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Old 04-18-2013, 03:49 PM   #21
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Thanks all. xoxo love you.

I'm looking for a little bag to carry around. I'm not sure what they're called but they're basically on strings. Can anyone help with that.

I'll also be using my iphone 5 as my major camera so a nice case might be a good idea. I'll keep it in airplane mode the whole time because I don't like talk to anyone I'm not with while I'm away.

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You're going on the exact same cruise I did last year when I got married.

1. Half moon Cay is nothing but a small island with a small party city right at port. They have a huge pirate ship with a dance club I believe, and an area with outside bars/souvenirs etc. We sat on the beach and drank. Went swimming in the ocean and drank. Not much else to do except get involved with some goofy competitions they have. Beautiful scene though sitting on the beach.

2. San Juan like you said isn't much. Many will go see the old fort, but it looked pretty boring. We got a tour guide and drove around for an hour in a van, and he gave us history lessons (blah). We got bored of that and stopped at the Pina Colada place (apparently home of the first Pina Colada) and had drinks, then went shopping around the open market area, then left. Not much else to do there really.

3. St. Thomas we got married, so we didn't see much. Went straight off the boat to the ceremony, then back on the boat for the reception. There seemed to be a good bit to explore, but not really sure. Pulling up to port was beautiful with the mountains and hundreds of sailboats out in the bay.

4. Grand turks we got off and there really wasn't much kinda like Half Moon. Most people just sat around eating/drinking and buying souvenirs. My wife and I wanted to get away and explore, so we rented a scooter and took off around the island. Not really much to see, but near 3rd world conditions. We stopped at a little shack type secluded restaurant on the beach and had lunch and a couple drinks. The scooter ended up not restarting, and luckily the owner of the bar (Canadian lady who just moved there on a whim) gave us a ride back to port so we didn't miss our snorkel trip. The snorkeling was pretty good, and I'd say worth it for $50. Got to pet a couple nurse sharks swimming by and see some decent reefs and tropical fish.

So, snorkeling would be a suggested excursion, and exploring what St. Thomas has to offer (besides matrimony). The excursions they list usually have user ratings (1-5 star) and were very helpful. I would not do anything below a four star rating. Have fun, and hope you don't get stuck . What boat are you on? We took the Liberty.
Yea we're on the liberty too. Any suggestions about that. I'm so excited man.

I think we decided on the catamaran/snorkeling and beach excursion on Grand Turk and going to margaritaville which I heard was an awesome time. In St thomas we may do zip lining. Not sure about puerto rico and half moon though. Probably walk around san juan and drink.

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I second St. John, or if you can make it to any of the BVI, Tortolla specifically.
I've actually been to Tortola on another cruise. We did the baths excursion where you walk through the caves and sh1t and hit the beach. Amazing there.

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Sounds like a good plan. The boat is fine. Make sure you eat at the steakhouse one night. There is plenty to do. Casino, multiple bars and dance clubs, putt putt, etc. Just roam and explore. You'll have fun.
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I remember margaritaville. Meh, it was so packed it wasn't that fun. Can't get a drink anywhere. Did see an old fat man in a speedo win a bootyshake contest though, so there's that.
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I remember margaritaville. Meh, it was so packed it wasn't that fun. Can't get a drink anywhere. Did see an old fat man in a speedo win a bootyshake contest though, so there's that.
no wonder you didn't have a good time if you can remember margaritaville.
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no wonder you didn't have a good time if you can remember margaritaville.
Yea we got there right after snorkeling. Only had about an hour til the boat left.
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Haha some of the suggestions in here make me laugh.

Coincidentally, I dont log on much anymore and just lurk. Happen to catch this thread tonight.

Just caught your PM Solly, I'm goin to sleep but ill respond tomorrow. 'Night
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Haha some of the suggestions in here make me laugh.

Coincidentally, I dont log on much anymore and just lurk. Happen to catch this thread tonight.

Just caught your PM Solly, I'm goin to sleep but ill respond tomorrow. 'Night
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everything is garbage except Grand Turk. I'd get off the boat in Turk and head over to one of the other islands in Turk & Caicos - just stay there for the rest of the trip and fly home
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everything is garbage except Grand Turk. I'd get off the boat in Turk and just stay there for the rest of the trip and fly home
Uh, most of grand turk looked Third world to me.
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you have to go to Grace Bay
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Gotcha. We just rented a scooter and rode about a 5 mile radius from the port.
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Here's whats up.

