Everyone likes a good party. If you are a young traveler or just someone keen on having a good time while relaxing in the sun, then finding the right party island will be important to you. There are many islands in the world and all of them are beautiful, however, not all of them offer the party you may be looking for.
One of the best places to find party islands is in Greece. Visitors flock here for its amazing weather, beautiful beaches, warm waters, and great parties. Two of the best places to party are Ios and Corfu. Corfu is on the west coast of Greece. There are regular beach parties outside of the Atlantis nightclub and party goers stay at the infamous Pink Palace. During the day, people soak up the beautiful Mediterranean sun.
Ios has a lot of young tourists looking for one thing: parties. Ios is not only a party island but it is also beautiful and filled with culture (Homer was from here!). The island has a lot of great beaches with clear blue water. At night, everyone comes out for some great seafood and Greek dining before spending the evening doing body shots of each other and waking up on the beach. Most party goers end up staying out until sun rise and sleep it off while getting a tan during the day. This is an island for the night owl.
For those looking to get out of the Mediterranean, you can head over to Southeast Asia and the islands of Bali and Ko Phangan. Bali is one of the most popular destinations in the world. Located in Indonesia, this huge island has a bit of everything. And those looking for a party will find it on Kuta beach. Besides great surfing, this spot is known for its beach parties and excessive nightlife. Here the tourists get loud, get down, and get crazy. It's a cheap destination making it really popular among backpackers, Aussies, and Kiwis. After you burnt yourself out at night, treat yourself to a nice massage during the day.
Bali might be famous worldwide but Ko Phangan is the world's premiere party destination. This island is well known to all travelers. It hosts the famous Full Moon Party every month, when 20,000 or more people descend on Haat Rin beach to consume large quantities of alcohol and dance until dawn. All the partying happens on Haat Rin beach and every night, the beach fills up with crowds of revelers looking to just have a good time. There is always an excuse to party, whether it is a Full Moon, Half Moon, or Black Moon party. After a few of the islands famous alcohol buckets, you won't care what they call the party.
In the South Pacific, Fiji is well known to be a center of parties and activities. The most famous island group there is the Yasawa and that sees a lot of young backpackers who only have fun and sun on their mind. Here cheap bungalows, nightly BBQs, and cheap alcohol as well as beautiful beaches and great diving. It also helps that Fiji is a major stop on all RTW airline tickets.
No matter where you are or want to go in the world, there is an island with your name on it. You'll find what you are looking for and will be partying with sun soaked people from around the world in no time.
France is one of the most favourite, most visited and most admired countries and for sure among the must-to see places for travelers. It owns various attractions which would satisfy all kind of travelers. As a travel destination, there are good beaches, monuments, châteauxes, cathedrals, historical places, inspiring churches, mountain scenery, nature, museums, plenty of shopping places, cafés, restaurants and bars. The one who likes to explore history, culture and art all together whiling traveling must see France. It provides some of the best tourist attractions in the world.
As the capital of France, Paris, also called the city of lights, is one of the most romantic cities in bothe world. The main offices of important organizations such as UNESCO, the ICC, NATO, the OECD are located here. The fashion of Paris is the unique one. This romantic city has tourist attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, Sacré-Coeur, Centre Pompidou, Musee d'Orsay and the Louvre Museum. Although there are many museums and monuments in the City of Light, these must be especially visited.
There are so many museums to visit in Strasbourg, too such as La Vaisseau (especially for families), Musee Alsacien, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Musee de l'Oeuvre Notre-Dame, History Museum etc. Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasurg, Petite France, Ponts Couverts and Quartier Allemand are among tourist attractions of the city.
Bordeaux, a city of endless cafes and bars, several historic attractions, lively nights and wide avenues, is also among the best places to see in France. The city is also known as France's capital of wine. There are the most well known wine producing regions around Bordeaux. Apart from its sightseeings, the city is for the ones who are looking for excellent food and drink.
Lyon is the gastronomic capital of France. Basilique de Notre Dame de Fourvière, Cathédrale St-Jean, Place de la Comédie, Roman Ruins, Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization are among major tourist attractions in Lyon.'A French island basking in the Italian sun' is the description of Balzac for Corsica. It is an island and region of France. Corsica has excellent beaches that offers activites for travellers. Snorkeling and scuba diving are available.
Avignon, Marseille, Nice, Antibes, Montpellier, Alsace, North Calais, Lorraine, Picardy, Brittany, Normandy, Provence-Alps and Cote d'Azur; Rhone Alpes, Aquitaine and Dordogne, Languedoc Roussillon, Midi Pyrenees are among popular places to see.
