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GriffinAlexander's Port Reviews of St. Maarten,, Nassau
Norwegian Epic cruise in April 2013
Member Name: GriffinAlexander
Cruise Date: April 2013
Embarkation: Miami
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Member Review: GriffinAlexander's Norwegian Epic Review
St. Maarten
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
We did the Souliga Destinations Captain Bob excursion again. From last year we know and trust Captain Bob with our full prepayment, which isn't necessary but leaves us one left thing to worry about, our day, our expeience on the one day we are there and even our lives. He is careful to keep an eye on everyone, always is kind courteous, friendly, helpful and a tour guide and bartender as well as a captain. This years experience was slightly different from last years, but just as much fun. Because the water was choppy we missed out on one snorkeling stop but made up for it with a wild ride/flight across the island's waterways. Captain Bob will always be one of those experiences I'll never forget and we will book him again. The best thing i can say is that 2 years in a row we booked him. That counts for something. We missed out on shopping on St. Maarten both times to experience his excursion and didn't regret it either time. He will cancel if the water is too choppy for your boat, but you should take that as a positive, since you wouldn't enjoy the experience if he felt it was unsafe and he's actually looking out for your best interests. He can't make money if he refunds you , so a refund is only done for your safety and benefit. His excursion lasts longer than ship booked similar ones and is more fun in my humble opinion. I've done an extensive review on Captain Bob on Travelocity, search for his reviews and mine will come up, if not under this name then as stevemcmahon40. There is plenty of water, soda and beer on this excursion for which he doesn't charge a nickel.

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Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
We did souvenir shopping here but the prices of alcohol and most stuff was higher than we would have paid at other islands and in some cases at home. We did visit jewelry stores, one of which the salesman gave us a dirty look when we didnt buy immediately. We bought hats, souvenirs, cocnonuts with rum to refresh ourselves and found the alchohol to cost more than at home so we didn't bother getting it. At least the patron was. We enjoyed the visit and this time we skipped Senor Frogs as we've been there the last two cruises. Although if you do visit senor frogs ask them to clean the conch shells for you from your conch salad to take home. Tip them well for doing it and declare them on your customs form. Make sure they sterilize them for you so there's no chance of bringing a prohibited little mite or amoeba or bug or anything onto the ship and into the US>

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