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Old November 3rd, 2006, 03:56 AM posted to
Sue and Kevin Mullen
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Default First cruise - CARIBBEAN - questions


1) 7-night Caribbean-Western - from Miami with Royal Caribbean -
Voyager of the Seas
- Labadee, Haiti
- Ocho Rios, Jamaica
- Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
- Cozumel

2) 8-night Caribbean-Eastern - from Fort Lauderdale with Royal
Caribbean - Radiance of the Seas
- San Juan, Puerto Rico
- St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
- Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
- St. Martin - Sint Maarten
- Nassau, Bahamas

3) 10-night Caribbean-Ultimate - from Tampa with Celebrity Cruises -

For you I think that the Voyager or the Radiance of the Seas would be
a better choice. Both of these ships cater more to a younger crown,
both have rock climbing walls and the Voyager has an ice skating rink.
Both of them have good itins, so just reasearch the ports on and see which you prefer.

The Zenith is a lovely ship, but a 10 day sailing is going to attrack
an older crowd. Also it is an older ship and wouldn't have as much for
you. I love the ship and the service, but I am more then double your
age and what I look for is much different(grin).

Is it
really bad to stay at interior room or it's better to pay a little bit
more for oceanview?

There is nothing wrong with an interior room if you want to save a few
dollars. I would not take one, mainly because I love to watch the
ocean while we are in our cabin. I think a balcony would be wonderful
for a honeymoon, but you would also be fine with an inside cabin if
that is what works best for you.

what we should know about additional charges?

$10/day/person for tip, any sodas or alcohol that you drink and also
whatever you spend in the casino. There will of course be costs for
any excursions you take, cruise line or on your own.

I think the best thing for you would be to find a good cruise travel
agent and have a good talk with him/her about what would be best for
you. Also it is better to book through a TA, then to go directly to
the cruise line.

Once you decide which cruise you are booking, let us know and we can
help you plan your excursions.