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 Post subject: Port of call
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:20 am 
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Last night I left the port of Takoradi to listen to live jazz and got thinking about Jam Cruses selection of ports to call on. I have only been on one Jam Cruse but as a seaman I have been to many ports and some are much better than others. The Turks and Caicos was nice as it was a real town, but Coco Cay in my opinion was not worth getting off the ship. Two weeks after Jam Cruse I went to Nassau where there were cruse ships every night, an actual port to explore. Would like to get a discussion going before the schedule is locked in. W


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 Post subject: Re: Port of call
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:31 am 
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Last night I left the port of Takoradi to listen to live jazz and got thinking about Jam Cruses selection of ports to call on. I have only been on one Jam Cruse but as a seaman I have been to many ports and some are much better than others. The Turks and Caicos was nice as it was a real town, but Coco Cay in my opinion was not worth getting off the ship. Two weeks after Jam Cruse I went to Nassau where there were cruse ships every night, an actual port to explore. Would like to get a discussion going before the schedule is locked in. W

I hear you man. Not that I have half the salt water in my veins that you do but I definitely enjoy a shore leave where there's something interesting to see. These made up cruise ports gets old quickly. Give us some culture. Even Falmouth two years ago was much better. Yarr!

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 Post subject: Re: Port of call
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:11 pm 
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I dont care for Nassau. I feel you on Cococay, we didnt get off the boat. But I have been on several cruises that all seem to stop in Nassau, and if i never go to Nassau again, it wouldnt bother me. Freeport is kind of the same. I am hoping the boat heads south this year and not east. Any port of call that is not the Bahamas is good with me.


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 Post subject: Re: Port of call
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:05 pm 
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If you want to influence ports I think you have to aim at 2015, no way the itinerary for next year is not yet finalized.

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 Post subject: Re: Port of call
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non tendered ports! no "private" islands!!! we've been on da boat since JC3 and have gotten off at EVERY port!

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 Post subject: Re: Port of call
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It is very hard to organize (and I use the term loosely) kickball on a private island. I would like to go back to Belize.


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 Post subject: Re: Port of call
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If we go back to Belize, someone better make sure the LIRRs have a couple of extra watches set to ship time.

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 Post subject: Re: Port of call
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Hillary wrote:
It is very hard to organize (and I use the term loosely) kickball on a private island. I would like to go back to Belize.

You mean the kickball game on the rocky slope??

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 Post subject: Re: Port of call
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i think i'm 2 for 12 when it comes to checking out the ports on jamcruise... although i have seen many on regular cruises over the years. most of them don't have much going on besides shops and bars. roatan was cool tho.

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 Post subject: Re: Port of call
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longhairedfreak007 wrote:
Hillary wrote:
It is very hard to organize (and I use the term loosely) kickball on a private island. I would like to go back to Belize.

You mean the kickball game on the rocky slope??


Yep. You can't pay for organization like that! Next year it's obstacle course kickball.


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 Post subject: Re: Port of call
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Hillary wrote:
longhairedfreak007 wrote:
Hillary wrote:
It is very hard to organize (and I use the term loosely) kickball on a private island. I would like to go back to Belize.

You mean the kickball game on the rocky slope??


Yep. You can't pay for organization like that! Next year it's obstacle course kickball.


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 Post subject: Re: Port of call
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col4bin wrote:
i think i'm 2 for 12 when it comes to checking out the ports on jamcruise... although i have seen many on regular cruises over the years. most of them don't have much going on besides shops and bars. roatan was cool tho.

A good bar that isn't controlled by the ship would be good enough, Coco Cay was like a Disney prison, I'm a big boy I can go ashore by myself. W


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 Post subject: Re: Port of call
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captainwalt wrote:
col4bin wrote:
i think i'm 2 for 12 when it comes to checking out the ports on jamcruise... although i have seen many on regular cruises over the years. most of them don't have much going on besides shops and bars. roatan was cool tho.

A good bar that isn't controlled by the ship would be good enough, Coco Cay was like a Disney prison, I'm a big boy I can go ashore by myself. W

Amen! These cruise line purgatories suck balls. Let us go into a real town!
Unfortunately we're fighting a trend. The cruise line can choose between letting the local people get some money or to keep it all for themselves. Tough choice... Also with the bigger boat the likelihood of seeing a real port-of-call is probably miniscule.
I miss Jamaica and Belize!

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 Post subject: Re: Port of call
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I've always wanted to go to Belize


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 Post subject: Re: Port of call
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stASH wrote:
If we go back to Belize, someone better make sure the LIRRs have a couple of extra watches set to ship time.



wow,,,good memory!!!!!!

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