Troy was my cruise director on my March and June cruises but Shawn Bussey was my cruise director in December....I have to say I preferred Shawn as she also grew up in Miami and was a bit nicer to me
Holiday 5-day Western Caribbean
Liberty 8 day Western
check out Andy Gilbert's review on the reader cruise review section..he also did this trip,
We are also going in 29 days (yeah) and Mr. Gilbert e-mailed me with what they did at DR..took a taxi to Bahahibe beach and stayed there for 3 hours then taxi picked them up..he said they didn't pay until the guy came back.. Said it was a nice clean beach..but some topless sunbathing ( we are taking kids ranging in age 5-10)..all boys except for 1 5yo girl....I think carnival also offers this beach as an excursion.
I am also going on this cruise and I was born in DR.
I really recommend going to Bayahibe. It's probably one of the nicest beaches in DR. Perfectly clear blue and great sand. That is most likely what I will do since I'm happy just finding a beach and going there in every stop.
I can't wait to set foot in the homeland. For me there's nothing like it.
Erin I will be going in that cruise maybe you and your bf will want to split a cab.
The DR also has casino gambling with all the major games, if anyone's interested. DR is a major vacation destination for Europeans, because it's relatively cheap, gorgeous resorts and beaches, and lots of charter flights. It's becoming more popular with Americans, too, because their all-inclusives are REALLY all-inclusive, including things like golf, horseback riding on the beach, brand-name liquor, and Cuban cigars, as well as Dominican, and cigarettes.
We're going April 25 - so all you March cruisers please write reviews here and let me know esp about D.R. - also snorkeling on Paradise Island in Nassau (need suggestions). Thanks.........Happy cruise!