Château de Versailles, Fontainebleau, Giverny, Musée Claude Monet, Pont d'Avignon, Chenonceau Castle, Mount Saint Michael, Arc de Triomphe, Maison Victor Hugo, Champs Elysiées, Disneyland Paris are also tourist attractions to be visited.
Richness of France heritage results in a list of so many sightseeings, attractions and places to see. It's better to make a plan and be aware of the time that you will spend there. Also, watching the videos of Travelovideo will help to get an idea about France before visiting.
Does this sentence make sense, geogrpahy, volcano sentence?
the last line is what I am worried about but here is the entire paragraph to give you a context.
The Antilles island arc and Mt. Pelee was caused by subduction of the North American Plate slipping under the Caribbean plate. The boundaries of the Atlantic and the Caribbean plate are convergent, the Atlantic plate slipping under the Caribbean plate about 1 to 2 centimetres per year. This results in the region being seismicity
I would suggest: This results in the region being seismically active.
The Caribbean's exotic plants and animals are a large part of the natural beauty which attracts many international visitors to the region. In fact, one third of the area's wildlife and plants are found only there. Unfortunately, many native species are either endangered, threatened or, in some cases, already extinct. Part of the reason for this is because many species have such a small range - in some cases only a few square miles on one particular island. But other factors also contribute to their low numbers, such as the expansion of humans and limited gene pools that make them more vulnerable to disease.
In the Sea
Marine life has been hit especially hard in the Caribbean. Even with protective legislation in place, illegal poaching continues to reduce many populations. Sea turtles, queen conch and coral are among the most notable cases. Six of the seven species of sea turtles call the Caribbean their home. Unfortunately, they are frequently hunted for their meat and shells. The queen conch is another lucrative catch for local fishermen, offering meat, shells, and pearls. Increased demand for these items has caused a drastic decline in conch numbers. Some types of coral have also experienced over-harvesting
Manatees, whales, and seals have also fallen prey to people. In the case of the Caribbean monk seal (now believed to be extinct), fishermen considered them pests and killed them simply so they wouldn't eat fish. Manatees and the North Atlantic Right Whale - one of the rarest mammals in the world - have suffered as a result of both over-hunting and boating accidents. Their tendency to swim slowly near the water's surface often results in collisions with ships and powerboats.
Pollution, diseases, increasing ocean temperatures, and human development all pose additional dangers for water-dwellers.
Caribbean land animals face plenty of hazards, too. Although many lizards, snakes, and other reptiles are specifically raised to provide products such as leather, rare reptiles are still subject to poaching. In some cases, fear leads people to kill certain species, like the Aruba Island Rattlesnake. On the other hand, reptiles fascinate some people, leading to their sale as pets.
An even larger business is the parrot trade. People want parrots as pets because of their beautiful colors, ability to talk, and intelligence. Parrots produce only one or two chicks per year, however, meaning they can't breed fast enough to replace the vast numbers taken from the wild. In addition, poachers chop down trees in order to reach them, effectively destroying their natural habitat. Captured parrots are often crammed together into small bags, lacking adequate food, water, and air and an estimated 80% of them die before reaching their destination.
One of the major causes of endangerment for both plants and animals is invasive species. Beginning with the first European colonists, a variety of foreign animals and plants have been brought to the Caribbean islands. Many of the newcomers thrived, depleting native species. Even those introduced with good intentions have caused havoc. The Small Indian Mongoose, for example, has been imported by many countries to control rodents and snakes. Unfortunately, in Jamaica, their voracious appetites have decimated five endemic animal species - one lizard, one snake, two birds, and one rodent.
Ironically, even re-established colonies of endangered species can negatively effect others. Once thought extinct, the Bahamian hutia (a type of rodent) made a comeback on one particular cay in the Bahamas. In an effort to promote re-population, some of them were transferred to other cays, where they bred to greater numbers than the cays could support and devastated many of the native plants.
Help For Endangered Species
Fortunately, nature preserves, conservation centers, gardens, and zoos throughout the Caribbean help to preserve dwindling species. For visitors who want to experience an island's true nature, these may be the best places to find it.
Tourists should be aware that animals, plants, and certain souvenir items may be illegal to buy or to import to their home country. Many Caribbean nations signed on to the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) treaty. Under CITES, international trade of wildlife and animal products are monitored and regulated. In addition, most countries have their own laws regarding endangered species. For more information, visit the World Wildlife Fund.
