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Old 07-24-2005, 07:43 AM
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We have a group of 4 considering the Destiny in October 2006. We know its a long way off. can anyone comment on the ports along the way? St Thomas, St. Martin, Dominica, and Aruba. I know Aruba is not a very popular place right now for tourists. The ship also features self serve ice machines and soda machines? Please advise? How far are the cruise terminals from San juan's airport? Ship does leave until 10:00 p.m. (sounds kind of odd)



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Old 07-24-2005, 01:46 PM
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Hello, I had been on Destiny 2 times, on 2000 & 2005. The experience was nice. It's not a luxury cruise, really it's more for fun, dance, party, and share. (Good named "Fun Ships") I want to be there again.
Ports are fine, Aruba is really beautiful and has a lots of things to do. Barbados is another port nice for beach day (I think is expensive)... Dominica, I loved it, adventures, mountains, rivers, fresh & friendly. Food on the ship is good, specially the desserts. Sodas has to be paid extra but you always can find different refreshing juices, teas, coffee.
Be prepared to have FUN!!! Enjoy your trip & your friends too.

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Old 07-25-2005, 10:08 AM
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Hi Cruiser 1962,
My very first balcony cabin was enjoyed on the Destiny, so she holds fond memories.

The airport is about 10 miles east of Old San Juan, but there are actually 3 different ports in San Juan - not sure where the Destiny will be docked. A taxi from the airport to the pier areas will cost about $16.

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Old 07-26-2005, 11:18 AM
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Nancy,

Thanks for your help. Now if I just find some decent airfare to San Juan, we'll be in good shape!!! The price of the cruise is very reasonable.
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I believe that Jet Blue flys to and from San Juan. I am not sure which gateways they offer service from, but it might save you a lot since fares on the trunk carriers are so high.

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Old 07-26-2005, 12:40 PM
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O.K., Tom,

I'll check it out. The best price to fly out of the Midwest is Chicago on the "Big" Airlines.
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Old 07-26-2005, 04:15 PM
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cruiser1962,
Not sure exactly where you are from, but I know what you mean about reasonably priced flights in the midwest. We just don't get the same deals those on the coasts seem to be able to get - unless we plan to go through Chicago. I don't think JetBlue even knows we exist.
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Old 07-27-2005, 05:19 AM
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Hi Nancy,
I am from St. Louis, MO . Seems as though we are trapped in the midwest!!!
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We just booked the Destiny for 2/2007. We have cruised on the Destiny before and love Aruba. We just returned from an cruise there. The problem is as mentioned finding a good airfare from St Louis
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Cruised on the Destiny from San Juan over Christmas 2005. It was GREAT! Don't let all the media hype turn you off to Aruba. It's a safe place (in general) and is a whole lot of fun! Barbados has some terrific beaches. We stopped in Martinique... it was.... well.... French! Good luck with the airfare. I used USAirways Dividend Miles. Enjoy!
 
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