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    cruise visitors will increase for 2013

    http://aruba-daily.com/newspaper/?p=29886
    click the link for the article on cruise ship increase for 2013

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    Be honest with you, it is a little anoing, when people from the Ships are coming to the resort`s beach.. I would call them " Visitors"- would take our stuff from the Huts, and simply take over ..although , security guard warns them, that this belongs to the Resort, and they are not allowed to take it. But, as usually, there are some smart pants, who know the LAW- Beach itself, is a Public area

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    when that happens do u tell resort security and do they remove the people?there have been endless discussions as to whether non resort guests actually have legal right to use the palapas on the beach. some say that since the resorts put the palapas on the public beach, the public has a right to use. others say no way.

    personally, i like it when cruise ships are in port !
    most of those cruisers have a wonderful day on island and some/many come back for a land based aruba vacation.

    Quote Originally Posted by worldtraveler1976 View Post
    Be honest with you, it is a little anoing, when people from the Ships are coming to the resort`s beach.. I would call them " Visitors"- would take our stuff from the Huts, and simply take over ..although , security guard warns them, that this belongs to the Resort, and they are not allowed to take it. But, as usually, there are some smart pants, who know the LAW- Beach itself, is a Public area

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    most of those cruisers have a wonderful day on island and some/many come back for a land based aruba vacation.
    This is VERY true, though I would not like someone squeezing in on my palapa.

    I also don't approve of resorts selling day passes when we are paying BIG $$$$ for a hotel room.

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    We've stayed at four resorts on Eagle Beach. I've seen cruisers sitting on their towels at Manchebo and sitting under unused palapas at Druif. We've stayed three times at Paradise Beach Villas, where it has become a nuisance. Since there is a parking area there, buses continually bring in people from the cruise ships and drop them off there during the high season. I've been told by some of the cruisers that the drivers tell them that they can use the chairs there. There is someone who rents chairs nearby, but I've never seen him have more than 20 or so for rent. Also, since the resort is across the street, they think that the chairs and palapas are for public use. We cruise and we can identify with these people. We've been dropped off at resort areas ourselves. The problem here is that the chair attendants and security people are not always on the beach. They also work around the pool area, and usually just walk through the beach every hour or so. We've gone to lunch and have come back to the beach to find people sitting in our chairs under our palapa, with all of our stuff around, or had people take empty chairs from our palapa, and sit right down next to us. Often, we tell them that's fine and invite them to share our palapa with us. Once a young man took my chair with my towel on it and moved it, then layed on my chair and towel after he got out of the water. That's the only time I got irked about it. Some of the guests get very upset and go get security. They come down to the beach and explain, but since this is a very public beach area, this goes on almost continually. One day there were 5 ships in port, and it seemed like the cruisers were being dropped off non-stop. I don't blame the cruisers for this. This particular resort seems to be understaffed, considering it's location.

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    Another factor is that the cruise folks come in and spend money at the Tiki bar, which PBV aproves of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyM View Post
    Another factor is that the cruise folks come in and spend money at the Tiki bar, which PBV aproves of.

    True, but I have seen them close the gate to the resort when people try to use the bathrooms. I guess if they are spending money there, then it's ok.

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