Is Curacao an expensive Caribbean island to visit?
My family and I are trying to decide between - The Cayman Islands, Aruba, Bermuda, St Lucia or Curacao and are leaning towards Curacao as it's kind of unusual and looks really pretty... But is it a really expensive islands like the Cayman Islands? I have no idea and am not getting any real impression from my internet searches.... thanks!
sorry.. don't need a travel agency.. am going to book via Lastminute.com. also I live in England so using an American travel agency wouldn't be very helpful!
I would venture to say that it depends on what you're looking for in your search for an island to visit(I am Owner of a Travel Agency). Some things to consider are:
1-Are you into the culture of the islands?
2-Scenery most important to you?
Now let's say for the sake of this post that you have chosen an island to visit. Have you considered the following details:
1-When do you want to go?
2-Air/Hotel package? All-Inclusive package(best overall bargain)?
3-Length of stay?
4-Do you have a Travel budget in place?
Minor details for sure but they're important only because it will simplify your search for the island that will make you and your family happy. Also keep in mind that there are other islands in the Caribbean chain that are worthy of a visit as well. If you could kindly either call, email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach me through Yahoo Messenger with what you and your family have in mind, we can research which islands fit your criteria and what Travel options are available to you that not only satisfy your wants and needs, but are cost-friendly.
Which cruise line is better? Norwegian Cruise Line or Royal Caribbean?
My husband and I are going to the Bahamas at the end of October. We want to do a 4 days cruise either on the Norwegian Sky or Royal Caribbeans Majesty of the Seas.Which ship is better? Which cruise has more things to do, preferably for free?
I have been on the Majesty of the seas. It is a nice ship. What you get for free is your entertainment, food (except speciality items), drinks (tea, water, lemonade, coffee) you have to pay for pop and alchol. They have movies you can watch in the theatre for free, they have shows, and quite a bit of entertainment for free. I have never wanted to sail on Norwegian - due to my travel agents and my friends advise. You will get treated very well on this ship.
Here's a Video about free caribbean cruise to bahamas:
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Like Lord Tennyson's Ulysses, who had a craving for exploration, adventure, invention and discovery, all of us have either an active or a dormant desire to explore the world, to tour around and actually know the diversity of culture, race, religions, heritage, customs, fashion, cuisine and demographics our world boasts of. Exploring the world with around the world cruise is by far the best means to quench the desire of traveling around the world. Around the world cruise ships offer one of the finest deals to tour around the world in comfort and luxury. The fascinating journey is surely a journey of lifetime that leaves one basking in the sweet reminiscence of the unforgettable experience of witnessing world's masterpieces. Both the onboard as well as the off board experience are worth the admiring.
When off board one gets the opportunity to witness the diverse cultures and cities, and a chance to relish the moments of witnessing the state of art architecture and classical beauty of Rome and Athens, the dazzling city of Dubai known for its tradition, architecture and entertainment, the exotic beaches and temples of Phuket, Thailand, Malaysia, Mauritius and Kuala Lumpur, the Singapore skyline, the remarkable Thai cuisine, and many more. There are certain additional excursions during a cruise experience that add on to the amazement and excitement that the standard cruise schedule promises.
The onboard experience is no less. From comfort to class, style to luxury, facilities to entertainment, everything is just like a dream, or one could say even better than that. From bars to spas, gyms to nightclubs, swimming pools to saunas, shopping stores to restaurants, there is everything one could imagine. It is like; you say it and they have it. Succinctly, it is exploring the world in the ultimate luxury, comfort and entertainment. If one expects a cheaper around the world cruise deal, then booking ticket way in advance can be a smart decision because world cruise offers attractive discounts and cheaper tickets for early reservations, early payments and to the ones who go for repeat travel.
Apart from gliding you through the world in the luxurious comfort, there are a number of exciting world cruise jobs that are offered every year round, with a prerequisite that the person applying for the job is the one who loves travelling, adventure and excursions. He should have a pleasing and outgoing personality that ensures best customer service. The job in an around the world cruise ensures a rewarding career with excellent perks and benefits, like, a free room on the cruise ship, free air tickets, free meals, free laundry, discounts at cruise stores and vacations for family and friends at reduced price. All in all, this fascinating industry promises a memorable and a lifetime experience in ways more than one.
I am going on a Royal Caribbean cruise in August 09' and wonder if they have midnight buffets every night?
