Contributor Level: Second Mate

I want to take a Western Caribbean Cruise what are the does and don'ts

What should I expect?Happy


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Contributor Level: Captain

Don't get on a ship that is going to St. Thomas, St. Maartin, and San Juan.  That's Eastern Caribbean.

Lets see, WC.......Jamaica ( don't wander off on your own),and Cuban cigars don't come wrapped in plastic.

Grand Cayman.......Stingray City Snorkeling is a must

Mexico......depends where you go, ruins are always good for photos.


oh, in Jamaica, Dunn's River Falls walk up.  Touristy, but fun

Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Read the Western Caribbean destination guide - lots of great tips:

Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Hi- I can offer a few highlights of the W. Caribbean: * Labadee, RCI's private Bahamas island, is lovely and a provides a great relaxing day at the beach. There's a ton of lounge chairs, also walking trails, steel band, BBQ and a hammock or two. * Grand Turk is picturesque at the pier, with a huge pool free to use and small beach. (I have not been into town.) * In Cozumel, the ships dock fairly far from town so unless you're a very good walker, you might want to cab. For shopping, the silver is a great value and there are some really stunning pieces. The ceramic stuff is great too. Hope this helped. --Diana,

Contributor Level: Captain

In Cozumel , I like to hangout at Margaritaville 


Contributor Level: Admiral

There are few dos and donts.  Just enjoy yourself and relax.  If you are unsure of yourself in a port, take the shore excursion sponsored by the cruise line.  Be sure to take your camera and post your photos for the rest of us to droll over. 


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