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kstetser

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About kstetser

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    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    NJ
  • Interests
    music/theatre, hiking, gormet food
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Disney
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Southern Caribbean, Eastern Canada

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  1. I'm a geologist - I get very motion sick. Visiting a volcano or other geothermal sites has never made me feel ill from the sulfur smell.
  2. I'm on the same cruise and I also get terribly car sick. We are just going to hit a closer beach. I was really looking forward to going back to Martinique, so the port change has me bummed out. Hope you can find something that works for your family.
  3. Safe travels home and thank you for giving us updates. I have been following along and have been so impressed with how you were all treated on board. I know it wasn't what you set out to do on vacation, but I'm glad the crew did their best to keep everyone safe, comfortable and entertained. Kathi
  4. The Wonder is a great ship that has been through multiple upgrades/refurbishments. If it's going to be cheaper/easier for you to sail out of CA, I suggest that is what you do.
  5. THANK YOU!!! This is just the review I was looking for. This seems like a good place for our group of seven (4 adults and 3 teens). My cruise was just changed to include St. Lucia (rather than Martinique). Could you tell me what beach you visited? I just started researching today. Kathi
  6. I just received an email that our Martinique port day has been changed to St. Lucia. We had planned on a relaxing beach day on our own in Martinique. We don't like to take ship tours. Are looking for a nice beach with chairs/umbrellas, food nearby and restrooms that is less likely to have herds, towels or aggressive vendors. Would welcome suggestions. We will be there in July - so as much as I love hiking (I'm a geologist), I think it's just going to be too darned hot. I also get really car sick, so long drives on winding roads are a challenge. We will have a teen with us - so adult only options are out. Thanks in advance for your help! Kathi
  7. Are people constantly pushing you to buy things on Fort James Beach? We are looking for a relaxing beach day where we can swim/eat/drink and relax. My friend was just in Antigua for a Port stop and said she felt the vendors were super aggressive everywhere they went.
  8. We are one of 2 ships in Port this July and are looking for a relaxed beach day. Total cruise passengers in port that day approximately 8,000. Chairs/umbrellas to rent, rest rooms, water we can swim in (so not too rough or rocky). Food/drink a bonus. Want to avoid Towels and Herds. 4 adults and 3 teens. We usually go to Sapphire beach. Would it be safe to try a calmer more touristy beach this trip? Any other recommendations?
  9. We are the only ship in Port this July and are looking for a relaxed beach day. Chairs/umbrellas to rent, rest rooms, water we can swim in (so not too rough or rocky). Food/drink a bonus. Want to avoid Towels and Herds. 4 adults and 3 teens. We usually do a day pass at the Marriott but with no ships in port, maybe it's safe to try somewhere with calmer water and less likely to be full of seaweed? Thanks!
  10. We are the only ship in Port this July and are looking for a relaxed beach day. Chairs/umbrellas to rent, rest rooms, water we can swim in (so not too rough or rocky). Food/drink a bonus. Want to avoid Towels and Herds. 4 adults and 3 teens. Thanks!
  11. We chose the Marriott in summer 2018. Due to the wind direction the beach was LOADED with seaweed and totally unusable. Like they were using a front end loader and a dump truck to haul it away. It was smelly and horrible. We spent the day at the lovely pool, but we really wanted a beach. Not sure how often that happens.
  12. Are you on the Fantasy Eastern at the end of June? If yes, we are on that cruise also. I wish it were 11-nights, but they are not doing the southern in Summer 2020 unfortunately. It should be a great cruise, even if shorter than I would like!
  13. I think you are just looking at very different demographics. We sail DCL now because we enjoy the service and the quality and we have a child. She will be in college soon and eventually out on her own. At that time, we will definitely try the luxury cruise lines you listed. But those are not lines that younger people with children would typically cruise. We love DCL, so I think it's likely that my husband and I will still sail (and maybe bring our daughter/family along) in the future. But we do want to try other lines.
  14. More DCL cruising is always better than less, IMO!! I agree with the suggestions above. See if an on-board booking would be cheaper, Silver status will get you a slight edge on booking port adventures and on-board activities and you can just get the lay of the land with DCL and with the Dream class ships.
  15. How difficult to rent a car and get to Rum Point? How are the driving conditions?
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