As for San Juan, you're kinda right. Not much to do unless you stay for a couple days. What I would recommend is walk around Old Town- drink pina coladas and mojitos and check out the thrift shops. The shittier it looks, the better. I promise you. If you're gonna buy clothes or cigars or whatever, you can barter with them usually even if the items have price tags. At the end of Old Town near the main paved road there is an antique shop. Go in and chat up the owner, he is cool as hell. He's got more weird unusual cool sh!t you wont believe. If he digs you, ask him to check out his stuff upstairs. He doesn't have it open to the public but if he likes you he will let you upstairs (no pedo). Also check to see if there is anything going on at the convention center the day that you'll be in Puerto Rico.

As far as St. Thomas, the place kinda sucks. It's pretty much a dump with a huge gap between social classes. Magens Bay beach is cool and all but everyone and their mother on your cruise ship and all the other 5 cruise ships in will be there. Overcrowded and lame if you ask me. Here are your options of what I would suggest:

A) Zip lining is cool and all but you are going to spend most of your day waiting and building up for a 1 minute ride. That's like putting a month's work in on a supermodel and then when you finally get your chance you nut on the first pump. It's cool, the scenery is awesome. But fvck it, you can zip line anywhere. Its kinda like parasailing, you do it once you don't really need to do it again...unless your at el Yunque rain forest.

B) You can do the excursions. Some are pretty cool and some are kinda cheesy. I have personally done the Snuba diving which is where they put you in a personal underwater scooters kinda where your whole head has air but your body is in the water and you can scoot around. Another excursion I did was the Screamin' Eagle jet boat. It hauls ass and if the water is calm enough the captain does like 180's and sh!t. Pretty cool I guess.

C) Now what you should do, is get your a$$ off the cruise ship as fast as you can and find a cab over to Red Hook. Take the ferry over to St. John and I'll come pick you up in my piece of sh!t 1988 Blazer S10 with a full cooler and I'll take you to some real beaches, not the #1 rated and overrun with tourists Trunk Bay. If you want play some volleyball or do an awesome hike, I'll introduce you to some cool people down here and then I'll send you on your way and you will probably end up moving down here within 3 months of leaving.
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As for San Juan, you're kinda right. Not much to do unless you stay for a couple days. What I would recommend is walk around Old Town- drink pina coladas and mojitos and check out the thrift shops. The shittier it looks, the better. I promise you. If you're gonna buy clothes or cigars or whatever, you can barter with them usually even if the items have price tags. At the end of Old Town near the main paved road there is an antique shop. Go in and chat up the owner, he is cool as hell. He's got more weird unusual cool sh!t you wont believe. If he digs you, ask him to check out his stuff upstairs. He doesn't have it open to the public but if he likes you he will let you upstairs (no pedo). Also check to see if there is anything going on at the convention center the day that you'll be in Puerto Rico.

As far as St. Thomas, the place kinda sucks. It's pretty much a dump with a huge gap between social classes. Magens Bay beach is cool and all but everyone and their mother on your cruise ship and all the other 5 cruise ships in will be there. Overcrowded and lame if you ask me. Here are your options of what I would suggest:

A) Zip lining is cool and all but you are going to spend most of your day waiting and building up for a 1 minute ride. That's like putting a month's work in on a supermodel and then when you finally get your chance you nut on the first pump. It's cool, the scenery is awesome. But fvck it, you can zip line anywhere. Its kinda like parasailing, you do it once you don't really need to do it again...unless your at el Yunque rain forest.

B) You can do the excursions. Some are pretty cool and some are kinda cheesy. I have personally done the Snuba diving which is where they put you in a personal underwater scooters kinda where your whole head has air but your body is in the water and you can scoot around. Another excursion I did was the Screamin' Eagle jet boat. It hauls ass and if the water is calm enough the captain does like 180's and sh!t. Pretty cool I guess.

C) Now what you should do, is get your a$$ off the cruise ship as fast as you can and find a cab over to Red Hook. Take the ferry over to St. John and I'll come pick you up in my piece of sh!t 1988 Blazer S10 with a full cooler and I'll take you to some real beaches, not the #1 rated and overrun with tourists Trunk Bay. If you want play some volleyball or do an awesome hike, I'll introduce you to some cool people down here and then I'll send you on your way and you will probably end up moving down here within 3 months of leaving.
That would be awesome. I always think about what it would be like. How's life going there? Any plans to move back or what?
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Schrock awesome recommendations on PR - I'm going next Sat for a few nights. Trying to put in some work and see what's good around there. I may rent a car or jeep to drive around and explore the area some more

Solly when are you going? I heard the food is amazing in PR, so I'm trying to find out any recommendations on restaurants around the area.
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Schrock awesome recommendations on PR - I'm going next Sat for a few nights. Trying to put in some work and see what's good around there. I may rent a car or jeep to drive around and explore the area some more

Solly when are you going? I heard the food is amazing in PR, so I'm trying to find out any recommendations on restaurants around the area.
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