9+ night cruise to southern caribbean
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I did a search over on RCI.com by going to Ports of Call and then ships going to that port, and here is the result. (As you can see, if you do a shorter cruise, or want to go to Europe, there are more choices.) http://www.royalcaribbean.com/findac...d?location=BGI
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We are planning on taking our 2 kids ages 11 and 14 on their first cruise next year, and would like to do something longer than 7 days. We would love to go to barbados, and I was told that RC does have a 10 or 12 night cruise that goes down that way...does anyone have insight into this? thanks!Do a search on www.rccl.com and click on where you want to go (instead of lets say specific ship or specific date) Cruises with that destination will come to you! lol
We loved Barbados (x2), but word of advice, pick a private beach, not public (like we did last time- by suggestion and were very disappointed in the public beach- might be dependant on the time of year, I dont know, but was very over corwded with locals and folks on holiday in barbados. being surrounded by coolers- eh!).
.......................Whaaat? Care to elaborate?
We loved Barbados (x2), but word of advice, pick a private beach, not public (like we did last time- by suggestion and were very disappointed in the public beach
This is my ultimate plan (while kids are at home), I've always thought a 9 night would be perfect! And then when they go to school and we have more time, I'm doing a back to back!
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Whaaat? Care to elaborate?Sure.
We went to Rockley/Accra and didnt like it at all. It wasnt rocky or shell ridden getting intothe water, but once in, just a few feet (or less ) there was a huge solid rock formation you had to navigate over making it unpleasant. Another negative, to us was the fact that it is a public beach and many folks staying in the area come with their coolers and very large families and take up residence on top of others- no space. It just wasnt our thing. I rather pay to get on a beach and have it include your lounge chairs and umbrella then pay [the same] for very, very worn out chairs/unbrellas. On the otherhand, this was our experience and opinion. We got there around 10:30 am, and dont consider that to be late, but again, the beach was already crowded (its free to get on and we surmised that is why so many locals hang out there and bring their own chairs etc). Havng said that, if you entr the beach and go all the way down to your right (looking at the ocean), the rock formation is gone and I am sure this would have made for a better experience, albeit all the locals and vacationing folk. Also, unless you're into walking off the beach and across the street, the only access to food is the opposite end of the beach at Bar K'nai where we thought the food was average to eh (it actually was not good but im trying to be nice as food is so subjective)- and the drinks there were not good at all, you pay for rum punch and thats what I would like to drink, rum. Off season it might be mch different. Also, at the far right entrance there is a food hut/stand/vendor, but every time we walked over to get food, lmao, no one was there and we were told they guy isnt there right now he took a break.
Plus, at Carlisle bay the scenery is absoluty beautiful and breathtaking if you like to gaze out at the ocean and look at the sail boats. This was not the case at Rockely...
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I would recommend the 12 night sailings on the Explorer from Bayonne. They stop at Barbados.
Where did you find this at? What time of year do they have these, as we are looking to go next year sometime.
this is explorer next year ;
I would recommend the 12 night sailings on the Explorer from Bayonne. They stop at Barbados.See my last post..
It was wonderful and TONS on there for kids that age to do .
I enjoy a newer ship, so that would be my suggestion.
We are planning on taking our 2 kids ages 11 and 14 on their first cruise next year, and would like to do something longer than 7 days. We would love to go to barbados, and I was told that RC does have a 10 or 12 night cruise that goes down that way...does anyone have insight into this? thanks!There is one on the serenade of the seas sailing from San Jaun. I looked at sailing the ones from southern Florida vs these ones and the availablity and price is much better to fly to San Jaun.