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SouthLyonCruiser's Port Reviews of Barbados, Dominica, St. Martin, St. Thomas, St. Lucia
Norwegian Sun cruise in January 2013
Member Name: SouthLyonCruiser
Cruise Date: January 2013
Embarkation: Miami
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Member Review: SouthLyonCruiser's Norwegian Sun Review
Snorkeling Rating: 5+ out of 5+
We booked this trip through a web site called Finding the operator at the port was a bit of a problem and took inquiring of about six people before we were steered to the proper people.

The excursion was called Sea Turtle Snorkel Plus Lunch.

We were escorted to the snorkel sites by Catamaran and the trip itself was well worth the expense. The crew was wonderful and the beverages, including beer and rum punch was included. The crew would even stop and as you if you wanted a refill when they noticed that your cup was empty.

The first stop was at a site that had plenty of sea turtles that would come right up to you and let you touch them. What a great experience.

The second stop was at a shipwreck site. The one wreck that I went to was clearly visible and I was able to take plenty of photos. One of the snorkelers ever dove down and swam through the wreck.

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River Tubing Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Transportation to and from the river was fine, the only exception being the last mile or so down a very rough road. But, I didn't book this for the bus ride. The tubing was outstanding. The guides were very knowledgeable about the area and quite entertaining. The tubing consisted of coasting down the river including many parts that had moderate rapids with several stops to make sure that everyone was together. The guides indicated that they have had guest as young as 2 years and as old as 90.

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St. Martin
Inflatable Watercraft Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
The Rhino Rider is an outboard powered inflatable watercraft. It can reach speeds of up to 40mph. These are two person crafts and if you are sharing it one person can pilot on the way to the beach and the other upon the return trip. The guides were very professional and safety conscious as can be expected but still allowed you to open these craft up for a good deal of the time. We went to a bathing suit option beach and spent about 30 minutes there before returning. It was quite the rush. The only reason I could not give this 5plus stars was that the return shuttle was 45 minutes late because another ship arrived in port late and the driver was told to wait. I don't that we should have had to wait because another ship was not on time, let those who are late wait.

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St. Thomas
Golfing Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
I have played this course before and have always been put off by the price. Including clubs it is about $290. The only reason I continue to pay is that it is the only golf on the cruises I have taken. The course itself if nice but not $290 nice. If you are an avid golfer just bite the bullet and pay; otherwise take a pass.

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St. Lucia
Port Rating: 2.0 out of 5+
The island itself is quite beautiful and has a lot of character. I would certainly not mind going there and spending more time there to explore.

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