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#22
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How long does the lobster lunch cruise last? 4 hours? 6 hours?


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#23
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I just got an email back from them today.


Coincidentally, we're on the Jewel departing SJ on January 28th also!


8 of 22 spots are reserved already for their lobster lunch tour for our day in port.


I'm probably going to sign-up a group of 4 (maybe 6?).


It looks like fun!
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Originally posted by Seatbelt_Bag_LOVE
How long does the lobster lunch cruise last? 4 hours? 6 hours?


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Pickup at the cruise dock is at 9:45 and return at 3:45.

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#25
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It looks like Creole uses a motor boat. RCCL uses Mystic, I think, which is a catamaran. Also holds more people and lobster lunch is on the cat, not on land. We are staying with RCCL excursion
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We really like the smaller number of people on Creole, that's just what we were looking for. A private excursion was our first choice, but the cost was too much. This is a good compromise.
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#27
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Originally posted by ROXIETHEHORSE
We really like the smaller number of people on Creole, that's just what we were looking for. A private excursion was our first choice, but the cost was too much. This is a good compromise.
You will love this tour. We are doing it again in a few weeks.
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My wife and I would love the lobster but our daughter, not so much. Do they have a non seafood meal that someone could get instead of the lobster?


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Originally posted by ATC cruiser
My wife and I would love the lobster but our daughter, not so much. Do they have a non seafood meal that someone could get instead of the lobster?


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Per their website www.creoleAntiguatours.com, chicken, fish, or vegetarian options also available on request. You select when you register for the excursion.

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#30
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Originally posted by jcb91777
Per their website www.creoleAntiguatours.com, chicken, fish, or vegetarian options also available on request. You select when you register for the excursion.

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For those of you that have done either the Creole excursion or the catamaran excursion from the ship, we are considering doing one of these but my dad is disabled. He can walk a little bit with a cane or walker and he does not swim. Do you think he would be able to easily get on and around either boat? Are drinks available while people are snorkeling so he can sit and enjoy himself? How about seating onboard? Thanks for any insight you can provide!

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Originally posted by cruzinstephie
For those of you that have done either the Creole excursion or the catamaran excursion from the ship, we are considering doing one of these but my dad is disabled. He can walk a little bit with a cane or walker and he does not swim. Do you think he would be able to easily get on and around either boat? Are drinks available while people are snorkeling so he can sit and enjoy himself? How about seating onboard? Thanks for any insight you can provide!

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The creole boat is a v-hull and entry from the water is by a ladder. Getting on the boat from the pier might be a challenge as you have to step off the pier onto the edge of the boat, but Glen and his crew are more than helpful. Problem is greatest at Bird Island where the lobster lunch is served. You have to get off the boat as lunch is served on the shoreline at picnic tables. There's no pier at Bird Island. Drinks flow during lunch and on board while en route to the next snorkeling stop and the back to to cruise port. Hope this helps.

As far as the catamaran cruise, haven't done one on Antigua but the biggest challenge again is getting on and off the boat. Once on board, there's plenty of room to moved around, unlike a v-hull. FYI the restrooms on a cat are below deck requiring descending and ascending a rather steep set of steps.

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Originally posted by jcb91777
The creole boat is a v-hull and entry from the water is by a ladder. Getting on the boat from the pier might be a challenge as you have to step off the pier onto the edge of the boat, but Glen and his crew are more than helpful. Problem is greatest at Bird Island where the lobster lunch is served. You have to get off the boat as lunch is served on the shoreline at picnic tables. There's no pier at Bird Island. Drinks flow during lunch and on board while en route to the next snorkeling stop and the back to to cruise port. Hope this helps.

As far as the catamaran cruise, haven't done one on Antigua but the biggest challenge again is getting on and off the boat. Once on board, there's plenty of room to moved around, unlike a v-hull. FYI the restrooms on a cat are below deck requiring descending and ascending a rather steep set of steps.

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Thanks very much! That is super helpful. My husband and father-in-law will also be there, so we shouldn't have a problem getting my dad on and off, but it sounds like the catamaran would be better for him once onboard. I appreciate your input very much!
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Originally posted by cruzinstephie
Thanks very much! That is super helpful. My husband and father-in-law will also be there, so we shouldn't have a problem getting my dad on and off, but it sounds like the catamaran would be better for him once onboard. I appreciate your input very much!
Glad to help. Hope y'all have fun. Let me know how the cat sail was. We'll be doing Creole almost for certain, our third with them.

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