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Sparkleee's Port Reviews of St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten
Carnival Victory cruise in December 2012
Member Name: Sparkleee
Cruise Date: December 2012
Embarkation: San Juan
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Member Review: Sparkleee's Carnival Victory Review
St. Thomas
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
We took a taxi from the port to Magen's Bay. We spent the day at the beach and it was amazing. Anyone who likes the beach/ocean should check out this beach - definitely a must-see! We took a look through the shops at the port on the way back to the ship but didn't make any purchases.

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Barbados
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
The port terminal has free WiFi - lots of passengers took this opportunity to get "online". There are several stores to shop at for souvenirs right at the port.

We took a taxi from the port to downtown Bridgetown. We were personally very overwhelmed by how busy it was. There are lots of stores, people, traffic, etc.

We quickly followed others to The Boatyard - this is a restaurant/bar/private beach area right off downtown. As we were tired of the cruise ship food, we had some very good seafood and wings here and lots of drinks. The cruise ship crew tend to frequent this place. We spent the rest of the day lazing around on the beach. If you're on a budget, this was a nice way to spend the day in Barbados.

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St. Lucia
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
This was the only port that we "splurged" at. We purchased the Catamaran excursion from Carnival. Honestly - it wasn't worth the money we spent. This may have been due to the bad weather that day. You get to see a bunch of small fishing villages and The Pitons. Nothing "wowed" us on this excursion. If you do decide to go - just being on the boat itself with unlimited rum punch can prove to be great fun :) The cruise terminal had lots of shopping. We bought some conch fritters from the restaurant on the second floor - very yummy!

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St. Kitts
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
We disembarked in St. Kitts so we opted to spend our last few hours enjoying the ship.

The port is very impressive and offers lots of great shopping. If you have the time, it's worth taking the ferry over to Nevis for a few hours. Also, Brimstone Hill is spectacular.

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St. Maarten
Port Rating: Not Rated
We actually never did make it to St. Maarten - so cannot provide a review here!

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