The description above (and the one in the Carnival “Fun Ashore” brochure) is quite a colorful description of this shore excursion. The “stop” at the Air Force Base was merely a drive by. We did stop for a minute at the replica of the Friendship Seven Space Capsule. There was not a stop at a museum. We did stop at a beach for 20 minutes, and we did go to “downtown” where the “colonial buildings of the 1800’s in their majestic beauty” consisted of a few stores (mostly closed, since it was Good Friday), a public restroom in a yard full of trash, and a burned-down library. We did not “sample luscious local cuisine.” We did spot a few horses and donkeys “basking in the rays of the sun.” We did stop at Salt Cay Town, where we heard about the salt trade, and the staff poured some salt water on us to make us healthier and younger-looking. The high point was the “Circle of Life” which was an area where the guides displayed sea creatures mentioned above, and guests were able to hold and touch them. This was amusing and a nice photo opportunity. The “Hummer” golf-carts were fun to ride in, and the staff (Romeo and Lisa) was friendly and kept asking if we were having fun. It was somewhat interesting to get a look at the island, but we felt that this was over-priced for what is actually included. I’m not sure it would have made much difference if we were there on a day other than Good Friday – there’s not much to see on Grand Turk.
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