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Old 08-24-2002, 04:28 PM
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Sorry, forgot to mention the price of the drinks. On the Destiny, they now have an adult "coke" card, which was US$29.95 for unlimited pop. It is not soda fountain pop, but from the can, so it's the real stuff. A good deal for me as I only drink wine with dinner.

Drinks ranged anywhere from $5.95 for the souvenir drink of the day + glass. Beer can be bought in the bucket (4 in a bucket) at the Lido deck for about US$12.

Wine can be purchased at dinner, and if you don't finish the bottle, they just write your cabin # on the bottle and you can get it again the next night. Tipping was automatically charged to our bill, so we didn't have to hand out any cash envelopes on the last night.

All charges on board are made to your Sign & Sail card. This also included the Bingo games (this changed from when we were on the Sensation in 2000). Double check your chits to your bill, as we did have some errors on our bill, but they were straightened out right away at the Pursuer's desk.

There are no amenities in the bathrooms, just a bar of soap. They did have a hair dryer in the bathroom. There is a safe in the room. Closet space is very spacious, quite enough for 2 people.

The shows were varied, from comedians, to singers, to jugglers. The show "Nightclub Express" was sort of tribute to all kids of songs from different eras. The singers were exceptional. There is also karaoke, game shows, fun contests, art auctions, golf putting, etc. Believe me, you won't get bored -- and, you can always just lay around the pool.

Some shore excursions prices were as follows:
St. Thomas:
*St. Thomas Snorkel & Beach Adventure US$24 pp
(3 hrs.) 9am or 12:45 pm
*St. John Champagne Catamaran Sail US$75 pp
(4-1/2 hrs) 11 am
*Magen's Bay & Paradise Point US$28 pp
(3-1/2 hrs.) 8:30 am or 12:30 pm

Curacao:
*Hato Caves & Liqueur Factory (the one we went on) US$39 pp (approx. 3 hrs). 8:15 or 1:30
*Christoffel Park Mountain Biking US$79 pp
3-1/2 hrs. 8 am
*Curacao Outback Adventure (jeep) US$79 pp 3-1/2 hrs. 8:15 am & 12:15 am

St. Lucia:
*Soufriere Cruise US$95 pp with snorkel; US$83 pp without snorkel 6 hrs. 12:00 pm
*Great Horse Adventure US$67 pp 4 hrs. 12:15 pm & 1:45 pm
*St. Lucia Rainforest Jungle Tour US$89 pp 6-1/4 hrs. 12:00 pm

Aruba:
*Natural Wonders of Aruba (the one we went on) US$41 pp 3 hrs. 8:30 am & 12:45 pm
*Snorkel Trip with Pelican II US$35 pp 3 hrs. 8:30 am & 1:00 pm

Hope this helps.