RK40, your plans sound great. I'd be careful in Margarita, though, because I've read that the trip to Playa el Agua is kind of long, and the taxi's don't always get you back to the ship in time to sail. There have been instances of people missing the sailing. ALso, with respect to the St John's excursion, have you heard of any problems with that given that there are several modes of transportation involved? I'd love to see St. John, but I'm a little hesistant. I might just do Magen's Bay. We also are beach people, but might just do the swimming with the turtles excursion in Barbados, since the price for the privately arranged tour is only about $5 less than the ship tour.