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Old 01-03-2009, 11:09 AM
spoheat spoheat is offline
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Minnesota
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The water taxi is a disaster waiting to happen.

The deal with Jamaica: Third world country that has more than 30% unemployment. You will be harassed to buy EVERYTHING. The people are good natured there and not put out if you say no thank you, it just gets very tiring. Cruise passengers are their only chance to make $$ and you can't blame them, it just gets to be too much.

By all means go to Jamaica. It is beautiful and I love it--just remember the whole concept of one of the poorest nations in the world. Do not go off by yourself. Do not take a chance of missing the ship. Don't carry a lot of cash or jewelry off the ship. We use ship's tours in Jamaica. last year we arrived at the ship at 5:29 for a 5:30 sailing (after nearing running down some pedestrians and suffering through a ride that brought us 6" off our seats--and this was a ship sponsored tour). Hate to think what would have happened if we had ventured on our own!
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