Caribbean Islands Journals

Southern Caribbean Cruise

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A travel journal to Caribbean Islands by Jodeci527

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Carnival Victory

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Attraction | "Carnival Victory and my first encounter"

Carnival Victory Photo, Caribbean Islands, Caribbean
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After watching one of my favourite movies, Pirates of the Caribbean for the umpteenth time, I decided that I wanted to sail the Caribbean Sea like the unscrupulous Jack Sparrow. I reviewed many cruise lines and their ships, before finally deciding to book a 7 day sailing on the Carnival Victory. The cost of the cruise was $729 plus tax, which wasn't too bad, considering that we were sailing in July (the middle of the high season). In addition to the cost of the cruise, we were also expected to pay a gratuity of $10 per day, per person whereby the total amount sky rocketed to just under $900 each.The Carnival Victory was a wonderful ship, despite being in service since August 2000. She was ...Read More

Carnival Victory
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Day 2 and 3 (St. Thomas and Dominica)

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Carnival Victory docked in St. Thomas Photo, Caribbean Islands, Caribbean
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After a peaceful sleep on the extremely soft bed, I awoke to find that we had already docked in our first port, St. Thomas. After a quick shower and a bite to eat we made our way down to the gang plank and stepped ashore. The port was very busy, regardless of the fact that our vessel the only ship in that day. We slowly meandered through the stores and various tourist traps until we found what we were looking for. The Paradise Point Skyride.I've heard that this was one of the best things to do near the port and I was genuinely interested. We paid $20 for the cable car up to Paradise Point. The cable car was very modern and the glass windows provided a 360 degree panoramic view of the St. ...Read More

Day 4 and 5 (Barbados and St. Lucia)

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All dressed up on the Carnival Victory Photo, Caribbean Islands, Caribbean
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The next day we came off the ship soon after it docked, as we intended to return early. We were now on the island of Barbados. We've both been to the island before, so we weren't planning on doing a tour. There were specific buses available at the port which were used to transport cruise passangers into the city for a charge of $2. My boyfriend and I boarded on of the buses and were only seated for two minutes when something rather interesting occurred. Two uniformed officers approached our bus, apparently searching for someone or something. They peered into our bus and asked me to step out! Although I was shocked, I complied and climbed out of the vehicle. It turned out that I resemble...Read More
Cliffside in St. Kitts Photo, Caribbean Islands, Caribbean
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St. Kitts was next on our itinerary. At this point, it was seriously starting to feel like a swashbuckling pirate or a new model of Christopher Columbos, as I sailed from island to island. The promise of adventure was starting to take hold like a drug and I slowly became addicted.St. Kitts is the larger island of the twin island state of St. Kitts & Nevis. The most striking feature of the island which I noticed before we arrived, was the fact that it was shaped like a butterfly on the map. With this in mind, I expected a strikingly beautiful island with a peaceful and welcoming population. I was far from disappointed when we dropped anchor. At first sight, St. Kitts captured my heart w...Read More
Carnival Cruise Lines Photo, Caribbean Islands, Caribbean
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A list of 10 tips to help make your cruise go smoother while sailing with Carnival.1. The casino gives free lanyards. On request, they will punch a hole in your cruise card for you, and the lanyard can be worn with your card so that you won't lose it during the cruise. 2. On embarkation day, plan to eat lunch in the MDR (main dining room) as the buffet lines tend to get ridiculously long. The dining room offers a far better ambience, less crowds and good food.3. If you wake up hungry in the middle of the night, there is pizza on the lido deck available 24 hours. You can order as much as you like. It's all included in your fare. Ice cream is always there as well....Read More
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The most useful tip I received prior to my trip was to get downtown before the stores open. If you are the first buyer to enter a store, the locals will literally cut their price in half in order to get you to buy an item. Reason being, in St. Maarten, the store owners believe that if the first customer leaves without buying something, they will have poor sales for that day. Hope this is useful. Remember, in St. Maarten, the early bird really does get the worm!