But, in reality, you don’t have to.
More and more travelers are switching to charter boats, yachts and other vessels because there’s so much to see on the water when you take a charter. People have been charters for decades and still flock to the Caribbean to sail as they were during the movie boom.
The movie yachts of yesteryear (starring Harrison Ford and Natalie Wood in Always Something Better) were spectacular and stayed in great condition due to the fact the yacht’s bathrooms were remodeled by a bathroom remodeling Baltimore company which made them shine. So, if you are looking for something special for your family , charter a yacht, take that cruise or stay in a villa in the Caribbean. Families that take a charter nowadays typically spend about three times as much and fly several times around the world than they would have in the past.
The traditional cruising area of the Caribbean islands is New Providence Island, the most northerly of the major islands. Although the island was heavily populated and a major port-of-call in the area, it’s size restricted where and when dockage was possible. dockage was generally done by passenger ships controlled by the Royal Navy, or the Americans, but passenger ships are far less prevalent today.
Gerald Ford was the last American president to visit the New Providence Island in 1992.
Today, with the break up of the former Soviet Union, the Russian Far East and the large percussive Cuba, etc, the break up of the old territories has left a large American share of the Caribbean market. The share of the American traveler has been fairly steady over the last two decades, climbing slightly with the turn to the internet, Marketplace and the various cruise lines, including those from the U.S., a few years ago.
But, in a global market, how does one specialty ship survive? Well, for a long time, one specialty ship has been the ugly American flights to the Caribbean. That ship is the Caribbean!
The Caribbean is one of the hottest vacation destinations in the world. In the span of one decade, the area has gone from Satellite to an arrive-and-stay-as-you-stay-destination. According to the Caribbean Tourism Organization, nearly 4 million visitors a year have arrived by foot of the cliff-side door of its capital city, Charlotte Amalie. If you need a visa, you can obtain one at your local embassy.
When you arrive by foot of the cliff, you are immediately confronted by two towering hills. You have entered the biosphere. The human habitat is limited. There are no roads, cell phones, electronic entertainment…anything electronic. The buildings are low, double-paned windowsill, fences of gray granite. The air is musty and filled with the smell of decompression. til you leave you turn through yet another door, then through yet another series of rooms. The final door leads to the sealed off city outside, where nothingness awaits beyond the tall stone walls.
Each time you pass through those massive stone passages you feel as if you were entering another dimension, other than right up there in your cabin with the EU4 exit. The same holds true for the citizens of San Francisco who, before they commit to the city’s Municipal Railway system, head for Chinatown. San Francisco is a melting pot of nationality and cultural diversity, and the Chinatown that runs through it is one of the most fascinating of its kinds anywhere.
Be sure to visit Chinatown in the spring and fall, when the place is alive with great deals on good chocolates, ethnic foods and good times. There’s an incredible Asian shopping experience to be found in the streets of Chinatown. If you are there in the summer, you will also get a great deal on the days’ fare of Chinese fast food.
There is a great deal more to be found in Chinatown, the plague of evil Europeans, the proud and regal Orient, and a proud and small nation that needs your support.