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  1. here is my recent youtube video on our two week cruise on the Rotterdam in March, 2019. You can judge for yourself!:) I hope you enjoy it!
  2. I am glad you enjoyed the video. We took neither of the tours you referred to. We took the Sugar Beach tour and we joined a group from the UK...they were extremely nice!
  3. I am glad you enjoyed the video. You will love Beach Limerz too! Gail and Barry, the owners, are such warm and wonderful people. Yes... you can order a la carte and pay for the umbrella and chairs. Gail will also arrange a taxi to take you to Beach Limerz and back to your ship. We will be going back to Beach Limerz in November, 2019...can't wait!
  4. You can contact Gail at info@beachlimerz.com and she will arrange a cab, or you can just grab a cab in St John.
  5. $6 pp each way cab fare. Chairs and umbrella are so cheap that I do not recall the price.
  6. Yes...it is very easy to get cabs back to the ship. They line up! I believe Paradise Tours will take you to Carambola Beach resort, which is a bit expensive. You can walk up the beach to the left a few hundred yards to a less expensive and better beach bar. There are lots of cabs there too. If you like you can view a youtube video of the last time we were on an excursion with Paradise Tours. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y04UaV0lOn0&list=PLTY8CPGV3T9ecRsANvPSBZLx7zBt6xKfP&index=9 You do not have to watch the whole thing. The St Kitts portion starts at 16:34. Also, we just took the Spencer Ambrose trip once again in March. Here is our youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aJi0WhQV1U The St Lucia portion starts at 53:33.
  7. Worth it? I would have paid extra to GET OFF it...it was that boring.
  8. You are quite welcome. Gail and her husband Barry are lovely people. They will make you feel at home. Toni and I have never had anything other than a wonderful, relaxing, great time at Beach Limerz. Oh ...and when you are there, say HELLO to Marvin for us as well!:)
  9. Yes...beach loungers, umbrellas, restrooms and a really great bar/restaurant. Check out my recent youtube video on Beach Limerz...it will show you everything you need to know. If you end up going there, tell Gail that Jim and Toni recommended Beach Limerz. It will make her smile..and she has a great smile!
  10. We were there on March 16, 2019. I did not think the waves were too bad.There was some errant wave action due to a storm the night before, but it was not consistently rough. Will there be calm seas when you are there? Tough to predict. It's the OCEAN! here is a video of the beach/waves from March 16, 2019. DSCF3369.MOV
  11. I have no doubt you will have a great time at Beach Limerz! Isn't Gail a sweetheart? and her husband, Barry, is a very personable and funny guy!
  12. I have been a professional underwater photographer for over 20 years. For still photos when scuba diving, I use a Canon EOS 80D in an Ikelite Housing with twin Ikelite strobes and a 15-85mm canon lens. I have only recently started to make underwater videos, but,so far, only while snorkeling. For the videos, believe it or not, I used a $99 Fuji XP 130, and a $100 Nikon Coolpix W100, both basically point and shoot cameras. I was pretty pleased with the results from such inexpensive cameras. Also, Mark Brown only does shore dives, which is one reason his rates are so much less than rates of most other dive operators in Curacao. All my youtube videos of Curacao were shore dives.
  13. I recommend Twin Divers in Curacao. Mark Brown, the owner, will pick you up at the pier and, at most, you will have 2 or three other divers with you. Most of the times i have dived with Mark, it has been just him and me. I have been a dive instructor for over 20 years and Mark is not only one of the most personable and funniest guys I have ever met, but he is also without doubt one of if not THE best diver i have ever dived with. He was born and raised in Curacao and will take you to spectacular dive sites where there are no other divers. His prices for dives are incredibly reasonable. Here is his email:mebrownie@gmail.com . Keep trying to contact him if he does not get right back to you...he will EVENTUALLY!!! I have known him for years and sometimes I have a tough time getting in touch. Tell him Jim from Connecticut recommended him. it will make him smile. Also, here are some of my videos from dives I have done with Mark. Check them out and decide for yourself:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXsg1Gls4m3k4R_CNYEkQDpFmBSdHRpV5 p.s.....don't believe any stories he tells you about me!
  14. Here are my suggestions: Antigua... Beach Limerz...here is my very recent (April) youtube video of our time at Beach Limerz.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKVwvq2bNGo Wonderful, uncrowded beach and a great bar/restaurant. Contact Gail at info@beachlimerz.com. Tell her Jim and Toni recommended you go there. It will make her smile and she has a great smile! St Kitts..https://stkittsislandparadisetours.com/st-kitts-tours/rosevelts-special-best-of-st-kitts-panoramic-tour/ we have done this tour a couple times over the years. It is great. Barbados...http://www.actioncharters.org/ to snorkel with turtles OR Harrison Caves Tour through your ship..OR just cab it to Carlyle Bay, walk all the way down the beach to the left and snorkel the wrecks and with turtles right there St Lucia..Viggie Beach is close to where the ship dockshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYc7StBhkn8...cheap day at the beach! OR a day at Pigeon Island OR Sugar Beach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYFuvJ_DPQA with Spencer Ambrosehttp://spencerambrose.com/ I hope this helps!
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