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About NBliving

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    New Braunfels, Texas
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    Cooking, traveling, reading, gardening
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    St. Maarten

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  1. We ended up booking with Captain Marvin for our cruise in June. Timing worked best with out hours in port - 10-6 on the Equinox. We are going in the afternoon so hope to check out a beach for a bit first thing.
  2. This would be a perfect itinerary for us! Unfortunately, I don't see this exact one in 2020, darn! Looking forward to reading your blog.
  3. We've been to all of those islands except St. Kitts. The most beautiful beach island IMO is St. Maarten, then Barbados, then Antigua. In St. Maarten we have rented a car and drove to a few beaches, we didn't snorkel and some beaches didn't have facilities. Last year in St. Maarten we took a cab to Orient Beach and got chairs at Bikini Bar (not sure of the name) We have not snorkeled in St. Maarten. We snorkeled at the Boatyard in Barbados - they take you out by boat a little ways to a shipwreck. We were able to get a front row set of beach chairs and umbrellas. In Antigua we went to a beach that was also beautiful, I don't remember the name unfortunately or if we had chairs though. We just took a cab. St. Lucia is more rainforests than beaches, but we did a biplane tour and didn't explore the beaches so I could be wrong.
  4. This is my concern. We are in port from 10-6 according to our itinerary, but never having been to a tendered port I'm reluctant to plan too much. We are thinking about doing an excursion with Stingray City that would have us back at 3:30 so I just don't know if that leaves us time to check out a beach or bar...
  5. Oh, this makes me feel better! I had intended to write a review about our cruise from November 2018, but was thinking too much time has passed. Maybe I'll pull out my notes and do it!! Looking forward to reading this as we are sailing this itinerary in 2020.
  6. I am also trying to decide on the right company to use for a Stingray City visit. We will be on the Celebrity Equinox and our port times are 10 - 6. I've contacted Captain Marvin and got a response that we could do a 1:45 2 stop tour. I am concerned by what I've read on CC that the lines to get back on board can be very long/slow. Anyone else done an afternoon tour who can tell me how the timing worked? Also looking at Stingray City but just emailed them.
  7. She was our captain when we sailed on the Summit a few years ago. Loved her mermaid tail! šŸ™‚
  8. I went to check in to our June Equinox cruise and saw the request for a picture. Maybe it takes place of them taking the picture when you board that they check each time you re-board?
  9. That Miami Vice looks like something I'll have to try when we sail in June! Enjoying your review!
  10. Yes, I did that as well. I posted on the 3 or 4 sailings before ours. It was hidden pretty well under the bed near the leg so it could have been there for a while. My DH is a very good under the bed checker lol.
  11. We just got off the Celebrity Summit on the 17th and while we were packing we found a fraternity ring under our bed. We turned it in to guest services. I thought I would post it in case someone looks on here or knows someone who lost their ring. It could have been there a while!
  12. NBliving

    The Boatyard

    Is the snorkeling only to see the turtles or do they go to a shipwreck also? I've seen both mentioned, but since you were just there last week thought I'd ask šŸ™‚
  13. Iā€™m going to add my question to this post. We are also sailing out of San Juan on the Summit with the 20:30 departure time. Are there any events, tours, or other things that are early on embarkation day? Trying to decide if we board as early as possible to take advantage of those. TIA Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  14. DENIE Did you get charged the extra $ on wine at dinner or are you just guessing you were given premium wines? I really think we will be better off just paying the difference in price if we order above a Classic drink option, and we were totally fine with Classic on our last cruise, but we do like wine so just curious if you were charged at dinner. Thanks! Kathy
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