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Old 05-10-2008, 20:13   #1
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Question 6 week Carribean Cruise from Florida - any ideas?

We would appreciate any suggestions on planned routes for a 6 week time frame in June - July to hit all the best spots in the Carribean starting near the Florida Keys...

We don't have a boat yet but will be looking to buy a 30+ foot boat this winter to prepare for the trip - would appreciate any advice about that too.

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Old 06-10-2008, 03:45   #2
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Greetings, and WELCOME aboard lilyplove.
Florida to and thru' the Caribbean seems a little ambitious for a six week cruise.
Six weeks might be an adequate time to cruise the Fla. Keys, or the Bahamian Abacos, or the Bahamian Northern Exumas; but not much more.
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Please don't take offense to this, but that question is like asking "What is the best route to take to tour the entire U.S. in an RV in 2 weeks?"
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As always, how much your willing to spend on a boat is a major factor in the decision process.

Consider the western Caribbean, if your looking at the March April time frame.
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Sailing is slow, and if your not sailing 24hrs a day it becomes extremely slow. If you buy the boat in Florida then 6 weeks in the Bahamas will be a treat. May, or June would be better. July becomes a bit IFFY with serious weather.....HURRICANES......BEST WISHES, and enjoy
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Thanks, everybody for your thoughts. It is very much appreciated!
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