Can anyone help with RCCL Radiance excursions ? Atlantis Submarine in Barbados, Jolly Roger in Antigua? Rent a car or take a taxi in St.Maarten? Any input on these or any better ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Pat
Shore excursions depend a lot upon your personal tastes and your likes and dislikes. That said, I can make a few recommendations.
>> The "five star catamaran" expeditions usually are pretty good, and are available in several ports of call. They generally include lunch aboard the catamaran and a stop for swimming and snorkeling.
>> In Barbados, the excursion called "Orchid World and Tea at Sunbury Plantation" is excellent. Orchid World is fascinating -- they have more varieties of orchids growing in more weird ways than you could ever imagine. The tour continues on to Sunbury Plantation, where there's a tour of the plantation's Great House followed by a very proper British tea served on a patio behind the Great House.
>> In Antigua, the exersion to Nelson's Dockyard is particularly worthwhile. Nelson's Dockyard is just what the name implies -- a shipyard that Lord Nelson built to service his fleet back when the Royal Navy was fighting priates and piracy throughout the Caribbean. It's now a historical site, but many of the original shops are again operational serving boaters and visitors who come by.