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Tropical Cruising

Postby crock4 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:20 am



First of all kudos to wingadmin on the updates to the website. I haven't been on for a week or so been on a cruise with the boss.
I found out something that I was not aware of. Met a guy, and his lady from Orlando on the ship at lunch, and as always happens the subject of riding motorcycles came up. He asked if I had my bike on board. Well I didn't even know it was an option. :o In talking with him, and some of his friends I was told that for a couple of hundred dollors you can take your bike along, and ride on all the islands that you stop at. I thought that was just the greatest thing I had ever heard, and wished I had found out about it sooner so I could have taken advandage of it. Evidently this was a guided type setup with routes, meals, rest stops, and everything planned for. Has anyone else ever done this, and if so was it worth it?


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Re: Tropical Cruising

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:41 pm

Wow. That's the first I have ever heard of this. That makes cruises quite a bit more attractive...

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Re: Tropical Cruising

Postby maestro319 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:04 am

Wouldn't that be a blast!!

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Re: Tropical Cruising

Postby keithg64 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:02 am

Now I would opt for something like that. My wife has always wanted to go on a cruise and now if I can take the bike I may have a reason to go.
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Re: Tropical Cruising

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:51 pm

I read before somewhere that you can rent a bike, I wouldn't care if it was a moped...As long as it has two wheels.. :lol: Guy's when I was a young teen I could ride my bicycle all the way a round the block backwards, that's right backwards, sitting on the handlebars and peddling backwards... I also could turnaround and go in circles...I tried it again a year ago on my daughters bike and I could still do it...Should have joined the circus.... :lol:

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Re: Tropical Cruising

Postby Steve F » Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:29 am

What does the cruiseline charge you to get the bike on shore and back again? May be worth looking into if you could rent a bike at the various destinations. I would be worried about an accident in some foreign country, and no way to get the bike back home. Your insurance may have something to say about it too.
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Re: Tropical Cruising

Postby crock4 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:29 am

I don't know the specifics of the pricing but anyone interested could contact Royal Caribbean cruise lines. The cruise we were on left from Port Canaveral. The ship was Freedom of the Seas. I don't think there was a charge for taking the bikes on and off the ship. The guys rode their own bikes on, and off. I watched them at St Thomas. They lowered the ramp on the dock, and they just rode off. As far as insurance thats a good question. Knowing the insurance company's they would probably love to get a little more wherever they could. I'm probably going to start looking into it soon because the wife hasn't stopped talking about it since we got back, but since I only get one vacation a year I've got a little time to check it out.
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Re: Tropical Cruising

Postby keithg64 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:45 am

Your wife hasn't stopped talking about taking the bike on the cruise? :D


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