Catalina was very nice, maybe because it is part of the US. We had to be tendered in which was my first times, but it was easy and simple. Cataline had great weather and nice people. Lot of neat shops all in walking distance. The excursions were much cheaper off the ship after you walk past the first Carnival station. We took the scenic bus tour around town and also did the semi submarine. I forgot my camera lense on the tour bus and later realized while in the submarine. So we walked back there to find them waiting for my return. They were very nice about it!!