Going on the Royal Caribbean 'Liberty of the Seas' ship in August 2009.
Please let me know if they have midnight buffets every night, and what type of foods they may serve in the 24/7 free cafe in the Promanade area, or any other food place? We like to stay up late and sometimes get hungry.
Thank you so much (again and again)!
sure they do, they live off of it!!
Here's a Video about caribbean cruise free cruise:
Carnival Conquest FREE Cruise from Chris Farkas at EXIT Realty in Bellingham, WA
There are a couple important things to consider when you're packing for your Caribbean cruise. I remember when I went on a Caribbean cruise and discovered halfway out the sea that I had forgot some important things. That sucks. If you forget some of the crucial important things you won't even get on board the ship. I mean things like passport and such. So when you are packing for your Caribbean cruise make sure that you check everything twice and then recheck everything once again. Don't make a stupid mistake that will cost you your trip. In this article we will discuss what you need to remember when packing for these cheap Caribbean cruises.
Let's start with the most important thing of all; your passport. Without a passport you won't get anywhere. Passports are necessary to visit most of the ports in the Caribbean and you probably won't even get on board the ship without one. So if you want to have an unforgettable and fun trip out in the Caribbean make sure that you have your passport ready. Also, check if there are any visa requirements for the destinations that you plan to visit. The travel agency can help you with this so don't be afraid to ask them.
Most people like lists when they pack so we have prepared a list for you. You can follow this when you're packing your stuff and check off everything that you have put in your suitcase.
Passport, your visa, the tickets and your cash plus credit cards. This is crucial so don't forget it. Make sure that you have the local currency for shore excursions and such. Bring some thin cotton clothes with you as you can expect some really hot weather. You can also pack some more formal clothing in case you were going to a classy restaurant where you need to tidy up a bit. Bring some nice shoes for walking so you don't get sore feet while exploring the different ports of call. Also, remember to buy good travel guide with all the local sights to visit while in port.
This should get you started when it comes to packing stuff for your trip. There are also some rules you should follow regarding the size restrictions of the stuff you carry with you on board. Make sure that you check with the travel agency how much you can take with you so that you don't over pack and have to leave some of the stuff in the terminal. Needless to say you can't bring any illegal items with you so don't even try.
This article should get you started with the basics that you need to know when packing for your dream Caribbean cruise. We have discussed the most important thing to remember and also the gave you the list of the most important things to bring with you. Remember to follow the rules and you will have no problems with the customs. Have fun!
I'm going on a Royal Caribbean cruise!
4 nights 3 days, since its pretty short i want to make the best out of it!!
So i would like to know what's free on a cruise and what's not!
Our ship is called: Monarch of the seas. So what is free on the cruise; like is the Jade Sushi free? Are sodas?
Please help!! Thank yous soo much!
What isn't free is the question:
spa, booze, trip excursions in ports, gift shop, tips for room service, casino, tips for the servers and matradee in the resturants. Tips for the cabin steward. Specialty resturants may have a small fee (like if there is a Steak house on board). Other then that it's smooth sailing on the cash..lol.
My hubby and I do not drink so when we go on cruises we go get "the soda card". You can go to the front desk on the ship and buy one.
Sodas are not free so we get a card (on an average it's 5$ a day) and with the card you can drink all the soda u want.
Trust me, at 5.75 for one soda..it's the smartest thing you'll buy on the trip!
Some sneak booze in a shampoo bottle and then make their own mixed drinks.. at 10 bucks a shot you'll be thanking me. some drinks run 15.00....
AND,..you can check on your bill as much as you want throughout the trip... check it...they do mess it up sometimes.
Make sure if you order room service (the food is free as many things as you want, btw) but they wait for a tip. No prob..I tip... then they add another tip on the bill. Naughty naughty...
Enjoy...cruises are fun..if you are wise. The dummies get the crazy bills slipped under their doors the last night and then they wait online all night at the front desk with the rest of the idiots who want to understand the bill.
Someone posted what carnival posted recently on their site:
"Fuel Supplement Increase
Effective for all new bookings on April 21, 2008, the fuel supplement will increase from $5 to $7 per guest, per day (based on double occupancy). In addition, a fuel supplement of $2 per guest per day will apply to third/fourth/fifth guests.
The fuel supplement was necessitated by significant rises in fuel prices which have dramatically increased Carnivalâ€™s operating costs. Unfortunately, we could not continue to shoulder this huge cost burden and it was necessary to implement a supplement to partially offset a portion of soaring fuel costs.
