we are on the legend sept 21st. I was looking at the route and it appears we come close to cuba, will we see the shoreline? just wondering thought it might be intresting.
also has anyone ever seen whales while cruising the carribean, that would be cool too.
You aren't going to see many whales in the Caribbean. In September whales are generally in the northern waters. Even in winter the Caribbean is not a popular destination for whales.
As to Cuba - you don't get close enough to see shoreline. 12 miles is the territorial water claim for Cuba. If it is clear you can sometimes see the island silhouette against the horizon, sort of like seeing a mountain range from a distance. Granted that all the cruise ships in the Caribbean are flagged in countries which recognize Cuba, as opposed to U.S. flagged ships, but Cuba doesn't like anyone getting too close. If cruise ships started running closer to shore, it would cause an increase in attempts to escape.
thanks Dave, I dont want to get too close to Cuba but I will look for it in the distance.
I did a search and the internet said there are 13 species of whales in the gulf of mexico, course they could be 2 ft long for all I know. But I was wondering if we had a chance of seeing one.
we were on the Holiday one yr and we were on the top deck (we had our clothes on) and a pod of dophins were jumping in the waves of the ship. they "chased" us for about 15 mins, that was really cool...
Here on Puerto Rico we get AM radio stations from Cuba our sister island,
during night sometimes depending on the hour and the climate, maybe is a good idea to bring an AM-FM hand radio on your cruise
That way you will get a little taste of what is cuba
I now it will be in spanish but, like I say, is like been there.
for my next cruise I will bring one
who knos what kind of info I can get in open sea...