Carnival Glory - Eastern Caribbean: Carnival Glory Cruise Review by kypedsrn
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Carnival Glory - Eastern Caribbean
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
The shore excursions were great! In Nassau, we did the Thriller Powerboat Ride to Blackbeards Cay. It was fantastic! We got into this powerboat with about 20 other guests and took a fast tour around Atlantis and the other sites you can see from the coast and then went to a small private island called Blackbeards Cay. There we got to swim and feed stingrays and snorkel and then just relax on the beach or swim at your leisure. It was a great afternoon. In St. Thomas we did SNUBA, which is like scuba diving only the oxygen tank floats above you on a raft and 4 people are attached to the tank and you dive together. It was really nice. The reef underwater was beautiful- only one warning- watch out for sand fleas. I got eaten up while sitting on my towel on the beach after we were done. In St. Maarten we did Beginner SCUBA. Ok heres where I admit to being a huge chicken. I thought that if I could do SNUBA that SCUBA would be a snap. Not so much. They took us out to the area we would dive in and they got us all suited up and then they take you into an enclosure to learn some skills and you have to be able to to the skills before you can go diving- I just couldn't bring myself to take the regulator (o2) out of my mouth underwater. I wound up getting back on the boat and my husband went with the instructor without me. Oh well..He had a great time and even got to see some rare Eagle Rays. I do have to say the shopping in St Maarten was the best of all three islands and the people here were the most friendly of them all. The island was spotless, everywhere we looked there were people cleaning and painting all the time. By the way, if you get the chance, try the Guavaberry Rum. Its only available on this island and its superb.
Debarkation for us was unique because we were doing a back to back. We were the last people off the boat at about 10 am and we got an escort through customs and then escorted right back on the boat- we were the first ones on. It went really fast. Less