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Old 02-22-2007, 06:58 PM
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Looks like they messed with the wrong passenger!
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:20 PM
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Absolutely incredible!
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Old 02-23-2007, 03:15 AM
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They should stop the port immediately. If it is not a reasonable safe port and tour area.

St.Croix, A US Virgin Island was stopped and taken off Carnival's ports of call several years back. Crew Members were attacked while playing basketball on there few hours off.

Bob, or someone high up in the company was so mad they stopped the port. I think they said to make it safe, or we will not port.

Now it is many years later, and still a Carnival Ship does not port at St.Croix a US Territory.

Point being, Carnival is not happy either when these things happen. I say stop the port untill they get their act together and make it safer.

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Old 02-23-2007, 03:47 AM
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Thats why I stay within Running distance from the ship while in port.

I just make like Steve McQueen In "the Sand Pebbles" and High tail it back to the ship just in the Knick of time.
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:59 AM
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From what I understand (and this is just hearsay from people who have lived there) Costa Rica itself is not a bad place.

This area of town was "known" to be the dangerous seedy section.

Begs the question, why the driver on this PRIVATE tour took these senior citizens there for a photo opportunity.

Someone had better be questioning that driver!
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:59 AM
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LHP, you are so right. Sounds like they wanted more than the tour fare and happened to pick the wrong tourists to try it out on. That's one reason why we try to stick with ship tours on our visits to unfamiliar ports.
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As a precaution when you get into a cab or tour vehicle, look at the driver's ID tag and write his name down, with him seeing you doing it. You can always say it is for your scrapbook/trip journal. The service almost always improves as well!
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Old 02-23-2007, 06:14 AM
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We have had about nine cruises, all in the Caribbean, over the last few yrs. BIG ONE coming up in June for the Mediterranean. One of our all-time favorite ports of call was Costa Rica. We chose the Rain Forest tour and were absolutely delighted at seeing howler monkeys, toucans, huge balls of termites on trees, etc., etc. We tell that to everyone and at no time did we feel threatened. I feel it must have been that particular tour they took. We would do that same tour again in a minute, providing any of you will sponsor us. Bev
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Old 02-23-2007, 06:15 AM
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Scary stuff! Does anyone know if this trip was an excursion arranged through the cruise ship, or did they go it alone? I'm betting those seniors won't be cruising ever again.
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