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Old 08-06-2012, 11:12 AM   #571
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Does anyone know which dock we will be at for St. Thomas and San Juan ? Thanks
From what I read on cruisecritic.com, DCL docks by Havensight in St. Thomas. But, someone said San Juan is a new port for DCL that hasn't been there yet, so they are not sure. If anyone knows something else, let us know.

We haven't booked anything in St. Thomas, we usually go to Magens Bay on our own. But, I am thinking about doing the Kon Tiki excursion this time. Has anyone been? It stops at Honeymoon Beach, I believe.

Not sure what we are doing in San Juan. We have been there before and did it on our own. We walked up to the fort and then back at the port there were a lot of places that had rum tastings. I am trying to find out if we can do the Bacardi Factory tour on our own. Anyone know how far it is from town and how to get there?



ETA: Just found this info on another DIS thread about where we dock in PR - here is the quote:
"I just asked my TA. DCL will be docking at Paseo Gilberto Concepcion de Gracia in Old San Juan. For our Jan. 12th cruise, we'll be docking at Pier 1, not sure if it's the same pier for all other sailings, but it will be THAT port for all other sailings."
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....light=san+juan
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:43 PM   #572
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From what I read on cruisecritic.com, DCL docks by Havensight in St. Thomas. But, someone said San Juan is a new port for DCL that hasn't been there yet, so they are not sure. If anyone knows something else, let us know.

We haven't booked anything in St. Thomas, we usually go to Magens Bay on our own. But, I am thinking about doing the Kon Tiki excursion this time. Has anyone been? It stops at Honeymoon Beach, I believe.

Not sure what we are doing in San Juan. We have been there before and did it on our own. We walked up to the fort and then back at the port there were a lot of places that had rum tastings. I am trying to find out if we can do the Bacardi Factory tour on our own. Anyone know how far it is from town and how to get there?



ETA: Just found this info on another DIS thread about where we dock in PR - here is the quote:
"I just asked my TA. DCL will be docking at Paseo Gilberto Concepcion de Gracia in Old San Juan. For our Jan. 12th cruise, we'll be docking at Pier 1, not sure if it's the same pier for all other sailings, but it will be THAT port for all other sailings."
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....light=san+juan


I called DCL today and was told sometimes for St. Thomas you have to be tendered in. She checked our schedule and we are docking at Havensight. No tender needed.

For San Juan we will be docking at pier #4 Downtown old San Juan.
That's what I needed to know. We are going to do San Juan on our own. I have heard seeing old San Juan was not to be missed.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:08 AM   #573
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We will be on the ship for Mickey Mouse's Birthday ! . Wanted to share an easy idea for a door magnet. I bought a Thanksgiving vinyl cling and put it on white card stock then cut it out and put magnets on the back. I also used some stickers with the letters and spelled out Feasting on the Fantasy with our names. It turned out great !!!!
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:58 AM   #574
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We just booked the Kon Tiki excursion in St. Thomas. Anybody else going?

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Old 08-16-2012, 10:17 PM   #575
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Not us....... We are doing a short snorkeling tour in the morning. We are doing paradise point and will find a place for lunch.

What are everyone's plans for San Juan ? Since we are docking downtown old San Juan we are just going to walk around on our own .
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:10 AM   #576
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We are thinking about doing the Caribbean Sea Safari on Virgin Breeze in St. Thomas, but we can't book for a couple weeks yet. In San Juan, we definitely want to see Old San Juan, but really enjoy rum and have thought about doing the Barcardi tour.

I have read there may be other rum tours closer to Old San Juan? Any one have any insight into these tours? Are they worth it?
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The virgin breeze was one of our choices. We decided last min. To go with something else. I will tell you it's still available to book. I don't know about any of the rum tours. We just like getting our rum cakes to bring home. When I was in Hawaii I bought a macadamia nut rum cake through a Hawaiian company and I am kicking myself I only bought one !!!! It was soooo good.
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St. Thomas: Virgin Breeze looks nice. We really aren't into snorkling though. One of the places it stops is Honeymoon Beach and that is also where Kon Tiki goes.

