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    I would never have thought that the islands had to pay a cruise line per head for passengers who go ashore. Seems crazy but of course there will be very few cruise ships for a while.
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    Great points made. And if anyone is wondering, a "sybarite" according to online dictionaries is "a person who is self-indulgent in their fondness for sensuous luxury".

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    I too never knew that.
    It said "some".
    I wonder about Aruba.
    Each passenger pays $X for port charges and taxes.
    On a typical 7 day cruise with 3 stops the port taxes are usually in the $120 range.

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    I would never have thought that the islands had to pay a cruise line per head for passengers who go ashore. Seems crazy but of course there will be very few cruise ships for a while.



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    Is there a way to read this without a NYT subscription ?
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    I don't have a subscription and can read it.
    Can you try again?

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    Same here, no subscription was neeced. I was able to read it. Give it another try.
    Very interesting btw. Thanks Andrea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blakecreek View Post
    Is there a way to read this without a NYT subscription ?
    OK.. I see now, you just have to create an account which is free... Thanks!
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    I thought the cruise ships paid to dock. Interesting article and so much of it is true. Maybe building will slow down now on Aruba.

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    the cruise ships DO pay to dock.
    I did a little investigating and NO there is no fee paid by Aruba to the cruise lines for the passengers that go ashore.
    however there ARE fees paid from vendors/local companies, such as DePalm, and Jewelry stores and many others to the cruise company for promoting their tours. I have been on numerous cruises that had a stop in Aruba and DEPalm is one of their HUGE vendors. I would say that of those that get off the ship and go on an excursion..................probably 80% of those utilize a DePalm tour/adventure.



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    I thought the cruise ships paid to dock. Interesting article and so much of it is true. Maybe building will slow down now on Aruba.



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