November 2016 - Carnival Fascination to Caribbean - Southern
The advantage of this cruise was the amount of ports. Only one day at sea. Plus, if you arrive early enough, you can get on the ship, leave your stuff in your room and go explore San Juan. The ship is one of the older ones in the Carnival fleet, but you're not on the ship that much with so many islands to see. We've been to St Thomas so we took an excursion to St John's. It was nice not being with the crowds. In St Maarteen I recommend going over to the taxi terminal and booking a group tour there. Everything is pre-priced and they know they have to have you back at certain times. You'll save a lot of money over the cruise ship tours. When leaving from San Juan expect a lot of Spanish speaking passengers. Most of the announcements are bi-lingual. Another thing to consider, because the islands are fairly close together the ship travels more slow than other destinations thus making for a very smooth sailing.