Posted February 4th, 2018, 03:42 PM
We are not too much "excursion people." We actually go more for the ship than the ports of call. We tend to just get off the ship and find a van and go on a tour for a few hours, then go back to the ship for lunch! Or if it's Grand Turk or Half Moon, we just park our fannies in a lounger for the day! But 3 years ago we went to St. Lucia and I was BEYOND excited to finally see the Pitons "in person." I have seen SO MANY PICTURES of them. So on a whim I booked Spencer and it was the BEST DAY we have ever had. I would give anything to go back to St. Lucia just to do that excursion again. We just booked Pride Journey for 1/2019 and guess where we are going!!! ST. LUCIA! You can be sure I'm gonna book with Spencer again. Op, glad that you had a great day with him. And an aside to Holly: JOIN US!!!!!
Hi Karen! I can't say for certain yet, but that one IS a possibility.
We're also looking at a Glory Journey cruise to the southern/eastern Caribbean in 2/2019 (a 12 day). We are seriously thinking this over due to an unfortunate situation that happened while we were away last year. My husband and I went to Hawaii for 2 weeks this past September and we had 4 cats at the time. After we booked, I thought out pet sitting, which was a concern because one of our "boys" was tossed from a car when he was a 6 week old kitten, thus he had a deep fear of strangers. Long story...neighbors who normally watched them for us were familiar to him. He wouldn't approach them, but he'd come out and eat the wet food and they could account for him (to make sure he was fine) every day. Another neighbor (friend of mine, total stranger to our one boy) watched them. We also had my husbands sister/BIL come over a few times to see if they could see him and also check on the house. None of them saw him until 2 days before our return when our neighbor found him, deceased. Since the others ate his wet food when neighbor fed them, he only had access to the feeder with dry food. I'm sure he was terrified. Our vet believes it was a urinary blockage, treatable IF caught on time, fatal within days. We were heartbroken and what should have been a great vacation w/great memories ended up a nightmare. We *think* the other three would be fine, so we're trying it out with weekends to our hometown in PA and a several day trip to NOLA this spring to celebrate a good friend's 50th birthday. So we're going to have to see how it goes since right now, I'm not comfortable leaving them. But if all goes well, with no "hiding" and no other issues, we are considering. Fingers crossed. Would love to cruise with you one of these days.
You mentioned that your tour with Spencer was the BEST DAY you ever had...we felt the same way after our first trip to St. Lucia. Booking with him again on our 2nd visit was a no brainer. Next time we get back, we're definitely booking the "Jalousie/Sugar Beach Break" again.