Ogden, Oldham - Commented on a comment by Wall (31 Mar 12 10:56)
The trip that stands out for us was the Indian River Boat Ride in Dominica. We were rowed up the river through rain forest (one of the settings for Pirates of the Carribean). However, on our return to the ship we met two women who had paid $70 for a taxi for the full day and they visited rain forest and beach. The boats up the Indian river are privately owned so you could do the trip yourselves. The Coast to Coast trip in Barbados was good with an informative guide, the stop at St John's church was a gem. Having taken the trip on Marguerita Island, we were glad we had because it didn't feel safe to wander around alone (we ventured just off the main square and came across three heavily armed policemen on a street corner), another cruiser had her necklace snatched from her neck. Besides, the guide was excellent. I definately wouldn't recommend the See and Sea trip in Aruba, we went down in a partial submarine and saw very little marine life (just the odd diver) a waste of time. The island of Aruba itself was dull as ditchwater. The trips are quite expensive and if you just want to sit on a beach you can do your own thing with a group taxi from the port. Have a great holiday - look out for Hazel, the singing waitress.
Pope, Bristol - Commented on a comment by Wall (31 Mar 12 16:59)
We were on the Dream in Feb,while we were in St Vincent we took a taxi from the port to the Beachcomber Hotel (get a price from the driver) It cost $10 dollers to use the pool,sunbeds toilets ect but you get a voucher for $10 to use on food and drinks. The beach is in front of the hotel and the setting of the Hotel is fantastic. We had a very relaxing time there. Hope this is of some help to you. Have a fab time,I am so envious. We had a brilliant time on the cruise.