Do You Enjoy The Private Island or Beach Stops on Caribbean Cruises?

Many cruise lines traveling through the Caribbean now stop at their Private Island or Private Beach.  Do you enjoy these stops?  Do you eat the BBQs served there or go back to the ship to eat?  Do you even get off the ship? Would you prefer to visit a different island for sightseeing?  Let's hear your thoughts. Gloria

Tags: Caribbean Private Islands Private Beaches

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I will be watching for answers on this post, as I have not been to these places.

Like I've mentioned before we live in Northern Alberta so any short cruise from FLA cost to much to fly, while the cruises themselves are reasonably priced.

Just to give you guys an idea..... We have already had snow......So tropical islands are a very real temptation.....

Hello Johngold, wow snow already! I live right by the beach so these private island or private beach stops are not so important to me. Right here in FL it is 76 degrees and it is 8:30 AM. The next time you have snow post a photo for us to enjoy.

will do, While snow this early is unusual, and does not last, we expect that winter will be here in October and last until May, So there will be plenty of pictures of a snow covered deck.

We like the private islands. Mainly because we end up with the ship practically to ourselves. Woo hoo------- pools aren't crowded. Spa is empty. No long food lines. What's not to like ?

We love spending the day at any of the cruise line “private island” ports! How come lunch tastes so much better when you’re sitting on the beach?

Johngold, have you thought of doing 14 day Caribbean by doing back to back Eastern and western ? I know that Carnival alternates its ships doing eastern and then western so you can stay on one ship for 2 weeks and get different ports.

I will post more on the private islands in a month when I'm back form my Caribbean cruise for my B-day this October. I may even post some photo's.

The weather here in Los Angeles has been over 100 degrees this last week, for me the Islands will be a cooler then home. It is almost 11:00 pm and still 90 out, YUCK!

B2Bs are great. I don't think I would do it on Carnival though. We did one on Celebrity, and another on Princess. One was eastern/western, the other was an eastern/southern out of San Juan. THAT, was a great cruise.

I do however find 14 days, 15 with the fly in the day before, to be a long time away from our furry kids. By the 10th day, we're ready to come home. We're glad we aren't, but we miss them tremendously.

The worst is when one passes while you are away. You come home expecting to see all of them, but there are a dozen messages on your phone telling you otherwise.

Sorry for that depressing part.Crying

I like Half Moon Cay

Thanks to those who posted photos. Wow 90 in L.A. Good to hear from all of you. Gloria

Coco Cay on MSC Divina


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