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Wed Dec 28, 2016, 11:08 AM

Crazy Cruise III... day 6

And here we are in beautiful St.Kitts.
Columbus sailed past the island of St.Kitts, never actually landing on its pink-sand beaches. Settled by the French and English in the 1620's, it was first named St.Christopher. The town of Basseterre, was made the island capital in 1727.
With it's rich volcanic soil and tropical climate, St.Kitts had the perfect conditions for a booming industry at the time- sugar. At one point, there were 68 plantations on the 68 acre island. Those days are gone but you can still see remnants of the old plantations. The islands colonial history is also reflected in the abandoned fortresses, city squares and architecture.

Well, the alcohol therapy helped ease my aching body(bartender is a genius) and the casino was very susceptible to my charms and I actually won a little money. The comedy show was a hoot.
Today is a light day activity wise. Just a little shopping in the port and maybe some time on the flow rider or climb the rock walls.
More later...

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Response to Callmecrazy (Original post)

Wed Dec 28, 2016, 02:20 PM

1. Sounds like you're having a good time. Enjoy!

I've been to a lot of the islands in the Caribbean, but not St. Kitts or St. Barts or Nevis.

What cruise line are you on?

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Wed Dec 28, 2016, 02:37 PM

2. Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas...

The second largest cruise ship in the world after it's sister ship the Harmony of the Seas. The Harmony is three feet longer. It was parked right next to us in St.Maarten and has a few things the Allure doesn't. Water slides, for example.

I did some shopping on the dock. Highest prices I've seen on the trip. A single piece of chocolate for my nephew, a peanut cluster with caramel was $2.00. Add a stick and make it a sucker... that's an extra buck. Ridiculously high. Paid @$20.00 for T-shirts. $65.00 for 5 Cuban cigars for my buddy back home. It was disappointing.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 28, 2016, 04:38 PM

3. Those big ships are amazing.

But they do feel like small cities. So many people.

Our last cruise we did one of the smaller ones--450 passengers max--in the Baltic Sea. We liked it.
I have friends who really like the European river cruises--smaller boats yet--and usually book one every
couple of years. But they also live in Egypt (teach in an international school).

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 01:44 AM

4. I like the big ships but this one is tough to navigate...

There's no direct way to get through or abeam of the ship.
If I want to go to say, the Boardwalk on deck 6...
My cabin is on deck 7, Starboard Bow. I have to take the elevator to the Promenade on deck 5, walk through the Promenade to a staircase, go up to deck 6 and continue aft to the Boardwalk.
If I'm walking down the port side to my cabin, the only way to get there is by elevator AND stairs. And I'm constantly getting turned around. The boat is a damn quarter mile long.

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