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merinski's Port Reviews of Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, Princess Cays
Emerald Princess cruise in December 2012
Member Name: merinski
Cruise Date: December 2012
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Member Review: merinski's Emerald Princess Review
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
What a beautiful day. About 84 deg.F! The ride I booked to go to the beach , did not turn up,it was with Sean Beazer, scenic tours Antigua. so after almost a 1/2 hr. We went with another guy. He was a retired police officer. He does this to not be bored! We went to Long Bay. It was beautiful, the water is so blue/turquoise.We got very tired snorkeling, there was a lot of waves, not big, but a currant. We stayed about an hr & 1/2 & the driver came back & picked us up. He asked if we would like a tour, so we did. It was very cheap. We saw some of the rain forest. Went to another beach were we thought we would eat, he wanted a burger, so we ordered & waited & waited & waited, finally we got our order to go. It wasn't very good. We tasted black pineapple( it wasn't black) it was very good, he stopped on the side of the road for that. I wouldn't do the tour again as there isn't much to see, but the beach was definitely good. So was our driver from Sun City tours?

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St. Lucia
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
We got off the ship found Cosol tours right away. We were taken to a van & we actually got Cosol himself as our guide & driver! He was so good & gave us lots of info on the island. Gas costs $7 a gal. here . Housing is very cheap , you can get an Ocean view for $150,000. We went to a banana plantation on the side of the road & learned about banana growing. It was very interesting & we ate bananas which are much better than at home.We had lots of stops for pictures & pit stops. We went to a place were they set up all kinds of samples of food. The roads were mostly good, but windy. We went to the Volcano, there was lots of steam & very stinky, I had to pinch my nose real hard & breath through my mouth! Sulphur! We saw the Piton twin mountains. We then were taken by boat to Joulose beach. The beach wasn't much, but the snorkeling was really good. We saw Sargent majors(yellow black fish) a trumpet fish, a parrot fish. they gave some banana's to feed them & they all came around. We then went back to the van & drove to a waterfall. We stopped at a bakery on the way back we got hot fresh bread & cheese! It was sooooooooo good! We got off & did a bit of shopping. We highly recommend Cosol Tours!!
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Snorkeling Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
We went to meet for our snorkel with Turtles tour. When we got there we had to wait for a long time to get bused to the catamaran. Then we got on the catamaran & we waited & waited again, because they had to put alot of credit cards through. They really should say cash only. So we didn't have as long as we should have because of the wait. If you want a tour that goes out further & to see lots of turtles.This one is not the one for you. We could still see the cruise ship. We went to Carlyle beach. Our Driver was Sheldon, he was quite rude.However the young guy who went in the water with us was really nice.There were only 2 turtles & they were shy, so it wasn't as good as last year as they didn't take us out of the first bay. The second place was 2 ship wrecks.Close to the first place. That was better. Colorful fish! We then got to sail. We saw flying fish & we went fast & people got wet, it was fun that part. It rained a little, but not bad, it was still warm. So disappointed in Stiletto Catamaran Tour. It was New Years Day & I don't think they wanted to work.

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St. Kitts
Zip-lining Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
The taxi that was promised didn't turn up. They 2 guys in our group took another taxi. They liked it, it was nice.

Otherwise we went shopping & really enjoyed that. It is right there when you get off the ship & lots of it!

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St. Thomas
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
We took a safari taxi to town & had fun shopping. We came back & shopped at the port.

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Princess Cays
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
We were tendered to the island. Food wasn't good. Beautiful beach, but cold water.

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