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Old 01-14-2009, 06:00 PM
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My mom and I are sailing the Southern Caribbean on Serenade of the Seas this Feb 09.

Looking at the shore excursions... any tips on who has best snorkeling? or which island is most worth skipping? Any wonderful beach bars with great drinks and service?

Thanks in advance for any advice!!
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:26 AM
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Great choice of a ship for your fist cruise.We are sailing her in April on a 14 night Panama Canal cruise and it will be our seventh time on a Radiance class ship.
You are on a port intensive cruise so my best advice would be don't try to be the first off at each port. Take you time and have a nice breakfast and let the rush of early departers get off. When we know we are going to spend the next day at the beach we like to go to the Sea Veiw Cafe the night before and get some nice deli sandwiches made and put them in the fridge for the next day.
My favorite beach on your intinerie is on St Thomas.Most people will say take the ferry to St John and the beach is great but we like to stay on the island at Saffire beach.Either way you won't be dissapointed.Have a Great cruise!
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:08 PM
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Hi Kristin615, welcome to Cruise-Chat. Not sure if you're going to Dominica or not, but if you are, do the Champagne Reef snorkel-awesome! Trunk Bay that Casey and Kathy mentioned is beautiful and there's a great snorkel about 50 yards off shore. Sapphire Beach is ok, lots of small rocks when you're trying to get into the water. If the wind isn't blowing too hard, the snorkeling is ok. If you're going to Grenada, Flamingo Bay is a fantastic snorkel. If Tortolla is one of your ports, there are some good snorkels at Norman's Island. If St. Lucia is one of your ports, the Piton snorkel is good. If Barbados is one of your ports, the Tiami Catamaran sail/snorkel is really good.

Hope this helps some. Have a fantastic cruise, and once again, welcome aboard!
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:53 PM
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If you want to snorkel in St. Thomas, I'd recommend Trunk Bay, or Coki Beach. Coki beach is about a 20 taxi ride from the dock.

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