Oceania replaced St. Maarten with Tortola, BVI? Why would they do that? For what they charge for their cruises they should never pull something like that unless it was an emergency of some type. That's what Carnival or MSC would do, but not a luxury cruise line like Oceania. Very surprised by that.
Among our domestic airlines in the states I would rate Delta far ahead of United and American Airlines. They are excellent at sticking to their schedules and they actually seem to care about customer satisfaction. I have flown Delta from numerous hubs, and twice to SXM from ATL. Flights were on-time coming and going with no unexpected surprises. The other airlines I would consider would be Jet Blue and West Jet out of Canada. Those three would be at the top of my present list.
We rented a catamaran with captain from Owner Time ( sponsor of TTOL ) . The boat was spotless and well maintained. Jenny was amazing to work with and the price couldn't be beat! We will be using them again for our trip next year.
Something to mention here. I believe Jenny deals primarily with owners time from Dream Yachts. I am in the process of selling and purchasing a new charter boat. In dealing with Dream Yachts for a purchase I specifically inquired about selling owners time since it is a important revenue component to me. They stated they do not allow the sale of owners time and if they catch owners doing it they will cancel the charter. This may be a recent change to their charter contracts perhaps because of Jenny’s business and current boats may be allowed sale of time. I don’t know if it’s a change or owners are selling guest time against their contract. In any case I would want full assurances any week purchased is allowed under the owners contract. G
Agreed, Super U seems to have the best prices on island. We have bought most of our groceries there recently. But from the Dutch side, it is nice to not have to deal with Marigot traffic. And if you want US products......
We brought our niece when she was 3.5 years old (along with her brothers 8 and 13). She had a great time. She wore her own PFD (most of the time).She loved the pool at Leverick and Scrub, and simply splashing in the shallows at various beaches we visited. Pack plenty of their favorite snack foods.
We put together a picture album of that trip for her, and I think we enjoy reliving that trip the most.
5 years later she returned and snorkeled the Rhone, Indians, Flash of Beauty, etc.
Thanks Quiet Flight. We did a bunch of research and decided on the Saona for this trip and booked it this morning. It was a tough decision as we like a lot about the Nautitech and will try to get about one for a look-about when we are down in December. And we are still interested in chartering one in the future so I will reach out to you whenever that may be. Can you share who it is in charter with?
Read yesterday that flights to Caribbean should drop. We booked AA already for Dec/Jan time frame direct from PHL to SXM. (months ago) for $500 each. They have been around $1200 since. Now, some are back to $500 figure. Worth a shot. Tom
I would suggest to the owners and holdouts that while most of us who like Club O will spring back and become a customer when/if the resort reopens, every day/week/month/year that goes by your customers are finding something new and pretty good to go to: other resorts on sxm , other islands than sxm, resorts in the usa, nude cruises. Some folks are getting old and or dying, so we all cant wait forever so please get on with it.
My biggest fear is a resolution, a rapid rebuilding and sky high prices. Club O had a premium worth paying, but for us there is a limit and they will want to recover investments that had to be made.