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ETLIKES2TRAVEL's Port Reviews of St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Maarten
Carnival Valor cruise in May 2013
Cruise Date: May 2013
Embarkation: San Juan
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Member Review: ETLIKES2TRAVEL's Carnival Valor Review
St. Thomas
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
We had previously been to St. Thomas so we decided to walk to town as usual. Taxi drivers/Bus drivers will tell you it's over two miles. It's not.

When you start walking to town there is a huge sign - blue and white which shows it's a short-cut - 1 mile - to town. Don't be concerned that it looks like a parking lot - go through the lot and you will find beautiful high-end stores; boats; scenery...etc....

My son and daughter-in-law at at the Parrot restaurant in town. You have to go up some stairs. They ordered some type of bean/meat wrap which was bursting with flavor.. Wish I would have gone with them (they brought 1/2 a sandwich for me)

We walked around St. Thomas; went to Bluebeard Castle - climbed the steps there; unbelievable views and great time. We were given a "guest" pass to see Amber Falls; the store/museum was unbelievable, truly not to be missed. There is also a small bar on the way out.

The Sky Ride was closed for several weeks so we could not take the ride we had planned on.

All in all, great port.

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Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
This is truly a neat port. We had been here before but had not really gone downtown. Loved it. It is basically one long street and in between you find many hand-made crafts being sold by the locals.

There is the Waterfront Cafe - beautiful place - clean bathrooms, great staff, etc... Many stores surrounding it.

Make sure when you look at the Menu prices that you confirm it's in Barbados/US currency. Some people were getting scared away by the prices until I pointed out to them that it was listed in Barbados currency. 2 Barbados dollars to 1 US - so just divide the price by two. But ask if you are unsure.

Walked into town and walked back. Nice stroll.

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St. Maarten
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Final and best port to enjoy. This port has the best prices for souvenirs, lots of stores; friendly people; etc....

You can walk to the beach in 10 minutes.

If you get there early - like around 1/2 hour after your ship docks you can walk to the beach; rent chairs and umbrella - we negotiated 2 chairs and an umbrella for $10.00 - you get to keep it all day; even if you go shopping. Just let a couple of the guys there know that you are returning. They are very good about that.

There are also other deals such as - 2 chairs - 1 umbrella - and a bucket with 5 beers for $20.00. Those deals are posted all over the bars/restaurants along the beach.

All in all, my favorite port! Love the ambiance the beach; people; all of it. :)

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