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pickeri2000's Port Reviews of Havana, Tortola, Antigua, Dominica, Barbados, Grenada
Thomson Dream cruise in February 2011
Member Name: pickeri2000
Cruise Date: February 2011
Embarkation: Barbados
Destination: Western Caribbean
Member Review: pickeri2000's Thomson Dream Review
Havana
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Interesting colonial buildings and old cars. Some annoyances in the old squares with people dressing up in local costume or with cigars for tipped photos but generally very friendly.



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Tortola
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
Market stalls near the docks and a quaint Main street but not much else to do. We took the Thomson trip by catamaran to Virgin Gorda to walk the caves and beaches at The Baths, which were excellent.


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Antigua
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
Annoying vendors on the high street. Some decent duty free shops at Heritage Quay. We took an island tour with Sunshine Island Beach Tours (pre-booked via the internet) - got a feel for the whole island - cricket grounds, run-down villages, the rain forest and Darkwood Beach.



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Dominica
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
Busy & congested town at Roseau with not much to do. We took the Thomson trip inland to the Trafalgar Falls & the Emerald Falls in the rain forest. Very pretty but a long drive on windy roads.



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Barbados
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
A fair walk from town but you do pass the Pelican Craft Village and can follow the promenade. Also close by via taxi was the Mount Gay Rum visitor centre with plenty of samples on offer.



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Grenada
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
We found the vendors to be quite aggressive here and it is quite a poor country. Nice scenic harbour though, and good viewpoints at Fort George & Fort Frederick.



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Aruba
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Fabulous beaches at Eagle & Palm just a cheap bus trip away from the docks. good shopping opportunities and eateries also close by.

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Montego Bay
Port Rating: 5+ out of 5+
Not sure about the town itself (of which we had heard conflicting reports of the vendors there) but we took the Thomson trip - a catamaran sail and snorkel. A great reef exists just off the coast for snorkeling, and then Doctor's Cave Beach was superb - everything you would want from a beach and probably the best on our itinerary. We didn't look forward to our short stop in Jamaica but it was great and the locals we met were all very friendly.

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