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Cruise News: 7 Best Ports for On-Shore Fun

By    |   Tuesday, 13 Sep 2016 09:58 AM

Cruising can be a wonderful and efficient way to see new parts of the world since you can visit several ports on just one trip. Prior to your trip, you’ll likely be poring over your cruise materials and websites in an effort to narrow down your choices for shore excursions.

Here are some of the best ports for on-shore fun during your trip.

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1. Barbados — This friendly island is a popular spot for shopping and sightseeing, says Cruise Critic. While there, don't forget to visit the famous Mount Gay rum distillery, home to the oldest brand of rum in the world, in existence since the 1700s.

2. Old San JuanAccording to Caribbean Journal, this is perhaps the most beautiful city in the Caribbean. Stroll along its picturesque cobblestone streets or take in some great shopping and local food.

3. Philipsburg, St. Maarten — Caribbean Journal says this port of call boasts a unique European vibe with great food and duty-free shopping.

4. Grand CaymanCruise Fever points out that this very popular destination has clear blue waters favored by snorkelers and divers. Grand Cayman is a pleasant shopping destination because locals are not aggressive. It also features unforgettable attractions like Stingray City and Turtle Farm.

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5. St. Thomas – Cruise Fever says St. Thomas is one of the most visited ports in the Caribbean for good reason. Magnificent views of the island and the British Virgin Islands await travelers on the road to Trunk Bay. St. Thomas is a shopping mecca, but if you’re a nature lover, go snorkeling and see the sea turtles in Waterlemon Bay.

6. Nassau, Bahamas — The real allure of Nassau is in its historic district rife with art galleries, wonderful restaurants, and historic architecture. Try rolling your own cigars at the Graycliff Hotel, Restaurant, and Cigar Factory.

7. Roatan — Cruise Critic touts Roatan as being a nature and wildlife lover’s paradise. This jungle island is home to the Gumbalimba Preservation Park where visitors can see free-roaming monkeys and tropical birds.

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