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There was an interesting article in The Washington Post about the rise of piracy incidents off the coast of Venezuela. It certainly raised an eyebrow.https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/as-venezuela-disintegrates-a-new-breed-of-pirates-threatens-the-caribbean/ar-BBLQJsy?li=BBnb7Kz

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I just saw that myself. As someone who is cruising in October to the ABC's, it certainly gives one pause.

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There was an interesting article in The Washington Post about the rise of piracy incidents off the coast of Venezuela. It certainly raised an eyebrow.https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/as-venezuela-disintegrates-a-new-breed-of-pirates-threatens-the-caribbean/ar-BBLQJsy?li=BBnb7Kz

 

Seemed to me that pirates were working the Casino last week on Equinox.....

:')

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Seemed to me that pirates were working the Casino last week on Equinox.....

:')

 

They've been working in the tourist shops on the islands for years too....

 

Something else I'll not worry about and we head to that part of the world on a cruise ship in december. :p

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At this point I'd be more concerned about being on a catamaran excursion than anything on the ship itself. But as things get worse....

 

 

We do have the ABCs on our bucket list but not until 2021 at least.

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Interesting for the fact that Trinidad is listed in the new Princess catalog as a port stop for some Caribbean itineraries for 2019 and 2020.

If the pirate activity increases off the coast of Venezuela, perhaps Princess might need to reconsider stops at Aruba and Trinidad.

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They've been working in the tourist shops on the islands for years too....

 

Something else I'll not worry about and we head to that part of the world on a cruise ship in december. :p

Agree.

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Interesting for the fact that Trinidad is listed in the new Princess catalog as a port stop for some Caribbean itineraries for 2019 and 2020.

 

If the pirate activity increases off the coast of Venezuela, perhaps Princess might need to reconsider stops at Aruba and Trinidad.

 

 

 

Yes!! Tobago is on the 2018 and 2019 Christmas Caribbean Connoisseur cruises, and I really hope Princess takes it off in light of this surge.

 

 

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Interesting, but I certainly wouldn't cancel any cruises yet:). Worth watching for sure - and if issues continue I may not be interesting in booking any boating excursions in that area. But it is highly unlikely that the issues will affect the cruise itself. Never say never of course, but that would be a big escalation from jumping a local fishing boat to boarding a cruise ship. The ABC's are my favorite Caribbean islands. It would be awful (for all concerned) if the violence prevented cruising there.

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They didn't mention any impact on the ABC's - it is just concerning since they are, also, off the coast of Venezuela.

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They didn't mention any impact on the ABC's - it is just concerning since they are, also, off the coast of Venezuela.

 

 

 

After reading the article I was surprised though relieved that the ABCs were not mentioned as we too are cruising there in October.

Aruba is awfully close at roughly 20 miles away.

 

 

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After reading the article I was surprised though relieved that the ABCs were not mentioned as we too are cruising there in October.

Aruba is awfully close at roughly 20 miles away.

 

 

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Your right, only 19 miles and on clear day you can Venezuela. Just returned from Aruba after 2 weeks and I saw no concern for this.

 

To ease folks minds, Dutch Marines are stationed at both Aruba and Curacao.

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Yes!! Tobago is on the 2018 and 2019 Christmas Caribbean Connoisseur cruises, and I really hope Princess takes it off in light of this surge.

 

 

I don't think I'd call this a surge. More like a slight uptick. Bears watching regardless.

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A few people here know that I lived for many years on my and my parents yachts in the Caribbean

 

I was robbed once

 

In Brockville Ontario

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I started laughing but the point is that you don’t have to spend $ 100’s of thousand dollars to travel to get robbed

 

I got cleaned out down the street :halo::halo:

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I will end by reminding readers that you can’t shoot someone for stealing your crap

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I will end by reminding readers that you can’t shoot someone for stealing your crap

 

 

 

Only for hogging a chair by the pool! [emoji13]

 

 

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