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Sail Date: February 2011
Labadee is a truly remarkable place for its beauty. We took the coastal cruise and really enjoyed getting to see some of the shore away from the pier. The local boats are charming and you go by a little island that is one of the prettiest ... Read More
Labadee is a truly remarkable place for its beauty. We took the coastal cruise and really enjoyed getting to see some of the shore away from the pier. The local boats are charming and you go by a little island that is one of the prettiest I've ever seen---think Sandy Spit, JVD, without any people! We've seen many parts of the Caribbean but the Haitian coast around Labadee is, in my opinion, the most beautiful.On the beach it is pretty crowded but well planned, and I'm happy to say that I managed to keep my Mom off the zipline even though it did look like lots of fun. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2011
Labadee is a nice beach but we felt a little guilty lounging on the beach in Haiti where so many people are suffering. Vendors in the market are very aggressive.
Labadee is a nice beach but we felt a little guilty lounging on the beach in Haiti where so many people are suffering. Vendors in the market are very aggressive. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2011
I'm scooter bound so ease of movement is important to me, and this was a breeze.Getting off the ship was very easy and following the hard sand road was very pleasant. Riding thru palm covered paths to the beach and craft area was so ... Read More
I'm scooter bound so ease of movement is important to me, and this was a breeze.Getting off the ship was very easy and following the hard sand road was very pleasant. Riding thru palm covered paths to the beach and craft area was so nice. I saw the trolley and in fact DH rode it back to the ship.The port was immaculate. Clean well maintained. The ship's buffet lunch was delicious.The beach area had lots of chairs, lounges, umbrella's and other shade spots. To get to the non rocky part just follow the road and curve to where the life guards are. We did not use the suites only beach.The craft market was an added plus. it was nothing like the Straw Market in Nassau. There was nice well price merchandise and the vendors were NOT pushy. I truly enjoyed the time in Ladadee and it was part of the reason we choose to go back again. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2012
A nice first stop, but very manmade. We enjoyed the beach, but we chose to eat on the ship rather than do the ship's BBQ. Crew was most accommodating in getting the disabled off the ship so that everyone could enjoy the island.
A nice first stop, but very manmade. We enjoyed the beach, but we chose to eat on the ship rather than do the ship's BBQ. Crew was most accommodating in getting the disabled off the ship so that everyone could enjoy the island. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2012
This is Royal Caribbeans private island! Very nice and relaxing. If you want to barter with the locals then you can do that but if you want to just relax on a hammock you can do that as well! Free lunch on the island and you should try ... Read More
This is Royal Caribbeans private island! Very nice and relaxing. If you want to barter with the locals then you can do that but if you want to just relax on a hammock you can do that as well! Free lunch on the island and you should try the Zip Line! I wanted to so bad but no one from my family wanted to do it with me! Read Less
Sail Date: February 2012
Of all the cruise lines we have traveled on, this "private oasis" (NOT an island) is the best! We love to swim off of Barefoot Beach because we are seniors and the water there is calm. The food served is average beach barbecue ... Read More
Of all the cruise lines we have traveled on, this "private oasis" (NOT an island) is the best! We love to swim off of Barefoot Beach because we are seniors and the water there is calm. The food served is average beach barbecue food, so if you don't like that, you can return to the ship and eat there. There are activities galore for every age. The craft market has reasonably priced souvenirs. The tram that takes you to the various stops runs frequently and is free. There seem to be reasonably priced activities which range from zip lines, roller coasters and seadoos to kayak excursions and boat rides for those who don't want an adrenaline rush. There is even an extra charge kids water park area for those with youngsters. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2012
Not a fan. Not much to do unless you're into adrenalin sports or "experience" tours. Found the vendors pushy and aggressive and even more so with a second ship in port. First experience lousy, 2nd not much better - will ... Read More
Not a fan. Not much to do unless you're into adrenalin sports or "experience" tours. Found the vendors pushy and aggressive and even more so with a second ship in port. First experience lousy, 2nd not much better - will likely stay on the ship for the third visit. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2012
This was one of our least favorite ports. There wasn't a lot to do, but it was the first port so that was fine with us. We felt very uncomfortable by the fact that Labadee is the private area literally fenced-off from the rest of the ... Read More
This was one of our least favorite ports. There wasn't a lot to do, but it was the first port so that was fine with us. We felt very uncomfortable by the fact that Labadee is the private area literally fenced-off from the rest of the island. Although they do a good job trying to hide it, people were begging all along the fence. From one of the two main dining areas the people would climb the hill and sit and watch all the people eat. It was very uncomfortable to be eating as much food as you wanted while the people on the other side of the fence sat there hungry. We were also approached by a very aggressive man while we were walking back from the beach. He wanted to show us something in his backpack. We have done a great deal of traveling in various areas all over the world and still felt VERY uncomfortable here. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2012
We were pleasantly surprised by this port. Knowing Haiti from a cruise years ago, we didn't expect much. Royal Caribbean has turned this secluded area into a wonderful resort area with the longest Zipline in the world. There is ... Read More
We were pleasantly surprised by this port. Knowing Haiti from a cruise years ago, we didn't expect much. Royal Caribbean has turned this secluded area into a wonderful resort area with the longest Zipline in the world. There is also a coaster, jet ski's, swimming, shopping and much more. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2012
Short walk from the pier to the sheltered experience of Labadee (owned by the cruise lines). We took a boat to the Sandbar Experience and had a pretty good time. Slight confusion when trying to find the sign up spot but nothing like the ... Read More
Short walk from the pier to the sheltered experience of Labadee (owned by the cruise lines). We took a boat to the Sandbar Experience and had a pretty good time. Slight confusion when trying to find the sign up spot but nothing like the horror to come at subsequent ports. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2012
We rode the alpine coaster. Good deal. Dragons Flight too expensive. Food not the best. Love the place though. It is beautiful and landscaping is very nice. The private cabanas look cool and maybe the food is better??
