If you were at the picnic you may have heard about some chatter concerning talk about getting a cruise together for the class reunion.

Eastern Caribbean:  Often include St. Thomas, St. John (USVI), Puerto Rico, and perhaps St. Maarten/St. Martin. If you want less sailing (more time in ports ashore) and more shopping and opportunities to go to fantastic beaches, then an Eastern Caribbean itinerary might be more appealing to you. The islands are relatively close together, smaller, and shore excursions tend to be more geared to beach or water activities.  Typical shore activities might include snorkeling, sunning on an amazing beach, or even racing in a sailboat. St. John in the US Virgin Islands has terrific snorkeling, as do the other islands (both British and USA) in the group. 

Western Caribbean Crusies sailing to the western Caribbean usually embark from Florida, New Orleans or Texas. Ports of call on a Western Caribbean itinerary often include Cozumel or Playa del Carmen, Mexico; Grand CaymanKey West, FL; the Dominican Republic; Jamaica; Belize; Costa Rica; or Roatan. If you look at a Caribbean map, you will see that since the ports of call are further apart, more time at sea is usually involved on a western Caribbean cruise.  So, you may have more time on the cruise ship and less time in port or on the beach. The ports of call in the western Caribbean are sometimes on the mainland (Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica) or at larger islands (Jamaica, Dominican Republic). Therefore, the shore excursion options are more varied since the islands and mainland are more diverse. You can explore ancient Mayan ruins, hike the rain forests, or go snorkeling or SCUBA diving in some unforgettable locations. Of course, you'll still find opportunities for shopping or just sitting on a spectacular beach watching the azure blue Caribbean. Many travelers identify swimming with dolphins in Cozumel as a favorite shore excursion on western Caribbean cruises. A second is cave tubing in Belize. And, most people never forget visiting Stingray City on Grand Cayman Island.
Southern Caribbean cruises depart from San Juan, Puerto Rico, for a weeklong itinerary, although longer itineraries are sometimes offered from Miami and Fort Lauderdale and occasionally from U.S. cities along the East Coast. St. Maarten and St. Thomas, popular Eastern Caribbean ports, are often featured on these itineraries, as are a handful of South American cities. You may also find that smaller, luxury cruise ships prefer cruising this region of the Caribbean en route to smaller, less-traveled Caribbean destinations.  Each port on a Southern Caribbean itinerary offers something different. Aruba and Antigua are well-known for their beautiful beaches, and lush rain forests are a highlight for tourists in Dominica. Snorkel in the turquoise waters off the island of Barbados. Visit French boutiques and eateries in St. Barthelemy and drive right up to a volcano in St. Lucia. The lesser-known islands of St. Vincent and Guadeloupe are a tropical paradise of unspoiled beauty.

The last poll was to give us another option...but you will have to give us YOUR ideas.  Go to the guest book...and give us your ideas.  Please do not be shy...but we need your ideas!  Are you interested in a bus trip?  If  you are...to where?  Are you interested in a "destination trip" to an all-inclusive?  If you are...to where?  Are you interested in going to a broadway show in NYC on a bus trip?  Okay...tell us that!  But you have to tell us what you want.  
1) Are you interesting in Going on a Cruise?
2) What part of the Caribbean would you be interested in cruising?

3) When would you be interested in going on a cruise?
4) What length would you like the cruise to be?
3-4 days?
5-6 days?
6-7 days?

5) Do you have other ideas other than a picnic?
Forget about the Cruise!
Continue with the Picnic!
I want something other than a Picnic & Cruise!
Give me another option!