. https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2720537-transportation-questions/
  6. How was the virtual flourless chocolate cake? We were supposed to be on this cruise.
  7. Ha! I saw a picture of a person with full scuba gear (minus fins) pushing a shopping cart. The person wasn't going to even breathe the air in the supermarket.
  8. Go to princess website https://princess.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3IPGcxcN0jSk6c5 You need your booking number to tell Princess what option you want. We used a TA for one of our Princess cruises and used this for both. Just waiting for the refund
  9. Yup. Once they start sailing again we have lots of FCC since we had 2 cruises booked during this 60 day time frame that Princess suspended saiing. We would book again with Princess even without the FCC.
  10. If you go to this thread https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2647035-bonaire-beaches-and-snorkel/ The last post has info on the closest place to snorkel near the port.
  11. Does anyone know if the Princess Vacation Coverage (cancel for any reason) covers eazy air tickets as well, or would I need to cover the filght with independent insurance. No intention of cancelling, but I'd like the peace of mind that airfare would be insured in case of unforseen events, even if it is through Princess for use on a future booking.
  12. We have taken this trip 4 times and have always had 2 stop snorkel, lunch and drinks on the way back to their dock. They are very easy to work with and will answer any questions.
  13. Sorry, never been to Coki. Just Sapphire, Secret Harbor and Lindquist
  14. The best snorkeling the last time we were there, was to the left as you face the water (this area had more corals) or to the right as you face the water (this area was rocky) The area between the two was sandy bottom. We have seen turtles, octopus, rays here. The "fish life" is what I'd call "the usual suspects" that you see in the Caribbean. The area to the left where saw the corals was more shallow. It's hard to judge depth but I didn't think it was deep enough to dive here maybe 10-15 feet deep. I rate the snorkeling at Secret Harbor, the best that fits our needs out of the places we have been in St. Thomas. I've been reading your reviews since you started....you need to get yourself on a cruise to Bonaire, now that is some great snorkeling and diving.
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