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Half Moon Cay is absolutely beautiful. The water is warm, the beach is stunning and the view is wonderful. I could spend a few days there hanging out on the beach. Just a comfortable place to spend a great day relaxing and enjoying yourself with your family. Just writing this I want to plan another cruise to this outstanding place!

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St. Maarten, without a doubt! We've sailed to here 7 times so far and it's just heaven on earth for us. And as soon as they get Orient Beach back to "normal", it will be even better! We were there last April and the beach is fine, but the beach-side restaurants were gone because of the hurricane. Absolutely love OB!

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I'm wondering if the OP meant by a "Carnival port".  Is that a Carnival built or leased port or just one that Carnival goes to as well as other lines?

 

If it's the former, Carnival built, or leased, then HMC or Grand Turk way down the beach away from the crowds are both simply beautiful, HMC more so.  I dislike the corral shopping areas that Carnival built in Amber Cove and Mahogany Bay - I will either stay on the ship and enjoy an almost empty Serenity deck on AC or go snorkeling, zip lining or to Tabyana Beach, LFK or Maya Key in Roatan.

 

When multi cruise line ports use a port like Costa Maya, I'll go to Marahuel or any of the ruins, or look for a resort for a day sort of experience.

 

If the OP was talking of any port that Carnival has on an itinerary, I'll return to answer after our Norway fjords sailing this June.

 

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1 hour ago, Joe817 said:

the Beach Boys songs(Kokomo),

 

 

sorry to disappoint, there is no Kokomo in the Florida Keys

 

We did a week land trip in Curacao and had an excellent time, the people are so charming

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50 minutes ago, coevan said:

 

 

sorry to disappoint, there is no Kokomo in the Florida Keys

 

We did a week land trip in Curacao and had an excellent time, the people are so charming

Well, that's one off my bucket list, but there are a LOT of places to go in that song....In fact....

 

Aruba, Jamaica, oh I want to take ya
Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego, baby why don't we go, Jamaica
Off the Florida Keys, there's a place called Kokomo
That's where you want to go to get away from it all
Bodies in the sand, tropical drink melting in your hand
We'll be falling in love to the rhythm of a steel drum band
Down in Kokomo
Aruba, Jamaica, oh I want to take you to
Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego, baby why don't we go
oh I want to take you down to
Kokomo, we'll get there fast and then we'll take it slow
That's where we want to go, way down in Kokomo
Martinique, that Montserrat mystique
We'll put out to sea and we'll perfect our chemistry
And by and by we'll defy a little bit of gravity
Afternoon
 
Now I'll have that song buzzing around in my head for the next 2 days!  Now THAT is a bucket list! 
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I wish carnival went to Martinique that'll be nice . 

 

 

 

7 minutes ago, Joe817 said:

Well, that's one off my bucket list, but there are a LOT of places to go in that song....In fact....

 

Aruba, Jamaica, oh I want to take ya
Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego, baby why don't we go, Jamaica
Off the Florida Keys, there's a place called Kokomo
That's where you want to go to get away from it all
Bodies in the sand, tropical drink melting in your hand
We'll be falling in love to the rhythm of a steel drum band
Down in Kokomo
Aruba, Jamaica, oh I want to take you to
Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego, baby why don't we go
oh I want to take you down to
Kokomo, we'll get there fast and then we'll take it slow
That's where we want to go, way down in Kokomo
Martinique, that Montserrat mystique
We'll put out to sea and we'll perfect our chemistry
And by and by we'll defy a little bit of gravity
Afternoon
 
Now I'll have that song buzzing around in my head for the next 2 days!  Now THAT is a bucket list! 

 

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I agree with a prior poster that said Cozumel is a premium stop.  We just take it for granted because so many cruises have a stop there. Love Cozumel and have done SO  many different things there. (Including the fact that it is in proximity to so many  options on the mainland). I must admit that I Love Half Moon as my all time favorite beach day port. I have booked cruises just to go to Half Moon. 

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On 1/20/2020 at 10:16 PM, mpdog42 said:

Grenada!!!!😁

This is my favorite too - sailed there on the Inspiration in 1998.  I did a quick search and Fascination will begin calling on Grenada in May ‘21 (only 7 sailings though)

 

i also love Curaçao and Aruba, though I wish Carnival would mix-up the 8 day Southern Caribbean route out of Florida - since 2016, it has pretty much been some variation of the A, B, C islands and Grand Turk

 

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Best ports that I’ve visited specifically on a Carnival Cruise?

- San Juan

- Aruba

- Halifax

- Grand Cayman

 

Best ports on ANY cruise line?

- Valletta

- Sitka

- Barcelona

- Havana

- Santa Barbara

- Victoria

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Amber Cove, the ship sails in the early morning past the mountains, and the island is beautiful!

Glacier Bay-OMG!  there is a higher power!

HMC-best beach ever (after Elbow Beach in Bermuda, but that was years ago and not on a cruise)

Progresso-best port to reach Mayan Ruins

Cozumel-so many fun things to do and see

Key West-great walking town.

 

Sorry, couldn't pick just one!  So I keep cruising!

 

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