We rode the alpine coaster. Good deal. Dragons Flight too expensive. Food not the best. Love the place though. It is beautiful and landscaping is very nice. The private cabanas look cool and maybe the food is better?? Read Less
Sail Date: February 2012
Very uncomfortable to have the stallholders begging you to bring them food from the barbecue. That apart , Labadee was an excellent place to relax for a few hours
Very uncomfortable to have the stallholders begging you to bring them food from the barbecue. That apart , Labadee was an excellent place to relax for a few hours Read Less
Sail Date: February 2012
Beach island with jet skis available, zip line (popular!), aqua park, but most people just sat on the beach in chairs. When you get there, pick your spot and the attendant will bring as many chairs as you want. Plenty of sun or shade - ... Read More
Beach island with jet skis available, zip line (popular!), aqua park, but most people just sat on the beach in chairs. When you get there, pick your spot and the attendant will bring as many chairs as you want. Plenty of sun or shade - bring a few dollars to tip the attendant. Drinks are available in the bars or from the attendants strolling around calling "Labaduzees!" A small market with many vendors selling essentially the same things. Some are a bit on the aggressive side but if you wave them off, they leave you alone. Cash only if you are interested and they will negotiate. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2012
This port was a waste of time. We went on a jet ski excursion which was nice but stopped by a guy in a kayak with no legs asking us to buy things. Some of the other riders were a bit annoying but the trip was nice. We were disappointed ... Read More
This port was a waste of time. We went on a jet ski excursion which was nice but stopped by a guy in a kayak with no legs asking us to buy things. Some of the other riders were a bit annoying but the trip was nice. We were disappointed that there was nowhere secure to leave your things when on the jet ski unless you rented a locker for $10. When we got back there was lunch on the beach with good food but a long line and they seemed to be running short on some things. The jerk chicken was great, nice flavor without overpowering heat. After that we walked around, found the bathroom crowded and dirty with long lines, the beaches crowded with roped off swimming areas, not terribly nice and not much to do. This area is like a compound with a wall and guards and while it doesn't feel dangerous it isn't terribly welcoming. We got back on the boat. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2012
Labadee was extremely beautiful, but with two ships in port it was very crowed on the beach. Also, I wanted to shop, but the vendors are too aggressive and I went to the market with fixed prices so I didn't have to be hounded.
