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ondeckatsea's Port Reviews of Barbados, Aruba, St. Maarten, Grenada, St. Thomas, Curacao
Celebrity Eclipse cruise in March 2013
Member Name: ondeckatsea
Cruise Date: March 2013
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Member Review: ondeckatsea's Celebrity Eclipse Review
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
We always go to the Boatyard! It is our favorite place in Barbados and we look forward to going there each time. I hope they never change it! It is perfect in my eyes.

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Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Aruba is a great place for beach lovers. We discovered years ago that the best thing to do is hop on a bus and find a beach. The last two times there we went to Arusha beach which is close to the California Lighthouse. We had it practically to ourselves although the surf was rough this time.
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St. Maarten
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
We walked to "town" and spent a few hours at the local Phillipsburg beach. After a couple of hours it got crowded but by that time we were ready to walk back. The exercise did us good!

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Port Rating: 2.0 out of 5+
Grande Anse is the only beach we go to here and we are getting a little tired of it. The beach umbrella rental people are downright rude. They were asking $20 for ragged umbrellas and broken-down chairs. It's too bad. The beach is nice. The boat taxis are also getting higher every year. I think next year we will stay on-board.

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St. Thomas
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
We have started to go to Sapphire Beach when we are here in St. Thomas. It is absolutely gorgeous! The water was fairly calm and the sand was nice and clean.

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Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
This is a pretty port but we have been here about 12 times and still haven't found a decent beach. Last time we went to the Aquarium Beach which was just so-so. This will be another "stay on the ship" port for us.

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St. Lucia
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
We took a ship's tour here which was pretty good. It was an all day tour up to the rain forest, to Soufriere for a nice Caribbean lunch at an old mill and then a catamaran stop for a few minutes at a beach. Pretty good tour, kind of expensive but nice.

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