San Juan: We've been to San Juan on another cruise and did a walking tour on our own. We will probably do that again.
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Tina,

I just Googled Virgin Breeze after you mentioned it above. Like I said we are really not into snorkling so that is why we decided on Kon Tiki. But I found this review that makes Virgin Breeze sound great so I thought I would share: http://thepracticalplanner.blogspot....dventures.html

It even has bathrooms on board but it does sound like it may be a little rough so that wouldn't be good for us. The review makes Honeymoon Beach sound really nice and that is also where Kon Tiki goes so we will probably stick with it for something different to do.

In th past, we always do Magens Bay on our own. I like going there... but lately, with all the huge ships in port, it is too crowded! Plus, last time I almost got into an argument on the way going there with the cab driver. Of course, it was one of the open-air van thingys, filled to capacity. The cab driver took our money (I handed it to him) and then he came around to us again insisting we hadn't paid! We went back and forth but I firmly told him no way, I wasn't paying again!
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I found that same Virgin Breeze review which convinced me. I researched non-Disney excursions and found this one to be less costly for the price. We do not need it to be private or less crowded to have fun. Glad they have openings - hope it stays that way! Hubby doesn't have a steel stomach, but daughter hopes to swim with turtles and she wins.

I hadn't thought about rum cakes. Yum! This is first cruise for DD and DH. I have only cruised to Bahamas, so we are in new territory on this one. Thanks for the great idea!
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We will be on the ship for Mickey Mouse's Birthday ! . Wanted to share an easy idea for a door magnet. I bought a Thanksgiving vinyl cling and put it on white card stock then cut it out and put magnets on the back. I also used some stickers with the letters and spelled out Feasting on the Fantasy with our names. It turned out great !!!!
Sounds AWESOME, do you have any pictures that you could share??

Thanks, can't wait to see it!!
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We are thinking about doing the Caribbean Sea Safari on Virgin Breeze in St. Thomas, but we can't book for a couple weeks yet. In San Juan, we definitely want to see Old San Juan, but really enjoy rum and have thought about doing the Barcardi tour.

I have read there may be other rum tours closer to Old San Juan? Any one have any insight into these tours? Are they worth it?
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We kept going back and forth on so many choices for St. Thomas I forgot what we actually booked. I just checked and through DCL we are booked on the Caribbean Sea Safari. Hope you decide on this one.
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Tina,

I just Googled Virgin Breeze after you mentioned it above. Like I said we are really not into snorkling so that is why we decided on Kon Tiki. But I found this review that makes Virgin Breeze sound great so I thought I would share: http://thepracticalplanner.blogspot....dventures.html

It even has bathrooms on board but it does sound like it may be a little rough so that wouldn't be good for us. The review makes Honeymoon Beach sound really nice and that is also where Kon Tiki goes so we will probably stick with it for something different to do.

In th past, we always do Magens Bay on our own. I like going there... but lately, with all the huge ships in port, it is too crowded! Plus, last time I almost got into an argument on the way going there with the cab driver. Of course, it was one of the open-air van thingys, filled to capacity. The cab driver took our money (I handed it to him) and then he came around to us again insisting we hadn't paid! We went back and forth but I firmly told him no way, I wasn't paying again!
Thanks for the link to the review ! Honeymoon beach is what I am really interested in seeing. Although it's been years since I have been to St. Thomas.....I wanted something a little less private. Maybe your boat will be there when we are ?
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Sounds AWESOME, do you have any pictures that you could share??

Thanks, can't wait to see it!!

Here you go. I also wanted a different FE but I didn't want to spend alot of money. I am using a paper sack and here it is decorated.




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Thanks for the link to the review ! Honeymoon beach is what I am really interested in seeing. Although it's been years since I have been to St. Thomas.....I wanted something a little less private. Maybe your boat will be there when we are ?
Our Kon Tiki excursion is from 8:45-1:00.

For our door, we will have a bunch of princess magnets that I got at Target for $1.00. We used them on the Dream last March and they were really cute. I just remembered I also have a turkey magnet that I will have to get out, too. It was actually a Thanksgiving greeting card that I cut and put a magnet on the back! I used it on the Oasis of the Seas last Thanksgiving.
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