Caribbean Ports of Call: A Guide for Today's Cruise Passengers

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Globe Pequot Press, 2010 - Travel - 574 pages
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Praise for Caribbean Ports of Call: Eastern and Southern
“The bible on the Caribbean, not just for cruise ship passengers.”—Los Angeles Times

Subtropical temperatures, gentle trade winds, vibrant colors, luscious foliage, and exotic menus—the splendor of the Caribbean and the pleasures of cruising make an unbeatable combination. Cruise expert Kay Showker shows how to plan a carefree vacation at sea and in port, including valuable information on shore excursions. Created for all budgets and tastes, Caribbean Ports of Call includes detailed profiles of the major cruise lines and their ships, as well as practical advice on selecting and reserving the ideal cruise vacation.

Bringing together the author's two previous Ports of Call books (covering the Eastern and Western Caribbean), Caribbean Ports of Call also covers shore excursions through the entire Caribbean—those islands most frequently visited by the major cruise lines—plus the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos. It covers:

The Bahamas and the Out Islands—Nassau, Freeport, the Biminis, the Abacos, Eleuthera, and many more
British Virgin Islands—Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada

Cayman Islands—Grand Cayman

Central America—Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and the San Blas Islands

Eastern Caribbean—Antigua, St. Barts, St. Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Barbados

Key West—Duval Street, Mallory Square, Caroline Street

Jamaica—Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Port Antonio, Kingston

Mexican Caribbean—Cozumel, Playa del Carmen/Calica, Canc˙n, Costa Maya

Puerto Rico—San Juan, Ponce

Southern Caribbean—Trinidad and Tobago, Bonaire, Curašao, Aruba

St. Maarten/St. Martin—Dutch Windward Islands, Philipsburg, Marigot, Saba, St. Eustatius, Anguilla

U.S. Virgin Islands—St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix

Kay Showker has won numerous awards for her coverage of the Caribbean, most recently the Caribbean Tourism Organization's award for Best Guide Book on the Caribbean for Caribbean Ports of Call: Western Region (GPP Travel). Also the author of Caribbean Ports of Call: Eastern and Southern (GPP Travel), she writes for leading travel magazines and newspapers across the country. She lives in Manhattan.

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Kay Showker has won numerous awards for her coverage of the Caribbean, most recently the Caribbean Tourism Organization's award for Best Guide Book on the Caribbean for Caribbean Ports of Call: Western Region (GPP Travel). Also the author of Caribbean Ports of Call: Eastern and Southern (GPP Travel), she writes for leading travel magazines and newspapers across the country.

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