Implementing this fuel supplement was a difficult decision and we hope that our guests will understand that this is a necessary step in todayâ€™s challenging economic environment.
Carnival announced a voluntary refund of the companyâ€™s fuel supplement on March 31, 2008 for applicable U.S. bookings that were made prior to November 7, 2007 under an agreement with the Florida Attorney Generalâ€™s Office. The fuel supplement, announced November 7, 2007, was applied to all U.S. bookings for voyages departing on or after February 1, 2008.
The company will now refund the fuel supplement for those guests who were already booked at the time the supplement was announced. Refunds for affected guests will be implemented based on cruise departure date according to the following schedule:
- For cruises departing on or prior to April 4, 2008, guests will receive a refund in the same form they used to purchase their cruise;
- For cruises departing from April 5, 2008 through June 23, 2008, guests will receive an on-board credit;
- For cruises departing on or after June 24, 2008, guestsâ€™ bookings will be adjusted to eliminate the fuel supplement."
And here's some information about the other expenses to plan for:
Regardless of which cruise line or ship you go on, the things that are included are pretty much the same. The price of your cruise includes your cabin, all meals (including breakfast, lunch dinner, snacks and free room service)(you do pay to eat in the specialty restaurants), all shows and entertainment, and free use of all facilities on ship. The things that you will have to pay for are:
GRATUITIES: They will amount to about $10 per person in your cabin per day; about $70 each for a 7 day cruise. When you check in at the pier they will set up an on-board charge account for you to cover any and everything you may buy on ship. They will issue you a "cruise card" which will also serve as your room key and pass to get on and off the ship. At the end of the cruise they will add the gratuity to your tab and you can pay with a credit card or cash, your choice.
ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND SOFT DRINKS: Coffee, tea, milk, juice, and lemonade and punch will be provided FREE but you must pay for soft drinks AND alcoholic beverages and they will add a 15% gratuity to each drink and soft drink order. You can save on drinks by ordering them in a plain glass rather than the fancy souvenir glasses that they offer them in.
PHOTOGRAPHS: The cruise line will take plenty of photographs of you all over the ship, in the dining room, and as you exit the ship in ports. These will cost a lot, like $15 to $20 for most. Save your money and take your own pictures around the ship and just ask other passengers to take them for you; they are always glad to.
TOURS/EXCURSIONS: You are not required to book any tours and can get off and on in the ports as much as you want. But the cruise line will offer a lot of tours and these are expensive. These are listed on your cruise line web site and you can reserve them well before the cruise and pay for them also.
SOUVENIRS: Anything you buy on ship from a gift shop or duty free shop goes on your on board account. Things that you buy on shore you pay cash or credit card for.
CASINO: If you plan to gamble on ship you will need cash for that. If you need more cash dollars while on your cruise, instead of going to the ATM, go to the casino cage and ask for cash on your on bard account. They will give you the cash and not charge an ATM or other fee, but just process it as any other charge
OTHER: Most cruise lines have what they call "specialty" restaurants where there is a gratuity/service charge. All other food on board is free and its not really necessary to budget for food; you cannot eat all of the FREE FOOD that will be available.
SPA SERVICES: If you want/need to have your hair done, get a massage or wrap, or any services from the spa, you will have to pay for them. Spa services are not the same as the gym which is FREE. Spa stuff cost big bucks.
INTERNET: The ship will have internet cafe and maybe WiFi hotspots, but the there is a fee for internet access and it is very expensive (like about $50 to $60 an hour). Skip the ship's internet service and just look for an internet cafe in your port stops. You can usually get internet service in the ports for $5 to $7 an hour.
You cabin will likely have a minibar with soft drinks and munchies; you have to pay for them (but there is free room service 24/7).
I found on NCL it was like 25 bucks for an hour of wifi
Here's a Video about caribbean cruise free:
Carnival Fantasy Class Superliner FREE Cruise from Chris Farkas at EXIT Realty in Bellingham, WA
About how much would it be to fly anywhere in the Caribbean from LAX or SFO? (for a family of 4) in November
Wheres the cheapest place to fly to?
Excluding the bahamas!
Could i get round trip for the whole family under $1900?
Fly to anywhere in Mexico (Cancun) and you will definitely be within your budget. I would recommend checking out BookMe dot com. You can compare ALL the reputable travel sites, and save money. Make sure you book flight and hotel together for even more savings... Good luck!
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