Labadee was extremely beautiful, but with two ships in port it was very crowed on the beach. Also, I wanted to shop, but the vendors are too aggressive and I went to the market with fixed prices so I didn't have to be hounded. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2012
Before our cruise I really didn't know what to think when I saw that we had a stop in Labadee Haiti, they call it an island but its really an peninsula on the main land. I imagined abject poverty and total destruction. What we found ... Read More
Before our cruise I really didn't know what to think when I saw that we had a stop in Labadee Haiti, they call it an island but its really an peninsula on the main land. I imagined abject poverty and total destruction. What we found was that Labadee was a very well thought out resort area. It was a great place to enjoy the beach for free. You could pay for an over priced zip line ride or an equally expensive coaster type ride. But really the best thing to do was just to swim and enjoy the beach. There was also a Haitian Market area that had some highly screened locals selling stuff. As I have said we aren't shoppers so that didn't appeal to me and from what I saw the vendors were very pushy. Royal Caribbean provides a buffet BBQ on shore at Labadee which was really good. The price of this buffet is included in your ticket. The only thing disturbing about our visit to Labadee was that occasionally if you walked close to the fence you would see people begging for food on the other side of the fence (I know that's a reality of Haiti but it was hard to see). Read Less
Sail Date: February 2012
Our last port was Labadee, and this was our favorite stop. We'd been here several years ago before the dock was built and were impressed with all the upgrades. Once again, we were off the ship bright and early and headed for the far ... Read More
Our last port was Labadee, and this was our favorite stop. We'd been here several years ago before the dock was built and were impressed with all the upgrades. Once again, we were off the ship bright and early and headed for the far end of Columbus Cove. Our thinking that few of our fellow passengers would walk that far was completely wrong, and we were soon joined by hundreds of our shipmates. We lounged around until 11:30 AM and were first in line for the buffet at Columbus Cove. The buffet on the island was much improved from our last visit, or maybe we just got there earlier before it was picked over? Anyway, we ate, and then headed back to Buccaneer Bay for our Arawaky Snorkel Excursion. There were two snorkeling excursions offered on Labadee. We chose this one because it was a maximum of 12 people and went out on a speed boat, so we thought perhaps this one would go to a better snorkeling spot. We were taken out on a rigid inflatable boat that goes up to 50 mph. It was quite a lot a fun, but definitely not for those with back or neck issues as there are lots of bumps. Eight seats face forward and you must straddle them, kind of like a motorcycle seat. In the back was bench seating that faced to the side. We cruised by an old ship wreck, then we were taken into a bay where we could see the Citadel in the distance, as well as the vacation homes of some wealthy French people. We saw many local fishermen in makeshift boats, which probably explained the absence of any large fish when we did reach the snorkel spot. However, the water clarity was wonderful and the coral was surprisingly healthy. We saw a variety of fish, but all were very small. While the snorkeling was not the greatest, overall this was a very good experience and we were glad we did it. After our snorkel trip, we headed back to Columbus Cove beach and relaxed until the security people suggested we head back to the boat. We were not the last people back, but we were close to it! A very good day! Read Less
Sail Date: February 2012
This island belongs to Rccl and they like you to spend the day there spending money on their island and they probably don't have to pay docking fees. It is in my opinion a rip off. We were 13 people and we had little say in the ... Read More
This island belongs to Rccl and they like you to spend the day there spending money on their island and they probably don't have to pay docking fees. It is in my opinion a rip off. We were 13 people and we had little say in the itinerary. It was not good. The zip line was good but not great. The one I did in Costa Rica and Jamaica were better. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2012
Labadee, Haiti is one of Royal Caribbean's very own private beach island. We were in dock with the Navigator of the Seas, so everything was so crowded. Most of Labadee's workers was run by workers from both ships, and there was 4 ... Read More
Labadee, Haiti is one of Royal Caribbean's very own private beach island. We were in dock with the Navigator of the Seas, so everything was so crowded. Most of Labadee's workers was run by workers from both ships, and there was 4 buffets set up throughout the island. There are two beaches, the rough-wave Atlantic Ocean facing beach and the very calm Columbus Cove, which faced the ship and was located in the inner bay. One last day at the beach was very fun and we weren't looking forward to heading back up to New Jersey after leaving. Labadee is (in my opinion) the best private island I have been too (second is Cayo Levantado, Dominican Republic.) Read Less
Sail Date: March 2012
Enjoyed laying out and getting some sun. We did a little snorkeling also!! It is a nice day of relaxing. You must tender here, but we only had about a 30 minute wait going and none on the way back.
Enjoyed laying out and getting some sun. We did a little snorkeling also!! It is a nice day of relaxing. You must tender here, but we only had about a 30 minute wait going and none on the way back. Read Less
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Sail Date: March 2012
A few showers started our day but by 10am it was all sunshine. The only ship in port, so the crowds were manageable. Very clean, lots of things to do. We did the Kayak excursion, very nice. Enjoyed the food and the beach. A nice treat ... Read More
A few showers started our day but by 10am it was all sunshine. The only ship in port, so the crowds were manageable. Very clean, lots of things to do. We did the Kayak excursion, very nice. Enjoyed the food and the beach. A nice treat after the at sea days! Got to get a Labrodoozey! Read Less
Sail Date: March 2012
This RCCL World as we called it nice little port but the vendors in the Market ruin by being far to aggressive to the point where its very maddening. Nice beaches, Dragon coaster is fun awesome Zip lining. Good BBQ food.
This RCCL World as we called it nice little port but the vendors in the Market ruin by being far to aggressive to the point where its very maddening. Nice beaches, Dragon coaster is fun awesome Zip lining. Good BBQ food. Read Less

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