We just got back a week ago. Beautiful ship.
St Thomas-took the ferry to Trunk Bay on St John on our own. Surf was up and hardly any beach access. Left after almost an hour there....should never have stayed that long. (Several ship shore tours were canceled this day due to rough waters) Shopped in St Thomas. Talked to some that did the Paradise Point Tram for $15 each...said it was worth it...beautiful view.
Dominica- Booked a tour with Ken's Hinterland Adventure Tours online before the cruise (www.kenshinterlandtours.com
). We did Trafalgar Falls and Ti Tou Gorge. Have visited the falls before, they are nice. The Gorge was neat...really suggest seeing it. It was only $25 per person and we didn't pay until we got there. (Hint: get off the ship at 9:00...we had to wait on some that evidently couldn't tell time) My husband talked to some divers that said the diving was great at Dominica.
Barbados- Took a taxi to The Boatyard Beach Club. Taxi is $3 each, each way. $12 admission price but that includes use of chairs, umbrellas, water trampolines, climbing 'iceberg', restrooms, showers. You get $5.00 in 'tokens' to use at the bar/grill also.
Aruba-rented a Jeep from Super Car Rental and toured on our own. We ate at the Buccanner Restauran that night. (We have been to Aruba before so it was easier to do on our own there) My husband dove here....was disappointed...low visibility.
The hair dryers in the cabins are basically useless. You're not supposed to use your hair dryers or irons in the cabin...you can use the hair dryer if you don't leave the dryer on continuously.....dry a bit and then turn it off, etc... (I threw a breaker to learn that one!)
Karaoke Bar fills up fast each night in the Downbeat Lounge at 9:00. Very entertaining!
Monday and Thursday are the two formal nights.